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2013 WA Awards Launch Event Report

On August 20th at an evening function at the PTA headquarters, the WA Transport and Logistics Awards, jointly supported by the SCLAA and CILTA were launched. Guest speaker was Hon Troy Buswell MLA, Minister for Transport, ably supported by 6PR’s Steve Mills, the regular MC at the Awards.

Troy outlined the significance of the awards to the industry, and launched this year’s four categories, Young Professional of the Year Award; the Award for Excellence; the Supply Chain Management Award and the Innovation Award.

Speeches about the significance of the awards then followed from Peter Lindsay-McFadyen and Jamie Bradford (CILTA) and Stanley Fan, (SCLAA WA), and five previous winners of the Young Professional of the Year Award (Michael Holden, Daniel Di Stasio, Rhiannon Russell and Owen Thomas).

The awards will be presented at a glamorous race day ceremony at Ascot on 16th November, and are benchmarks of achievement in the transport and Logistics Industry in Western Australia. For more information on how to enter or nominate for the awards, click here. If you or your company would like to attend the awards event, look out for announcements soon regarding the registration process.

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Women in Leadership Summit – Dec 10 -11.

What would it take for high-potential, high-achieving women to get their career to the next level?

More women are making their mark as leaders in various fields today. However, for many, it is still a long way to the top as many women in Australia continue to face various factors that limit their full career advancement. It is imperative for both organisations and people to see the need to accelerate gender diversity in the workplace.

View full flyer and more information here.

WA Women in Action Report

The WA Division hosted the Women in Supply Chain breakfast forum on the 11th June. This event was specifically aimed at the female members, with the main aim being to provide an opportunity to hear from a successful female leader from within the industry, Cindy Dunham General Manager Operations, Australia West for Rio Tinto Procurement, and to discuss the introduction of an initiative within the WA Division that would focus on developing opportunities for women within the industry of supply chain and logistics. The forum was an overall success with the members contributing through the sharing of career experiences, from the good, the bad and the ugly, and brainstorming some key ideas on how to progress the initiative. It was heartening to see the commitment of the members to take carriage of this with the desire to maintain momentum and introduce further development opportunities into the WA Division calendar. The association views itself as a supporting platform for women in the industry with a vision of wanting to encourage and support more women to join and develop careers that will afford them longevity and progression alongside their male counterparts

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VIC 2013 Award Submissions Open

[headline]2013 Environmental Excellence Award[/headline]

This award recognises corporate leadership contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action

2013 VIC Environmental Excellence Award Criteria

[headline]2013 Future Leader Award [/headline]

The Future Leaders award is designed 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.

2013 VIC Future Leaders Award Criteria

[headline]2013 Industry Excellence Award [/headline]

The prestigious 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.

2013 VIC Industry Excellence Award Criteria Form

[headline]2013 Supply Chain Management Award [/headline]

The aim of this 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 with an organisational Supply Chain, or more widely across Supply Chains involving several organisations that have formed partnerships or alliances

2013 VIC Supply Chain Management Award Criteria Form

[headline]2013 Training Education & Development Award[/headline]

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.

2013 VIC Training, Education & Development Award Criteria Form

For further information or if interested in sponsoring an award please email

Linfox Site Visit Report 2013

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Early on a wet and windy 30th of May a much in demand visit to Linfox’s Hazelmere resources industry hub. Expertly hosted by several of the Linfox/FMG team, the party, restricted to 30 SCLAA members due to site safety rules, was treated to an overview of Linfox and its resources operations, refreshments, a site tour and plenty of opportunity for networking. Michael Hogg, FMG Contract Manager, delivered an in depth and informative presentation covering subject matter ranging from Linfox’s origins, through its expansion into WA and Asia, the specifics of its resources operations, focussing on Hazelmere, to its future plans. Items of interest included:

  • 20,000 employees, 5,000 vehicles, 3.8m sq.m warehousing
  • Reduction of customer base to focus on serving these core customers well
  • Strategy to own assets and resources rather than to sub-contract
  • Expansion into Asia Pacific, with associated challenges, such as spreading the safety culture into the Asian continent
  • Linfox’s LeanFox, GreenFox and VISIONZERO programs.
  • Dramatic reduction in LTI since 2006
  • 50% emission reduction from 2006 to 2015
  • Focus on growth through excellence of service rather than through advertising
  • Collaboration with SAP in development of TM9 transportation module
  • Five business units including one dedicated to resources
  • Resources revenue growth from $120m in 2008 to projected $350m in 2013
  • Partnerships with FMG, BHP and NickelWest at Hazelmere and Chevron at Henderson
  • Future growth prospects in iron ore and LNG
  • Development of regional sites in WA
  • Hazelmere 8ha site already at capacity, with plans for new Bullsbrook 20ha location
  • Australian supply chain challenges
  • Road freight growth still main driver

SCLAA Presentation to Curtin Students

In March the SCLAA further strengthened its links with Curtin University, with several of the SCLAA committee members presenting the Supply Chain and Logistics profession and the SCLAA itself to students in the University’s various Supply Chain classes.

