Gallagher partners with Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia

Gallagher has partnered with the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) to offer risk management advice and insurance solutions to its members.

SCLAA is Australia’s largest association for supply chain and logistics professionals and practitioners, with more than 3000 members nationwide. Gallagher, meanwhile, is a global broker with a network of 25+ regional and metropolitan branches across Australia, giving a unique perspective on the risks faced by business owners across a broad spectrum of industries.

As well as a wide range of business and personal insurance solutions, Gallagher is offering all SCLAA members a no-obligation insurance review to ensure they have adequate protection for their businesses and livelihoods.

SCLAA Chairman Amanda O’Brien said that the partnership with Gallagher provides a valuable opportunity for members to gain relevant and timely access to insurance advice that is specifically tailored to the challenges they face.

“SCLAA is committed to ensuring we partner with organisations who offer knowledge, expertise and advice to our members,” said Ms O’Brien. “Gallagher’s significant presence across Australia, means our members can expect to benefit from a high level of local expertise on risk management matters, backed up by access to outstanding insurance products to safeguard their businesses.”

Gallagher’s Brendon Kropp, who serves as a dedicated point of contact for SCLAA members, added: “Supply chain and logistics businesses play a pivotal role in the Australian economy, but are also subject to a complex and ever-changing regulatory environment.

“In particular new Chain of Responsibility legislation comes into force in October. This will place a burden of responsibility on all supply chain and logistics professionals to ensure their risk management processes and procedures are watertight and enforced to avoid potentially significant legal penalties.

And of course it’s essential that every business in the sector has the right level of insurance cover for their motor liability and professional risks. We can help ensure that SCLAA members have no gaps in cover and can avoid common pitfalls such as under-insurance, which can be devastating in the event of a major claim.”

SCLAA members can find out about Gallagher’s service offering, or request an insurance review, here.

CeMAT Australia – Presentation by Erica Gilcrist

SCLAA Independent Director, Erica Gilcrist recently presented at CeMAT  Australia 2018. An audio recording of Erica’s presentation “The Top 10 Global Supply Chain trends” can be accessed by clicking on the image below:

Introducing the SCLAA’s New National Partner – Gallagher

New SCLAA National Partner – Gallagher


The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Gallagher. As a not 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. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.

Gallagher Overview

Insurance isn’t always front of mind for business owners, but having the right type and right level of cover in the event of a claim could make the difference between staying in business, and closing your doors for good.

That’s where Gallagher can help. We’re one of Australia’s – and the world’s – largest insurance broking and risk management companies with more than 125,000 clients in Australia alone, including hundreds in the logistics sector.

Our relationships with leading national and international insurers means we can manage insurance programs for SCLAA member business of all sizes, with our expertise including:-

  • Motor vehicle and fleet
  • Public liability
  • Marine transit
  • Management liability
  • Cyber liability
  • CTP
  • Trade credit
  • Workers compensation
  • And much more…

Insurance can be complex and it’s easy for business owners to undervalue their assets or not fully appreciate all the risks they face. Gallagher can help you with this through our no-obligation, complimentary insurance review, making sure your business has the cover you need to protect you from the unique risks your business faces.

It won’t take long, but will be well worth the time for the peace of mind it will provide to both you and your business.

How to take up the offer

You can request an insurance review, at a time that suits you, online in moments here. You can also request information on any of our insurance products or services from that page.

Alternatively for an informal discussion contact Gallagher’s Brendon Kropp on 0408 550 542 or email

Silk Contract Logistics Partners with One Network







Silk Contract Logistics Partners with One Network
to Create Virtual Distribution Network in Australia

Real-time cloud-based platform offers enhanced services and delivers savings to Silk and its customers

Silk Contract Logistics (Silk), one of the fastest growing third party logistics providers in Australia, today announced that they have partnered with One Network Enterprises (ONE) in order to create a virtual retail network for Australia. Silk will be ONE’s primary go to market partner in Australia. Silk will use One Network’s Real Time Value Network™ to provide a single network for customers and carriers with a single version of the truth for all parties, enhancing visibility and collaboration across the supply chain.

