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Prime Creative Media acquires MHD Supply Chain Solutions and Transport and Logistics News from Intermedia

 

Prime Creative Media is excited to announce it has acquired MHD Supply Chain Solutions and Transport and Logistics News from Intermedia. The logistics publication, along with its sister web site and enewsletter, is now being published out of Prime Creative Media’s Sydney office.

We have long admired the work of MHD Supply Chain Solutions in informing Australian logistics professionals. We are committed to not only maintaining the brand, but to grow it by increasing distribution, editorial resources, and more.

We will do so by combining MHD Supply Chain Solutions with our existing Logistics & Materials Handling publication. The merge will allow us to dramatically increase the reach and readership, and provide a united voice for this important industry.

We are delighted that the current Business Development Manager Bowie Phillips will retain his position and join the Prime Creative Media team. Current L&MH Editor Melanie Stark, who has worked with logistics publications and associations in Australia and abroad for the past decade, will take the lead on the united publication.

For more than two decades we have focused on growing the transport and logistics sector, and these titles fit well to support this purpose. MHD and Transport and Logistics News will join our current category-leading multi-platform media brands, CRT News, Prime Mover, Diesel Magazine, Trailer Magazine, Roads and Infrastructure, Australian Bulk Handling Review, and Rail Express

As we continue to invest in these new platforms, we look forward to providing you with unprecedented reach and connections into these markets. Since we were founded, we have grown by investing in technology, platforms, and people who are all focused on growing our clients and their industries. Our history has proven our long-term investment in these industries, and we look forward to continuing to support the growth of the logistics sector.

 

John Murphy
John.Murphy@primecreative.com.au
CEO, Prime Creative Media

For advertising enquiries contact:
Bowie Phillips, Business Development Manager, MHD Supply Chain Solutions
Ph: (02) 9439 7227
Email: Bowie.Phillips@primecreative.com.au

New ATO Requirements

New requirements for certain businesses
to report to the ATO by 28 August


The
Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) is due to the ATO by 28 August 2019. The ATO is encouraging businesses to report online.

 

The Taxable Payments Reporting System (TPRS) was first introduced in 2012 to strengthen detection of those gaining an unfair advantage by not reporting or under-reporting their income, and to protect the majority of people who are doing the right thing.

The TPRS now applies to businesses providing cleaning or courier services that have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and make any payments to contractors for cleaning or courier services they provide on a business’s behalf. These businesses will need to complete a Taxable payments annual report (TPAR).

This applies even if cleaning or courier services are only part of a business’s activities.

This new report for businesses providing cleaning or courier services applies from 1 July 2018, with the first TPAR due by 28 August 2019.

Businesses must report the total payments they made to each contractor or subcontractor for cleaning or courier services in the 2018-19 financial year.

Businesses providing mixed services, not just cleaning or courier services, may need to lodge a TPAR if payments they received for cleaning or courier services make up 10 per cent or more of their total GST turnover.

The ATO uses the information that businesses report to identify people who haven’t lodged their tax returns or included all their income.

ATO Deputy Commissioner, Deborah Jenkins, is encouraging businesses providing cleaning or courier services to complete their report online.

“Reporting online is a quick and secure way for businesses to meet their obligations,” Ms Jenkins says.

“It has the advantage of ensuring businesses complete the report correctly, using inbuilt checks, and also provides instant online confirmation once the report is lodged.”

Businesses can report online through the ATO’s Online Services or business software that offers TPAR. For more information on how to lodge, visit www.ato.gov.au/TPAR.

Details that businesses need to report for each contractor are:

  • Contractor’s name
  • Address
  • ABN, and
  • Total amount the business paid them for the financial year.

“This information is usually on contractors’ invoices, and the same information businesses need when claiming deductions,” Ms Jenkins says.

Businesses can choose to ask a tax professional who can lodge the TPAR online on their behalf, or request a paper form from the ATO.

From 1 July 2019, the TPRS will also apply to businesses providing road freight, IT, security, surveillance and investigation services. These businesses need to lodge their TPAR by 28 August 2020.

Ms Jenkins says keeping good records makes it easier for businesses to complete the report each year.

The ATO’s website has information to support businesses to understand and meet their obligations.

“Our website www.ato.gov.au/TPAR helps businesses to work out if and how they need to lodge, how to record payments and what details to report. Helpful resources include a simple worksheet, sample TPAR, fact sheet, videos, webinars and information in other languages,” Ms Jenkins says.

