Courses: Demand & Supply Planning Excellence

2-Day Courses: Demand & Supply Planning Excellence
Review the fundamental levers for optimising service levels, inventory costs and inventory levels as well as forecasting techniques and strategies for different inventory types.
Learn the techniques and tools required to take your demand, inventory and supply planning capabilities to the next level.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of either:
Melbourne: July 11-12
Sydney: July 18-19
This course will:

  • Educate you in the principles of forecasting & inventory management
  • Provide a ‘how to’ framework for their application
  • Explore the pros and cons of different forecasting and inventory management approaches
  • Assess the impact that improved forecasting & inventory management can have on business performance
  • Discuss successful implementation approaches
  • Identify opportunities for you to apply the knowledge within your own organisation

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to improve forecast accuracy and optimise inventory
  • Learn how to segment inventory and assign appropriate management techniques
  • Discover forecasting techniques and strategies for different inventory types and planning horizons
  • Understand the fundamental levers for optimising service levels, inventory costs and inventory levels
  • Learn how to calculate inventory related costs, optimal replenishment cycles and statistical safety stocks
  • Review related key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Learn how to make the S&OP process more effective by applying advanced demand planning techniques
  • Understand different implementation considerations and approaches
  • Learn how you can conduct an opportunities assessment for your business

Early Bird Offer: $1995 +GST valid to 16 June 2017. All course enquiries:  t  +61 3 9013 7224 e
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The Supply Chain Business Institute (SCBI)is a professional development organisation delivering premier Supply Chain Education and Training. Learn more at
SCBI courses are delivered in association with GRA, an expert consulting firm specialising in supply chain and logistics strategy, planning & execution. Visit GRA at

Event: The Future of Supply Chain, today

Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland – May 2017.
The supply chain faces unprecedented and rapid change. There has never been a more critical time for companies to streamline their operations in order to drive growth.
In this event Honeywell will be launching and demonstrating the technologies that will define the future of the supply chain including Honeywell’s first parcel dimensioning solution – the Autocube.


The future of Supply Chain, today
New technologies breaking 2017
A lab of technology demonstrations including the Autocube


Monday 15 May – SkyCity Auckland Convention Centre
Register Here
Wednesday 17 May – Honeywell Office Abbotsford
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Friday 19 May – Primus Hotel Sydney
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12 Reasons Why TSC PRINTERS

Why choose TSC? Who is TSC? Why trust a “Johnny come lately” to the Barcoding Industry.

  • TSC has been manufacturing barcode printers since 1991.
  • Worked with Eltron to develop DESKTOP Barcode printers before Eltron was purchased by Zebra Technologies
  • Its parent company Taiwan Semiconductor Co LTD has earned a worldwide reputation as one of the Industry’s leading semiconductor manufacturers.
  • TSC for 25 years has been manufacturing barcode printers
  • First to offer a 600DPI Desktop Printer
  • Manufactured over 3 Million printers
  • Their products have been chosen by respected names such as Fedex, Caterpillar, DHL, Michelin Tires, Sony, Samsung, Ford, Volkswagen and many more.
  • TSC Printers emulate EPL and ZPL languages out of the box.

TSC printers are a great ALTERNATIVE to other better known barcode printers, offering high quality printers that offer a print width range from 2” to 8” in 203 – 600 dpi print resolution, at very competitive prices.
To discuss TSC’s printer range, please call Aniluin’s product specialists:
Andrew – 0438 833 419 (QLD)
Kamran – 0407 021 044 (NSW)
Wayne – 0403 570 162 (VIC)
* Standard TSC warranty is 24 months on the printer with the exception of 25km of print for the print head or 50km of print for the platen roller. This offer increases the warranty to 36 months but does keep the mileage restrictions in place. To take advantage of this offer simply mention this ad.

Are you hiring the right people?

Your employees are the greatest assets to your business. They are the primary key to setting your business apart from your competitors.
Since 2002, Metro has been partnering with leading corporations and local businesses to build and strengthen their most important asset – their people.
We are a permanent and temporary recruitment provider acting as an extension of your business – we work to achieve positive business outcomes with our Employer clients – our talented and experienced Advisors partner with you to deliver value add services in:
We match quality candidates to your needs – specialising in Manufacturing, Transport, Logistics, Distribution & Warehousing and Office Support and Management. From temporary labour hire through to permanent placements we can meet your specific requirements – we ensure a stringent recruitment process is in place for every position we work with you on.
Managed Workforces
Running a business with seasonal requirements or labour intensive processes can take the focus away from core operations and overall performance, if not managed effectively. We support business owners to identify, design and outsource key segments of business process that are more efficiently operated by a casual or temporary labour force.
If you are having troubles finding the right people contact Cleo at Metro today on 0488 088 437 let us find the right talent for your jobs.

