Asendia selects Tigers for B2C fulfilment in Australia

Tigers has been selected as the local logistics partner to support the launch of Asendia Oceania and provide a regional footprint for B2C and omnichannel fulfilment solutions in Australia.
Hong Kong-based Tigers has an extensive warehousing network across Australia in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney, with a focus on B2C vertical markets. Read more

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Where the jobs are in T&L

Demand for multi-skilled candidates remains high across transport, warehousing and supply chain, according to the latest Hays Jobs Report. This is the result of a focus on efficiency improvements and positive productivity, with employers looking for candidates with a strong knowledge of systems and processes and a history of reducing costs, achieving demanding KPI and diverse experience. Employers also want candidates with a wide technical skill set whom they can utilise to their full potential.
Within the transport industry, strained transport networks in Sydney and Melbourne will continue to fuel demand for Transport Allocators. With a busier transport sector in Brisbane, there is a need for Transport Allocators and experienced Transport Supervisors and Managers to lead operations. Employers require candidates with experience in a similar role.
Lateral-thinking Transport Coordinators and Managers who cope well under pressure and find the best route at the cheapest rate are also in demand.
Casual HR Drivers as well as MC Drivers with a MSIC card are needed. So are HR and HC Drivers who are open to a multi-skilled role such as driving and labouring.
Freight Forwarders remain in demand but require relevant experience. Import/Export professionals are sought, with a particular focus from employers on sea freight and Mandarin speaking candidates. CargoWise experience is a new trend that employers more commonly request.
Within warehouse and distribution, Warehouse Managers and Supervisors are required. Candidates must be analytically sound with a proactive approach to KPI. As companies continue to appreciate the benefit of improving logistical efficiencies, candidates who can track, monitor and manage KPI performance are highly sought after.
In a localised trend, New South Wales’ growing 3PL footprint is leading to demand for Warehouse Managers, Logistics Coordinators and Analysts. Employers want to ensure maximum efficiency is achieved and KPI and contracts are being met. Expectations from 3PL employers are growing and they therefore look for candidates who can ensure service delivery levels are being met, if not exceeded.
Import and Export Coordinators are another area of demand. With many companies moving their manufacturing overseas, candidates with international shipping experience and cargo software knowledge are in high demand.
Dispatch Coordinators are needed, too.
Wharf Fleet Controllers are also sought in response to turnover due to the high pressure work environment. Employers look for candidates with wharf experience and a secure, stable and successful career within this space.
In the SME sector, inventory control professionals who can develop procedures to improve inventory accuracy and transparency are required.
Inventory Controllers are another area of demand. The duties of this role were once the responsibility of Warehouse Supervisors, however, employers now have stricter tolerances on stock levels and are recruiting these professionals in response.
Storepersons with inventory management software experience are needed, too. Companies seek candidates who can multi-skill, manage inventory needs and possess strong computer skills, a forklift licence and the ability to load and unload deliveries, pick and pack orders and tidy a store.
Forklift Operators skilled in operating different attachments and High Reach Forklift Operators are also sought. While Forklift Operators are available, those with attachment and high reach expertise are rare, as are those who have worked in busy warehouses and have strong navigation skills.
Casual Skilled Labourers are needed for one- to two-day assignments. With most people looking for longer-term roles, reliable candidates for short-term roles are rare.
Another interesting trend is the recovery of the senior level supply chain market. Today, multiple Supply Chain Manager vacancies are available in global organisations. This has also led to an increase in the number of mid-tier supply and demand planner vacancies. As a result, demand exists for quality Supply and Demand Planners and S&OP Managers who have worked with complex manual-based systems, have exposure to and assisted with the development of S&OP processes and implementations, possess an analytical and commercial focus and can influence and educate internal stakeholders across an organisation.

