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2018 Supply Chain Tech Survey

Swinburne & the SCLAA invite you to complete the


 Supply chains are facing a period of significant disruption. Over the coming decade, a range of emerging technologies promise to disrupt the traditional ways in which products and services are manufactured, paid for, and delivered to customers.

With your help Swinburne researchers and industry practitioners will investigate where the industry is today, impacts we can expect tomorrow and what actions are being taken to prepare for the future.


SCLAA Announces New Directors

SCLAA Announces New Directors


The SCLAA is proud to announce that at the November Board Meeting in Sydney, the SCLAA Board elected two new Independent Directors and the VIC/TAS Division confirmed the election of their new VIC/TAS Director.

Independent Director – Patrick Ingenegeren

Patrick has over 20 years’ experience in supply chain management and logistics across Australia and Europe with extensive industry experience in automotive, marine, retail and OEM specialised electronics.  He is a key member of the leadership team of warehousing specialist TT Logistics, has held several senior management positions and taken responsibility for boarder organisational transformation programs. With a passion for sales, client development and driving operational efficiencies Patrick stimulates continuous improvement and is well networked. Businesses are putting a premium on credibility, knowledge of their business and the ability to communicate value and Patrick believes the SCLAA plays an important role in developing supply chain and logistics professionals to meet these expectations. In other words Patrick has a unique understanding of what Australian companies are expecting from their service providers.

Patrick holds a bachelor of business and has also held former board positions including the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Australia.”

 Independent Director – Erica Gilcrist

Erica Gilcrist has been involved in the Supply Chain and Logistics industry for over 20 years.  Originally from Detroit, Michigan (USA), Erica spent the first six years of her career working with General Motors both within the 3PL and 4PL space globally.  Her experience spans across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.  With expertise in strategic process and business (re) alignment and growth, Erica has worked with/for some of Australia’s leading organisations including Holden, Toll Logistics, Target Australia, Amcor Paper (now Orora), and BlueScope Steel. During her tenure as a private business owner, Erica also sat as Director for Bendigo Community Bank as well as a Regional Delegate on the Mornington Peninsula Tourism Board of Directors.  Erica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communication from Michigan State University.

SCLAA VIC/TAS Director – Daniel Esdaile

Dan is an experienced operations and supply chain leader, and currently a Management Consulting at PwC; he brings multiple years industry and professional services experience across a number of industries including, retail, health, food services & manufacturing, wagering, utilities and finance.

Dan has demonstrated expertise in implementing large scale transformation programs with strong experience in designing operating models, developing process, and building & coaching teams to implement.

Prior to PwC, Daniel worked for Australia Post, and StarTrack as an Operations Leader focused on Process Optimisation and Supply Chain Network Planning, and as a Commercial Analyst focused Product Development and M&A.

Dan has a Bachelor of Business – Supply Chain Management

2017 ASCL Awards Video

2017 ASCL Awards Video


CLICK HERE to view the video of the 57th Annual ASCL Awards Gala Dinner held at Luna Park on 17 November 2017.

A wonderful night, celebrating exceptional achievements.

Supply Chain, Warehouse & Distribution Guide to Workplace Safety 2017/18 – Released

Chain of Responsibility

Supply Chain, Warehouse & Distribution Guide
to Workplace Safety 2017/18
– Released

If you operate in the Warehouse and Supply Chain Industry in Australia it is vital to know what your obligations are and how to ensure you fulfill them. Managing warehouse traffic is an important step in ensuring the workplace does not have health and safety risks. Pro-Visual Publishing recently released the newest edition of the Supply Chain, Warehouse & Distribution Guide to Workplace Safety, in partnership with Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) and Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), with the features of Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities.

The main topics on this Guide includes:

  • Chain of Responsibility
  • Manual Handling
  • Traffic Management Guide – Warehousing

The AR capable Guide includes further information on current topics that can be accessed via your smart device, simply by scanning over any AR capable content using the free Pro-Vis AR App. The aim of this Guide is to educate and ensure everyone that is involved in the supply chain on the responsibilities for how goods are delivered or received whilst being safe.

“I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the Supply Chain, Warehouse &
Distribution Guide to Workplace Safety 2017/18. 
Their support has made it possible
for the Guide to be distributed free of charge.”

– John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene, and wellbeing information resource guides. Each guide is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s guides are vital resources to ensure workers return home exactly the way they came to work.

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the Guide, please call (02) 8272 2611, email marketing@provisual.com.au or visit www.provisual.com.au

For media enquiries or images please contact Deanna Davenport at Pro-Visual Publishing on (02) 8272 2611 or ddavenport@provisual.com.au

Copies of the guide have been mailed to all SCLAA members.

2017 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Award Winners Announced

2017 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics
Award Winners Announced


On Friday 17th November, the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with Dematic, LMA, Xtreme Freight and Australian Border Force Programme announced the winners of the 2017 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards at the iconic Luna Park, Sydney.

These prestigious awards have been held annually for the last 57 years by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).  The awards provide a fantastic opportunity for people and companies that are involved in the supply chain industry to celebrate and be recognised for their particular contribution, success and hard work.

