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 https://www.ruralaid.org.au/farm-rescue-projects/

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

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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.org. 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
nmumford@cscmp.org

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.

R2D2 and Wall-E join the Bell Bay Aluminium Team as outdoor Dematic AGVS

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, has successfully installed Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) designed specifically for outdoor 24/7 weather use, at aluminium smelter, Bell Bay Aluminium.

Located in Southern Tasmania, Bell Bay Aluminium produces around 190,000 tonnes of aluminium each year. The company previously faced numerous challenges around hiring workers for a 24-hour shift in its outdoor yard, due to the impact of variable and harsh weather conditions on workers.

“Previously Bell Bay Aluminium required four forklift drivers, one on each 12-hour shift to transport the bundles of ingots to the warehouse, as the aluminium smelter is a 24/7 operation,” said Tim Clark, Specialist Engineer Process Control Systems at Bell Bay Aluminium.

“This is a very repetitive task with over 114 trips per day, exposing the operators at times to some rather harsh weather conditions in the outdoor warehouse.”

The challenge for Bell Bay Aluminium was to implement something that would eliminate the need for this repetitive task that adds no value to the business but is a necessity. So Bell Bay Aluminium looked for a solution in AGVs and to Dematic due to their willingness to work closely on the ground to adapt its AGV solution to the unique needs of the company. The AGVs needed to be adapted to an outdoor and all weather environment.

“With Bell Bay Aluminium, we had to take into account environmental and product challenges, due to outdoor all weather use and the transport of heavy aluminum product,” said Thomas Wilson, Business Development Manager, Dematic. “We worked closely with Bell Bay Aluminiu

 

m to modify their AGVs so they were fit for purpose. This included using wheels appropriate for outdoor conditions, rather than castor wheels that are designed for the flat surface warehouse floor. We also increased the capacity of the AGVs so they could lift and transport up to 4.5 tonnes if required.”

Bell Bay Aluminium’s AGVs, which have now been in use for over a year, carry stacks of 80 aluminium ingots which are produced at a rate of 15ingots/minute, providing a stack every 5 to 6 minutes. The AGVs make a 500 metre return trip to the outside yard where the ingots are stacked on the ground two high in groups of 48. Each stack is held together with a plastic strap which can break, so the AGVs are programmed to complete an automated visual safety check before picking up and unloading the stack. The use of AGVs instead of human operated forklifts has increased safety at Bell Bay Aluminium, by reducing the amount of time workers are near heavy aluminium ingots, and sensors on the AGVs ensure they can safely operate around workers and other vehicles.

“AGVs have helped Bell Bay Aluminium to achieve labour efficiencies as well as improved safety for our workers,” added Tim. “Our staff are really supportive of our decision to use AGVs for these repetitive tasks, were involved in having the AGVs wrapped as R2D2 and Wall-E characters and are looking at further opportunities where AGVs could be used to eliminate repetitive tasks.”

This is the first time Dematic as a global company has worked with a customer to adapt its AGVs for outdoor all weather use and Bell Bay Aluminium uses it as a show piece which has caught the interest of other businesses as far off as Iceland.

 

Further information: Dematic Pty Limited, 24 Narabang Way, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia. Tel: +61 2 9486 5555. Fax: +61 2 9486 5511. www.dematic.com.au 

 

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 About Dematic

 Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centres and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimise material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation. For more information: www.dematic.com.au.

“Colby” and the “Colby Chevron mark” are registered trademarks of Dematic Pty Ltd

About Bell Bay Aluminium

Opened in 1955 and located in Southern Tasmania, Bell Bay Aluminium was the first smelter built in the Southern Hemisphere. It began as a joint venture of the Tasmanian and Australian Governments, primarily to overcome the difficulties of importing aluminium during wartime. Bell Bay Aluminium’s smelter now produces around 190,000 tonnes of aluminium per year and operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. With a commitment to continuous improvement, sustainable development is integrated into every aspect of the business. For more information, please visit https://bellbayaluminium.com.au/.

