How Inventory Management is a problem the size of Australia

The Network Effect

Trillion… almost as much as Australia’s GDP! The post How Inventory Management is a problem the size of Australia appeared first on The Network Effect. chem7/Flickr. You’re about to learn some depressing news, so first, take a look at the cute Koala above. Ok, ready?

The 5 Cs of Transportation Success in Australia


By Richard Koch | Associate Director | Chainalytics Australia We’re a nation of independent thinkers in Australia, with a unique and vibrant culture unlike any other in the world. The post The 5 Cs of Transportation Success in Australia appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Supply Chain Automation – Is Australia Ready?

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain Solutions and Innovations at ProMat 2017: Technology Videos

Amazon on the hunt for Warehousing Space in Australia


Reminds me of a great quote from Richard Goyder , Wesfarmer Managing Director, when speaking of the threat Amazon poses to Australia retailers: Amazon will eat all our breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. I couldn't agree more; retailers in Australia should be worried, very worried. The Sydney Morning Herald reported today that Amazon is looking for warehouse space in Sydney's west.

Lean versus EOQ? What’s best for your organization?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Best practices General News Lean manufacturing Products Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain management Accounts payable Africa Application software Asia Australia Cloud computing Enterprise resource planning (ERP) Information technology PricewaterhouseCoopers Software as a service

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PODCAST: NZ Post's Experiment With On-Demand Delivery; Australia Post Launches Shipster


Also in this episode: analysis of Shipster , Australia Post's new subscription delivery service. . We discuss: What inspired NZ Post to investigate on-demand delivery. Supplying parts for the construction sector.

Global Logistics—August 2014

Inbound Logistics

Plan now to avoid supply chain disruptions from the latest Icelandic volcano eruption; Australia struggles with home delivery challenges; EU and China sign landmark customs agreement

Australia’s Fragile Energy Supply and Demand


Australia is the second-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world. Last week, The Wall Street Journal described the country’s challenges in “How Energy-Rich Australia Exported Its Way into an Energy Crisis However, in spite of its natural resource volume, the country is experiencing its own energy crisis, including frequent blackouts and a lack of domestic reserves.

Who Wins and Who Loses in Australia’s Fuel Shell Game?


The post Who Wins and Who Loses in Australia’s Fuel Shell Game? By Richard Koch | Associate Director, Logistics Operations, Chainalytics | Unless you’ve been otherwise preoccupied, you know there’s an ongoing global fuel glut. Transport Topics reports oil prices have plummeted 45 percent over the past year. Meanwhile, U.S. diesel prices are hovering around $USD 1.70/gallon and the cost for diesel fuel based on Singapore benchmark (Gasoil)–the […].

Meet Graham – The Road Warrior from Down Under

The Network Effect

Auto Automobile Transportation Australia automotive Graham road safety transportationIn 2015 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 million were seriously injured, meaning 2015 likely was the deadliest driving year since 2008. NPR) The biggest rises in traffic deaths were in: Oregon +27% Georgia +22% Florida +18% Some states saw a decline in traffic deaths: New Mexico -20% Kansas -7% New Jersey […].

Of course healthcare is a supply chain


I fly Qantas around Australia quite frequently (don’t ask how many frequent flyer miles I’ve got banked, but my wife loves her new washing machine). I get no such service from any clinic or hospital around Australia. Join us at the Quintiq World 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

Where’s the beef?


With the recent Brexit and according to the recent news article , Australia’s meat industry is poised to boost exports as the UK looks elsewhere for to sign free trade deals across the globe to cater to the growing demand.

Supply Chain Power 50: Best Supply Chain Blogs of 2014

Supply Chain Opz

Some Observations Blogs included in Supply Chain Power 50 are from 3 regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia/Australia but they are mainly from the United States.

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?


As our customer presence in Australia is growing, we are learning new things from our Commonwealth cousins from ‘’Down Under’’. Although we have much in common, the transportation laws in Australia and New Zealand have a distinct difference with those in Europe, the U.K.

Are Universities Training Students for Obsolete Jobs? And Where Does Supply Chain Fit in?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The report out of Australia identified three key changing economic factors that will impact today’s students in the future: automation, globalisation, and collaboration.

4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

Talking Logistics

His leadership responsibilities include marketing strategy, execution, and operations oversight for North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. Businesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers. Then growth—perhaps from new customers or a new product—adds complexity.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

If you’ve been following the fortunes of Kmart Australia, you’ll know that it’s a company enjoying good fortunes after a tremendous turnaround a few years ago, in which a change of supply chain strategy played a major part.

What Trump’s Announcement of Withdrawal from the TPP Means for US Supply Chain Executives


The ASEAN community has been working on another regional trade agreement, called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), that includes the 10 ASEAN countries, and six of their major trading partners in Asia, namely Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Korea and Japan. Australia’s Prime Minster, Malcolm Turnbull is also pressing ahead to ratify the agreement, to apply additional pressure on Trump.