A record number of entries were received this year and were of an exceptionally high calibre. Those who attended the ASCL Awards Gala Dinner were from across the Asia Pacific, including New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.

A full set of photographs from the Awards Dinner is available
using the following link: https://goo.gl/b3zqav.
Click on individual photographs and they can be downloaded.


The 2017 ASCL Award Winners and
High Commendation Recipients are:

2017 Environmental Excellence Award

The Environmental Excellence Award recognises corporate leadership contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action. The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and is dedicated to Mr Ken Pike.

The winner of the 2017 Environmental Excellence award is Kathmandu.
Kathmandu receiving their Award from SCLAA Vice President, Joshua Holmes (right)

A High Commendation was awarded to Simon van Leuven, Vanden Recycling.Simon Van Leuven

Finalists were: Kathmandu and Simon van Leuven, Vanden Recycling.


2017 Training, Education & Development Award

Training, education and development remains a vital part of allowing knowledge to be utilised for new ideas and supply chain improvements to be discovered and then implemented. This award is presented to a company that can best demonstrate their commitment/ application and results of providing training, education and development of their people. The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour.

The winner of the 2017 Training, Education and Development Award is eStore Logistics.eStore Logistics

A High Commendation was awarded to Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC)Hunter Valley Coal Chain
Coordinator (HVCCC)

Finalists were: eStore Logistics, Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC), Learning Sphere Training Solutions and Polar Fresh Cold Chain Services.


2017 Information Technology and Management Award

Information remains the most important requirement of any supply chain. Information technology is where the majority of supply chain improvements have been made. Nominees for this award demonstrate where their use of existing or new technology has provided significant improvements to their management of information and/or their supply chain processes. The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM.

The joint winners of the 2017 Information Technology and Management Award are  IFC Global Logistics Pty Ltd
and  Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd.
(IFC Global were unfortunately not present to receive their trophy.)Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd

A High Commendation was awarded to Datapel Systems Pty Ltd.Datapel Systems Pty Ltd receiving their
High Commendation from SCLAA Director
Matt Madsen

Finalists were:   Datapel Systems Pty Ltd, Go People, iCOS Live Australian Pty, IFC Global Logistics Pty Ltd, Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd,  Sebastian Keith Chua, Health Promotion Board, SmartTrans and Vaibhav Dabhade, Anchanto Pte Ltd.


2017 Industry Excellence Award

Recognises and acknowledges outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently engaged across the supply chain industry. Persons nominated for this most prestigious award will be leaders and will have made significant change to the way a supply chain is managed and improved either academically, physically or technologically.

Originally awarded in 1987 and dedicated to Mike Munns, FAIMM, this award remains a cornerstone of SCLAA’s commitment to recognising and promoting the importance of the supply chain industry and its people to continuously improving organisational strength and growth.

The winner of the 2017 Industry Excellence Award is Mark Srzypiec, Miele ANZMark Srzypiec, Miele ANZ

A High Commendation was awarded to Pooja Bhatt, Pitney Bowes.Pooja Bhatt,
Pitney Bowes

Finalists were: Mark Skrzypiec, Miele ANZ, Pooja Bhatt, Pitney Bowes and Sharon Rudd, TNT.


 2017 International Supply Chain Award

This is a new Award and one that recognises Supply Chains know no boundaries. The ASCL International Supply Chain Award is given to a Company, Association or an Individual that may operate internationally and are able demonstrate their capability, commitment and achievements across any spectrum of the sciences, practices, disciplines or efforts to promote and improve the knowledge and acceptance of the importance of the supply chain.

The winner of the 2017 International Supply Chain Award is
Saigon Coop and XAct SolutionsThe Saigon Coop and XAct Solutions team receiving their
Winners trophy from SCLAA Director, David Rogers

A High Commendation was awarded to Ian & Yung Burden, PGT-Reclaimed (International)Ian & Yung Burden
PGT-Reclaimed (International)

Finalists were: Ashley Allchurch – Health and HIV Service Provider PNG, FarEye, Ian & Yung Burden – PGT-Reclaimed (International), Localz, Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd, Saigon Coop and XAct Solutions, Sebastian Keith Chua – Health Promotion Board and William Beaumont Weatherald – MRX Technologies


2017 Supply Chain Management Award

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the overview of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. This award recognises an organisation that can demonstrate significant achievement within a section or across their entire supply chain. Nominees should be able to clearly state the design and achieved results of the project or process that was envisaged and then implemented.

The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and is dedicated to Doug Beattie.

The Winner of the 2017 Supply Chain Management Award is
National Mailing & Marketing.
National Mailing & Marketing Pty Limited receiving their Winner’s Trophy
from Glen Borg, Dematic (ASCL Awards Gold Sponsor)

 A High Commendation was awarded to Toyota Motor Corporation Australia
and  Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd.Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd

Finalists were: Getinge Australia, National Mailing & Marketing Pty Limited, Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd, Orora Limited, Quintiq & Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd, SmartTrans, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

2017 Logistics Management Award

This is a new award and is awarded for one of the oldest disciplines of any supply chain and replaces the Storage and Materials Handling award. Recipients may stem from nominees for any of the other SCLAA awards at the judges’ discretion, or from a direct application, where the demonstrated achievement, improvement or results have required a logistical approach to improvement or major change to their logistics management.

