Logistics equipment control training goes online

CHEP Australia has announced the launch of a new online course on the fundamentals of pooled equipment control.

The interactive online training is based on the one-day courses conducted nationally by CHEP for more than 10 years, and will help build a strong foundation for participants in equipment control best practice.

CHEP ANZ Customer Experience Manager, Mark Harvey explains that the new online training course has been introduced in response to requests from customers who sought additional training to supplement CHEP’s existing face-to-face training and which could also be accessed easily.

CHEP has built the web-based course as a suite of modules that can be used individually to address a specific need or be treated as an ongoing program. Designed to help even first time users to grasp the fundamentals of equipment control, the online course is available anytime, any day of the week. Each module takes around 10 minutes to complete and the topics are relevant to different job roles within the supply chain.

CHEP will continue to build on the basic online course by developing additional modules covering a greater depth and breadth of topics. The course aims to educate users about equipment pooling control, helping to increase their understanding of the value of efficient and effective equipment control, improve equipment processes, and reduce the number of corrections, losses and trading partner disputes.

The training is available to all CHEP account holders on CHEPedia.chep.com, 24/7 using existing Portfolio Plus logins.

New postal partnership across the Tasman

Australia Post and New Zealand Post have signed a new partnership agreement which aims to boost access to markets for businesses on both sides of the ditch.

Australia Post’s executive general manager for Parcels and Express services Richard Umbers said the three year agreement featured global benefits.

“Joining forces with New Zealand Post enables both organisations to grow our business from Australasia to the rest of the world,” he said.

“This supports both companies’ ambitions to grow international markets and will greatly benefit our customers looking to access those markets.”

The partnership represents a win for New Zealand Post who have gained the exclusive Express Mail Service and parcel businesses with Australia Post.

New Zealand Post general manager business development and strategy Sohail Choudhry said the partnership with provide service and price upsides for kiwi businesses.

“New Zealand businesses will have access to the full range of Australia Post marketing and customer data,” he said.

“Not only can we offer end-to-end supply chain solutions into Australia, we can help customers grow their market across the Tasman.”

Choudhry said there was great potential for New Zealand business to gain a piece of the large online market.

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