SCLAA Appoints New Independent Director

Sue Tomic appointed to the SCLAA Board

 

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of a new SCLAA Independent Director, Sue Tomic. Sue will be taking up the position of Secretary/Treasurer on the SCLAA Board. Considerable diligence is taken by the SCLAA Board when considering the appointment of Independent Directors and the Board is delighted that Sue has agreed to accept the position.

2018 was a landmark year for the Association with agreements signed for additional membership benefits, the MOU with the Australia International Trade Association, development of our new website (to be launched shortly), our upgraded Member Management System and administrative cost reductions. The wealth of knowledge and experience that Sue brings to the Board will contribute considerably to the continued development of the Association for the benefit of members.

Sue has over 20 years experience in strategy & operations, finance and operational management advisory and has provided professional services to the Retail, IT, Automotive, Intermodal Freight and Logistics industries.

With a strong Management Consulting background and exposure to underperforming businesses, turnaround and accelerated transformation situations and previous experience working for and consulting to companies on matters of financial performance, financial management and operational improvement that achieve sustainable value add, Sue has resumed her professional services practice and is the Founder and lead consultant of Chain Consulting.

Sue fell into the logistics industry by accident 10 years ago, having held the position of CFO and interim CEO of Maritime Container Services, the largest privately owned intermodal terminal operator in Australia. Her knowledge of the containerized freight sector (road and rail) and all its associated challenges for the movement of IMEX products -both rural and local has led to a passion of being an ambassador for change to reduce costly inefficiencies. She is currently General Manager of DP World Logistics-the only Intermodal Depot at Port Botany and DP World’s first  venture into landside logistics in Australia.

Sue has a strong network of operator/owners and contacts and looks forward to fostering collaboration across key stakeholders in the Containerized freight transport and logistics sector from Paddock to Port (or Port to DC, whatever the case may be).

Sue holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting & Management, and is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Amanda O’Brien
SCLAA Chairman

2018 SCLAA Christmas Message

2018 SCLAA Christmas Message

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Public Consultation – NHVAS Standards and Rules

PUBLIC CONSULTATION – National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) Standards and Rules

A new public consultation was recently submitted to the Business Consultation website.

You can access the details of the consultation by clicking on the link below.

National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) Standards and Rules

You are invited to comment on the proposed changes to the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) Standards and Rules to bring it in line with the updated Chain of Responsibility laws.

 

SCLAA/AITA Memorandum of Understanding

SCLAA/AITA MOU

Belt and Road Australia-China Supply Chain and Logistics Alliance

To view the photographs of the event, click here.

On 23 November 2018, the Supply Chain & Logistics Association (SCLAA) and the Australia International Trade Association (AITA) announced the formation of the Belt and Road Australia-China Supply Chain and Logistics Alliance and formally signed the Memorandum of Agreement implementing the Alliance.

The event was attended by a number of dignitaries, including Mr Guo Jinsheng (Secretary General of Shanxi Electronic Commerce Association), Mrs Zhang Hongping (Asia Europe Exchange Chairman) Mr Cai Jin (Vice President China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing), Mr Michael Guo, (CEO, IATA) and a number of senior company executives from both China and Australia.

SCLAA is Australia’s largest association for Supply Chain and Logistics professionals and practitioners, with National Partners, Corporate Partners, members and industry contacts making up the rich tapestry of the Association. The Belt and Road Initiative can help connect all the major stakeholders involved in the supply chain and logistics industry in both Australia and China by eliminating unnecessary trade barriers, enhancing bilateral communications, and thus providing two countries with new opportunities to engage in international trade and investment collaboration projects.

The Alliance will serve its members and facilitate Australia and China supply chain and logistics development and cooperation. The Alliance aims to provide a new platform with a wide range of services, including conferences, exhibitions, business consultation, oversea visits, training programs, etc. to help enhance communication, and increase collaboration partnerships between all alliance members, including functional government departments, industrial associations, institutions and corporate enterprises.

