10th China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair


2015 QLD SCL Awards Charity Dinner – Thursday, 20th August

If you are unable to attend the two-day Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference you are still most welcome to bring your partner, staff or colleagues to the annual charity dinner which will be held on Thursday 20th of August. The winners of the 2015 QLD SCL Awards will be announced during the evening. This is a fabulous networking event not-too-be-missed!

What to wear:    Guests encouraged to wear red shirts, ties, dresses and accessories
in line with the theme.

What to bring:   All guests are encouraged to bring cakes of soap to dinner to donate
towards the Foodbank Christmas Hampers.

The dinner entertainment is proudly sponsored by Haymans Electrical.

To book your dinner ticket please use the link below



Industry Skills Fund

The Industry Skills Fund (the Fund) assists industry to invest in training and support services and to develop innovative training solutions. The fund will help build a highly skilled workforce that can take advantage of new business growth opportunities and adapt to rapid technological change.


2015 QLD SCL Award Finalists Announced


2015 SCLA QLD logo



2015 FL Finalists - 900px

2014 Future Leader Finalists

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, Queensland Division, in conjunction with All Purpose Transport, Energex Limited, Leadership Management Australia (LMA), Strategix Training Group, Telstra and UQ Business School, officially announced today the finalists for the eighth annual Queensland SCL Awards program.

Winners will be announced on Thursday the 20th of August during the 16th annual Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference, which will be held at the Sofitel Hotel.


Sponsored by All Purpose Transport, the purpose of the 2015 Queensland Future Leaders Award is to provide incentive and recognition to young professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industry. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase young professionals within our great industry.

The winner of the 2015 QLD Future Leaders Award will be awarded an enrolment into the Leadership Management Australia’s ‘The Performance Edge’ 10 week development program valued at $5000. The program assists participants to improve their personal performance and productivity as well as that of their team. The prize includes consultation in the workplace, assistance in the development of some professional goals, all course material, attendance at 10 interactive workshops, facilitation and course coaching and access to LMA’s unique on-line feedback system.

Finalists are Nathan Barrett, National Health and Safety Manager, Young Guns Container Crew, Danielle Brennan, Category Specialist, Stanwell Corporation, Jenna Hood, Senior Project Scheduler, Queensland Rail, Sameer Latif, Director, Ozzilat – Supply Chain & Logistics, Samantha Lowry, Senior Procurement Advisor, Department of Education & Training, Hannah Milford, Senior Advisor – People & Culture, Ostwald Bros, Laura Pearce, Senior Advisor- Organisational Development, Ostwald Bros, Matthew Peppin, Subcontracts Specialist, Boeing Defence Australia and Christopher Yabsley, Project Coordinator, Industrial Projects, Geodis Wilson.


Sponsored by Energex Limited, the 2015 Queensland Industry Excellence Award recognises and acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industry. The judges will be looking for individuals who have demonstrated vision and leadership, shows innovation and not afraid to take risks.

UQ Business School will provide the winner of the Industry Excellence Award the opportunity to choose from any one of their courses to the value of $4000.

The finalists are Chubb Aldridge, Logistics Coordinator, Stanwell Corporation Limited, Micheal Heard, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Education and Training, Kate Peppin, Contracts Analyst, Santos, Tivolee Spragg, Executive Director – Category Management, Department of Housing and Public Works, Brett Thompson, Assistant Director, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Russell Wilson, Warehouse Officer, Stanwell Corporation and Scott Young, Managing Director, Young Guns Container Crew.


Sponsored by Telstra, the 2015 Queensland Training, Education and Development Award is to be presented to the company or institution that best demonstrates a significant achievement in aspects such as recruitment process, training, HR Systems, formal education and development programs which is both relevant to and promotes the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry.

Finalists are All Purpose Transport, Chain of Responsibility (COR) Australia, CNW Electrical Wholesale & Energy Solutions and Ostwald Bros/QGC Partnership.


The 2015 Information Management Award will go to the business that can best demonstrate it has made a significant achievement in the application of information technology within its Supply Chain.

The finalists are: 4GM, Aurizon & SVS Australia and ICT Vendor Management Office, RACQ.


Sponsored by Strategix Training Group, the aim of the 2015 Queensland Supply Chain Management Award is to encourage and acknowledge the outstanding achievement of an organisation that has demonstrated significant achievement in managing the integration of Supply Chains. This could be functional integration within an organisational Supply Chain or more widely across Supply Chains involving several organisations that have formed trading partnerships or alliances. Collaboration and added value across the Supply Chain, achievements gained through outsourcing and the development of new business models could also be demonstrated.

The finalists are Stanwell Corporation, Prequalification & Contracts Unit – Department of Transport & Main Roads and Young Guns Container Crew.

