SCLAA June July 2016 Newsletter

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SCLAA June July 2016 Newsletter


<ul><li><p>p: 1300 364 160 e: w:</p><p>SCLAA NEWSLETTER June - July 2016</p><p>Join the SCLAAFor more information on how to join the SCLAA go to</p><p> or follow us:</p><p>In this editionWomen in Logistics - HighlightsASCL Awards - Call for SubmissionsNew National PartnerEmpowering Communications</p><p>June - July 2016</p><p>Your associationThe Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) is Australias largest association for Supply Chain and Logistics professionals and practitioners. We have over 8,400 members and industry contacts. Our proven history, governance framework, established representation, value for money and strategic reach to make us the right choice for you. </p><p>The Women in Logistics Conference at the MCG was an outstanding success - read on for a full roundup of the day.</p></li><li><p>1. Pre-event was a great time to network</p><p>2. Amanda Blesing</p><p>3. Tracey Waring</p><p>4. The audience were enthralled</p><p>5. The iconic view from the top of the MCG!</p><p>1</p><p>2</p><p>3 4</p><p>5</p><p>2 SCLAA Newsletter June 2016</p></li><li><p>1. Air Commodore Christine Tolson</p><p>2. Amanda OBrien is CEO Xtreme freight</p><p>3. The audience got in the act!</p><p>4. Jody Freestone General Manager Freestones Transport</p><p>1</p><p>2</p><p>4</p><p>3</p><p> 3 SCLAA Newsletter June 2016</p></li><li><p>1. Mark Skipper - Chairman SCLAA</p><p>2. Sharyn Grant Managing Directir LSC Solutions &amp; Amanda OBrien CEO Extreme freight</p><p>3. Hon MP David Hodgett</p><p>4. Peter Anderson CEO Victorian Transport Association (L) Amanda O'Brien (Middle) Hon MP David Hodgett (R)</p><p>1</p><p>2</p><p>4</p><p>3</p><p>4 SCLAA Newsletter June 2016</p></li><li><p>SCLAA National Partner LSC Solutions Pty Ltd proudly supported Women In Logistics (WIL) The Final Frontier held at the MCG on Friday, 29 April 2016. The event was attended by over 200 people. LSC Solutions Pty Ltds Managing Director and Supply Chain Value Creator, Sharyn Grant described the event as very educational and informative. </p><p>A highlight of the event included Amanda Blesings speech Confidence vs Competence: which is more useful when it comes to getting ahead? Her presentation provided considerable evidence that a focus on competence, rather than perceived confidence, is one of the things holding a lot of women back from pursuing their goals. Additionally, a lack of strategy around career progress is preventing women from progressing to senior positions and participating on boards. Amandas presentation provided statistics showing that companies with women in senior positions and on boards are more successful.</p><p>Other speeches included:</p><p> Tracey Waring - Authentic Leadership: What does it truly mean to be an authentic and influential leader and lead an authentic life?</p><p> Christine Tolson - Fearless Leadership: Change Leadership is about People not Organisations</p><p> Jody Freestone - Managing Change in a 40 Year Family Business</p><p>Sharon felt that all speeches provided significant inspiration for both women and men at the event, to review how they are approaching their career and professional life, and the value that women have contributed to the supply chain and logistics industry.</p><p>It is her belief that, women in supply chain and logistics need to increase confidence substantially, be authentic and fearless leaders, communicate change requirements clearly and regularly, and engage effectively and compassionately with all people and levels within an organisation.</p><p>Possibly the biggest learning for women in supply chain and logistics is the need to increase confidence. When identifying the most common traits of highly confident </p><p>women, it could be inferred that the most successful women in supply chain and logistics are those that:</p><p> live in the present and keep their eye on the prize</p><p> are assertive and ask empowering questions</p><p> consider themselves important and are comfortable being themselves</p><p> trust themselves, their intuition and keep their expectations high</p><p> focus on their strengths, admit their flaws and know when to ask for help</p><p> understand that things constantly change, and know when and how to reposition herself (source: summary of multiple internet search results).