SCLAA Chairman, Amanda O’Brien, said that “the Alliance will bring enormous economic and strategic benefits to not only our partners and respective Associations but also mutually beneficial business opportunities for both Nations for many years to come.”

After the official signing of the MOU by SCLAA Chairman, Amanda O’Brien, and AITA CEO, Michael Guo, the following presentations were made.

  • Ms Amanda O’Brien – (Chairman of the SCLAA) – Inaugural Speech on Alliance

  • Mr Guo Jinsheng – (Secretary General of Shanxi Electronic Commerce Association)

  • Mr Jonathan Marshall – (CEO and Founder of Bondi Labs) – Technology Insights

  • Mr Stanley Fan (Director SCLAA) – SCLAA Overview & International Connections

  • Mr Mark Skipper – (Former Chairman of the SCLAA  – The Risks and Solutions’ Cold/Perishable Supply Chains

  • Mrs Zhang Hongping (Asia Europe Exchange Chairman)

  • Mr Michael Guo – Economic Relationship  and Alliance between China and Australia

Following the presentations, there was time for those present to network over refreshments.

 

 

ASCL Awards Photographs and Highlights Video

A wonderfully enjoyable and successful 2018 ASCL Awards Gala Dinner was held in the Ballroom at Luna Park in Sydney on 23 November 2018.

Congratulations are extended to all finalists, high commendation recipients and winners. (view here).

Photographs from the ASCL Awards and a highlights video are now available for viewing:

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SAFETY ALERT – Tailgates on Tipper Trucks

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2018 ASCL Award Winners Announce

2018 AUSTRALIAN SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS AWARDS
WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 

On Friday, 23rd November, 2018 The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with Wisetech Global, Vertical Talent, Australian Trusted Trader, Bondi Labs, Freight Assist, Localz, Xtreme Freight and LMA, announced the winners of the 2018 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards at the iconic Luna Park, Sydney.

These prestigious awards have been held annually for the last 58 years by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).  The awards allow a fantastic opportunity for people and companies that are involved in the supply chain industry to celebrate and be recognised for their particular contribution, success and hard work.

There were eight categories, with seven open for submission. Each of the seven categories attracted a significant number of high calibre submissions. Awards were formally judged with recipients announced at the ASCL Awards Gala Dinner last Friday. Award Winners and High Commendation award recipients were announced as follows:

 

2018 Training, Education & Development Award

Training, education and development remains a vital part of allowing knowledge to be utilised for new ideas and supply chain improvements to be discovered and then implemented. This award is presented to a company that can best demonstrate their commitment/ application and results of providing training, education and development of their people. The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour.

2018 Training, Education &
Development Award
sponsored by:

 

2018 Training, Education and Development Award Winner

Wesfarmers Chemicals Energy & Fertilisers receiving the Award
from Award sponsor WiseTech Global CEO, Richard White

2018 Training, Education and Development High Commendation Recipient

TT Logistics (Australasia) Pty Ltd receiving the High Commendation
from Award sponsor WiseTech Global CEO, Richard White

Finalists:  Associate Professor Ferry Jie, PhD, School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University; TT Logistics (Australasia) Pty Ltd; Wesfarmers Chemicals Energy & Fertilisers; and Young Guns Container Crew.

2018 Information Technology and Management Award

Information remains the most important requirement of any supply chain. Information technology is where the majority of supply chain improvements have been made. Nominees for this award demonstrate where their use of existing or new technology has provided significant improvements to their management of information and/or their supply chain processes. The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM.

