New video endorses ALC’s freight planning message


Eight senior executives discuss the economic and social benefits of safe and efficient supply chains

New video endorses ALC’s freight planning message
ALC chairman Ian Murray.

 

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has reiterated the need for the government to prioritise supply chain planning and reforms with the launch of its new video, Now is the Time to Get the Supply Chain Right,during a parliamentary function Canberra last night.

Based on ALC’s election priorities document Getting the Supply Chain Right, the video highlights how greater focus by governments on improved freight planning, investment reform, corridor protection and safety will support more efficient supply chains.

It features eight senior executives from some of Australia's top logistics organisations who discuss the economic and social benefits of safe and efficient supply chains.

They include: ALC chairman Ian Murray, Qube MD Maurice James, DGL Australia MD John West, NSW Ports CEO Marika Calfas, Qantas Freight executive manager Alison Webster, Pacific National CEO David Irwin, Woolworths GM logistics operations Craig Partridge and Australian Rail Track Corporation CEO John Fullerton.

"It’s a powerful message from Australia’s leading logistics executives, and underscores ALC’s commitment to work with governments to progress supply chain investment and reforms to enhance freight efficiency," ALC MD Michael Kilgariff says.

"Headlining the video is the need for a national freight and supply chain strategy which sets a long-term strategic framework for more efficient freight movements across our supply chains.

"The development of an overarching national freight and supply chain strategy is needed to drive improved decision making across all levels of government, and to provide industry with the confidence it needs to make long term investment decisions.

"A national strategy is also critical to addressing inefficiencies in our national supply chains which adds to costs for consumers and potentially affects the liveability of our cities.

"A National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy would build on the Port and Land Freight strategies which were developed under former Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, and which established a solid foundation for future work in this area.

The ALC aims to encourage governments to work with the industry to devise national productivity efficiencies and safety strategies to successfully handle Victoria’s growing freight task, as highlighted in the National Transport Commission’s Who Moves What Where report.

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