Metro On Hire Pty Ltd
Cleo Mallia
General Manager
0488 088 437

TSC DA200 Label Printer

TSC’s new DA200 label printer is fast, easy to use, and includes a long 2 year limited warranty, all at a great price point. Why not consider it for your despatch labelling or other labelling applications?
Key features:

  • 2 year limited warranty
  • Very cost effective, but without compromising on quality!
  • Fast 5”/sec print speed
  • Easy label loading
  • Emulates many competitive brands, and uses industry standard labels
  • Includes Bartender label design software or can work with your existing software

TSC has been in operation for 25 years, and has manufactured well over 2 million label printers during that time. Their products have been chosen by respected names such as Fedex, Caterpillar, DHL, Michelin Tires, Sony, Samsung, Ford, Volkswagen and many more.
TSC produce an extensive range of desktop, industrial and mobile label printers.
To discuss the printer listed above or to discuss other label printers from TSC, please contact Aniluin:
Brisbane – 07 3390 4155
Sydney – 02 9638 7566
Melbourne – 0403 570 162

Mitsubishi Reach Trucks: The Edge of Innovation

Today’s demanding warehouse applications call for advanced reach trucks. The Mitsubishi RBF series of reach trucks are designed to deliver what is needed every day, every shift. With outstanding features such as energy-efficient AC drive and hydraulic motors, regenerative braking system, performance mode setting and on-board diagnostics they are built and configured to your specific performance needs.
Mitsubishi’s RBF Series, is one of the most reliable and versatile reach trucks in the industry and performs without compromise in standards. Whether it’s used to lift, transport or manoeuvre your goods within the warehouse environment, you can be ensured of its compact structure and powerful drive system that never fail to outperform your expectations.
Three important features that guarantee Mitsubishi’s promise of quality and reliability are those of an exceptional control system, smooth operation and of course, safety.
Control System
An optimized operator experience is ensured by the SICOS-AC control system that integrates the hydraulics, travelling, and steering functions.  Also integrated is a self-diagnostic function that constantly monitors the forklifts operation.  Any faults discovered are communicated via diagnostic codes to the operator display making it easy to identify the problem and rectify.
AC motor technology delivers a smooth, powerful drive and low maintenance costs. A regeneration function charges power back to the battery through direction change, coasting and braking to ensure longer operating hours from one charge.
Integral side shift is a standard feature, while steer by wire 360 degrees steering means there is no need for switch back, ensuring effortless steering every time.  Direction control, horn, and emergency stop button are located ergonomically on the arm rest console.
Mitsubishi has gone above and beyond to ensure absolute safety. The Operation Interlock System deactivates travelling when the operator is not seated. The Neutral Safety Feature prevents the truck from sudden movement if the key switch is turned on while the accelerator is depressed or during operation of the hydraulic lever. Another advanced safety innovation is Travel-Speed-Sensitive Lift Speed Control that automatically slows lift speed and rotation when travel exceeds a per-set speed.
MLA can help your company gain a competitive advantage.  Mitsubishi’s RBF series of reach trucks are designed to cater for all your warehouse needs.
For more information on this product contact MLA Holdings on 131 652 or

Performance without Compromise

The effectiveness and legendary reliability of Mitsubishi 4 and 5 tonne IC engine forklift trucks has been proved over many years in the most demanding of applications. Generations of forklift truck owners have grown to love and depend upon these tough and highly capable machines. Grendia EX builds on those exceptional qualities.
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks’ new 4.0t to 5.5t Grendia EX series is a whole new breed of forklift truck that has been built from the ground up to meet the demands of users who need heavy duty, robust and reliable machines.
The latest in a series of forklift trucks, the Grendia EX has won accolades from its users for its capacity to work in demanding situations while still being environmentally friendly. What’s more, these forklift trucks represents the latest in Mitsubishi’s transport technology, enhanced safety and commitment to keeping the world green.
Under the hood of the Grendia EX forklift truck is a simple, yet remarkable engine. Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has developed and refined this robust and reliable power plant while achieving some of the lowest forklift engine emissions in the world. And they’ve done all this while reducing fuel consumption on both diesel and LPG engines and without compromising engine life span, power or ease of maintenance.
To improve operator comfort while reducing strain and fatigue, the forklift truck is fully equipped with advanced features that make operating the N-Generations series forklift truck less tiring and more productive than ever before.
Low noise and vibration, a comfortable operating environment and the latest ErgoCentric developments in steering, hydraulic and other controls will all be welcomed by operators.
Meanwhile, the IPS2 Integrated Presence System and advanced brake systems will help ensure that they stay safe. And as always with Mitsubishi, every system and component has been designed to minimise downtime and maintenance costs.
The Grendia Ex series forklift trucks unsurpassed performance is ideal for all industries where, quality, dependability, and heavy duty tasking is involved. Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks offers a line-up of attachments and options to suit just about any need.
For more information on this product contact MLA Holdings on 131 652 or