2018 Information Technology and Management Award Winner

BlockBit Solutions receiving the Award from SCLAA Director, Mark Healing

2018 Information Technology and Management High Commendation Recipient

FullCRM receiving the High Commendation
from SCLAA Director, Mark Healing

Finalists: BlockBit Solutions; Fremantle Ports; iCOS LIVE; FullCRM; PTV Group; Santos Ltd; and Shippit

2018 Industry Excellence Award

Recognises and acknowledges outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently engaged across the supply chain industry. Persons nominated for this most prestigious award will be leaders and will have made significant change to the way a supply chain is managed and improved either academically, physically or technologically.

Originally awarded in 1987 and dedicated to Mike Munns, FAIMM, this award remains a cornerstone of SCLAA’s commitment to recognising and promoting the importance of the supply chain industry and its people to continuously improving organisational strength and growth.


2018 Industry Excellence Award Winner

Rob O’Byrne, Logistics Bureau Group receiving his Award
from SCLAA Director, Patrick Ingenegeren

 

2018 Industry Excellence Award High Commendation Recipient

Matthew Wragg, MAEZ receiving his High Commendaton
from SCLAA Director, Patrick Ingenegeren

 

Finalists:  Joshua Carter, Carter Heavy Haulage and Transport Pty Ltd; Matthew Wragg, MAEZ; Keriman Kara, Telstra Corporation; Rob O’Byrne, Logistics Bureau Group; and Stephen Rowlison, BBILLER Pty Ltd.

2018 International Supply Chain Award

This is an Award that recognises that Supply Chains know no boundaries. The ASCL International Supply Chain Award is given to a Company, Association or an Individual that may operate internationally and are able demonstrate their capability, commitment and achievements across any spectrum of the sciences, practices, disciplines or efforts to promote and improve the knowledge and acceptance of the importance of the supply chain.

2018 International Supply Chain Award Winner

 


Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and XAct Solutions (Shinsei Project)

 

2018 International Supply Chain Award High Commendation Recipient

Localz receiving the High Commendation
from SCLAA Director, Peter Hollins

Finalists: Ashley Allchurch, Health and HIV Implementation Service Delivery Provider; Localz; Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and XAct Solutions Shinsei Project; Rodney Bartolo and Glen Dyer, Mercedes Benz Vans; and Sebastian Keith Chua, Health Promotion Board, Singapore.

 

2018 Supply Chain Management Award

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the overview of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. This award recognises an organisation that can demonstrate significant achievement within a section or across their entire supply chain. Nominees should be able to clearly state the design and achieved results of the project or process that was envisaged and then implemented.  The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and is dedicated to Doug Beattie.

2018 Supply Chain Management Award Winner

Fremantle Ports was unable to attend the event so the Award
was accepted on their behalf by SCLAA Director, Stanley Fan.

 

2018 Supply Chain Management Award High Commendation Recipients

Toll Group  AND Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Finalists:  Australian Red Cross Blood Service; Fremantle Ports; Hemandra Maharaj & Snackbrands/Ontex/Cahill Transport/C.H. Robinson; Kathmandu; Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance; and Toll Group.

2018 Logistics Management Award

This is a new award and is awarded for one of the oldest disciplines of any supply chain and replaces the Storage and Materials Handling award. Recipients may stem from nominees for any of the other SCLAA awards at the judges’ discretion, or from a direct application, where the demonstrated achievement, improvement or results have required a logistical approach to improvement or major change to their logistics management.

2018 Logistics Management Award Winner

Richard White, WiseTech Global receiving the Award
from SCLAA Chairman, Amanda O’Brien

Environmental Excellence Award

The ASCL Environmental Excellence Award recognises corporate leadership contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action. The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and is dedicated to Mr Ken Pike.

2018 Environmental Excellence Award Winner


PGT-Reclaimed receiving the Award
from SCLAA Director, Joshua Holmes

 

2018 Environmental Excellence High Commendation Recipient

Rotary – Donations in Kind Queensland & Northern Rivers receiving
High Commendation from SCLAA Director, Joshua Holmes

Finalists: Dennis Ogden, National Mailing and Marketing Pty Ltd; Paul Miller, Bridgeport Energy; PGT-Reclaimed; and Rotary- Donations in Kind Queensland & Northern Rivers.