 

2018 Tax Time Toolkit (Transport and Logistics)

What deductions can you claim at tax time?

According to a recent survey conducted by the ATO, one in five Australians are not confident that they have the knowledge and information required to accurately lodge their tax return.

That is why the ATO has created a series of Tax Time Toolkits, with practical and tailored information to help Australians prepare and lodge their tax return this year.

Each toolkit has been designed to help Australians in areas where the ATO knows taxpayers are at risk of making a mistake when they’re preparing and lodging their tax return.

Download your copy of the Tax Time Toolkit (Transport & Logistics)

Winners of the 2018 Western Australian Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics Awards Announced

Winners of the 2018 Western Australian Transport,
Supply Chain & Logistics Awards Announced

Winner of the
Public Transport Authority & School of Management Curtin University,
Western Australian Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics

2018 Young Professional of the Year Award

Tegan Case from Shell Australia

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Winner of the
Western Australian Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics

2018 Innovation Award

Fremantle Ports

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Winner of the
Western Australian Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics

2018 Excellence in Transport Planning, Supply Chain & Logistics Award

Fremantle Ports

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Winner of the
Western Australian Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics

2018 Excellence in Training and Professional Development Award

 Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers

The SCLAA congratulates all Award winners and looks forward to their submissions
for the 2018 ASCL Awards.

SCLAA Thought Leadership – Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain

 

SCLAA Thought Leadership Series “AI in Supply Chain” saw Alan Dormer of Opturion walk the SCLAA though applications of Artificial Intelligence in supply chain; and how measurable, positive ROI efficiencies can be obtained with AI today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOoND_btBHc 

Dematic Implements Complete Warehouse Mobility Solution for Logistics Operator ACFS E-Solutions

SYDNEY, NSW – 30 May 2018 – ACFS e-Solutions, part of Australian Container Freight Services (ACFS), Australia’s largest privately-owned Container Logistics operator, recently worked with Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services, to implement a complete warehouse mobility solution at two facilities in Pemulwuy, NSW and Derrimut in Victoria.

The initial solution, in which ACFS handles cosmetic products for a significant new customer, features a wide range of warehouse mobility technologies, including Zebra MC9200 rugged handheld computing devices, Zebra DS3608 barcode scanners, Zebra VH10 vehicle-mounted computers for forklifts, Zebra ZT410 static label printers and QLn420 mobile printers. Dematic also provided facility-wide industrial Wireless LANs (WLAN) via Extreme Networks AP-7522 access points, designed to keep the new devices online and completely mobile throughout both sites.

“I’m delighted with the work that we have done with Dematic in implementing this wide range of equipment, especially given the timeline we needed to work to,” said Julien Cade, National Operations Manager at ACFS eSolutions. “We needed a top-of-the-range IT solution to help us deliver a suite of services expected of a cutting-edge 3PL service provider. The improvements we are already seeing in service levels as a result of the introduction of these technologies, and the real-time information we now have access to, have started to open up significant opportunities across Australia.”

Dematic and ACFS eSolutions worked to very tight timelines to deliver both solutions.

“ACFS needed to have its Pemulwuy facility up and running within just a few weeks, so the company could meet the demands of its new customer,” said Dematic Real Time Logistics Business Development Manager, Brett Orders. “With careful planning, both sites are right on schedule, and so far the results have been extremely positive.”

The facility in NSW went live in April 2018, and the Victoria facility is due to launch in late June. ACFS also plans to roll out similar systems at other facilities during late 2018.

Further information: Dematic Pty Limited, 24 Narabang Way, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia. Tel: +61 2 9486 5555. Fax: +61 2 9486 5511. www.dematic.com.au 

  

About Dematic
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centres and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimise material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

To learn more please visit www.dematic.com.au.

SCLAA Newsletter – April 2018

The SCLAA April 2018 Newsletter is now available.

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