Our 2018 Program

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?

21st August – Melbourne

Professionalising Supply Chain Management and ASCI Practitioner Registrations


Amanda Rawstron – ASCI Ethics Committee Member

Important Levers that Supply Chain Professionals can Pull for Better Factory Performance


Paul Day – Operations Consultant, Bullant Creative

  • Find the most important person in the factory
  • Identify the influencers and advocates
  • Identify the scheduling points
  • Find the most important products in a factory
  • Find the most important performance inhibitors in a factory
  • How to negotiate for better factory support

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 Support Your Supply Chain with the Right Property Solutions


Kate Bailey – Head of Research Industrial & Retail and Nick Blakely – Director Industrial & Logistics Property – Occupier, CBRE

  • Ensuring your business stays competitive by determining the right network locations
  • Property developments in the local market – emerging areas, market rates, infrastructure developments, etc.
  • Occupier owner vs. leasing – what’s best for your business strategy

What are the Benefits of Engaging a 4PL?


Susan Beling – Chief Operating Officer and Brendan Elmazovski – General Manager: Commercial, EFM Logistics Services

  • What is a 4PL?
  • What is a 4PL’s value proposition?
  • How does a 4PL provide sustainable solutions to customers?
  • How does a 4PL deliver both direct & indirect cost savings?

How can an Intelligent, Data Driven Supply Chain Transform your Business?


Abhiram Prasad – Senior Manager, EY Business Solutions

  • What is an Intelligent Data Driven Supply Chain?
  • What are the key enablers of an Intelligent Data Driven Supply Chain?
  • Examples of using Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, IoT, Data Commercialisation to reduce cost and make better decisions to enable an Intelligent Data Driven Supply Chain
  • How is this different from traditional reporting and dashboards?
  • What kind of technology and infrastructure do I need to be able to leverage data?
  • How do organisations typically approach establishing an Intelligent Data Driven Supply Chain?
  • Post conference workshop to help define a use case and implementation approach for your organisation

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


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

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

Selecting and Implementing a WMS


Scott Symons – General Manager and Juan Vasquez – Customers Relations Manager, Paperless Warehousing

  • Advanced WMS vs ERP WMS module
  • Your current needs and WMS functionality
  • Your future plans: Evolution path and future needs & challenges, eCommerce, new technology, new trends, new demands
  • Selecting the right WMS supplier: reference checks, site visits, DEMOs
  • Implementation: Your expectations, change management, your data integrity
  • Go Live & Post Go Live: Hypercare support, future modifications, upgrades

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.

The Future is Android in Supply Chain


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

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

23rd August – Sydney

Professionalising Supply Chain Management and ASCI Practitioner Registrations


Ivan Imparato – Vice President, Australasian Supply Chain Institute

Important Levers that Supply Chain Professionals can Pull for Better Factory Performance


Paul Day – Operations Consultant, Bullant Creative

  • Find the most important person in the factory
  • Identify the influencers and advocates
  • Identify the scheduling points
  • Find the most important products in a factory
  • Find the most important performance inhibitors in a factory
  • How to negotiate for better factory support

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 Support Your Supply Chain with the Right Property Solutions


Kate Bailey – Head of Research Industrial & Retail and Trevor O’Grady, State Director, NSW Industrial & Logistics – Occupier, CBRE

  • Ensuring your business stays competitive by determining the right network locations
  • Property developments in the local market – emerging areas, market rates, infrastructure developments, etc.
  • Occupier owner vs. leasing – what’s best for your business strategy

How to Increase Storage Capacity


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

What are the Benefits of Engaging a 4PL?


Susan Beling – Chief Operating Officer and Brendan Elmazovski – General Manager: Commercial, EFM Logistics Services

  • What is a 4PL?
  • What is a 4PL’s value proposition?
  • How does a 4PL provide sustainable solutions to customers?
  • How does a 4PL deliver both direct & indirect cost savings?

How can an Intelligent, Data Driven Supply Chain Transform your Business?


Abhiram Prasad – Senior Manager, EY Data & Analytics

  • What is an Intelligent Data Driven Supply Chain?
  • What are key enablers of an Intelligent Data Driven Supply Chain?
  • Examples of using Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, IoT, Data Commercialisation to reduce cost and make better decisions to enable an Intelligent Data Driven Supply Chain
  • How is this different from traditional reporting and dashboards?
  • What kind of technology and infrastructure do I need to be able to leverage data?
  • How do organisations typically approach establishing an Intelligent Data Driven Supply Chain?
  • Post conference workshop to help define a use case and implementation approach for your organisation

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

Lean and Green Supply Chain


Jessen Yeoh –  Principal Advisor, Lloyd’s Register

  • Lean and Green Leadership
  • Drivers of Waste
  • Transport Network
  • Backhaul Analysis
  • Warehouse Layout Design
  • Packaging Optimisation
  • Total Lifestyle Cost

The Elephant in the Room – How to Set Effective Strategy


Sean Wiles – Partner and Rhyan Stephens – Supply Chain & Logistics Senior Manager, McGrathNicol

Supply Chain Management is as challenging as ever as incumbents struggle with intense competition, skills shortages, increased regulation, a need for innovation, new start up entrants, working capital pressures, and sector consolidation… the list goes on. Against this backdrop – practical strategic tools rather than reports are critical to deliver stakeholder expectations. McGrathNicol Advisory draws from its experience with large and small operators to guide you through the four key principles (& associated examples) of a truly actionable strategy.

Embrace Uncertainty with Agility


Jeremie Benazra – Lead Coach, Palo-IT

  • How you can understand, thrive and survive with agility in today’s conditions
  • Hands-on interactive workshop to experience the principles
  • Back to applicable basics
  • Enable your Agile mindset

Selecting and Implementing a WMS


Scott Symons – General Manager and Juan Vasquez – Customers Relations Manager, Paperless Warehousing

  • Advanced WMS vs ERP WMS module
  • Your current needs and WMS functionality
  • Your future plans: Evolution path and future needs & challenges, eCommerce, new technology, new trends, new demands
  • Selecting the right WMS supplier: reference checks, site visits, DEMOs
  • Implementation: Your expectations, change management, your data integrity
  • Go Live & Post Go Live: Hypercare support, future modifications, upgrades

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.

Procurement Negotiation Perspectives, Myths and Blunders


Hunter Shannonhouse – Principal Consultant, Scotwork

  • The myths of “professional procurement”
  • Common practices that kill value
  • How to ensure you have alignment of your procurement people’s behaviour with your goals
  • Negotiation solutions that generate more profit

The Future is Android in Supply Chain


With James Reilly, Skywire CTO, and Adam Barnier, Honeywell Solution Architect Manager

  • 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

Maritime Container Shipping – Direct or Transhipment?


With Richard Stevens – Associate – Senior Consultant, Thompson Clarke Shipping Pty Ltd

  • Relevance to Australian exporters and importers
  • Direct container service risks
  • Transhipment container service risks
  • Recommended initiatives to minimise such risks
  • Comparative peer experiences

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!