 Key points

  • The Taxable Payments Reporting System (TPRS) now applies to cleaning and courier businesses that have an Australian business number (ABN), and make any payments to contractors for cleaning or courier services they provide on a business’s behalf.
  • Business required to report under the TPRS provide the ATO with a Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) that tells us about payments they have made that year to contractors providing courier or cleaning services on their behalf.
  • This applies even if cleaning or courier services are only part of the business’s activities.
  • Cleaning and courier businesses must report those payments to the ATO by 28 August 2019 using the Taxable payments annual report (TPAR).
  • From 1 July 2018, these businesses new to the TPRS must report the total payments made to each contractor or subcontractor for cleaning or courier services during 2018-19.
  • It’s quick and secure for cleaning or courier businesses to report online.
  • From 1 July 2019, the TPRS will apply to business providing road freight, IT, security, surveillance and investigation services that have an Australian business number (ABN), and make any payments to contractors for road freight, IT, security, surveillance and investigation services they provide on a business’s behalf.
  • If a business provides a range of services, including road freight, IT, security, surveillance or investigation services, the business may need to lodge a TPAR if the payments they received for these services make up 10 per cent or more of the business’s total GST turnover.
  • These businesses will need to lodge a TPAR by 28 August 2020.
  • The ATO uses TPARs to identify people who haven’t lodged their tax returns or included all their income.
  • Businesses should visit www.ato.gov.au/TPAR for information and resources.

ASCL Future Leader Award

LMA to sponsor 2019 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Future Leader Award

 

The SCLAA is pleased to announce that Leader Management Australia will once again be sponsoring the prize for the winner of the ASCL Future Leader Award this year.

In addition to receiving a trophy, the winner of the 2019 Future Leader Award will receive enrolment into Leadership Management Australia’s (LMA) “The Performance Edge” 10-week development course.

LMA has been delivering our proven leadership, management, sales and team training and development solutions to clients for over 45 years in Australia.

“We improve the productivity of organisations by improving their people, making them better organised, better communicators and better equipped to resolve issues.

Our learning process is unique, proven and guaranteed, producing measurable results and an identifiable R.O.I. providing our participants lasting attitudinal and behavioural changes.

We don’t train people, we develop them and there’s a massive difference.”

For further enquiries please contact LMA on 1800 333 270

Collaborating to Encourage Diversity

SCLAA Women in Logistics 2019
Collaborating to Encourage Diversity

30 August 2019, Leonda by the Yarra, Melbourne

 

The 4th annual Women in Logistics Luncheon is scheduled to take place on Friday, 30 August at Leonda by the Yarra in Melbourne and the SCLAA is delighted to announce that The Hon Melissa Horne MP, Minister for Public Transport, Minister for Ports and Freight, will officially open the event.

This is genuinely a unique event that challenges thinking, inspires action, encourages diversity and motivates collaborative change. Join the supply chain and logistics community to hear ideas that can be put into practice to encourage diversity in the workplace across the country, highlight the need for men and women to support each other to champion diversity and ensure stronger working relationships between women and men through collaboration.

View highlights of the 2018 Women in Logistics Luncheon

The 2019 Women in Logistics Luncheon presenters include The Hon Melissa Horne MP, Samantha Martin-Williams FAICD and Kathleen Walacavage who will each bring a different perspective to the table.

The Hon Melissa Horne MP

Melissa is the Minister for Public Transport, Minister for Ports and Freight and Member for Williamstown in the Andrews Labor Government.

Prior to being appointed as Minister in the Andrews Government immediately following the 2018 Victorian election, Melissa was a senior corporate and public affairs executive.

Melissa has worked in senior roles in both the government and corporate sector for more than 15 years and has significant experience in the transport portfolio, including as an executive director for the Level Crossing Removals Project.

 

 

Presenter: Samantha Martin-Williams FAICD

Samantha’s career spans more than 25 years of diverse experience across the financial services, education, health, resources, logistics and supply chain sectors.

An experienced C-Suite Executive with expertise in business transformation, commercial and change leadership, Samantha is General Manager (Corporate Services) and Company Secretary of the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator – an independent, Member funded end-to-end supply chain and logistics organisation servicing the world’s largest coal export operation.

