IBS Named to Gartner List of Top 20 Supply Chain Management Software Suppliers

Latest Recognition Adds to Firm’s Growing List of 2015 Honors

FOLSOM, Calif., August 26, 2015International Business Systems (IBS), a leading global integrated ERP and supply chain solutions provider, today announced that it has been named among Gartner’s Top 20 Supply Chain Management Software Suppliers for the second year in a row as reported by Modern Materials Handling.

The recognition adds to the growing list of accolades claimed by IBS in 2015, including:

  • Food Logistics 2015 Top Green Provider, for excellence in elevating sustainable practices in the agriculture, transportation, warehousing and retailing sectors.
  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top 100, honoring the year’s 100 greatest supply chain projects.
  • Inbound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Provider for 2015, recognizing “best-in-class” logistics IT providers.
  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2015 Pros to Know, specifically acknowledging IBS Vice President of Global WMS & U.S. Services Nadeem Ellahi.

“Our mission at IBS is to excel in all areas of supply chain management, from the quality of our solutions to the responsiveness of our customer service,” said Doug Braun, IBS CEO. “The Gartner recognition and numerous industry awards are testament to our progress on those fronts, manifesting in yet another solid year of revenue expansion and customer confidence.”

IBS was listed in the Modern Materials Handling chart as one of only six suppliers in the top 20 to provide supply chain planning (SCP), warehouse management (WMS), manufacturing execution (MES), manufacturing resource planning (MRP) and transportation management (TMS) solutions.

About IBS

International Business Systems (IBS) is a leading global integrated ERP, WMS and supply chain distribution software solution provider. For more than 35 years, we have helped customers such as WORLDPAC, Fidelitone, Associated Pharmacies, Inc., GILLIG, Zwilling J.A. Henckels, Miele Inc., Tri Literal LLC, Mighty Auto Parts, Victory Packaging Inc. and many more streamline, automate and accelerate their distribution network processes, and drive profitability and efficiency. For more information visit www.ibs.net.

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Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics, Victoria University


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 the Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics, Victoria University. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.


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The Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics at Victoria University is a specialist research and education centre providing independent, industry-focused study and development. The Institute’s goal is to provide robust knowledge to support and deliver value to organisations, businesses and individuals operating in the supply chain industry.              

ISCL picThe Institute serves a wide range of private and public sector clients throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region, providing for traditional logistics disciplines in transportation and warehousing, through to sophisticated supply chain functions, including procurement, process and systems planning, and supply chain strategy. Recent developments at the Institute have extended its capability to incorporate critical areas such as infrastructure development; policy and planning frameworks; risk and sustainability assessment and value chain analysis.

ISCL provides independent advice and objective tested research in the following domains: contract research; applied academic research education; and specialised education programs for SME’s industry and government. All of the Institute’s activities are underpinned by the diverse and extensive expertise of its people and partners, including senior academic, government and private sector managers. https://www.vu.edu.au/institute-for-supply-chain-and-logistics-iscl

ISCL has recently launched a new research unit, Supply Chain Information Unit (SCIU)
within ISCL.  SCIU hosts supply chain related data and has research tools and personnel to enable ISCL to undertake a wide range of supply chain related research (log onto www.sciu.com.au for further details).

The ISCL Value Proposition:
  • We are the only Institute in Australia focusing specifically on SME food and agribusiness value added supply chains.

  • We are industry practitioners first and academics committed to sharing ‘whole of chain’ capability development and improvement nationally and internationally.

  • All our work is practical, impartial, and has ‘real world’ application based on today’s good practice and tomorrow’s next practice.

  • Our innovative and rigorous research supports public and private sector decision making and investment.

  • Our work is outcome focused and based on meaningful, respectful, trusting and mutually beneficial relationships.

