Our 2019 Draft Program

More awaiting confirmation.

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?

Confirmed so far…

20th August – Melbourne

Unlocking the Power of Sales & Operations Planning


James Small – Principal of Carrigan

The effectiveness of your Sales and Operations Planning is its ability to make decisions. Availability of data has always been an essential element of that decision making process. More and more data is becoming available, how do we unlock the power of that data. In this session we will discuss:

  • The data structures that support the Sales & Operations Planning cycle, and how that data needs to be presented.
  • What is required to support your decision making process?
  • As much as a data challenge, what are the resource challenges in managing S&OP information across an extended planning horizon?

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


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?

Reduce your Storage Footprint, Increase your Productivity


Peter Zann – National Sales Manager and Julie Sage – Managing Director, Kardex Remstar Australia

  • Are you fully utilising your floor space? How to optimise your warehouse?
  • Output efficiency: How to increase accuracy and reduce cost per pick?
  • Increasing Productivity: Goods-to-person principle and worker ergonomics
  • Choosing the right automated systems and software solutions for your materials handling

Chain of Responsiblity – Does it affect you?


Alan Guest – NHVR Lead Auditor, Latus

  • “If you store goods in any way on a public road then you are encompassed under Chain or Responsibility”
  • Your influence on the movement of goods is deemed as legal liability under the CoR Act
  • Chain of Responsibility – What you need to know for 1st October 2018
    • New laws for CoR
    • How this will impact: Operators, Senior Managers, Directors
    • Fines & Penalties
    • Duties, Responsibility and Accountability
    • Requirements of a CoR Safety Management System (SMS)
    • How to develop and implement a SMS that is: Functional, Legal, Cost effective
    • Planning your next steps

Agile Models for Thriving and Responsive Business


Helen Snitkovsky – MH Solutions Founder

  • Concepts of business agility and how it helps organisations to thrive and survive in today’s conditions
  • Hands-on interactive workshop
  • Attendees will experience vital agile models in action
  • You will walk away with strategy to reinvigorate your organisation and enable agility

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


Frances Wren – Director and Kylie Ruthjersen – Business Manager, 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

Urban Logistics and Last Mile Delivery Optimisation


Joost Bekker – Business Development Director, 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.

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


Steven Thacker – Managing Director, 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


Mal Walker – Managing Consultant, Logistics Bureau

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

22nd August – Sydney

Unlocking the Power of Sales & Operations Planning


James Small – Principal of Carrigan

The effectiveness of your Sales and Operations Planning is its ability to make decisions. Availability of data has always been an essential element of that decision making process. More and more data is becoming available, how do we unlock the power of that data. In this session we will discuss:

  • The data structures that support the Sales & Operations Planning cycle, and how that data needs to be presented.
  • What is required to support your decision making process?
  • As much as a data challenge, what are the resource challenges in managing S&OP information across an extended planning horizon?

How to Increase Storage Capacity


Philip Graham – National Product Manager and Chris Littlewood – Country Manager, Combilift Australia

Everything You Ever Wondered about International Supply Chains but were Afraid to Ask


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

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


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?

Reduce your Storage Footprint, Increase your Productivity


Peter Zann – National Sales Manager and Julie Sage – Managing Director, Kardex Remstar Australia

  • Are you fully utilising your floor space? How to optimise your warehouse?
  • Output efficiency: How to increase accuracy and reduce cost per pick?
  • Increasing Productivity: Goods-to-person principle and worker ergonomics
  • Choosing the right automated systems and software solutions for your materials handling

Chain of Responsiblity  – Does it affect you?


Alan Guest – NHVR Lead Auditor, Latus

  • “If you store goods in any way on a public road then you are encompassed under Chain or Responsibility”
  • Your influence on the movement of goods is deemed as legal liability under the CoR Act
  • Chain of Responsibility – What you need to know for 1st October 2018
    • New laws for CoR
    • How this will impact: Operators, Senior Managers, Directors
    • Fines & Penalties
    • Duties, Responsibility and Accountability
    • Requirements of a CoR Safety Management System (SMS)
    • How to develop and implement a SMS that is: Functional, Legal, Cost effective
    • Planning your next steps

Urban Logistics and Last Mile Delivery Optimisation


Joost Bekker – Business Development Director, 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.

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


Steven Thacker – Managing Director, 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


Mal Walker – Managing Consultant, Logistics Bureau

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

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!