With the Real Time Value Network, Silk will be able to provide customers with end-to-end Control Tower visibility through information management services on the network. The network uses real-time data and a single version of the truth, so information is more accurate and timely, and is easily shared.

With One Network’s Intelligent Logistics solution (TMS), Silk will be able to better manage the transportation demands of its customers. Silk will also be able to offer to customers enhanced and integrated services that are available on the network, such as Order and Replenishment Management.

“With the visibility that One Network’s Control Tower capability provides, we will be able to better anticipate issues and resolve them in real-time,” says SILK’s Managing Director, Brendan Boyd.

With One Network’s Studio and Software Developers Kit, Silk will have the flexibility to adapt existing modules to their needs and to create new functional modules. The platform also includes Intelligent Agents which optimize, make and execute decisions, so that the supply chain network is coordinated to better serve demand at the lowest available cost.

Chris Edwards, One Network Enterprises’ Vice President of Asia Pacific said, “We are excited to be partnering with Silk, a leading 3PL in Australia and a company that understands the importance of being customer-driven. Silk will be bringing a platform of powerful solutions and building an ecosystem of trading partners in Australia. With full visibility and integrated real-time solutions, Silk will be able to deliver complete visibility and higher service to customers.”

About Silk Logistics

Silk Contract Logistics prides itself on a customer-centric focus that is nimble, agile and personalised to your business goals. Across Australia, Silk has become one of the emerging stars of the third-party logistics sector, helping customers access new opportunities through the application of tier one technologies such as One Network.

Learn more at

About One Network Enterprises

One Network is the Intelligent Business Platform. One Network is a multi-party digital platform solution powered by AI and Blockchain that delivers rapid results at a fraction of the cost of legacy solutions. One Network offers modular, adaptable solutions for multi-party business; and helps companies realize value and run more efficiently, with less waste. One Network’s cloud platform, the Real Time Value

Network™, uses intelligent agents that predict consumer demand, optimize and operate your supply chain at near-theoretical limits. Additionally, One Network offers a PaaS solution and developer tools that allow organizations to design, build and run multi-party applications. Leading global organizations have joined One Network, helping to transform industries like Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Automotive, Retail, Logistics, Public Sector and Defense. Headquartered in Dallas, One Network also has offices in Japan, Europe, and India. For more information, please visit

Media Contacts
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‘The Great Debate’: Hunting the White Elephant in the Room

‘The Great Debate’: Hunting the White Elephant in the Room

SCLAA 3rd Annual Women in Logistics Luncheon 2018

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On a sunny August afternoon in the Southeast Suburbs of Melbourne, there was a gathering of professionals ready to meet, greet, eat and…. well, debate.  The single goal of the afternoon:  to hunt down and expose the ‘white elephant’ in the room.

The SCLAA held our third annual Women in Logistics Luncheon and what an afternoon it was.

Amanda O’Brien, Chairman of the SCLAA opened the event as a “call to action”, while Jodie Broadbent, key note speaker, spoke of her beginnings as a traditional family transport operator who quickly rose to the top of the Australian Transport Industry at the highest levels in Canberra.

With the serving of the entrée, the exciting part of the afternoon began.  Erica Gilcrist, Director – SCLAA, led a panel discussion between industry experts ranging from freight forwarding, L&D and I.T., to recruitment, fertilizer and automotive.  The group was a representative mix of both men and women from three generations of the Australian workforce.

The opening topic addressing the average pay disparity between female and male Australian workers created quite a stir in the room lasting well into the Main Course.  The second topic covering parental leave created an even bigger discussion with many audience participants sharing not only their opinions, but their own experiences.  Dessert was hailed in with the third and final topic addressing the Supply Chain, Logistics and IT industries as traditionally male-dominated and potentially discouraging to women overall.

The day was brought to a wrap with the facilitation of a lively auction conducted by Simone Curley of Love & Co, with the $3,000 raised being donated to ‘Buy a Bale’ in support drought stricken Australian Farmers.