Samantha is the Non-Executive Director of the Newcastle Permanent Building Society, is a University of Newcastle conjoint lecturer of Law and Business, and a member of the MBA Advisory Board at the University of Newcastle Business School. Samantha currently sits on the SCLAA Advisory Task Force.

 

Presenter: Kathleen Walacavage

Katie’s career over the last 10 years has been focused on the electrical, mining, civil, rail, robotics and logistics automation, ranging from operations and later transitioning into planning and management fields.

After being exposed to large scale logistical automation in supply chain whilst working on MSRDC, the largest and most technologically advanced distribution centre in the Southern Hemisphere, Katie started a new path into the automation industry.

Currently working with Vanderlande as Operational Project Planner and Vanderlande Australia’s Supply Chain Manager, Katie and the team develop and implement successful projects in large scale automated warehouses both across Australia and New Zealand.

 

By attending this event you will be showing your support for and diversity in the Australian workplace and contributing to stronger working relationships which will bring immediate economic and social benefits to your organisation. Encouraging diversity in the work place across the country, particularly in non-traditional sectors, while highlighting the need for men and women to support each other through collaboration, is a must. Ask your colleagues to attend so that they too can participate and further facilitate inclusive conversations.

Feedback from previous attendees:

‘Positive discussions, very informative.’
‘Very good mixed participation.’
‘Inspirational. Great company.’
‘Great, talented women.’
‘Very open and well organised.’
‘Love the quality of the presenters, audience and topics.’
‘Great networking opportunity.’

 For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2019WILL

2018 Women in Logistics Luncheon

Dematic – AS Colour

New Zealand’s AS Colour to support significant business growth with new warehouse and advanced Warehouse solution

 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – July 11, 2019 — Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, has been selected by New Zealand (NZ)-based apparel label AS Colour to support the company’s significant business growth with an advanced materials handling solution for its new Auckland distribution centre (DC).

Founded in 2005 in Auckland and operating in NZ, Australia and California, AS Colour produces apparel products for the wholesale and retail markets, with a number of retail outlets located in NZ and Australia.

“Following recent continued growth, AS Colour has outgrown its existing DC and made the decision to move to a new facility,” explained Lawrence Railton, Managing Director and founder of AS Colour. “As part of our evolution into a new DC, AS Colour also wanted to optimise our warehouse operations by boosting productivity and efficiency when handling the high number of SKUs we deal with.”

Working with Scott Kerr at Kerrect Logistics, AS Colour evaluated a range of automation options before choosing a tailored Dematic Multishuttle Goods-to-Person (GTP) System for its new DC, which provides high density tote storage and high sequenced order picking productivity.

“AS Colour wanted to find a way to pick orders faster with minimal touches, in order to minimise product packaging and presentation challenges caused by handling the same product multiple times,” said Seth van Dijk, Business Development Manager at Dematic. “The solution we have tailored for AS Colour is based on the goods-to-person methodology, where the storage and delivery of products to fulfil orders is automated through the use of the Dematic Multishuttle high rate storage and retrieval system.”

Using the Dematic Multishuttle Goods-To-Person (GTP) solution, AS Colour products are stored in totes in a secure high-density environment until they are retrieved and delivered in orderline sequence to operators at four ergonomic workstations. This significantly improves productivity by eliminating non-value-added time spent on tasks such as travel, and manually locating and retrieving stock.

Managed by Dematic iQ Warehouse Control System software, the solution features a two-aisle Dematic Multishuttle GTP system, with double deep storage for 19,425 totes across 18 levels and 36 bays. The solution also features automated order tote delivery to 4 x 1:1 workstations as well as order tote take away to a dedicated conveyor sorter and packing area.

“In addition to the productivity, efficiency and high density benefits the Dematic solution will bring to our new facility, we will also gain much more visibility into our warehouse operations,” added Mr Railton. “The new system will deliver real time information, which places us in a better position to monitor and optimise our picking and replenishment productivity rates.”

The new AS Colour DC is due for completion in the first half of 2021.

