SCLAA Supporting Partner announcement

The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) is confirmed as Supporting Partner for China International Logistics Fair – Asia’s largest Logistics and Transport trade show – at the Shenzhen Convention Centre, China in October 2015

The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) are confirmed as a Supporting Partner for the 10th China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair (CILF 2015) taking place in Shenzhen, China  14-16 October 2015.

This Supporting Partner collaboration involves CILF organisers increasing the profile of SCLAA in the China market, whilst SCLAA market the CILF 2015 exhibition to their extensive network of industry professionals in Australia – through the SCLAA digital distribution channels including their leading edge e-newsletters.

This partnership provides an excellent opportunity for SCLAA members to gain exposure to the China market by taking advantage of the cost effective exhibitor packages at CILF 2015.


  • for more information about participating at CILF 2015, contact Mark Millar in Hong Kong

Further Details:

  • see the CILF 2015 Web Site for all the latest details

About CILF 2015:

10th China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair, 14-16 October 2015 in Shenzhen, China

  • Jointly held by the Ministry of Transport of the PRC and Shenzhen Municipal people’s Government, the China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair (CILF) is the largest logistics and transport expo in Asia for logistics service, SCM, port and shipping, transport, IT solutions, mobility, air cargo, material handling and beyond.
  • With 1,300+ exhibitors anticipated from more than 40 countries and over 24,000 visitors expected from over 70 countries worldwide, the CILF is a grand gathering for professionals, industrial peers and potential clients etc. to network face to face and expand business effectively.
  • A dozen valued-added activities and conferences run concurrently with the exhibition, including one2one business matching, forums for logistics solutions, new technologies and products, providing all attendees a practical platform for directly promoting business.

CILF 2015 Forums & Seminars & Activities

  • Cross-border E-commerce Logistics and Supply Chain Service Development Forum
  • Air Cargo Solutions, One2one Meetings
  • Logistics Solutions, Warehouse Solution, Cold Chain Logistics (Food, Medical)
  • Seminar on IT solution, Inbound Logistics solution, Automobile Logistics, Green Freight
  • The New Silk Way Transportation (The Eurasia Transport)
  • Development of Logistics and Transport in Pan Pearl River Delta
  • Supply Chain Management Summit-CEO Meeting
  • Supply and Demand Match Making Meetings for Logistics Services & Equipment
  • CILF Networking One2one Meeting (>450 attendees, pre-set-up meetings channel)

About Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)

The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) is Australia’s largest association for Supply Chain and Logistics SME’s, professionals and practitioners. In 2014, we have directly run over 74 events in every State and Territory of Australia.

Introducing SCLAA’s new National Partner – SYSPRO Software

The SCLAA is a non for profit Industry Association, run by members for members. Our ability to support the SCLAA infrastructure and to expand is highly dependent on our National Partners, one of which we newly welcome is SYSPRO Software. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.


SYSPRO software is an award-winning, best-of-breed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution for on-premise and cloud-based utilization.  Scalable for rapid growth, SYSPRO is acknowledged by industry analysts to be among the finest enterprise-resource planning solutions in the world.  SYSPRO software’s powerful features, simplicity of use, information visibility, analytic and reporting capabilities, business process and rapid deployment methodology are unmatched in its sector.  While SYSPRO customers represent all industry segments, rich extensions for food, medical devices, electronics and machinery companies, make SYSPRO the first choice for growing companies looking for a cost-effective ERP solution.

SYSPRO, formed in 1978, has earned the trust of more than 15,500 companies globally for its suite of visionary software that enhances the competitive thrust of small and mid-sized manufacturers and distributors.  SYSPRO’s ability to grow with its customers and its adherence to developing technology based on the needs of customers is why SYSPRO enjoys one of the highest customer retention rates in the industry.

Finalisation of Energy Efficiency Information Grants Project

The Department of Industry and Science has thanked the SCLAA for the work in developing energy efficiency information materials for Australia’s supply chain, logistics and transport industry.