The SCLAA’s developing relationship with Curtin has been fundamental in recent years to the development the industry’s future leaders and to reinvigorating the SCLAA’s committee.

Many thanks to the committee members who took time out from their busy working days to present, to Curtin and Ananda Jeeva for facilitating the presentations, and particularly to the students for listening and responding enthusiastically to what they heard. The SCLAA hopes that its relationship with the Supply Chain courses at Curtin goes from strength to strength in years to come.

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Ernst & Young Supply Chain Forum Report

SCLAA (WA) and APICS members were much in evidence on 11th April at a city centre breakfast seminar organised by Ernst and Young on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

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Two of the organisation’s experienced consultants, Wim Hoogedeure and Gaurav Paliwal spoke to the multi-industry audience about how to apply OEE in operational situations.

OEE was defined as ‘the difference between theoretical capacity and actual output of a production unit’.

Gaurav described that key to achieving excellence is to first identify the operational bottleneck – the item of equipment of process in the operations that is the most restrictive, and therefore controls the speed at which the remainder of the operation can run.

He then outlined the method of evaluating the bottleneck with OEE techniques. The gap between theoretical and actual output (the effectiveness loss) is broken down into:

Time lost due to Maintenance (Planned or Unplanned)
Time that could have been used but wasn’t (shift changes etc.)
Time spent producing at a sub-optimal rate
Time spent producing sub-standard quality material.

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Methods of measuring these various losses were then discussed.

Improving effectiveness was put in two alternative contexts; that of seeking to increase throughput, and that of seeking operational cost reduction.

Wim supported the presentation by translating the concepts discussed, from mining terms, into a more general supply chain context, to suit the wide range of industry sectors represented at the meeting.

Finally Gaurav described the usefulness of Reliability Technology in supporting the management of OEE.

As the audience departed to apply the concepts discussed to their various businesses, thanks were offered to Wim and Gaurav and to Ernst and Young for hosting the event and delivering an interesting and relevant presentation.

SCLAA WA Economic Breakfast Event Report

On 12th March, a healthy-sized collection of SCLAA (WA) members and guests were privileged to hear a breakfast address at the State Tennis Centre from Warren Hogan, ANZ’s Chief Economist on the prospects for the global and local economies. Warren has a great talent for presenting graphs and statistics in a captivating way; this briefing was no exception.

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SCLAA Committee members with Warren Hogan and Isaac Rankin (ANZ)

Among Warren’s observations was that:

Globally the appetite for financial risk is on the rise
The market is factoring in the best economic outlook for a decade
Commodity prices are likely to be stable for ten years
The US is still the largest global economy, with substantial ‘pent up’ capital waiting to be invested but the leadership is not necessarily inspiring economic confidence
China’s self -funded development is again gathering pace but inflation is under control
Europe’s traditional strong economies are still struggling, particularly France
2/3 of global growth in the next five years is expected to be in Asia
South Asia has a particularly high growth rate of the proportion of population that Is young
In WA population growth and innovation are likely to be key industry drivers. Mining and energy are not likely to continue however as the key economic drivers.
His tone was generally optimistic and conveyed the overall message that globally we are returning to more normal economic conditions.

As well as Warren’s excellent delivery, those present were treated to a hearty breakfast and plenty of networking opportunities. Thanks are due to both the organisers and ANZ for making the event possible.

SCLAA Victorian Annual Awards Breakfast Report

The 2012 SCLAA Victorian annual awards breakfast was a tremendous success, truly enjoyed by all attendees. The event was held on the 13th September in the ballroom of the Hilton on the Park.. Thank you to our sponsors RMIT, APICS, TWUSUPER, GRIDSTONE, Icomply and AECOM for their generous support, and many thanks to our guest presenter Sandi Givens for keeping the audience thoroughly entertained, and the event running to schedule.

The 2012 SCLAA Victorian Awards winners for following categories are:

The Future Leaders Award for 2012 is James Dimovski, James is a National Sales & Marketing analyst with Toll Ipec. The award was presented by Annette Sandro from APICS

A special commendation awarded to Meg Rollins, Meg is an analyst for Searoad Shipping Tasmania. The award was presented by Caroline Chan from RMIT.

The Industry Excellence Award for 2012 is Priyani Withanarachi, Priyani is a Supply chain Strategist with Honda Australia. The award was presented by John Cotter from TWUSUPER .

The Environmental Excellence Award for 2012 is 1- PAL Pty Ltd for their plastic pallet design. The award was presented by Tony Stephenson from Icomply

The Supply Chain Management Award for 2012 is Meyer Cookware Australia Pty Ltd for outstanding operational business improvements achieved. Award presented by Paul Mantella from AECOM

The Training Education and Development Award 2012 is Victoria University for their supply chain management industry mentor program. The awardwas presented by Chris Plumridge from GRIDSTONE.

Good luck to all the nominees for National awards to be held in Brisbane on Thursday 8th of November.


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