Our 2018 Program

More experts to be added!

Your MC for the day is Rob O’Byrne – Founder and CEO of Logistics Bureau

Here is an outline of the topics from our Event. Each of our Industry Experts will be hosting a discussion table, and will have an hour to teach, coach, share case studies, answer your questions and basically help you as best they can. All sessions run at the same time in a large conference room!

But each session repeats throughout the day, and each hour we’ll have a formal change of tables, but you can move tables during the hour too if you wish.

Maybe start making a list of the 6 you most want to listen to and ask questions of?

Does your supply chain work for you – or against you?

With Matthew Addley – Value Engineering Senior Principal at Infor

  • Is your Supply Chain actively engaged?
  • Have you explored modern tools and techniques to extend the engagement?
  • How can you maximise trust and in return improve responsiveness in your supply chain?

Urban Logistics and Last Mile Delivery Optimisation

With Joost Bekker – Business Development Director of PTV Group

More and more people are living in cities and the tendency is on the rise. This has great impact on the transport service providers, who must plan in tighter time windows at higher costs. These developments require new concepts and increased cooperation between communities, transport and logistics service providers and retail trade.

In this presentation we’ll focus on last mile delivery management and discuss how software solutions for vehicle scheduling and route optimisation will shape the urban logistics of the future.

Accurate Pallet Management – What does that mean? What does this involve?

With Frances Wren – Director of ProPallet and Kylie Ruthjersen – Business Manager of ProPallet

  • Pallet Control – Changing the Perception!
  • Pallet Software – They are not all the same!
  • Understanding your Invoice – What are Delay Days and How do they Affect your Account?
  • Trading Partners & EDO’s – Why Staying Professional is Key to Great Communication

Everything you ever wondered about International Supply Chains but were afraid to ask (Sydney only)

With Bill Alexiou-Hucker – Director GPSM

  • What should you expect from your freight forwarder?
  • Characteristics of a typical Freight Forwarder
  • The pitfalls of choosing your Freight Forwarder based on rates
  • Choosing the right Inco term for you

WMS – What Makes Sense When Selecting & Implementing a Warehouse Management System

With Scott Symons – General Manager, Paperless Warehousing

  • Are you WMS ready? Defining your needs in detail. What to look for and when.
  • Tips, guidelines, ideas, cautions, and best practices in making the right WMS selection.
  • Advice, cautions, requirements, and best practices to ensure a problem-free WMS implementation

Unlocking the Power of S&OP

With James Small – Director of Carrigan

  • Discussion on what your business needs to do to ensure that the business’ ambition for its Sales & Operations Planning Process matches the power that it can deliver.
  • With market conditions being more volatile, the objective of Sales & Operations Planning is not accuracy, but to be the process that allows your business to understand and manage ambiguity.

Did You Pay Too Much Customs Duty? (And How to Recover it!)

With Philip Hocking – General Manager, Project Logistics – Fracht Australia

  • An update on Free Trade Agreements
  • Understanding both Tariff Concessions and Tariff Advice
  • Why customs duty is often overpaid
  • And how to recover over paid duty!
  • The right way to go forward

Chain of Responsibility

With Mike Wood of Latus

  • What is Chain of Responsibility and how does it affect YOU?
  • The essential things you need to KNOW to avoid jail time!
  • Understanding the CoR Legislation through Australia
  • Who it Impacts within any Business
  • Types and Values of Penalties and Prosecutions
  • Setting up a Complaint System and Its Components
  • Auditing and Certification
  • NHVR Changes to Legislation in 2018

Benchmarking the Right Way – To Boost Your Supply Chain Performance to Best in Class

With Steven Thacker – Managing Director of Benchmarking Success

  • The right and wrong ways to Benchmark
  • How to use Benchmarking for Business Improvement
  • Selecting and maintaining the right KPIs
  • Benchmarking case studies
  • How to use Benchmarking to drive performance improvement.

7 Essentials to Boosting Warehouse Productivity

With Mal Walker – Logistics Bureau Managing Consultant

  • Layout and flow
  • What goes where.
  • The things that kill productivity
  • Easy fixes you can do yourself
  • Case study examples

Rugged Mobility in the Supply Chain

SYDNEY: With James Reilly (Skywire CTO) and Adam Barnier (Honeywell Solution Architect Manager) MELBOURNE: Glenn Sheppard (Skywire Territory Manager) and Adam Robinson (Honeywell Senior Solution Architect)

  • Rugged vs Consumer devices – What is the real total cost of ownership?
  • Is your warehouse ready for all-touch devices?
  • Android in the Enterprise – How best to approach
  • Mobility Edge – Future proof your mobile deployments
  • Device Management – Secure your device fleet and gain insight

Please note that this event is fully catered. Morning coffee and afternoon tea as well as lunch. There will also be a prize draw running throughout the day so make sure you don’t wander off!