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attract little attention, yet pallets are
the oil that keeps global supply chains
running smoothly. For this reason, efficient
tracking of pallets is an important yet often
46 The green supply chain
Why reducing your environmental footprint
doesn’t mean reducing your bottom line.
48 Not just an occupation
Embracing supply chain as a profession,
not just an occupation: the supply chain
profession has come a long way over the
past decade, exemplified by supply chain's
50 The state of play
Australian supply chains can be
summarised with one word and one
number. That word is leadership, and the
number is 17.
45 Subscription information.
52 Materials handling and management.
54 APICSAU – contacts, courses, news.
57 From the Supply Chain and
Logistics Association of Australia.
58 SCLAA contact information.
58 Chartered Institute of Logistics
and Transport Australia.
58 Australian Warehousing Association.
12 The voice of New Retail
We welcome former DealsDirect principal
and founder of the National Online Retailers
Association Paul Greenberg as a regular
columnist in MHD magazine.
14 What to expect
Trends and predictions for supply chain
and logistics executives for 2016.
18 How do we drive export
growth in Australia?
Increasing trade and investment is
absolutely crucial to unlocking Australia’s
future economic growth.
20 Is Queensland's rail about to fail?
Queensland is in serious danger of falling
behind other Australian states in updating
existing and creating new rail infrastructure.
IT IN THE
24 New transport and freight
The new Australian Transport Standards
for Freight Labelling and EDI have been
26 Tackling the process of change
with Operational Intelligence
Tackling the growing challenges of
change requires something more than
data analysis and forecasting. It is called
27 Overcome B2C challenges
Driven by e-commerce, today's warehouse
management systems must evolve to
compete. Here are five areas to watch for
How to optimise your supply chain with
29 Contracting for data security
How should security issues be dealt with
in contracting for IT services? "Let's talk
about it later", someone pipes up, and it's
forgotten until it is too late.
30 Let’s try slotting
A supply chain optimisation method that
has been around for some time, and has
recently started to gain momentum in
Australia, is slotting.
32 Slotting the shed on schedule
Achieving solid slot maintenance: balancing
the fine line between planning and execution.
34 A reputation for sustainability
Sustainability has gone from a buzzword to
a genuine point of difference. It can be a
competitive differentiator for a business.
36 Supply chain scalability
in the digital era
The IT infrastructure underpinning all
supply chains must be able to scale for
massive growth in two areas.
38 From little things, big things go
The future of RFID and associated legal
40 Consistent innovation brings success
Digital tools help bring structure and control
to complex, dispersed product innovation
and development processes. How do you
get innovative ideas to market quickly and
41 Network design
Here are five major enhancements in the
new generation of network design tools.
42 Changes demand reform
Changes in consumer habits demand
serious reforms in Australia’s transport
43 Smart glasses, smart maintenance
Augmented reality offers interesting
possibilities, e.g . for maintenance work
on warehouse equipment: a head-mounted
minicomputer, for example, can display
all necessary information to the service
44 The hidden cost of poor
They might not be glamorous and often
ON THE COVER
22 Celebrating innovation
Dematic’s 50 years of driving supply
MAY – JUNE ‘16
VOLUME 46 – NUMBER 3
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MHD SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS — MAY / JUNE 2016
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