New Speaking Engagement | Automated Warehouse, Smart Technologies & Supply Chain Integration Forum

I am pleased to announce that I will presenting at the Automated Warehouse, Smart Technologies & Supply Chain Integration Forum The forum will be held in Melbourne at the Marriott Hotel on the 22nd and 23rd of May 2017. I will be presenting a case study on “Maximizing Productivity in E-Tail Warehousing and Distribution Operations” and […]
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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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Toll to set up fully automated e-commerce fashion distribution centre

As reported by  Transport and Logistics News the Toll Group is working with Dematic to develop a market-leading distribution centre (DC) in Sydney. The DC will be one of the first in Australia designed to cater for the growing e-commerce/fashion market. The 32,000 square metre state-of-the-art DC with advanced automation technology will enable fast and efficient delivery […]
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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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Understanding Third Party Logistics Warehouse Services – Part 4

Order Fulfillment The primary activity of a 3rd Party Logistics Warehouse is to fulfill the orders that the 3PL’s client receives from its customers. Typically the order fulfillment process will include the picking, packing and dispatching activities but may also include other value added activities that have been requested by the client. The 3PL can […]
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Understanding Third Party Logistics Warehouse Services – Part 3

Storage The 3PL will charge a storage fee for the amount of space that the customer utilizes within the 3PL’s warehouse. Storage charges are usually calculated on a variable per unit basis but can also be calculated based on the fixed cost of the space that is being assigned for use for the client. 3PL […]
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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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