SCLAA and LAA revoke their divorce


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The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) and the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) to re-unite

SCLAA and LAA revoke their divorce
SCLAA and LAA to merge

By Anna Game-Lopata | January 8, 2013

After their acrimonious split in 2006, the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) and the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) have agreed to re-unite.

The two volunteer-run organisations, have been in talks for 12 months to patch up their differences for the benefit of industry members.

A source tells SupplyChain Review the decision was made to merge as a result of feedback from members and long-time industry pressure such as from the defence sector which was a strong proponent of
the original
organanisation from inception.

The source says a formal announcement will be made as soon as the last few details relating to the nuts and bolts of merging the organisations can be sorted out.

The source says the two organisations have agreed on a national structure, a constitution and a vision for the future which includes increasing the educational component and expanding in to the Asia Pacific region.

The 2006 split, which the industry widely agrees should never have happened, was the result of personality clashes and
an accusation from some elements that the organisation was too "Sydney centric".

According to the source, these issues are now past history and unlikely to recur.

The source says the organisation will now be able to avoid duplication in terms of its offering to members.

The source
adds work is continuing on a satisfactory way
to include Australia’s Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (CILTA) in the merger, an organisation which has an international reach.

CILTA has been pushing for a merger with the SCLAA for over a year as a way to consolidate flagging membership and increase industry unity and
collaboration.

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