All up, it was a truly unique and engaging afternoon, and a real testament to the commitment of today’s professionals working to level the playing field for everybody in the Australian Workforce.

Extra special thanks to our Sponsors, LMA, Australian Trusted Trader and Employsure, Members, Guests and Panelists for making this year’s event a truly informative, interactive and enlightening day to remember!

SCLAA Women in Logistics Luncheon – Photographs


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SCLAA supports Australian Farmers

At the upcoming SCLAA Women in Logistics Luncheon on Friday, 3 August in Melbourne, a live auction of 7 night’s accommodation for 10 in a private, luxury beach house in Vanuatu will be held. Proceeds from this auction will be donated to ‘Buy a Bale’ in support of Australian Farmers. The extensive and severe drought has had a devastating effect on our farmers and as fellow Australians we need to do all we can to support them at this time.

If anyone not attending the event on Friday, 3 August is in a position to contribute to the support of Australian Farmers, please go to the ‘Rural Aid’ website

Dr. John Gattorna to Receive CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award

Dr. John Gattorna, author, academic and principal of a Sydney-based specialist advisory business, Gattorna Alignment, will receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2018 Distinguished Service Award. He will be presented with the award during the Opening General Session at CSCMP’s Annual EDGE Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on October 1, 2018.

CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award is the industry’s most prestigious honor, bestowed upon an individual for significant achievements in the logistics and supply chain management industry. Presented annually, the award was instituted in 1965 as a tribute to logistics pioneer John Drury Sheahan.

“John has been a pioneer in how to take supply chain from a cost function to a business imperative. His body of work takes the supply chain professionfrom the factory and distribution center floors to the board rooms as a strategic advantage for companies. The dynamic alignment work has taught our companies how to move from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ supply chain to a tailored and segmented approach that is rooted in science and the voice of the customer,” Annette Clayton, CEO & President Schneider Electric NAM & Group CSCO.

For over three decades, Dr. Gattorna has been working with major blue chip corporations around the world to take his new model from the conceptual stage to a finer level of granularity; companies such as Dell; Ralph Lauren; Unilever; Teys Australia; Schneider Electric and DHL. Apart from researching, consulting and teaching, Dr. Gattorna likes to share his best thinking with peers and business associates around the world.

Currently, Dr. Gattorna continues to inspire future supply chain leaders on the ‘fast clock-speed’ capabilities that organizations need to develop for the volatile and rapidly changing business environments they face. His contributions also extend to support of diabetes charities for most of his career, in recent years as a business and supply chain adviser to the Life for a Child charity which supplies diabetes medication to children with Type 1 diabetes in developing countries.

Please join us for CSCMP’s Annual EDGE Conference on October 1, 2018 as we honor Dr. John Gattorna with supply chain’s highest honor.

CSCMP’s Annual EDGE Conference is the largest of its kind for supply chain management industry, and is the only event representing the entire supply chain from end-to-end. This year’s event will feature over 25 hours of networking, over 30 hours of educational content, over 160 exhibitors in a span of just three and a half days.

For more information on the Annual EDGE Conference, or to register, visit: EDGE Conference


About CSCMP  

Since 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has been the leading worldwide professional association dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession. With more than 8,500 members globally, representing business, government, and academia from 65 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management. To learn more, visit CSCMP on social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

For more information, contact:

Nichole Mumford
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
333 East Butterfield Road, Suite 140
Lombard, Illinois 60148-5617 USA

SCLAA June 2018 Newsletter

The SCLAA June 2018 Newsletter is now available.

 For all the latest SCLAA news, events and information, click here…

QLD Trivia and Networking Night


Great to catch up with the Qld Committee and members last Tuesday night @ the Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane.

The evening started with our Committee meeting and finished with members joining us afterwards for a night of Pub Trivia.  Let’s just say the second half of the quiz left both SCLAA teams …….  challenged – when does the Periodic Table enter a pub conversation??

Great night to have a chat, a drink and a bit of fun. Will definitely be on the event program again before the year is out. 

Thanks for the organisers for another great event.