Blockchain works in supply chains: report

A worldwide analysis of leading organisations implementing blockchain demonstrates the technology’s potential to transform supply chains across the globe.
A new report by the Capgemini Research Institute has revealed that blockchain could become ubiquitous by 2025, entering mainstream business and underpinning supply chains worldwide. Through investment and partnerships, the distributed ledger technology will dominate manufacturing as well as consumer products and retail industries, ushering in a new era of transparency and trust.
The report, Does blockchain hold the key to a new age of supply chain transparency and trust?, provides a comprehensive overview into the businesses and geographies that are ramping up their blockchain readiness, and predicts that blockchain will enter mainstream use in supply chains by 2025. Currently just 3% of organisations that are deploying blockchain do so at scale and 10% have a pilot in place, with 87% of respondents reporting to be in the early stages of experimentation with blockchain.
The UK (22%) and France (17%) currently lead the way with at-scale and pilot implementation of blockchain in Europe, while the USA (18%) is a front-runner in terms of funding blockchain initiatives. These ‘pacesetters’ are optimistic that blockchain will deliver on its potential, with over 60% believing that blockchain is already transforming the way they collaborate with their partners.
The study also found that cost saving (89%), enhanced traceability (81%) and enhanced transparency (79%) are the top three drivers behind current investments in blockchain. Furthermore, blockchain enables information to be delivered securely, faster and more transparently. The technology can be applied to critical supply chain functions, from tracking production to monitoring food chains and ensuring regulatory compliance. Enthused by the results they are seeing, the pacesetters identified in the study are set to grow their blockchain investment by 30% in the next three years.
On the downside
Despite the optimism surrounding blockchain deployments, concerns remain around establishing a clear return-on-investment, and interoperability between partners in a supply chain. The majority (92%) of pacesetters point to establishing ROI as the greatest challenge to adoption and 80% cite interoperability with legacy systems as a major operational challenge. Additionally, 82% point to the security of transactions as inhibiting partner adoption of their blockchain applications, undermining blockchain’s status as a secure technology.
Chief technology officer for financial services at Capgemini Sudhir Pai said: “There are some really exciting use cases in the marketplace that are showing the benefits of blockchain for improving the supply chain, but blockchain is not a silver bullet for an organisation’s supply chain challenges. Blockchain’s ROI has not yet been quantified, and business models and processes will need to be redesigned for its adoption. Effective partnerships are needed across the supply chain to build an ecosystem-based blockchain strategy, integrated with broader technology deployments, to ensure that it can realise its potential.”
In a previous report conducted earlier this year with Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, Capgemini found that experimentation in blockchain will peak in 2020 as organisations explore proofs of concept and branch out from Fintechs. According to the report, blockchain transformation will mature in 2025 as organisations undertake enterprise transformation and integration, establishing policies for privacy and data management.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Development) of Swinburne University of Technology Professor Aleks Subic said: “Organisations trust blockchain technology to solve key issues and create new business opportunities, and it lends credibility to the digital ecosystem across the supply chain. We believe that blockchain technology will play an integral role in the digital transformation of supply chain channels for a wide range of industries in the near future.”
Despite the barriers facing blockchain today, organisations are trying to drive wider adoption now while the technology is in its early stage. One example is the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), a consortium comprised of a group of auto and tech companies focused on getting carmakers to assign digital identities to vehicles so that cars and systems can transact with each other.
Current industry use cases
Capgemini Research Institute’s report identified 24 use cases for blockchain, ranging from trading carbon credits, to managing supplier contracts and preventing counterfeit products. Capgemini applied these use cases to retail, manufacturing and consumer products, finding that blockchain can be and is being used for tracing the production, provenance and inventory of contracts, products and services. The report highlights that consumer product organisations are notably focused on tracing and identifying products, with Nestlé, Unilever and Tyson Foods implementing blockchain trials. Retailers are focused on digital marketplaces and preventing counterfeits, with the likes of Starbucks investing in blockchain trials. More critically, blockchain can safeguard food supplies, tracing food from farm to fork, to head off contamination or product recalls.
A copy of the report can be downloaded here.
 

Who will be the winner?

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with Australian Trusted Trader, has officially announced the finalists for the longest running and most prestigious awards program in the industry. Having served the industry for 58 years, the ASCL Awards are the most recognised and prestigious awards for an individual or a company to receive.
Winners of the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards will be announced at the ASCL Award Gala Dinner to be held on Friday, 23 November 2018 in the Grand Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney. Click here to register to attend the ASCL Awards Gala Dinner.
Industry Excellence Award
This 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.
2018 Industry Excellence Award Finalists are:

  • BBILLER Pty Ltd.
  • Joshua Carter – Carter Heavy Haulage and Transport Pty Ltd.
  • MAEZ.
  • Rob O’Byrne – Logistics Bureau Group.
  • Telstra Corporation.

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 must be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to taking the supply chain towards 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.
2018 Future Leader Award Finalists are:

  • Cameron Davies – Young Guns Container Crew.
  • Corey Carl – Young Guns Container Crew.
  • Jake Parrett – Carter Heavy Haulage and Transport Pty Ltd.
  • Kathryn Elser.
  • Krystian Ostrowski.
  • Kyle Rogers – Silk Contract Logistics.

Supply Chain Management Award
Supply chain management (SCM) is the oversight 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.
2018 Supply Chain Management Award Finalists are:

  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
  • Fremantle Ports.
  • Hemandra Maharaj & Snackbrands/Ontex/Cahill Transport/CH Robinson Supply Chain Teams.
  • Kathmandu.
  • Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance.
  • Toll Group.