 

2018 Future Leaders Award

The purpose of this award is to provide incentive and recognition to young supply chain professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path. Nominees for this award should be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to taking the supply chain toward tomorrow. The SCLAA wishes to showcase finalists and provide impetus to continue to attract the brightest to the industry.  First awarded in 2009 and dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe.

2018 Future Leader Award prize sponsored by

 2018 Future Leaders Award Winner

Kathryn Esler receiving the Future Leader Award
from Award sponsor LMA, Savvas Leondas

 2018 Future Leaders High Commendation Recipient

Kyle Rogers

Finalists: Cameron Davies, Young Guns Container Crew; Corey Carl, Young Guns Container Crew; Jake Parrett, Carter Heavy Haulage and Transport Pty Ltd; Kathryn Elser, Nestle; Krystian Ostrowski; and Kyle Rogers – Silk Contract Logistics.

 

The 2018 ASCL Awards Gala Dinner was a memorable evening with MC Michael Gallacher, CEO Ports Australia, guest speaker Commissioner Michael Outram APM, Commissioner of the Australian Border Force (ABF).  Significant SCLAA announcements were made by our Chairman, Amanda O’Brien, and a significant one was that SCLAA had formed an alliance with the Australian International Trade Association in the implementation of the “Belt and Road Australia-China Supply Chain and Logistics Alliance”.

The awards were attended by local, national and international guests and provided ideal networking opportunities.

The SCLAA extends their congratulations to all finalists, high commendation recipients and Award Winners.

Don’t miss your opportunity in 2019 to nominate an individual or company for these prestigious awards which are recognised industry wide.

To join this exciting National Association please contact our National Secretariat on 1300 364 160 or email secretary@sclaa.com.au.

Come and be part of a dynamic association to get the recognition you deserve in the ever changing world of the supply chain in 2019.

 

 

 

Finalists Announced for the 2018 ASCL Awards

 

Finalists Announced for the
2018 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards

 

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with Australian Trusted Trader, today officially announced the finalists for the longest running and most prestigious awards program in the industry. Having served the industry for 58 years, the ASCL Awards are the most recognised and prestigious awards for an individual or a company to receive.

Winners of the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards will be announced on at the ASCL Award Gala Dinner to be held on Friday, 23 November 2018 in the Grand Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney. Click here to register to attend the ASCL Awards Gala Dinner.

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Industry Excellence Award

This Award recognises and acknowledges outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently engaged across the supply chain industry. Persons nominated for this most prestigious award will be leaders and will have made significant change to the way a supply chain is managed and improved either academically, physically or technologically. Originally awarded in 1987 and dedicated to Mike Munns, FAIMM, this award remains a cornerstone of SCLAA’s commitment to recognising and promoting the importance of the supply chain industry and its people to continuously improving organisational strength and growth.

2018 Industry Excellence Award Finalists are:

  • Joshua Carter – Carter Heavy Haulage and Transport Pty Ltd
  • Matthew Wragg – MAEZ
  • Neriman Kara – Telstra Corporation
  • Rob O’Byrne – Logistics Bureau Group
  • Stephen Rowlison – BBILLER Pty Ltd

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Future Leaders Award

The purpose of this award is to provide incentive and recognition to young supply chain professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path. Nominees for this award should be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to taking the supply chain toward tomorrow. The SCLAA wishes to showcase finalists and provide impetus to continue to attract the brightest to the industry. First awarded in 2009 and dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe.

2018 Future Leader Award Finalists are:

  • Cameron Davies – Young Guns Container Crew
  • Corey Carl – Young Guns Container Crew
  • Jake Parrett – Carter Heavy Haulage and Transport Pty Ltd
  • Kathryn Elser 
  • Krystian Ostrowski
  • Kyle Rogers – Silk Contract Logistics

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Supply Chain Management Award

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. This award recognises an organisation that can demonstrate significant achievement within a section or across their entire supply chain. Nominees should be able to clearly state the design and achieved results of the project or process that was envisaged and then implemented. The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and is dedicated to Doug Beattie.