Further information: Dematic Pty Limited, 24 Narabang Way, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia. Tel: +61 2 9486 5555. Fax: +61 2 9486 5511. www.dematic.com.au   

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About Dematic

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain. Dematic employs over 7,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centres and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimise material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

About AS Colour

Founded in NZ in 2005, AS Colour designs and manufactures quality basics. The brand believes in taking its time when it comes to every product it makes. It only designs and produces premium apparel that will stand the test of time. AS Colour’s products are guided by these key principles: Quality is key. Respect the details. Keep it simple.

https://www.ascolour.com.au/

SCLAA Trade Visit to China – 30 July to 10 August 2019

INVITATION – TRADE VISIT TO CHINA

30 July to 10 August 2019 

Click here to download a copy of the information below

 


In Conjunction with the newly set up
Australia China Supply Chain & Logistics Alliance

 

Dates:   July 30th – August 10th, 2019

Venue: Beijing, Cangzhou, Tianjin, Lanzhou, Xining, Guangzhou

 

Australia-China Supply Chain & Logistics Alliance was set up by Australian International Trade Association (AITA)and the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) on 23th November 2018. The Alliance aims to promote the cooperation in supply chain & logistics between Australia and China by providing a series of services including exhibition, conference, forum, training program.

The Supply Chain & Logistic Association Australia’s Trade Visit is a special event for Australia-China Supply Chain & Logistics Alliance, where you will participate:

  • Belt & Road Australia China Logistic and Supply Chain Alliance 2019 welcoming dinner, China–Australia & NZ Trade Forum & Networking Dinner, Beijing
  • AU & NZ Quality Export Base Promotion & Matching Forums in Beijing, Tianjin and other locations
  • Belt and Road Economic and Trade Cooperation Summit –
  • Xining City Development & Investment Fair in Xining, Qinghai

These events will provide with the latest annual events in China in the sector of Supply Chain & Logistics, which is specially organized by SCLAA and AITA to provide a unique opportunity for the Alliance members to further engage with China Supply Chain & Logistics Industry from business groups to governments and NGO. It also provides a chance for those leading enterprises to display, promote and integrate market.

  • Meet the key Governments, NGOs and Companies (Including ports site visit) in each location
  • Visit Australia, NZ Embassy and other related organizations
  • Business networking and matchmaking in the Forum & Networking Dinner in Beijing and the following forums in various locations
  • Visit 3 port cities in China

Event hosted/organized/supported by:

  • AITA & Associates
  • SCLAA
  • Ministry of Commerce
  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
  • Qinghai Provincial People’s Government
  • Beijing Sino Urban Railway Culture Communication Co., Ltd.
  • China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation Limited
  • Scientific & Technological Information Research Institute (proposed)
  • National Development and Reform Commission,
  • China Railway
  • Civil Aviation Administration of China
  • China Association of Metros, China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation Limited (proposed)


Download all information and a copy of the itinerary

 

GUANGZHOU PORT, CHINA

 

Boosting supply chain assurance in NSW

Boosting Supply Chain Assurance in NSW

 

NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is leading a new research project that will improve quality assurance processes in the freight and logistics sector while protecting one of our key export assets – our agricultural industry.

Around 65 per cent of Australia’s agricultural production is exported and the value of these exports in 2018-2019 is forecast to be $45 billion. Access to overseas markets depends on our ‘clean, green’ reputation and our pest and disease-free status.

Workers in the supply chain – transport, warehouse and logistics sector represents a critical line of defence in spotting industry crippling pests and diseases entering the country in offshore shipments.

Our project aims to equip workers with tools to find and report any signs of pests and disease early, but first, we need to better understand what you know about biosecurity, what steps you take and how we can better support your role in pest and disease detection.

How you can help

NSW DPI are interviewing freight, transport, warehouse and logistics companies to help us form a whole of industry picture. If you are willing to speak to a member of our team, please complete this online form and we will be in touch to arrange an interview.

Alternatively, you can complete our online survey.

A biosecurity toolkit will then be developed based on industry needs and research findings, that will make it easier for supply chain operators to incorporate biosecurity into their normal business operations.

Dematic Celebrates 200th Anniversary

Dematic Celebrates 200th Anniversary as a Leader in Supply Chain Logistics

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, is celebrating its 200th anniversary. Dematic’s origins date back to 1819 when Mechanische Werkstätten Harkort & Co was founded and produced the first steam-powered crane. Since that time, the spirit of innovation has remained.

“Innovation is at the core of what we do,” said Hasan Dandashly, President and CEO, Dematic. “As our business grows in an increasingly digital world, we are focused on designing and implementing solutions combining the latest advancements in software, robotics and mechatronics to drive optimal performance. By focusing on the long-term needs of our customers, our innovative offerings have enabled us to be a market leader for not only decades, but centuries.”

