Australian freight and supply chain data study launched

Freight Data Requirements Study aims to improve freight movement; participants sought

Australian freight and supply chain data study launched
The study is seeking to increase supply chain efficiency


Research and development body iMOVE has launched a project with the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (DIRDC) on freight and supply chain data, for which it is seeking participants.

The Freight Data Requirements Study is "looking to identify and articulate the data requirements of the freight and supply chain sector, a step toward making Australia a world-leader in this area".

iMOVE says it is undertaking the project to identify freight and logistics improvement to inform the Federal Government’s National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy, acting on the recommendations in the industry-led Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities.

The objectives include:

  • identification of the freight data required for both governments and industry to improve freight-related planning, operations, and investment decision-making
  • identify what part of those requirements can be satisfied from existing data collection processes, and what additional data would be required
  • explore how necessary data might be obtained
  • explore how the freight data should be stored, analysed, and disseminated.

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"The other crucial component of this study is to understand the circumstances under which companies would be prepared to share data. With a fair an open approach to data sharing, there is a higher degree of success in achieving optimal visibility in the supply chain," iMOVE says.

"The more consultation and buy-in we have from the industry on this, the more chance we have of seeing Australia as possessing the most efficient, most visible, supply chain in the world."

Willing participants can find more information here.


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