2018 Supply Chain Management Award Finalists are:

  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service
  • Fremantle Ports
  • Hemandra Maharaj & Snackbrands/Ontex/Cahill Transport/C.H. Robinson 
  • Kathmandu
  • Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance
  • Toll Group

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Training, Education & Development Award

Training, education and development remains a vital part of allowing knowledge to be utilised for new ideas and supply chain improvements to be discovered and then implemented This award will be presented to a company that can best demonstrate their committeemen, application and results of providing training, education and development of their people. The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour.

2018 Training, Education & Development Finalists are:

  • Associate Professor Ferry Jie, PhD, School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University
  • TT Logistics (Australasia) Pty Ltd
  • Wesfarmers Chemicals Energy & Fertilisers
  • Young Guns Container Crew

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Information Technology and Management Award

Information remains the most important requirement of any supply chain. Information technology is where the majority of supply chain improvements have been made. Nominees for this award will demonstrate where their use of existing or new technology has provided significant improvements to their management of information and/or their supply chain processes. The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM.

2018 Information Technology and Management Award Finalists are:

  • BlockBit Solutions
  • Fremantle Ports
  • iCOS LIVE
  • FullCRM
  • PTV Group
  • Santos Ltd
  • Shippit

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Environmental Excellence Award

The ASCL Environmental Excellence Award recognises corporate leadership contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action. The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and is dedicated to Mr Ken Pike.

2018 Environmental Excellence Award Finalists are:

  • Dennis Ogden, National Mailing and Marketing Pty Ltd
  • Paul Miller, Bridgeport Energy
  • PGT-Reclaimed
  • Rotary- Donations in Kind Queensland & Northern Rivers

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International Supply Chain Award

Recognising that Supply Chains know no boundaries, the ASCL International Supply Chain Award is given to a Company, Association or an Individual that may operate internationally and are able demonstrate their capability, commitment and achievements across any spectrum of the sciences, practices, disciplines or efforts to promote and improve the knowledge and acceptance of the importance of the supply chain.

2018 International Supply Chain Award Finalists are:

  • Ashley Allchurch – Health and HIV Implementation Service Delivery Provider
  • Localz
  • Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and XAct Solutions Shinsei Project
  • Rodney Bartolo and Glen Dyer, Mercedes Benz Vans
  • Sebastian Keith Chua, Health Promotion Board, Singapore

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Logistics Management Award

This is a new award and for one of the longest standing disciplines of any supply chain and replaces the Storage and Materials Handling award. The recipient of this Award may stem from the 2018 Award finalists or may be an individual who the Judging Panel feels has demonstrated achievement, improvement or results have required a logistical approach to improvement or major change to their logistics management.

The winner of this Award will be announced on the night.

To reserve your seat or a table for you and your colleagues at the 2018 ASCL Awards Gala Dinner, visit the Gala Dinner page on the SCLAA Calendar of Events on the website.

For any queries, please contact the SCLAA National Secretariat on secretary@sclaa.com.au or 1300 364 160

 

ACCC – Small Business Information Network

Each year the ACCC’s Compliance and enforcement policy sets out their priority areas, and lists the primary factors that they will take into account when deciding to pursue issues or matters.

The ACCC is seeking your views on their current priority areas and ask you to identify new issues that might be causing small business harm or competitive detriment. Your views will be considered in drafting the ACCC’s input to help them ensure their resources are used in the most effective way possible in 2019.

To have your say, visit: Strategic Review Survey. The survey closes on Monday 29 October 2018.

If you have any questions about the survey, please send an email to StrategicReview@accc.gov.au.

Small Business team
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)