The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and GS1 Australia have joined forces to create a new high level industry working group – the ALC Supply Chain Standards Working Group – to improve supply chain efficiency and product traceability.
The working group will consist of industry experts from across the supply chain who will focus on better aligning the transport and logistics sector with Australian industry in the adoption of global standards for identification, information capture and sharing across supply chains.
“Australia’s rising freight task, coupled with low levels of productivity in the transport sector means industry must use all the tools at its disposal to improve supply chain efficiency,” explained ALC Managing Director, Michael Kilgariff.
“Central to this is adopting a whole of supply chain approach to the way in which we identify and utilise new and emerging technologies, as well as foster new opportunities on the horizon.
“The ALC Supply Chain Standards Working Group will play an important role in the future growth and prosperity of the freight logistics industry by improving productivity through improved supply chain efficiency and product and shipment traceability.”
GS1 Australia CEO Maria Palazzolo added, “Many Australian industries have already adopted GS1 standards to reduce supply chain costs and are now seeking the same approach from their transport and logistics providers. The limited use of global standards is not confined to Australia and has resulted in the recent establishment of a GS1 Global T&L Interest Group.
“I am extremely pleased that the ALC has agreed to create this Working Group to align with industry requirements both locally and globally,” she said.