Dependable, Efficient & Environmentally Friendly

A forklift’s most important component is its operator. The FB13-20TCB series is particularly effective in creating the best working conditions for its operators. Electric power steering, great visibility, ergonomic controls, comfortable seat and impressive leg room are just some of the ways this is achieved.  The moment you slide into the seat, everything feels right.
Mitsubishi’s series of 3-wheel electric forklift trucks are ideal for the logistics and warehousing industry, providing clean and robust power with nearly maintenance free operation.
With its ultra-compact design and incredible manoeuvrability, the FB- TCB series is unbeatable in confined working areas such as narrow warehouse aisles and containers. Equipped with a 48 volt battery, efficient AC Power traction and hydraulic motors and regenerative systems, it’s the logical choice for all daily operations.
While these trucks are perfect for indoor applications where noise, pollutants or particulate contamination is undesirable, they also now come with a higher IPX4 rating, which means the forklift and its systems are protected against water spray from all directions and angles, making them safe to operate in rain.
All FB-TCB series forklift trucks are installed with the innovative AC Power control system. It provides for more powerful and more advanced capabilities by integrating travel, hydraulic and electric power steering functions into one cohesive system.
The FB-TCB range also comes with an array of safety improvements. An essential feature is its integrated speed control on slopes. On an upslope, if the accelerator or brake pedal is released, the truck will only roll backward at a speed of less than 1 km/h, providing peace of mind for the operator.
Furthermore, Mitsubishi’s electric 3-wheeler comes with a standard digital load indicator. Operators can quickly tell the weight of the load to prevent overloading. When overloaded, the truck will warn the operator through the display and by a warning buzzer.
Every feature in the Mitsubishi is designed to help you focus on putting the truck, and the load, safely in precisely the right place.
For more information on this product contact MLA Holdings on 131 652 or

Reaching new heights of performance

A warehouse can only perform as effectively as its forklifts and their drivers. That’s why every Mitsubishi reach truck is specially engineered to take any operator’s performance to the next level. The SENSiA RB14-25N2 reach truck range brings together a tremendous package of features that will keep your driver happy, and a happy driver is a productive driver.
The combination of powerful AC technology and advanced electronic systems guarantee a precise and smooth fork movement, travel and manoeuvring. The operator compartment is spacious, comfortable and has multiple features that enhance the driver’s performance through the user friendly controls and instruments.
Forklift 1
As visibility is paramount in any lifting operation, SENSiA offers great vision from the cabin, through the mast, carriage and overhead guard. At any time, the operator knows exactly what’s going on around them. Also SENSiA trucks have the strength to lift heavier loads to higher heights than most trucks its size allowing for accurate work at heights of up to 13m.
To enhance operator productivity, SENSiA provides an advanced fingertip control system that is the most sensitive and accurate in the world. With its progressive, modulated fingertip response curves, it delivers a ‘feel’ and an accuracy that put drivers in total control. Together with the ergonomic armrest, SENSiA ensures operators stay focused, safe and productive – even through the longest shifts.
Additionally, Mitsubishi has introduced a new-range of cold store cabins for the SENSiA reach truck range. These cabins are tailored for operation and reliably in temperatures as low as -35ºc.
Forklift 2
SENSiA cold store models have been built with cold-resistant cabling and waterproofed electrics that protect against damage from cold and moisture. While SENSiA’s thermostatically controlled heaters protect critical components, its hydraulics have also been optimised to perform in the coldest of conditions.
For employers, these trucks deliver the height of reliability. You will enjoy efficient, worry-free, low-cost operation, with durable components, electronic diagnostics and easy service access keeping downtime to a minimum. There is a choice of ten SENSiA models to meet every need.
For more information on this product contact MLA Holdings on 131 652 or

Powerscan 9500 D Industrial 2D Area Imager

Powerscan 9500-1 copy  
DATALOGIC PowerScan® 9500 Industrial 2D Area Imager

  • Rugged Industrial Imager Scanner
  • Snappy omnidirectional reading from contact to over 1.0 m / 3.3 ft
  • Datalogic’s new instinctive ‘frame’ aimer
  • New ‘soft white light’ illumination
  • Datalogic’s Motionix™ motion-sensing technology
  • Ergonomic shape provides hours of tireless data collection for the user
  • Supports 1D, stacked and 2D codes, postal codes and image capture
  • Water and Particulate Sealing Rating: IP65
  • Datalogic’s 3GL™ (3 Green Lights) technology and loud beeper for good read feedback
  • Removable battery

Warehouses, logistic centres and manufacturing plants depend on speed and reliability when managing goods and tracking merchandise in order to improve efficiency while reducing costs. Datalogic’s PowerScan™ PD9500 area imager, the latest generation of rugged 2D area imagers, is the perfect answer for these applications.
For more information, please call Goodson Imports on 1300 921 132

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