Telephone:    +61 3 9919 6259
Email:             supplychain.information@vu.edu.au
Location:        Level 11, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Australia


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Winners announced for 2015 Queensland SCL Awards


Winners announced for 2015 Queensland SCL Awards

The winners of the 2015 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Awards, which have been developed by the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia in conjunction with All Purpose Transport, Energex Limited, Leadership Management Australia (LMA), Strategix Training Group, Telstra and UQ Business School, were announced in front of over 300 people during the annual charity dinner at the 16th Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference which was held at the SOFITEL Brisbane Central.

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The Future Leaders Award, which is sponsored by All Purpose Transport, 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. The winner of the 2014 QLD Future Leaders Award has been awarded an enrolment into the Leadership Management Australia’s ‘The Performance Edge’ 10 week development program valued at $5000. The LMA program assists participants to improve their personal performance and productivity as well as that of their team.

The winner of the 2015 Queensland Future Leaders Award is Samantha Lowry, Senior Procurement Advisor, Department of Education & Training.

Samantha’s future in the Supply Chain industry is a bright one indeed. She is enrolled in Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting) and one of her current projects is the establishment of a Software-as-a-Service Community of Practice to connect key personnel in providing consistent advice and assistance to help schools to balance the benefits of new and accessible technologies with, the privacy and duty of care concerns of their students. Samantha’s career aspirations include not only becoming a chief procurement officer, but also to serve as a board member on a charity, and perhaps even establish her own charitable organisation to address the health, housing, social and legal issues facing homelessness.

Two High Commendations have been awarded to Danielle Brennan, Category Specialist, Stanwell Corporation and Sameer Latif, Director, Ozzilat – Supply Chain & Logistics.

Finalists were: 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, 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.



The Industry Excellence Award, which is sponsored by ENERGEX Limited, recognises and acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industry. UQ Business School provided the winner the opportunity to choose from any one of their courses to the value of $4,000.

The winner of the 2015 Queensland Industry Excellence Award is Scott Young, Managing Director, Young Guns Container Crew.

Scott co-founded a business with his brother and built it from three guys working in containers in Brisbane to a national workforce. He has helped create a unique model for all young people as a stepping stone into a career path within the Supply Chain industry. Outside of his working day Scott works with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to support the GenR8 program in QLD. A goal is to assist the program to become a national one so more young people are inspired to enter the industry. Scott gets a large amount of enjoyment from seeing young people grow and develop both personally and professionally, and is a proud advocate of giving young people an opportunity to realise their potential.

A High Commendation has been awarded to Micheal Heard, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Education and Training.

Finalists were: 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.



The Training, Education and Development Award, which is sponsored by Telstra, is 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.

The winner of the 2015 Queensland Training, Education and Development Award is Ostwald Bros/QGC Partnership for the Plant Operator Training Program.

In recognition of Ostwald Bros commitment to provide long term support for Traditional Owner groups and providing real outcomes for their people, the Plant Operator Training Program (POTP) was established in partnership with QGC to engage and employ the local indigenous community. The POTP provides a unique and innovative training pathway to a career in the construction, resource and logistics industry. The project aims to deliver new skills and improve the job prospects of indigenous and under-represented groups by enabling participants to be ‘workplace ready’ as entry-level plant operators & drivers. Having a presence across more than 25 sites in Queensland and various others interstate, Ostwald Bros are in a strong position to promote the POTP into rural and remote communities and expansion of simulated experiences with other plant and transport equipment.

A High Commendation has been awarded to the Chain of Responsibility (COR) Australia for the COR Framework.

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



The Supply Chain Management Award, which is sponsored by Strategix, is designed to encourage and acknowledge the outstanding achievement of an organisation that has demonstrated significant achievement in managing the integration of Supply Chains.

The winner of the 2015 Queensland Supply Chain Management Award is Young Guns Container Crew.

