by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2012
DAY 1 FORUM 2012 Introduction Australia's competitive place in the world begins with a focus on boosting efficiency at home. This notion was at the heart of two days of high-level discussion and debate at the Australian Logistics Council Forum 2012 from 28--30 March 2012 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. Around 250 heavyweights from industry and government attended the event, which ALC holds annually. With the theme 'Positioning Australia in the Global Supply Chain', Forum delegates heard how in this highly uncertain world, the search for new markets, cost savings and know-how is unrelenting. The need at home for a seamless approach to planning, regulating and using infrastructure has never been more important. But while freight logistics and transport is at the core of Australia's economy, productivity has stalled, increasing by only 0.6 per cent per annum in the five years to June 2011. This is despite the fact that efficiency gains can be like low- hanging fruit. ALC predicts that every one per cent improvement in efficiency yields 1.5 billion in gains for the economy. The ALC Forum heard from a range of high-level speakers about industry tackling these and other issues head-on. 33 FUTURE FREIGHT NETWORKS 2012