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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2012
60 FORUM 2012 SESSION 5 Chain of Responsibility Ingilby Dickson, General Manager Supply Chain, BlueScope Steel, chaired the Chain Of Responsibility session, which featured Bruce Herbert, Supply Chain Director, Coca Cola Amatil; Conor O'Malley, General Manager Logistics, Coles; George Bearzot, Logistics Director of Beer Wine and Spirits, Lion Co; Maurice Baroni, Partner, Clayton Utz; and Penny Winn, Director Multi-Channel, Woolworths. ALC can play a role in lifting safety by raising the public profile of the issue, Mr Dickson said. Conor O'Malley discussed how Coles is using the ALC Retail Logistics Supply Chain Code of Practice (RLSC) to improve their own performance and that of the carriers and suppliers. He also discussed the need for far more companies to join the Code to improve its effectiveness. 'As an industry we need to be quite vocal and united, making it clear that this isn't an industry for cowboys,' Ms Winn said, noting that Woolworths has 100,000 truck movements a month. 'This is about upping the ante for ourselves and our partners, and private contractors.' Ms Winn said tracking technology has made it easier to monitor subcontractors and their methods. In response to a question from the floor as to whether transport companies need to be part of the RLSC to work for the major retailers, both Ms Winn and Mr O'Malley responded by saying that all their carriers have to provide evidence of their compliance and that belonging to the Code makes this process easier for all parties. Mr Baroni said monitoring contractors and ensuring they are performing as promised is an important part of raising safety standards in the industry. New legislation blurs the line of responsibility for a company's own workers and subcontractors, Mr Baroni noted. 'We have to push for an industry and an operational environment that marginalises operators that aren't intent on doing the right thing,' said Mr Bearzot. Session 5 Panel discussion Ingilby Dickson, General Manager Supply Chain, BlueScope Steel