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WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR AUSTRALIA’S MATERIALS HANDLING INDUSTRY?

24-03-2015
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Automation, intelligent production cycles and the impact of a thriving e-commerce environment are only a few topics to be explored at Australia’s first CeMAT and its dedicated Conference.

CeMAT is the only show in Australia to bring key players together in the materials handling industry.

The 3 Day Expo features a dedicated conference as well as interactive workshops and site visits.

Focused on innovation in warehousing, the event has been designed to highlight innovation in process improvement, including the role of automation in engineering the warehouse of the future.

Automation: The key driver to sector growth 

The continued demand from customers for the latest goods and services in a thriving omni-channel environment is driving an explosion in e-commerce in Australia today. 

Those that deliver first to customers are those that will retain their competitive edge, forcing every organisation’s running warehouse and distribution centres to radically change their operating environments.

However, with many operations now moving out of the country, for those organisations that remain, labour costs will go up and labour availability will become a chronic problem.

To drive cost reduction and create operational efficiencies many organisations will be looking to technology and automation to create new processes. 

An increasing need for process improvement and efficiency gains will see more investment in automation and technology to optimise inventory management and network planning. Those organisations involved in retail, process and goods manufacturing, materials handling and consumer goods transportation will continue to look towards innovation in order to reduce operational costs and increase margins. 

CeMAT AUSTRALIA 2015 will provide an unprecedented insight into the materials handling and intralogistics sector in Australia.

Building on the global success, the event will bring together Australia’s key players in the retail, process manufacturing, automotive and FMCG markets, as well as 3PL’s and materials handling solutions providers to showcase how to create a smart, integrated and efficient approach to materials handling and intralogistics.

A global brand: Using the strength of the CeMAT trade fair network

CeMAT has presence all over the world, and is recognised as the world’s leading fair on intralogistics and material handling.

The flagship event, CeMAT Hannover (Germany) takes place every two years, and is organised by Deutsche Messe, the largest and most successful event company in the world. CeMAT events globally focus on intelligent management of integrated logistics and safe, efficient and reliable systems that are supported by state-of-the-art technologies and information.

Intralogistics refers to managing material flows along the entire supply chain – from materials handling in the production process to distribution centres right through to transportation, airports, seaports and all corresponding flow of data and information in between.

The conference: Shortening the learning curve

The CeMAT AUSTRALIA Conference has been designed as a cross-industry knowledge sharing event that will enable organisations to see innovation first-hand and shorten the learning curve to enable sector growth. 

Speakers Include:

·       Ron Koehler, CEO AU/NZ, Country Management, DB Schenker Australia

·       Chris Hemstrom, GM, Supply Chain Solutions, Linfox

·       Philip Walters, National Category Manager, Support Services and Marketing, Coles Australia

·       Ben Franzi, Global eCommerce Platforms, Australia Post

·       Kris Lancaster, Logistics Operations Manager, Foodstuffs South Island NZ

·       Andrew Cooper, Founder & Director, dStore.com

·       Bill Henman, President, Australian Warehousing Association

·       Kevin Moore, Chairman, Crossmark and Founder, eBrands

 

Workshops:

For an interactive experience dedicated workshops are being held, to help you address specific challenges around:

·       WORKSHOP A: Logistical impacts of omni-channel retailing on supply chains

·       WORKSHOP B: Designing a warehouse for efficiency

·       WORKSHOP C: Tender management

 

Visit: www.cemat.com.au to register for the Conference

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