The Queensland SCL Awards are the state feeder program for the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards which will be held on Wednesday the 4th November, Dockside PAVILION Darling Harbour, Sydney. The ASCL Awards have been running for over 50 years and are the most prestigious in the industry.

16th Annual Supply Chain & Logistics Conference – 21 and 22 August 2015

If you haven’t booked your attendance at the up-coming 16th annual Supply Chain & Logistics Conference, of which the SCLAA is a host body, then don’t delay as the program is packed full of high-quality speakers. Two of the plenary sessions on Day One will be focused on Procurement and Disruptive Technology.

RECOGNISING PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT AS STRATEGIC PARTNERS: This interactive panel session will pose a number of key questions to ‘c’ suits including: What the Procurement and Supply Management teams need to do to be considered business partners within an organisation? Have we made the process too difficult and inflexible? Is the perception of procurement and supply management teams viewed as transactional rather than being considered strategic and how can this perception change? How does procurement measure and report value-add commercial outcomes to operations, finance, information, marketing and sales that doesn’t just focus on cost savings? This session is facilitated by Craig Lardner, Principal, Procurement Advisory Services. The Panel will include: Paul Mulder, Former Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Coal, Peter Morichovitis, Chief Procurement Officer, Gold Coast City Council, Kurt Baumgart, Chief Operating Officer, – Open Cut East, Downer EDI Mining and Karl Arnold, Former Chief Financial Officer of Glencore Zinc Australia – Regional.

IMPACT OF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY ON THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS (AND SUPPLY CHAINS): New technology is disrupting traditional business models, industries and relationships. Cloud computing, mobile applications, wearables, augmented reality, the Internet of Things (IoT) are examples of Disruptive Technology. This panel discussion is designed to get you thinking about the impact of disruptive technology on your procurement processes, vendor engagement, risk management, contracts, commercial agreements and your supply chain in general. This session is facilitated by David Doherty OAM, Founder and Explorer, Supply Chain and Logistics Observatory. The panel will include: Wayne Gerard, Chief Executive Officer, RedEye Apps, Brad Vinning, Senior Associate – Corporate & Commercial, ClarkeKann Lawyers and Paul Kraack, Senior Manager – Procurement, ElectraNet.

To access the program and register to attend simply visit www.qldscc.com or email info@qldscc.com

The SCLAA also encourages you to join the QSCLC Linked in Group so that you can receive regular updates on the event.


Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference Media Partner

We are pleased to advise that QSCLC media partner Forkliftaction News will be celebrating their 15th year of continuous publication. The respected business-to-business news resource reports weekly on a wide range of topics that cover the full spectrum of the materials handling industry. Subscription to the online news service has grown from just 50 to 62,000-plus recipients.

Forkliftaction News reports weekly on a wide range of topics that cover the full spectrum of the materials handling industry including dealer developments, corporate moves, policy changes, industry initiatives, innovative technologies and interesting applications. Each week, the independent newsletter is emailed to 62,000-plus recipients, a far cry from the mere 50 subscribers who received the first edition of Forkliftaction News on July 7, 2000.

General Manager Ann Hofmans says that 15 years of free independent news publishing is a significant achievement: “We have seen competitors come and go, but we have stuck to what we do well and built a credible news offering, augmented by special features, guest blogs and valuable columns – all offering independent information from around the globe.”

Like many initiatives, the Forkliftaction.com portal grew out of a specific need. At its time of inception, founder Michael Leu, a seasoned business owner within the forklift industry, was struck by his frequent need to quickly source a diverse range of industry information.

Readers can subscribe to receive Forkliftaction’s weekly independent news at https://www.forkliftaction.com/news/statlink.asp?statlinkid=22392. Subscription is free and immediate.

SCLAA Stand at the Online Retailer Conference & eCommerce Expo, Sydney – 22 and 23 July 2015

Visit the SCLAA stand at the Online Retailer Conference & eCommerce Expo, Dockside, Darling Harbour, Conference & Expo: 22-23 July 2015. Royal Hall Of Industries & Hordern Pavilion.



Business Consultant Notification – Modernising the Calculation of Works Related Car Expense Deductions

You are invited to comment on the draft exposure document on methods that could be used to modernise and simplify calculating work-related car expense deductions.


Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain Job Index Report – 07/15

Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain Job Index Report – 07/15

–  The Labourforce Impex Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Job Index rose 1.1% in June
–  The Index now sits at 109.60, 12.60% higher than a year ago

To download a copy of the full report, click here …

15-07 Job Index Report

Heavy vehicles / Rules & compliance / Chain of responsibility

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

You are invited to comment on the proposed chain of responsibility for operators, contractors and employees of businesses that use heavy vehicles.