Letter from the Department of Industry and Science

SCLAA Stand at SMART Conference

The SCLAA stand at the SMART Conference will be open today and tomorrow

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Intrapackaging logo

The SCLAA is a non for profit Industry Association, run by members for members. Our ability to support the SCLAA infrastructure and to expand is highly dependent on our National Partners, one of which we newly welcome is Integra Packaging. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.

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Integra Packaging creates cost effective solutions to protect and enhance our customers’ products throughout the supply chain. We provide a consulting and design service to identify cost-take-out opportunities and use our global network to offer world’s best practise in packaging innovation. We have specialized onsite teams to provide packing and preservation services around the world.

Our value proposition is:

* Understanding your supply chain, its challenges, risks and needs determines the best
packaging solution.

* Safety, environment, chain of custody and product protection all form part of the solution
design process.

* Reducing your total supply chain cost and risk, making your business more competitive.


Australian Transport & Logistics Industry Diversity & Inclusion Survey 2015

As you may be aware the Australian Transport & Logistics Industry is characterised by immense diversity in types of businesses and occupations. Unfortunately this diversity currently doesn’t translate to the workforce demographics in Australia and beyond. The Global Transport and Logistics Industry is described as being a ‘non-traditional’ employment pathway for women as the majority of employees are men and there is a perception that most work undertaken is stereotypically ‘masculine’. Women and a multicultural workforce are predominately employed in support related roles such as administration, human resources, procurement and finance. The most common managerial positions undertaken by women are found in the communications, human resources, business development as well as quality and risk management areas. Things have to change and the only way to drive change is to collect the data to substantiate the changes required.

Click the Link below to be part of the Australian Marine, Air, Rail Road Logistics and Transport Industry Diversity & Inclusion Survey 2015

* Application now closed *

We encourage everyone to complete the survey to help make a difference in this industry.


As a result of their recently held Extraordinary General Meeting , the LAA has officially confirmed their wind up as an Association. While LAA members and LAA Friends will be offered continuing involvement, it will be only through apicsAU.

The SCLAA is the industry Association that supports its members and partners across the entire Supply Chain industry and the SCLAA has offered all current and life members of the LAA membership within the SCLAA. Companies listed as Friends of the LAA can become National Partners of the SCLAA and several have already done so.

The SCLAA will redouble its efforts to ensure industry development and we will oversee a stronger Industry Association supporting the Supply Chain and Logistics industry across Australia.

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia is run by members for members and is the Australian Association for Supply Chain & Logistics Professional and Practitioners.

For information on why you should join the SCLAA please visit and to join simply click the orange button on the home page.


(Australian Small Business Commissioner – eNewsletter Issue No. 21, 15 April 2015)

If you supply consumer goods (at any stage in the supply chain) in Australia, you are legally responsible for how safe your products are.

To learn about sourcing safe goods, register and tune in to the ACCC’s free, interactive webinar for business, Sourcing safe products, on Tuesday 12 May 2015 at 12:00–1:00pm AEST.
Find out more on the ASBC blog.


(Australian Small Business Commissioner – eNewsletter Issue No. 21, 15 April 2015)

Want to improve your business skills, but don’t have the money or time? Online courses provide flexible learning opportunities and many are free, here’s a few of our favourites:

· Fair Work’s Online Learning Centre: free 20-30 minute courses for employers

· Small Business Building’s free online Certificate III Micro Business Operations

· ACCC’s Small Business Education Program: free 10-20 minute courses
covering topics such as misleading advertising, market power and scams.


(Australian Small Business Commissioner – eNewsletter Issue No. 21, 15 April 2015)

ASIC has launched Be MoneySmart – a free online training resource to help apprentices, trainees and aspiring small business owners develop life-long money management skills.
Visit to better understand personal taxation, superannuation, insurance, debt management and budgeting.