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 will be presented to the 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.
2018 Training, Education & Development Finalists are:

  • Associate Professor Ferry Jie, PhD, School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University.
  • TT Logistics (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
  • Wesfarmers Chemicals Energy & Fertilisers.
  • Young Guns Container Crew.

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 will 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.
2018 Information Technology and Management Award Finalists are:

  • BlockBit Solutions.
  • Fremantle Ports.
  • iCOS LIVE.
  • Peter Breusch/Full CRM.
  • PVT Group.
  • Santos Ltd.
  • Shippit.

Environmental Excellence Award
The ASCL 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 Ken Pike.
2018 Environmental Excellence Award Finalists are:

  • Dennis Ogden, National Mailing and Marketing Pty Ltd.
  • Paul Miller, Bridgeport Energy.
  • PGT-Reclaimed.
  • Rotary – Donations in Kind Queensland & Northern Rivers.

International Supply Chain Award
Recognising that 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 is 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.
2018 International Supply Chain Award Finalists are:

  • Ashley Allchurch – Health and HIV Implementation Service Delivery Provider.
  • Localz.
  • Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and XAct Solutions Shinsei Project.
  • Rodney Bartolo and Glen Dyer, Mercedes Benz Vans.
  • Sebastian Keith Chua, Health Promotion Board, Singapore.

Logistics Management Award
This is a new award and is for one of the longest standing disciplines of any supply chain, replacing the Storage and Materials Handling award. The recipient of this award may stem from the 2018 Awards finalists or may be an individual who the Judging Panel feels has demonstrated achievement, improvement or results have required a logistical approach to improvement or major change to their logistics management.
The winner of this award will be announced on the night.
Reserve your seat now!
To reserve your seat or a table for you and your colleagues at the 2018 ASCL Awards Gala Dinner, visit the Gala Dinner page on the SCLAA Calendar of Events on the website.

Awards closing in just 3 weeks – enter now!

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) will be holding the 2018 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics (ASCL) Awards on Friday, 23 November in The Grand Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney.
These National Awards, presented by the SCLAA, have been running for fifty-eight years, making them the most sought after, recognised and influential awards across the supply chain, logistics and transport industries.
ASCL Industry Excellence Award
This 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.
Criteria: Any person nominated with demonstrable achievement who has provided change, improvement, education, support, development, implementation or significant results that has bettered their own or general supply chains. Limited to Australian citizens working technologically, academically or physically across the supply chain industry. The judges will look at the sustainability and national and/or international implications of the demonstrated achievements.
ASCL 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.
Criteria: Any person under the age of 30 who has shown proven commitment to learn and gain knowledge and has applied their achieved skills to deliver improvements within their supply chain field. Particular attention will be given by the judges where nominees have been encouraged and able to use new techniques, technology or developed new processes.
ASCL Supply Chain Management Award
Supply chain management (SCM) is the oversight 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.
Criteria: The criteria for this award is not limited by industry as all industries have a supply chain. Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and materials or resource service industries can and do play a vital role in supply chain deliverables.
ASCL 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 will be presented to a company that can best demonstrate their committeemen, 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.
Criteria: Any company nominated for this award must be directly involved within the supply chain industry. The demonstrated development, training and education of person or persons employed by the nominated company is a mandatory requirement to be considered for this award. The judges will pay particular attention to where the supplied training, education and development has led to improvements achieved for both the company and the individual.
ASCL 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 has been made. Nominees for this award will 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.
Criteria: The judges will be looking for nominees who can provide reasonable detail in the determined area where the technology was correctly applied and what – if any – obstacles were discovered and how they were overcome to achieve the information improvement. The technology can be physical, logical, or cloud based applications and the technology is not limited to just pure information although it is expected that information of some sort would be a beneficiary.
ASCL Environmental Excellence Award
The ASCL Environmental Excellence Award recognises corporate leadership contributing to environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action. The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and is dedicated to Mr Ken Pike.
Criteria: The development or delivery of a service or initiative that significantly contributes to the solution of sustainability through a reduction in energy, materials and or natural resources. Describe the application and applicability to the industry thereby promoting best practice. Describe how the initiative has raised the level of awareness of the environment and sustainability within the organisation.
ASCL International Supply Chain Award
Recognising that supply chains know no boundaries, the ASCLA International Supply Chain Award is given to a company, association or an individual who 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
Criteria: The issue of this award is not determined from any specific or objective criteria. It is determined to provide evidence, publicity and reciprocity against achieving closer relationships and increased recognition of the supply chain as a global industry. Judging will be limited to three judges, not necessarily drawn from the standard judging panel but drawn from persons considered suitable and capable of determining a fitting recipient.

