ALC seeks feedback on national supply chain vision strategy

By: Jason Whittaker

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) is seeking comment on a new industry strategy designed to develop a vision for the

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) is seeking comment on a new industry strategy designed to develop a vision for the transport and logistics sector as an economic powerhouse.

The new National T&L Freight Supply Chain Strategy will be launched at the ALC Forum next month in Canberra.

The ALC says the revised document, now out for consultation, is a major milestone for the industry.

"The strategy has been developed with extensive consultation across the industry and it has identified significant challenges that, we believe, must be tackled by industry and government working in partnership," the Council says.

According to the ALC, the most critical action areas are:
  • Safety — Implementing T&L 'Vision Zero' program nationally
  • Investment — Planning and delivery of infrastructure to handle the growing freight task
  • Leadership — Ensuring issues of national strategic importance are communicated effectively
  • People — Attracting, retaining and continually developing the workforce
  • Energy and environment — T&L taking the lead in environmental sustainability
  • Innovation and technology - Developing an innovation culture and remaining globally competitive
  • Efficiency – Ensuring regulation supports supply chain efficiency.
Following on from feedback received on the previous draft version and by comments submitted by industry stakeholders, the ALC has made substantial changes to the document. The changes include:
  • 1. Development of a vision - "driving the Australian economy"
  • 2. Development of national goals
  • 3. Inclusion of nationally strategic important initiatives only
  • 4. Overall reduction of initiatives and of content
  • 5. Removal of funding column (instead it is being proposed that ALC facilitate a number of round table discussions with stakeholders to drive implementation strategies)
  • 6. Increase of organisations (in a broad sense) that are responsible for implementation.
The ALC will take feedback on the strategy until January 28.

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