</p><p>Sharyn recalls when first pursuing her career in human resource management, it was her first class in logistics and operations management that gave her an OMG moment. I first wanted to help people, but when I was introduced to powerful analyses and strategies that can help entire companies and their supply chains, I knew instantly that was what I wanted to do. </p><p>Sharyn has since also completed her Logistics Masters and is now half way through her Doctorate in Supply Chain Performance Management. I see the Women In Logistics initiative being the ideal platform to raise awareness for women regarding the different career opportunities available to them in supply chain and logistics. </p><p>LSC Solutions Pty Ltd is a supply chain consulting, coaching and training company, was founded in 2004. The company recently expanded nationally and now delivers its services via its agencies Supply Chain Manager and Supply Chain Coach to assist firms and to empower individuals and teams to establish world-class supply chains and</p><p>Women in Logistics Silver Sponsor Sharyn Grant</p><p> 5 SCLAA Newsletter June 2016</p></li><li><p>Mark SkipperChairmans report The SCLAAs Women in Logistics Half Day Event at the MCG in Melbourne in late April was a resounding success with lots of positive feedback from attendees. We have a feature article on the event in this newsletter.</p><p>In the last year the SCLAA has added many member benefits, including World First fee free foreign exchange transactions close to the spot rate, saving considerably on the bank rates. I recently did a trade in US Dollars to buy inventory and saved $A7, 000 on the bank rates / fees. Members can trade almost 6 x 24, to take advantage of foreign exchange rates / spikes, that are live from around 8am Mondays through to 10am on Saturday, depending on daylight saving time. Also recently added was free access to Inside Retail and Inside FMCG magazines to complement our MHD Magazine and Transport &amp; Logistics News complimentary subscriptions. Many members either directly or indirectly interact with Retailers or Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies / suppliers, so these publications will provide a valuable resource as to what is happening in the industry. Lastly, our up to 5c/litre off Caltex and Woolworths / Caltex fuel offer has been popular and have saved many members, their families and the Companies of members on fuel costs. Its available at over 2000 stations across Australia.</p><p>Again, there has been high profile news of a fleet of chicken delivery trucks being allegedly tampered with, so they can exceed the 100 km/h truck speed limit. You have to wonder why the Directors of this well-known operation take these personal risks which could see them either jailed or fined or both, let alone the impact on brand reputation.</p><p>The SCLAA is supporting the CeMAT Convention and Expo in Melbourne from July 12 14 and we will have a stand there. CeMAT will provide you with a platform to access the latest industry innovations, the opportunity to exchange ideas and gain insights on the warehouse and supply chain of the future. </p><p>The CeMAT Knowledge Theatre has a new structure to provide a significant learning opportunity for attendees. </p><p>This year two international keynote speakers as well as a plethora of Australian presenters who will outline case studies on their biggest successes and how they overcame their biggest challenges. </p><p>The exhibition will be featuring some of the worlds leading suppliers ready to showcase their innovations. Visiting the exhibition will give you a direct opportunity to network with decision makers across all areas of the supply chain, including warehousing, logistics, transport management, inventory, IT, and more. </p><p>Back by popular demand, the CeMAT Site Visits will once again return in 2016. With tours of Australia Post, Fastline and Silk Contract Logistics, you have the opportunity to see how some of Australias largest distribution centres operate. </p><p>SCLAA Visitor passes are complimentary, register your free pass here or at this link </p><p>The 56th Australian Supply Chain &amp; Logistics Awards will be held in the Grand Ballroom at Luna Park in Sydney this year. The Awards night is Wednesday November 23 and the Ballroom will have the stunning back drop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and City behind the presentation stage. With daylight saving at that time of the year, the setting sun will be an excellent backdrop to the pre Awards drinks.</p><p>The SCLAA Board has been working to increase the value we provide to Members and some exciting announcements will be made shortly.</p><p>We are all volunteers at the SCLAA and we would appreciate an injection of fresh ideas across the country, so please put your hand up to join your local State Divisions Committee. Great for your career exposure as well.</p><p>Mark SkipperChairman SCLAA</p><p>Mark Skipper is Chairman of the SCLAA. With over 37 years of experience as Executive and Non Executive Company Directors Mark has supply chain and logistics experience in both consumer and customer facing industries. </p><p></p><p>6 SCLAA Newsletter June 2016</p></li><li><p>Expand your knowledge... Extend your vision...Become a NATIONAL PARTNER of the SCLAA</p><p>PH: 1300 364 160</p><p>SUPPLY CHAIN PTY LTD</p><p>56th AnnualAustralian Supply Chain &amp; Logistics Awards</p><p>Save the date!Wednesday 23 November 2016</p><p>The Grand Ballroom Luna Park Sydney</p><p> 7 SCLAA Newsletter June 2016</p></li><li><p>New National PartnerIndustrial Clearance</p><p>OVERSTOCKED?SLOW MOVING LINES?