The winner of the 2017 Logistics Management Award is Dematic.Glen Borg receiving the Logistics Management Award on behalf of Dematic
from SCLAA Director Gary Pearce

2017 Future Leaders Award

The purpose of this award is to provide incentive and recognition to young supply chain professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path. Nominees for this award should be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to taking the supply chain toward tomorrow. The SCLAA wishes to showcase finalists and provide impetus to continue to attract the brightest to the industry.

First awarded in 2009 and dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe.

The winner of the 2016 Future Leaders Award is Primo Danieletto.Future Leaders Award Winner, Primo Danieletto 

A High Commendation was awarded to Corey Carl and Kate Fawcett.

High Commendation Recipient, Corey Carl with Scott Young
and Luke Gowty, Young Guns Container Crew

Future Leader High Commendation
Recipient, Kate Fawcett

Finalists were: Corey Carl, James Murrey, Kate Fawcett, Levi Del Fierro, Nathan Tanner, Patrick Jordan and Primo Danieletto.

Future Leader Award Finalists, High Commendation Recipients and Winner, with
Lydia Kendray (left)
and Leonie Buckridge (right), LMA (Prize Sponsors)

The evening at iconic Luna Park offered guests great entertainment by renowned Jazz Band the Enormous Horns, memorable speeches and address by Dr John Gattorna world renowned supply chain expert, exceptional networking opportunities with local and international guests and exposure to the prestigious history of awards bestowed upon individuals and companies awarded for their excellence in the Supply Chain.

Don’t miss your opportunity in 2018 to nominate an individual or company for these industry wide recognised awards.

To join this exciting National Association please contact our National Secretariat on 1300 364 160 or email secretary@sclaa.com.au.

Come and be part of a dynamic association to get the recognition you deserve in the ever changing world of the supply chain in 2018.


2017 ASCL Award Sponsors


Dematic Announces Brand Consolidation Plan for Egemin & Ndc into Single Global Dematic Brand

Approach in Line with Focus on Single, Worldwide Product Brand for Supply Chain Solutions.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, announced the next step in the integration of Egemin Automation and NDC Automation with Dematic, by consolidating the brands into a single global Dematic brand. Starting in 2018, all of Egemin and NDC’s warehouse automation solutions will be globally branded and available to the market as Dematic.

Dematic comprises parent company KION Group’s Supply Chain Solutions segment that offers end-to-end supply chain automation solutions including high-end warehouse automation, storage, sorting and conveying solutions, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and automated forklift trucks.

This consolidation of the brands will enable customers around the globe to access the solutions and support they require for their current and future materials handling automation needs. The one brand strategy creates a larger product portfolio of AGVs (as well as storage, conveying, sorting and picking solutions) with a single global name.

Dematic will continue to manufacture and support the NDC, Egemin AGV and Egemin in-floor tow conveyor products as they move forward, to create the next generation of best-in-class AGVs. This will position Dematic as the frontrunner in the growing market for mobile automation material handling solutions.

“We are thrilled to leverage the skilled talents of our Egemin and NDC colleagues and look forward to applying their expertise as we continue to create solutions highly valued by customers,” said Jim Stollberg, Dematic EVP Product and Solution Management. “Continuing to develop the technology to enhance operational performance will be an integral part of the complete supply chain automation offering of the Dematic brand.”

About Dematic

Dematic is a leading global 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 centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic is now integrated under the roof of KION Group, and has implemented more than 6,000 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 centers. 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.

How will Innovation in Blockchain Technology Shape Supply Chains of the Future?

As part of the Intereskt Festival’s “Blockchain Day”, Australia’s first Fintech Festival, The SCLAA hosted its final Thought Leadership event for 2017 last night at Deskworx in St Kilda.

The buzz and excitement in the room was evident throughout the evening. We had a fantastic turnout with over 60 attendees to hear from industry experts on what the future of blockchain looks like in the supply chain industry.

Thank you to Alexar Pendashteh, Paul Sidhu and Julian Smith for their involvement, Vertical Talent as the major supporting partner of this event and the SCLAA committee for their hard work in making this event run smoothly.

See you at our Christmas party in a few weeks. Keep your eyes peeled!

Networking – 21 September 2017

Thank you to our guests who attended our third FLG Young Professionals Networking Drinks for 2017.  As you may have experienced, The Duke of Wellington was a great, cozy environment to grow our networks and meet our wider community.

We’d especially like to thank Vertical Talent for their sponsorship and presence at last week’s event. It was great to see the community expand and intertwine. Great to see smiles on everyone’s face. See you next time!

18th Annual SCLAA WA Peter Smith Memorial Golf Day

Congratulation to Savills Australia – James Condon, Murray Simcock, Richard Pickerill and Shane Gruber on winning the 2017 Golf Day presented by Corrine Smith.


Group photo of all 76 players.