Toll Group to trial TZ’s Automated Delivery Asset Manager

 

Toll Group Ltd has entered into an agreement to trial TZ’s Automated Delivery Asset Manager (ADAM). The secure locker service is used for online retail parcel deliveries.

In a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange, Toll Group said that it plans to trial the lockers as part of its specialised online B2C retail parcel delivery service, Toll Consumer Delivery.

"Based on the success of the trial, Toll Consumer Delivery will look to add the ADAM parcel locker service to its already extensive collection network, which includes the Nparcel newsagency parcel collection service," the group said.

Proactive Investors reports that Toll is hoping that ADAM will provide customers with more convenience and more accessible pick-up points; and that it will establish itself more strongly in the growing online logistics market.

Proactive says that Toll Group has also established a number of agreements that enable access for TZ Locker infrastructure around the country. Their aim is to establish a wide network of petrol stations and convenience stores as pick-up points.

For example, there is an agreement with AA Holdings Pty Limited, which owns and operates over 50 BP petrol stations in Victoria.

SCLAA’s scholarship course

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), Queensland division, in conjunction with the UQ Business School has announced a call for nominations for the 2012 supply chain and logistics management scholarship.

The five-day UQ supply chain management course will commence on November 26, and will be held at the UQ Business School, Brisbane.

The SCLAA scholarship is valued at $4,960.

The nominations for the course will close on Monday, October 22, 2012.

UQ Business School is recognised by the world’s pre-eminent ranking bodies as a leading provider of quality business education.

Five challenges to supply chain management up for discussion at SCL Summit

The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), Queensland Division, will be holding its 10th SCL Summit at the 2012 Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference on Thursday 23 August.

Established for managing directors, CEOs and senior management, the 2012 SCL Summit is themed around the topic, ‘The 5 Challenges to Supply Chain Management’.

Summit discussions will help company directors, CEO’s, CIO’s, supply chain executives and other senior managers, as well as government and academic leaders to develop creative ideas to drive their organisations to meet the challenges of a rapidly and constantly changing world.

The 5 Challenges to Supply Chain Management are:

  1. Customer Focus – How can we deal effectively with the changing attitudes and power of customers and consumers? Is it possible to effectively manage demand in an on-going volatile environment?
  2. Supply Chain Relationships – Partnering and collaboration are not appropriate for every business or every transaction, but how can we develop new forms of collaboration, for example, collabotition, to unlock hidden value?
  3. Technologies – Information and communication are fundamental enablers of optimised supply chains. How can we harness the new and emerging technologies, for example, social media, advanced automation, smart phones and tablets, for personal and business gain?
  4. Supply Chain Risk Management – Trade-offs between achieving optimal supply chain efficiencies and management of supply chain. Risk has created a conundrum of sorts. Businesses have witnessed many SC malfunctions (with substantial consequences) (IBM Global Services). What are the key Supply Chain risks and how can we maintain cost effective management of them?
  5. People – Many organisations report a dearth of appropriately trained or educated people with capability to implement, manage and sustain supply chains. What can we do to meet the demand for the most important ingredient, such as people, in supply chains?

The 2012 SCL Summit will seek to discover and explore practical ways to create significant additional value from supply chains in all types of organisations.

Panelists will include Associate Professor Hermione Parsons, Director, Institute of Supply Chain and Logistics, Victoria University, Mr Hans Anneveldt, Vice President – Intermodal Strategy and Business Development and Mr Scott Reid, Regional Manager, CISCO Systems.

To register for the 2012 Queensland SCL Summit, visit www.qldscc.com for a registration form and program.

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