Young Guns Container Crew is a family-owned business that supplies labour to pack and unpack shipping containers around Australia. In 2004 Scott and Trent Young started Young Guns in QLD with 3 employees. The brothers grew up on a large cattle property and were raised on values focused on family, hard work, and respect. These values resonate strongly throughout their business today. Most recently Young Guns’ strategy has shifted to system development. Young Guns has moved from being a commoditised labour hire service to becoming an integral function within the members’ Supply Chains. The data that Young Guns systems are capturing are being utilised to drive efficiencies, improve safety and eliminate waste from the Supply Chain. Young Guns should also be acknowledged for the work they are doing with young people. They are helping to fight the challenge of an aging workforce in the Supply Chain & Logistics Industry and have provided job opportunities to around 400 young people around Australia; 80 of whom are based in Queensland.  The average of the Young Guns workforce is 24.

Finalists were: Stanwell Corporation, Prequalification & Contracts Unit – Department of Transport & Main Roads and Young Guns Container Crew.



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 winner of the 2015 Queensland Information Management Award is Aurizon and SVS Australia.

SVS Australia (Safety Vision Systems), partnered with Aurizon to provide a solution to identify and improve risk management within their transportation. SVS Australia worked with Aurizon with a view to record video and data over a 90 hour period running on battery power only. This system had to be stand-alone and operate autonomously from any external power supply. The system was to be heavy duty as the environment was described as harsh and needed to record Video footage and G-Force data when the unit was in service. Aurizon also wanted a system that could pinpoint what was occurring within the transportation of the containers, so that the combined image and data approach would enable Aurizon to make alterations to manage risk and reduce damages to products within their care during transportation. SVS Australia were not only able to achieve what was requested, but provide additional features such as longer recording time, remote login for live data and streaming with more flexible camera options.

Finalists were: 4GM, Aurizon & SVS Australia, ICT Vendor Management Office, RACQ.

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

2015 QSCLC annual charity dinner a huge success

Over 320 people attended the annual QLD Supply Chain & Logistics Conference dinner at the SOFITEL last week. $16,000 was raised for the 2015 Foodbank Hamper project and the best-of-the-best were recognised for the 2015 QLD SCL Awards. A fabulous night enjoyed by all!

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Soap donated at 2015 QSCLC for Foodbank Hampers

During the 2015 QLD Supply Chain & Logistics Conference attendees were asked to donate bars of soap towards the 2015 Foodbank Hamper project.

We can’t wait to count how many we have received.

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Funding Grants for Women in the Transport and Logistics Sector

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In 2015 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across all sectors.

From July 1 2015 the initiative will provide women in the transport and logistics sector with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant applications are open to women employed in the transport and logistics sector at two levels. Please click on the preferred program link for details.

  1. Senior Management and Executive level Women Leaders can apply for $12,000 Individual Grants to undertake the Advanced Leadership Program.

  3. Women Managers can apply for $4,500 Individual Grants to undertake the Accelerated Leadership Performance Program.


Expressions of Interest
To request a Scholarship Grant Application Form or additional information click here.

Should you wish to discuss the initiative in more detail please contact Ian Johnson at the office of the National Industry Scholarship Program, Australian School of Applied Management on 03 9270 9000 or via ijohnson@asam.edu.au

Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – MHD Supply Chain Solutions

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 MHD Supply Chain Solutions. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.


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MHD Supply Chain Solutions magazine is published bi-monthly in January, March, May, July, September and November.

It has been in continuous publication for 44 years.

MHD is the ONLY magazine dedicated to supply chain management in Australia – that is, warehousing, distribution, logistics, materials handling, and transport, all together in one magazine.

MHD subscribers are qualified readers who are decision makers: 95.5% work in the industry, in middle management and above (90%).

Along with individual subscribers, MHD Supply Chain Solutions magazine is also circulated to members of the peak supply chain and logistics associations including apicsAU, SCLAA, CILTA, AusWA, and enjoys their valued industry support.

CAB figures from 30 September 2014 show more than 8,200 subscribers, with a surveyed pass-on ratio of 3.4.

Whether you work in the industry and want to read the latest news, technical information, research and case studies, or you are a supplier who wants to reach the decision makers in supply chain, warehousing, transport and logistics, take a close look at MHD Supply Chain Solutions magazine.