Supply chain management software up 13.9%: Gartner

The latest market share data from Gartner shows that adoption of supply chain management (SCM) software accelerated significantly in 2017. Total worldwide market revenue grew 13.9 per cent to reach a total of $12.2 billion in 2017.
“The SCM market’s revenue performed well in 2017, continuing the trend of accelerating growth from recent years. This is happening because SCM technologies are a key component of delivering digital business strategies,” said Balaji Abbabatulla, research director at Gartner (see Table 1.). “SCM technologies create digital value by optimising the flow of products, services and related information from source to customer and from customer to source.
“The top five vendors in the SCM market all increased revenue, but only JDA and Infor grew their market share by outperforming the total market growth,” said Mr Abbabatulla. “The ‘other vendors’ category is growing significantly faster than the top five market incumbents, but the top five rankings remained the same in 2017.”
Table 1. Worldwide SCM revenue market share, 2016-2017 (Millions of USD).

Company2016 Revenue2017 Revenue2016-2017 Growth (%)2017 Market Share (%)
SAP2,9303,25711.226.6
Oracle1,5531,6798.113.7
JDA47654414.34.4
Infor24328617.42.3
Manhattan Associates2192252.81.8
Other Vendors5,3346,25617.351.1
Total10,75512,24613.9100.0

Source: Gartner (July 2018)
Mr Abbabatulla continued: “Smaller cloud-native vendors enjoyed an average revenue growth of 41.4 per cent in 2017. The top five vendors are defending their market share by pivoting toward cloud-first strategies and quickly introducing new products through development, acquisition or partnerships on their cloud platform.”
Cloud offerings are driving growth in the market partly because more midsize organisations are adopting SCM software to drive digital business models. Midsize organisations help bolster revenue growth because they are net new customers of SCM products and are not bound by replacement and upgrade cycles from legacy investment.
“Cloud software typically have lower barriers to entry and are more easily scalable, and are therefore a better fit for midsize organisations looking at SCM for competitive advantage,” said Mr Abbabatulla. “We expect that vendors offering a well-defined, vertical-industry-oriented strategy for midsize organisations will grow rapidly over the next five years.”
Another source of competitive advantage for SCM vendors has been effective incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) into their products. “While adoption levels of AI vary across sub market segments, we expect it to drive revenue growth as AI technologies and tools mature,” said Mr Abbabatulla. “This is because AI can bring productivity and user experience improvements by automating routine tasks and providing more effective support to complex decisions.”
 
 

Become a mentor and benefit!

The SCLAA is inviting senior logisticians to join the SCLAA 2018 Mentoring Program.
Progress your career and build your professional network through SCLAA’s mentoring program. The program matches experienced supply chain professionals with supply chain students, future leaders and members new to the supply chain industry.
The SCLAA is aiming to establish helping relationships based on the exchange of knowledge, experience and goodwill among members. You can increase capability across the industry by providing a venue for senior SCLAA members to help someone less experienced gain confidence, clearer purpose, insight, and wisdom.
The program is designed to provide both the mentee and mentor with an opportunity to develop a mutually beneficial relationship. The program consists of formal workshop sessions and informal one on one mentor sessions.
What’s in it for mentors?

  • Develop a stronger network.
  • Opportunity to pass on skills and experience to the next generation.
  • Build long term relationships with the next generation of industry leaders.
  • Help shape future supply chain & logistics professionals and practitioners.
  • Work together with mentees to define the next step of their careers.

Expectations

  • Mentees are expected to drive engagement with their mentor (e.g. setting catch up dates and time).
  • Mentor time commitment of at least 4 one hour catch-ups over the year.

If you’re interested please complete the expression of interest survey here.
 

