SMART Conference – 29th to 30th March 2017

The annual SMART Supply Chain and Logistics Conference will take place on the 29th and 30th of March 2017 and will be held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. The theme for this year is Innovation, Productivity & Performance in an Age of Disruption. The conference program can be viewed HERE Registration fees can be […]
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Toll launches pop-up delivery hubs

Toll Group has launched a new consumer-to-consumer parcel delivery service this week with the opening of new pop-up delivery hubs in selected Westfield shopping centres. Just in time for Christmas, this service will help shoppers skip the queues and access competitive pricing for fast domestic parcel deliveries. The pop-up delivery hubs, designed to simulate our […]
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CEVA Logistics leases two new sites in Melbourne

As reported on the fullyloaded.com.au website CEVA Logistics has leased two new warehouses in the West Park Industrial Estate in Truganina, Victoria to accommodate its growing business One of the two West Park facilities will be used to manage the newly acquired Toyota contract. CEVA Logsitics is one of the world’s leading non-asset- based supply […]
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Australia Post and StarTrack Gearing up for Christmas

As Christmas fast approaches and order volume increases we start to get nervous about being able to meet the delivery expectations of our customers. Last year in particular , the delivery performance for the likes of Australia Post and StarTrack was not so good during this time. Although the proof will be in the pudding, Christmas […]
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Will UberCARGO disrupt the 3PL industry like it has the taxi industry?

We have all heard about the Uber phenomenon that is currently disrupting the taxi industry around the world by providing a low cost and more technologically savvy option to the traditional taxi network. On the 7th of January, the Uber Blog announced that UberCARGO had been launched in Hong Kong. UberCARGO is described as: “The same […]
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3PL E-Warehouse Management and Solutions Show Review

I attended the 3PL E-Warehouse Management and Solutions Show (http://www.3plshow.com.au) held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre last week expecting a vast array of 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers to be in attendance. These expectations were based purely on the name of the show but clearly, and to be fair having since re-read […]
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Managing 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers – Key Success Factor # 2 – Clearly articulate service level expectations

It is important that service level expectations are clearly articulated. There should also be a differentiation between your standard requirements and any non-standard requirements. Even if 99% of your orders are dispatched as standard shipments you should still have all potential non-standard service requirements included in the scope of work and in the costing schedule. […]
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Logistics, Transport, Warehousing and Supply Chain Industry Associations

Australian Logistics, Transport, Warehousing and Supply Chain Industry Associations contact information has been added to the Resources section
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Logistics Cost Reduction Tip # 7

Implement a formal audit process for checking service provider invoices prior to approval for payment ============================================================================================== To discover 52 practical ways to reduce your logistics costs – Click Here The cost reduction tips included in this FREE document cover all aspects of logistics including international freight forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing, inventory management and domestic transportation
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Understanding Road Express Transport Services and Costs

Intra and Interstate Transport Services are a road based delivery service with the service levels being dictated by the time it takes for a vehicle to travel by road between the origin and delivery points. Typically consignments will be picked up from the shipper one day and delivered to the consignee within one to seven […]
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