Dematic’s recent past traces back to 1995 when Mannesmann Demag, the world’s first complete supplier of intralogistics was formed. Ten years later, Dematic GmbH & Co. KG was established as its own enterprise focusing on automated storage for small parts. From cranes to a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services, Dematic has always remained at the forefront of the industry by focusing on the future.

Dematic’s history in Australia and New Zealand began in 1966 when Colby Engineering was first set up, providing adjustable pallet racking. The company has continued to grow and evolve through various business transitions: from Colby to Mannesmann to Siemens to Dematic. Out of respect for its long heritage as an Australian manufacturer, and strong recognition in the market, the Colby name continues today as Dematic’s storage equipment brand.

Some of Dematic’s greatest innovations include: the world’s first hanging conveyor (1930s), its storage and retrieval machines (1950s), the world’s first fully automated warehouse (1962), Dematic Multishuttle, the company’s ground-breaking miniload handling system (2006), and the most integrated software platform in the industry, the Dematic iQ Software Portfolio (2018).

“Although our product offerings provide great value, it’s really the people of Dematic that make the difference,” said Dandashly. “Each employee plays a crucial role in Dematic’s history and we continue to be guided by our values of courage, collaboration, integrity and excellence. I look forward to more success in the next 200 years.”

Dematic employs more than 6,000 people globally and, as a member of the KION Group, operates in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information about Dematic’s history, visit Dematic.com.

Further information: Dematic Pty Limited, 24 Narabang Way, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia. Tel: +61 2 9486 5555. Fax: +61 2 9486 5511. www.dematic.com.au 

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About Dematic

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centres and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimise material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

E-Learning Partnership Announced

E-Learning Partnership Announced

The SCLAA is thrilled to announce our partnership with Comprara and The Academy of Procurement and Supply Chain to deliver world-class e-Learning on Supply Chain and Logistics.

SAVE $530

20% OFF Introductory Offer for SCLAA Members

on the Academy of Procurement and Supply Chain courses if

you enrol before 31 July 2019

Giving you 12 months unlimited access to over 500 courses available on Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement

  • 1000+ high-impact videos for you to watch
  • Course notes for you to download
  • Content is recognisable with practical situations that make it easy to understand
  • Interactive quizzes for you to test your understanding as you go
  • Hundreds of relevant articles for you to read
  • Scores of practical templates for you to use

Watch a demonstration of the Supply Chain Academy by clicking here.

Your e-Learning, Supply Chain Academy Licence will include:

  • Inventory Control
  • Supply Planning
  • Demand Planning
  • Transportation
  • Order Management
  • Warehousing
  • Manufacturing
  • Legal Contracting
  • Financials
  • Project Management
  • Procurement

 

To Learn more about the courses on offer click here

Don’t miss out our feature article in this month’s newsletter about this partnership!

If you are not yet a member and would like the SCLAA member discount, please click here for information on SCLAA membership

Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast

LEADERS IN SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS PODCAST

Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast is one of Alcott Global’s projects focused on bringing some of the best thought leaders in the industry, picking their brains and share the information with as many interested listeners as possible.

Alcott Global wants to connect you with global experts, thought leaders and executives in all things supply chain. They talk about Supply Chain and Logistics leading-edge technologies, leadership stories, and personal success habits.

Follow the link to find out more: http://www.alcottglobal.com/category/podcast/

And here is the latest episode we had:

Episode #45: Paul Graham Chief Supply Chain Officer of Woolworths Group – Follow the link to listen to the podcast:

https://www.alcottglobal.com/2019/06/04/45-paul-graham-chief-supply-chain-officer-of-woolworths-group/

Paul Harry Graham serves as Chief Supply Chain Officer at Woolworths Group, the largest supermarket chain in Australia. Prior to this, Paul was Global Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa for DHL Supply Chain.

Some of the highlights from the podcast:

  • Data movement is actually more important than the physical movement of goods.
  • “Collaboration is going to be a key part of any future strategy, particularly around supply chain.”
  • Dealing with climate change through a sustainability agenda – the first company to remove plastic bags in Australia.
  • The Supply chain strategy of Woolworths to counter the competition from e-Commerce players.
  • “One of the challenges that we’re going to have in supply chain is the hunt for talent – intricate skill sets around technology automation, planning, and predictive analytics are going to be a challenging.”