Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference

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

Doing business with India

While there is huge growth in India and opportunities for doing business with India are numerous, understanding the practicalities of working there should not be underestimated.

CIPSA Special Interest Forum
7 August 2012
Rydges World Tower, Sydney

India is one of the fasting growing economies in the world with a voting population that grows by more than 20 million a year, and is due to surpass China as the largest in the world in the next 15 years. The growth in population and the burgeoning middle class mean that India has a large talent pool with in excess of two million graduates entering the labour force every year. While there is huge growth in India and opportunities for doing business with India are numerous, understanding the practicalities of working there should in no way be underestimated.

India has a world-class reputation for services offshoring that has developed over the past 20 years. Services offshoring has matured beyond labour arbitrage

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

The recent volatility of the global economy has had deep and lasting effects on the supply chain, making increased levels of efficiency and agility more important than ever before. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2012 is designed to provide senior supply chain executives with the insights, tools and relationships today’s complex business environment demands.

Squeezed between recession and recovery, supply chain executives need a new set of fundamentals to achieve optimal efficiency and agility in their networks. From advanced sales & operations planning (S&OP), to sustainability strategies and innovative approaches to talent management, executives have new tools at their disposal to achieve supply chain excellence. And none too soon, as global commodity and materials costs are rising much more rapidly than consumers’ willingness and ability to pay higher prices. The result: a further squeeze on already strained supply chains.

Over two days, the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference will cover all that and much more. Gartner analyst-led sessions, case studies and roundtables aimed at sharing best practices, will leave you with a deeper understanding of the success factors and pitfalls to avoid on your journey to supply chain excellence.

Hot topics to be covered include demand-driven value networks, manufacturing excellence, supply chain risk mitigation, sustainability and inventory optimisation.

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SC2020 Executive Luncheon: Road transport update

Richard Hancock.

Supply Chain 2020 is an industry event drawing together supply chain professionals to connect in an interactive and educational networking forum on 26-27 June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Executive Luncheon | Tuesday 26 June from 12pm |

A single National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is scheduled to commence from January 2013. The NHVR Project is the implementation of one rule book for all heavy vehicles acrossAustralia- creating improved business efficiency, productivity and safety.

In conjunction with the Supply Chain Logistics Association Australia (SCLAA), a special lunch will be held on the first day of the event when Richard Hancock will address executives on the impending NHVR Project. You can have your questions answered from the man charged with building the national heavy vehicle regulator.

Richard was appointed as the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Project Director in late 2010. Prior to that, Richard held chief executive roles in theNorthern Territorygovernment where his responsibilities included transport and roads strategy, policy and regulation throughout the Territory. Richard has a strong knowledge of project management and has had previous roles as a chief executive in local government. He brings a wealth of experience, a proven leadership record and a keen focus on the importance of the strong partnering relationships driving the NHVR reform.

To register go to www.supplychain2020.com.au or call 1300 789 845.

Submissions open for the 2012 Queensland SCL Awards

The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia, Queensland Division, in conjunction with apics, Transform, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Strategix Training Group and Transpacific Industries Group, has officially launched the fifth annual Queensland SCL Awards program.

Submissions are now open for the fifth annual Queensland SCL Awards with winners to be announced on Thursday 23 August, during the 2012 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference.

Queensland Future Leaders Award

Sponsored by Transform, Department of Transport and Main Roads, the purpose of the 2012 Queensland Future Leaders Award is to provide incentive and recognition to young professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path within the transport, supply chain and logistics industry. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase young professionals within our great industry.

Queensland Industry Excellence Award

The 2012 Queensland Industry Excellence Award recognises and acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the transport, supply chain and logistics industry. The judges will be looking for individuals who have demonstrated vision and leadership, shows innovation and not afraid to take risks.

Queensland Supply Chain Management Award

Sponsored by Strategix Training Group, the aim of the 2012 Queensland Supply Chain Management Award is to encourage and acknowledge the outstanding achievement of an organisation that has demonstrated significant achievement in managing the integration of supply chains. This could be functional integration within an organisational supply chain or more widely across supply chains involving several organisations that have formed trading partnerships or alliances. Collaboration and added value across the supply chain, achievements gained through outsourcing and the development of new business models could also be demonstrated.

Queensland Training, Education & Development Award

Sponsored by apics, the 2012 Queensland Training, Education and Development Award is to be presented to the company or institution that best demonstrates a significant achievement in aspects such as recruitment process, training, HR Systems, formal education and development programs which is both relevant to and promotes the supply chain and logistics industry.

Queensland Environmental Excellence Award

Sponsored by Transpacific Industries Group, the 2012 Queensland Environmental Excellence Award is designed to recognise corporate leadership contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action.

To access a copy of the 2012 Queensland SCL Award criteria and submission forms contact qldmembers@sclaa.com.au or phone the SCLAA National Office on 1300 364 160 or visit www.sclaa.com.au. Nominees DO NOT have to be members of the SCLAA to be eligible for entry. Submissions are due no later than Friday the 12th of July.

The QLD SCL Awards is theQueenslandfeeder program for the 2012 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards, which will be held on 8 November at the Brisbane Convention Centre, Southbank.

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

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