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 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 or phone the SCLAA National Office on 1300 364 160 or visit 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

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.

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