The nationally structured Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) – formerly the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA), and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTA) have agreed to form an alliance to work together on key issues leading to the betterment of the transport and logistics industry in Australia. A joint executive team is to be established to form an action plan addressing opportunities for the two associations to work cooperatively on key initiatives.
The two largest associations in the industry together represent the predominance of professional and operative people working in supply chain, transport and logistics Australia. The proposal for SCLAA and CILTA to work as one will create a synergy unparalleled in the industry.
This closer unity follows the recent successful Supply Chain and Logistics National Awards held in Perth on Friday 17 November, where SCLAA and CILTA combined an event that recognised the especial achievements of corporations and people in the supply chain, transport and logistics industry.
The National Supply Chain and Logistics Awards event was associated with Supply Chain WA 06, the two-day Conference and Exhibition organised by SCLAA and CILTA. The conference was held at Perth’s Burswood Intercontinental Hotel between 16 and 17 November and culminated in the Awards Presentation Dinner attended by nearly 300 people. These events built on the long running WA combined state awards attended by another 300 people at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 18 November.
A wide range of industry and Government representatives congratulated SCLAA and CILTA for the initiative to create a single event, which recognised exceptional achievements in supply chain, transport and logistics.
The National President of SCLAA Steve MacPherson and National Chairman of CILTA, John West, have agreed to jointly focus on key issues that will broaden services for members of both organisations and importantly, focus uniformly on the primary objective to assist in the betterment of the transport and logistics industry, especially, in the development of the people in the industry.
SCLAA’s Steve MacPherson called upon all industry participants to support the two associations in their efforts to forge closer collaboration for the purpose of enhancing the careers of industry professionals and practitioners and the contribution of supply chain, transport and logistics to the competitive advantage of Australia.