ITS Australia wins right to host 2016 World Conference

 

At its 9 May meeting in Tokyo, the ITS World Congress Board of Directors has confirmed that Intelligent Transport Systems Australia (ITS Australia) will host the 23rd ITS World Congress in Melbourne in October 2016.

WA Safety Show coming in August

 

In addition to showcasing technology essential to the modern, safe workplace, the WA Safety Show at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre 7-9 August, will include a number of interactive live demonstrations, free seminars and workshops.
Managers and supervisors involved in the supply chain will have the opportunity to network and learn from industry experts about changes to workplace health and safety laws and other key issues affecting manufacturing and distribution.
These include employer responsibilities and employee rights under the Harmonisation laws that have in large part been rejected by WA, but will still affect firms operating across state jurisdictions.
The WA Safety Show, held every two years, is the state

SCLAA to launch SCL Awards

The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia, Queensland Division, will be holding a breakfast function on Wednesday the 30th of May at the Queensland Cricketers Club.
The function will be the official launch of the 2012 Queensland SCL Awards that are now in their fifth year and are the state’s feeder program into the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards. Sponsored by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Strategix Training Group and apics, the Queensland SCL Awards are designed to recognise the people who make up the diverse supply chain, logistics and transport industries.
During the morning a group of past Queensland SCL Awardees will be on a panel discussing what they have gained from the award program personally and professionally. Panelists will include Rick Ralph, Executive Director, Waste Contractors Recycling Association of Queensland (WCRAQ), Louise Perram-Fisk, Director (Transform), Policy Governance, Rail Ports and Freight, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Nikki Hasicevic, Sales and Customer Coordinator, Snap Fresh and Matthew Crook. Rick Ralph was the stand-out for 2011 awards, both state and nationally, taking out two awards in the state awards program and three in the ASCL Awards.
This function is open to all in the industry and

Supply Chain Report 2010

The Logistics Association of Australia Ltd (LAA) and leading international supply chain and logistics management consultant, Logistics Bureau, are about to release the Supply Chain Report 2010 on the state of the logistics and supply chain industry in Australia.

 

The program, now in its second year, will provide research content and analysis of an economic update and market update, define market participants and review Australian industry performance and will also include findings on employment and training and the regulatory environment.

 

Segment data includes:

Logistics & Supply Chain Economic Update: Labour Force; Inflation; Freight Volume & Transport & Warehousing Cost;

Market Update: Industry Initiatives; Significant Mergers & Infrastructure Programs; Warehouse Availability & Trends;

Market Participants: Major Players in Road, Rail, Freight & Transport;

Australian Industry Performance Review: Business Inventory; Sales Ratio; Logistics Cost to GDP

 

The report will be released to NSW audiences at the LAA’s next dinner meeting on Wednesday, 9 March 2011, at Rydges Hotel Rosehill.

 

Register by Friday March 4. For more information and to register please call LAA Ltd on 1300 651 911 or 02 9635 3422.

 

Cost (GST inclusive): LAA & apics Members $66 – Non members $90.

Corporate Table of 10: $660 GST inclusive.

Lucky 13th: 2012 Queensland Conference dates set

The dates have been set for the thirteenth annual Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference for 2012. To be held on 23-24 August 2012 at the Sofitel Hotel Brisbane, the Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference is the largest event of its kind in the state and is ideally suited for supply chain, logistics, transport and procurement professionals and practitioners.

 

A uniquely-styled educational event, the conference is designed for both professional and personal development in a most-relaxed environment. With a theme of “5 Steps to Supply Chain Success”, the 2012 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference is an event not to be missed!

 

The 13th Annual Conference will have a comprehensive and dynamic program that includes presentations from highly distinguished Australian and overseas speakers. Building on the success of the 2011 event, the conference will have exciting additions to the program with the 2012 Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Awards, which are a feeder program in to the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards, the Supply Chain and Logistics Summit and the annual charity dinner on the Thursday evening.

 

Who will attend and benefit?

 

The Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference will attract 300-plus delegates from all over Australia and internationally through the newly extended program. A large proportion of the delegates will be key decision makers, capable of influencing debate and decision. Delegates will include chief executive officers, senior executives and management who are involved at all levels of procurement, manufacturing and materials management, and the people responsible for contracting, outsourcing, warehousing and logistics and other supply chain activities in the private enterprise, government (state, local) or public sector business enterprises.

 

The Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference is organised by leading industry associations including the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), QUT School of International Business, CIPS Australia, the Australasian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and the South East Queensland Procurement Network Group.

 

For further information about exhibiting or registering for this conference please phone: 1300 920 439, email info@qldscc.com or visit www.qldscc.com today.

7th CIPSA Annual Conference: Risky Business

12-13 October 2011

Pre-conference Workshops – 11 October

Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne

The full seminar and workshop programme has now been published online for the region's biggest and best procurement conference. Featuring a record number of practitioner presenters, the eleven plenary sessions, twenty-five seminars and six pre-conference workshops provides delegates with an unprecedented choice of education opportunities.

To view the programme, please click here.

Extended early-bird discount

Due to the late publication of the full programme, the organisers have extended the original early-bird deadline to the 26th August. For details click here.

About the programme

The theme for this year's annual conference is 'Risky Business', addressing the strategic professional agenda for procurement in the keynote plenary sessions, while providing delegates with real practical deliverables and learning points through the multi-streamed tactical seminars. The 7th CIPSA Annual Conference also sees the introduction, for the first time, of a series of half-day pre-conference workshops, providing delegates with an even greater educational experience.

