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SCLAA joins MATEX warehouse & materials handling exhibition

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The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) has announced that it has joined forces with MATEX warehouse & materials handling exhibition to bring you the Supply Chain Conference – Sydney 2008.

The three-day event has been designed as a two-day conference with the first day focussing on Management & Strategy and the second day discussing Back to Basics. The third day will be the grand final of the SCLAA National forklift competition. All will be held during MATEX.

The SCLAA is currently looking for speakers on a broad range of topics including:

Tuesday 15th April 2008

Suggested topics for day one:

Management and strategy

  • Retention strategies
  • Skills shortage management
  • Contract management
  • Labour management
  • Waste management
  • Australian freight management
  • IT Management
  • Global supply chains
  • Carbon trading
  • Productivity benchmarks
  • Offshoring
  • OHS and safety management
  • Casualisation of the workforce
  • Strategic procurement
  • Best practices
  • First choice employers
  • Other topical issues

Wednesday 16th April 2008

Suggested topics for day two:

Back to basics

  • Recruiting in to the industry - Gen Y and X
  • Apprenticeship programs
  • Warehouse layout - material flow
  • Pallet storage
  • Receiving and shipping
  • Battery care
  • Forklift management
  • OHS compliance
  • Substance abuse and compliance
  • Customs clearance
  • Tracking and traceability
  • Order picking
  • Racking and storage solutions
  • Software selection
  • Access systems
  • Using 3PL’s and 4PL’s
  • Other topical issues

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