GS1 Supply Chain Week 2012 opened with a record breaking number of delegates on Monday 10 September.
Supported by industry and hosted by GS1 Australia
, Supply Chain Week is an annual opportunity for supply chain professionals and business owners to explore how global standards can help businesses drive efficiencies and reduce costs in the face of today’s challenges.
More than 900 people drawn from many of the 17,000 GS1 member businesses of all sizes around Australia registered to attend Supply Chain Week from 10 to 14 September.
According to Mark Fuller, GS1 Australia’s Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, the Supply Chain Week has become one of Australia’s leading supply chain events. He describes Supply Chain Week as a learning opportunity like no other, with real-life case studies, expert sessions, high profile speakers and relevant discussion topics.
GS1 Supply Chain Week 2012 was packed with free workshops and seminars covering the key areas of grocery and liquor, general merchandise, agribusiness, hardware, healthcare, and transport and logistics. Every session was designed to provide companies with a chance to learn about how other companies employed supply chain standards in their businesses as well as get up-to-date with the latest industry-specific trends on GS1 standards and services, and discuss their business needs with experts.
A highlight of the first day of GS1 Supply Chain Week 2012 in Melbourne was ‘The Nuts and Bolts of EDI’, a hardware industry session where delegates heard from the experts at GS1 and trading partners Masters Home Improvement, Mitre 10, The Laminex Group and Mirabella how the use of EDI and GS1 standards improved supply chain efficiency.
The Sydney event featured an all-day trade show and presentations for healthcare professionals focused on solutions, technologies and products to facilitate the implementation of GS1 standards and key initiatives in healthcare. Presentations were made by speakers from McKinsey & Company, the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA), Innovit, GXS, ACT Health, Cook Medical and Clifford Hallam Healthcare (CH2).
Overall, every session in Supply Chain Week 2012 provided delegates with a deeper understanding of improving their supply chain with GS1 standards, implementing the GS1 system and establishing relationships with people who will help them on their journey.