Blockchain in logistics: unlock the power

DHL has released a trend report in cooperation with Accenture on blockchain technology’s potential to transform the logistics industry.
Global supply chains are notoriously complex, with a diverse set of stakeholders, varying interests, and many third-party intermediaries – challenges that blockchain is well suited to address. The report includes initial findings on a working prototype developed by DHL and Accenture, which tracks pharmaceuticals from the point of origin to the consumer, preventing tampering and errors.
“The experiments with blockchain in finance are well known, but we believe logistics is an area where the new technology will have a truly profound impact,” said Matthias Heutger, senior vice president DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. “Implementing productive solutions, however, will require further technological development and, critically, collaboration between all stakeholders.”
Blockchain is a new type of database system that maintains, records and authenticates data and transactions. In supply chains, products are assigned unique identifiers that allow their entire history to be captured as it moves to the end customer. Stakeholders validate this information in real time and if anyone tries to tamper with, alter or erase a record, everyone will know.
Saving patients by authenticating medications
“We see especially exciting potential for blockchain in pharmaceuticals, which is why we focused our proof of concept with Accenture on the life sciences and healthcare industry,” says Keith Turner, CIO Chief Development Office, DHL Supply Chain. “By utilising the inherent irrefutability within blockchain technologies, we can make great strides in highlighting tampering, reducing the risk of counterfeits and actually saving lives.”
As many as one million lives are lost each year due to counterfeit medications, according to Interpol, and it is estimated that up to 30% of pharmaceutical products sold in emerging markets are counterfeit. DHL and Accenture created a blockchain-based serialisation prototype with nodes in six geographies to track pharmaceuticals across the supply chain. The ledger tracking these medicines may be shared with stakeholders, including manufacturers, warehouses, distributors, pharmacies, hospitals, and doctors. Lab-simulations show how blockchain could handle more than seven billion unique serial numbers and 1,500 transactions per second.
“We’ve worked closely with DHL to understand and document the broad impact blockchain will have on supply chains of the future,” adds Andreas Baier, Accenture lead for the travel and transportation industry and DHL client team leader. “Using a common, indelible and secure ledger, the industry can achieve much higher safety standards – from the factory to the patient – at much lower cost. This is one of several opportunities blockchain affords to restructure business processes while reducing cost and complexity.”
Applying blockchain technology to supply chains
Blockchain technology shows great promise for dramatically improving the efficiency and reliability of supply chains in all industries. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), global spending on blockchain solutions is forecast to reach US$2.1 billion in 2018, more than double the US$945 million spent in 2017. In 2021 annual spending is expected to reach US$9.7 billion (IDC Worldwide Semi-annual Blockchain Spending Guide, 2017H1).
DHL and Accenture’s pharmaceutical prototype is just one of the use cases highlighted in their trend report. Blockchain could also be used for asset management, to improve transparency and traceability, and to automate commercial processes with ‘smart contracts’ that facilitate and verify the performance of contracts without third parties. The potential for blockchain in logistics is significant. However, moving from concepts and pilot applications to actually deploying viable solutions will require the technology to be further developed, organisational transformation and a willingness to collaborate between all stakeholders. Success depends on all parties working together to transform legacy processes and to jointly adopt new ways of creating logistics value.
You can download the trend report Blockchain in Logistics here.
 

The best of the best – this year’s ASCLA winners, with pictures

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with Dematic, LMA, Xtreme Freight and Australian Border Force Program, has announced the winners of the 2017 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards.
These awards have been held annually for the last 57 years by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).  The awards provide an opportunity for people and companies 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.
2017 ASCL Award Winners
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 the award from SCLAA vice president Joshua Holmes (right).

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).
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.

Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd. (IFC Global staff were unfortunately not present to receive their trophy.)

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 ANZ.

Mark Srzypiec, Miele ANZ.

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/who may operate internationally and is 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 Solutions.
 

Saigon Coop and XAct Solutions team receiving the winner’s trophy from SCLAA director David Rogers (right).

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 the winner’s trophy from Glen Borg, Dematic (ASCL Awards Gold Sponsor).

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 of Dematic with SCLAA director Gary Pearce (left).

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.

Be there next year
Don’t miss your opportunity in 2018 to nominate an individual or company for these awards recognised industry-wide.
To join this national association please contact the SCLAA national secretariat on 1300 364 160 or email secretary@sclaa.com.au.
 

Does your supply chain need Impetus?

GS1‘s supply chain conference, Impetus 2008, will bring together international and Australian experts to discuss key topics in supply chain management, including strategies for food businesses to cope with a 21th century pandemic such as SARS or avian influenza, major health reform, and automation of the meat and fresh produce aftermarket. 

The conference will also focus on data capture technologies, hearing from Simon Langford, director of EPC Strategies at Wal-Mart, who will illustrate strategy and learnings with EPC/RFID at the major US retailer and the ‘Sam’s Club’ wholesale club chain. Dr Sanjay Sarma, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will discuss the latest developments in RFID technology across the international market, and its implications for Australian businesses.

Other key speakers include Steven Newton from Metcash Limited, Prof Peter Dapiran from University of Melbourne and Richard Umbers from Woolworths.

Running concurrently will be a free trade show, the Impetus Expo, featuring the latest supply chain and technology products from more than 30 GS1 Australia Alliance Partners and associates.

The two-day conference will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of GS1 Australia, with the GS1 Australia Supply Chain Excellence Awards to be presented at the event.

See www.impetus.gs1au.org.

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