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.

Amazon’s Australia Launch Highlights Fulfillment Challenges Evolving Retailers Face

Supply Chain Nation

A lot of attention was focused on the full launch of Amazon’s retail operations in Australia this week. The reason lies in the evolution of retailing in Australia, said Patrick Viney, VP of Retail Industry Strategy for APAC at JDA Software. “In In Australia, pre-Amazon, there was already a lot of work done around e-commerce delivery options and click-and-collect,” Viney said. Australia is a pretty mature market when it comes to online commerce.

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?

Supply Chain Automation – Is Australia Ready?

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain Solutions and Innovations at ProMat 2017: Technology Videos

Will Australia Develop the First Universally-recognized Quantum Computer?

Enterra Insights

The post Will Australia Develop the First Universally-recognized Quantum Computer? Although a Canadian company called D-Wave has created a quantum annealing device that can be used to solve specific optimization … Continued.

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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[Webinar] Introduction to Freight Market Intelligence | Australia


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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 […].

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Compelling Use Cases for Drones in Today’s Supply Chain


He is based in Sydney, Australia has worked previously for DHL, Republic National, and Tyco where he focused on supply chain technology. John Mabe is a blogger and writes about technology’s impact on Logistics with a specific focus on how emerging technologies are transforming eCommerce logistics. supply chain innovation digital supply chain drones

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

Mountains and the Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Details and Booking Australia: Supply Chain Performance Seminars (Sydney and Melbourne) . Details and Booking Thailand: Supply Chain Performance Seminars (Bangkok) . Best Regards, Rob O’Byrne. Email: Phone: +61 417 417 307.

Shoes of Prey Presents Prescriptive Analytics at Retail Supply Chain Summit

River Logic

At this year's Annual Online Retail Supply Chain Summit, held in Melbourne, Australia, River Logic's customer Shoes of Prey gave a keynote entitled "Overcoming key supply chain challenges to meet customer fulfillment." Presented by Chris McCallum, Chief Operating Officer at Shoes of Prey , the keynote focused on three topics: Prescriptive Analytics Customers Retail

Supply Chain News on Lots of News on the eFulfillment Front Last Week

Supply Chain Digest

Walmart Testing Deliveries by Employees on Way Home, Dominos Australia Wants a 10 Minute Delivery Cycle, UPS Joint Venture with Chinese Parcel Firm

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.

Global Logistics—September 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

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.

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The ability to generate recipient-created tax invoice (RCTI), of particular importance in Australia, was also added. My voice is a little sore this morning. It could be from all the cheering last night.

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018


The current top seven exporters of LNG in the world are Qatar, Australia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Indonesia, Algeria and Russia. The fall in oil prices transformed the global oil & gas industry.

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Does Rail Freight Transportation Really ‘Suck’ that Much?

Logistics Bureau

Why aren’t we using more rail freight in Australia? OK, so we have vast distances here in Australia. Rail Freight Australia. According to logistics theory, rail freight comes into its own over greater geographical distances.

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.

Climate Extremes Will Challenge Our Supply Chains (Guest Post by Anders Levermann, PIK)

SCM Research

Extreme rainfall and typhoon Yasi paralyzed the world’s fourth largest coal exploration site in Australia in 2010/11. In his recent Nature article, Climate Economics: Make Supply Chains Climate-smart , Anders Levermann argues that supply chains need to adapt to extreme weather. He discusses this topic in the following guest post. Extreme weather events are likely to intensify the more greenhouse-gases we emit – and these extremes are more than just a local risk.

Supply Chain Managers of the Future

Logistics Bureau

I was involved in a very interesting discussion a few years ago in Australia, on the topic of emerging workforce trends and the strategies that could be adopted to meet these challenges. According to a 2015 study by SCM World, the challenges here in Australia are reflected on the global stage.

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).

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.

This Week in Logistics News (March 28 – April 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

Chris discussed driverless trucks currently operating at the ore mines in Australia. My colleagues have written about the numerous applications of autonomous vehicles and their potential uses in the future.

GS1 Numbering System Required to Identify Products Online


The UPC is a specific type of barcode used in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and other countries for tracking trade items.

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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.

Future-proofing your IT investment


Over the past year, at least a dozen large companies in Australia that we frequently talk with have tendered for replacement planning systems – workforce, production, logistics and multi-resource – for a variety of reasons.