</p><p>OLD STOCK?</p><p>INTRODUCTORY OFFER</p><p>*NO COMMISSION ON SALESNO REGISTRATION FEE </p><p>**FREE AD SPACE *for the first 6 weeks from sign up </p><p>**this is at the discretion of industrial clearance</p><p>Register Now! - | | 1300 030 360</p><p> is a platform for buying and selling clearance stock at clearance prices. 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As the name says it is a platform for buying and selling clearance stock at clearance pricing, possibly at, or even below cost.</p><p>On the buyer side, anyone who is looking to purchase industrial products of any description can create an account and if the required product is not currently available an automated email will be sent when that product is listed on the site.</p><p>Well take your online business further we have a digital marketing strategy that will be extremely aggressive within the market place. Its primarily based on driving highly qualified buyers through Google Adwords and SEO. </p><p>As the platform grows, our database grows and there will be a huge focus on retention marketing and identifying customer segment by product variations and behaviour. This aggressive digital marketing strategy will be able to cater to all niches. </p><p>As long as your products are on our website, we will be advertising to anyone pro-actively searching for your excess stock. What do you have to lose?</p><p></p><p>8 SCLAA Newsletter June 2016</p></li><li><p>Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this prestigious event. Get your business name in front of a wide audience of logis-tics professionals. For more details click here...</p><p>Call for Submissions Now Open</p><p>Submissions close 30 September 2016</p><p>The Supply Chain &amp; Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics (ASCL) Awards will be held on Wednesday, 23 November in The Grand Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney. These historic and prestigious National Awards, presented by the SCLAA, have been running for fifty six years making them the most sought after, recognised and influential awards across the Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport industries.</p><p>Wednesday, 23 November 2016,The Grand Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney</p><p>Mark This Date in your Diary!</p><p>Click here to submit your entry</p><p>To book your tickets please contact: or phone 1300 364 160</p><p>2015 2 0 16</p></li><li><p>10/3</p><p>2016 ASCL Award Categories</p><p>ASCL Industry Excellence AwardThis Award recognises and acknowledges outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently engaged across the supply chain industr y. Persons nominated for this most prestigious award will be leaders and will have made significant change to the way a supply chain is managed and improved either academically, physically or technologically. Originally awarded in 1987 and dedicated to Mike Munns, FAIMM, this award remains a cornerstone of SCLAAs commitment to recognising and promoting the importance of the supply chain industry and its people to continuously improving organisational strength and growth.</p><p>CriteriaAny person nominated with demonstrable achievement that has provided change, improvement, education, support, development, implementation or significant results that has bettered their own or general supply chains. Limited to Australian citizens working technologically, academically or physically across the supply chain industry. The judges will look at the sustainability and national and/or international implications of the demonstrated achievements.</p><p>ASCL Future Leaders AwardThe purpose of this award is to provide incentive and recognition to young supply chain professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path. Nominees for this award should be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to taking the supply chain toward tomorrow. The SCLAA wishes to showcase finalists and provide impetus to continue to attract the brightest to the industry. First awarded in 2009 and dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe. </p><p>Criteria:Any person under the age of 30 that has shown proven committeemen to learn and gain knowledge and has applied their achieved skills to deliver improvements within their supply chain field. Particular attention will be given by the judges where nominees have been encouraged and able to use new techniques, technology or developed new processes.</p><p>ASCL Supply Chain Management AwardSupply Chain Management (SCM) is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from...</p></li></ul>