Meeting the meat demand


According to the recent IBIS World report, the meat processing industry in Australia alone has grown by 9% over the past 5 years, with the export market is forecast to grow at an annualised 10.4% or lamb chops (Australia Day!) – and have a sales forecast that meets SLAs and stock targets? The meat industry and its supply chain is long and complex.

Missy Cummings from Duke on Logistics Automation: We’re Going in Reverse!


Think of mining trucks in Australia, or nuclear power grids –there is a lot going on and a lot of information being taken in. I had the opportunity to listen to Missy Cummings, a Professor in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University.

Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization


Woodside E nergy in Australia is using AIMMS technology for marine scheduling. The adoption of advanced analytics has moved at a much slower pace in Asia Pacific compared to Europe or North America.

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Getting Starry-eyed about Journals (Guest Post by Alan McKinnon)

SCM Research

Fortunately the backlash against journal rank “fetishism” has begun with bottom-up campaigns such as DORA and top-down, government-led initiatives in countries such as the UK and Australia aiming to make research assessment fairer, more transparent and more rigorous. My guest post today comes from Alan McKinnon who for several years has been raising concerns about the academic obsession with journal rankings and low rating of logistics/SCM journals.

Three Ways Consumers Are Transforming Supply Chain


She has designed, developed and authored many workplace leadership and training programs, both in Australia and overseas. The supply chain is an industry transformed by socio-economic growth and the day-to-day behavior of consumers.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use?

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“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño


Raw materials will be cheaper to export from Australia. El Niño tends to cause drier winters in Australia, and a lower chance of cyclones. There’s a 75% chance of fewer cyclones in Australia this winter , meaning that mining in the region will get easier.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

2017 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference , TBA (2016: September 1-2, Brisbane, Australia). Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year.

Supply Chain Planning Solutions: Are the Benefits Real? Really Real?

Demand Solutions

Snack Brands Australia has reduced its safety stock by 20%. There has been a lot of debate in recent years about whether supply chain planning and demand planning solutions actually deliver their much-touted benefits. And I think that’s a good thing. Any time you see an industry accepting the status quo and displaying hostility to new ideas, you have a recipe for stagnation. And stagnation is the opposite of innovation.

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Prior to LLamasoft he spent time at Pfizer, the U-M Health System, and the Australian Submarine Corporation in Adelaide, Australia. Companies need to be fully aware of global climate change conversations and how they will impact their supply chain in the near future.

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A Supply Chain Christmas Carol


Australia’s Power Retail has advised online retailers and omni-channel retailers to leverage technology for this Christmas with technology that follows the customer journey through all touchpoints. Technology changes everything, including Christmas.

Don’t Fret: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will not play havoc with the economic development of developing countries

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

TPP is a unprecedented trade deal in history because it involves 12 countries (United States, Japan, Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, and Brunei Darussalam), which accounts for 40% of global trade. (The Felipe Caro and Christopher S. Tang, UCLA Anderson School.

6 Key Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2017

Logistics Bureau

The first driverless car trials in Australia took place in Adelaide last year and automated trucks have already been a reality in Western Australia’s mining industry for some years.

The History of the Shipping Container


Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. The History of the Shipping Container.

The future of emergency management


A real life example of operating environment complexity occurred in Melbourne, Australia on 21 November 2016. Case study: Airservices Australia. Airservices Australia is Australia’s air navigation service provider. Image courtesy of Airservices Australia).

One Year!

Supply Chain Insights

The first review came from a digital reader in Australia. It has been one year. We founded Supply Chain Insights on February 9th, 2012. One year later, we are an eight person team. Supply Chain Insights is a true bootstrap startup.

[INFOGRAPHICS] The State of Internet of Things in 6 Visuals


You’ll also find development in this field from companies in places like China, Australia, and many countries in Europe. Our week of infographics around the industry continues! We expected with so many folks coming back from the long holiday weekend, you may not have a lot of time to read.

Reduce Lead Time in Your Global Supply Chain with Lean Thinking

Material Handling & Logistics

But it only takes a ship two weeks to travel from China to Australia [where I live], so what is happening for the other 10 weeks?” Long lead times are the cause of many of the problems that plague supply chains. A few years ago I purchased a sofa from a well-known furniture store.

Logistics Bureau is 20 years old this month!

Logistics Bureau

And our team back at the office also selected these additional Birthday gifts from Logistics Bureau : Provide 20 weeks of IT and English training for children in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. Plant 20 trees in the Daintree Rainforest in Australia.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains


The Internet has already transformed the way individuals interact, make choices, and process information.

From Grower to Garden: The Complexities of the Nursery Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The Nursery and Garden Industry of Australia (NGIA) has very nicely put together two videos about the supply chain issues production nurseries face.

Freight Rates News December 2015


Now, responding to a shortage of bricklayers in Australia, robots are building houses. Freight Rates News. Freight and logistics trends that rate in the news. DECEMBER 2015. We summarize key monthly trends in six sections. Prefer to find news yourself?