Networking events

Of course, a key benefit in attending a conference such as this is the opportunity it affords to network with your peers and suppliers of relevant goods and services.

Lunch on both days will be served buffet-style in the Purchasing Exchange, allowing delegates the opportunity to browse the booths, renew old acquaintances and make new ones.

At the conclusion of formal proceedings on Day 1, drinks will be served in the Purchasing Exchange for an hour after the conference sessions close, before delegates head over to Crown Palladium for the main evening’s entertainment, The 5th CIPS Australasia Procurement Professional Awards Dinner.

The Awards Dinner will be preceded by a cocktail function in the Crown Palladium Atrium.

 

Futuristic technology meets today’s logistics at Queensland Materials Handling

Safety, training, licensing and integration technology will be among the attractions at Queensland Materials Handling when it runs from 21 to 23 June. Focused on lift, shift and load, the event will be held concurrently with the Queensland Safety Show and the new Queensland Manufacturing Show at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

 

Visitors will learn about the very topical changes to forklift licensing under the new work health and safety laws at special workshops presented by AIMM Industrial Training on the first and final days of Queensland Materials Handling.

 

Matching the advice is an extensive range of practical products and services from materials and manual handling specialists. Among them is dock automation software from Leda Security that allows logistics centres to book and manage trucks much like airport traffic control.

 

If the truck and door is fitted with RFID, ‘Dockbrain’ permits truck entry within the specified visiting window and only at the nominated door to alleviate queuing. For enhanced workplace safety, Dockbrain can manage opening and closing of equipment in sequence. Leda Security’s Tom Rozsa says Dockbrain’s launch at Melbourne Materials Handling surprised many visitors.

 

“The interest from Melbourne Materials Handling visitors in Dockbrain was huge,” he says.

 

“Many commented that they hadn’t been aware we’ve extended our capabilities in this way, so the show was the right platform for the launch and to get the message across that Leda Security offers dock levellers, high-speed doors, insulated doors and the automation that coordinates all the equipment to make it work.”

 

An integrated approach to safety will also be promoted by ShockWatch Australia. Its EquipCommand software brings together data from impact, tilt and shock sensors so managers can monitor daily activities and meet long-term objectives for all equipment and operators across multiple facilities. Businesses can use this comprehensive software program to monitor equipment access, utilisation, safety, and maintenance for optimal fleet performance.

 

Complementing the vehicle safety technology will be a range of suppliers offering drug and alcohol testing services, which Queensland Materials Handling organiser, Marie Kinsella of Australian Exhibitions & Conferences, says is an emerging field.

 

"It seems employers are becoming more and more aware that training is only part of the answer when it comes to high risk activities like forklift operation," she says.

 

"Increasingly, they are looking for technology that can help prevent workplace injuries. Drug and alcohol testing, coupled with vehicle monitoring systems are great examples that have recently risen to prominence at the Queensland Safety and Materials Handling Shows."

 

The Queensland Materials Handling Show and Queensland Safety Show will be co-located with the Queensland Manufacturing Show at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 21 to 23 June. For more information, visit www.materialshandling.net.au, email mhvisitor@aec.net.au or phone Australian Exhibitions & Conferences Pty Ltd on (03) 9654 7773.

Brisbane Truck Show signs on a legend

Rugby league legend Shane Webcke has been appointed official ambassador for the 2011 Brisbane Truck Show.

 

Webcke, veteran of 21 State of Origins and 263 first-grade games for the Brisbane Broncos, will become the ‘public face’ in all print, radio and television commercials and pre-show promotional events for the biennial Brisbane Truck Show.

 

The Brisbane Truck Show is owned and run by the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ), and with a 40-plus year history it now ranks as the Southern Hemisphere’s premier commercial vehicle event.

 

Brett Wright, chief executive of the CVIAQ, says the first-time appointment of a show ambassador was driven by the need to communicate the move to a new venue and the fresh focus on a transport-only event.

 

After many years at Brisbane’s RNA showground, the 2011 show will be staged at the world-class Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

 

“It is a very important, very exciting move for us and we needed someone who we could entrust that message to and Shane became the obvious choice for us as show ambassador,” Wright added.

 

“His high public profile, both through sport and now as a TV presenter together with the fact that Webcke is involved in the transport industry, makes him a powerful advocate for the event.”

 

Shane has a direct interest in the transport industry through his part-ownership of a small transport haulage business. The company specialises in a range of services such as stock and grain carrying, general haulage and deliveries of landscaping materials. In addition, Shane Webcke has other business interests in earthmoving and general haulage services across greater Brisbane.

 

“Shane stood out because he is very well respected in all aspects of his life, not just football; he is a very competent speaker, he is an intelligent man, and he has real experience in our industry,” Wright says.

 

“He is a Queensland statesman. That was what the CVIAQ was looking for and Shane fits the bill perfectly.”

 

Webcke, a dual premiership player and Dally M Prop of the Year, says the ambassador role represents a ‘dream job’.

 

“Growing up on a farm around machinery and trucks, I’ve always loved that sort of thing. I’m involved in television and promotional work at the moment, but part of my strategy in moving forward with my life is to also have other business interests, and machinery, and especially trucks, will definitely be part of that,” he says.

 

“I attended the show two years ago and know first-hand how good it is, so when I was asked the decision was easy for me. From my point of view it is a dream job as it involves what I love.

 

“I’m thrilled to be involved and thrilled to be asked.”

 

The Brisbane Truck Show will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from Thursday 5 May to Sunday 8 May 2011.

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