Webinars and topical communications

Webinar on Global Compliance Gaps in Dangerous Goods Logistics

Last week, CILT International held its eleventh international webinar on the theme Global Compliance Gaps in Dangerous Goods Logistics.

Guest Speakers included Lee Nelson, Operations Manager at Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC), Dangerous Goods Consultant Michael Joyce, Maritime Expert Ravindran Kothandapani, and Victor Gado, Director of Transport Compliance Safety Training. The session was chaired by Reshma Yousuf, Director of the Centre for Logistics Leadership in Business, based in Malaysia. The recording of the webinar can be accessed by clicking here.

Webinar 29 September 2020: The ‘Circular Economy’ – Prosperity through Sustainability

“Today’s economy is massively wasteful. Most of the materials we use, we lose, the things we make are consistently under-utilised, and our efforts to fix it treat the symptoms, not the cause.” Andrew Morlet.

In 2020 and beyond, implementing ‘circular economy’ practices in the supply chain will have a positive impact on how we produce, transport, store and consume things. In contrast to the ‘take-make-waste’ model of our current linear economy, the circular economy is regenerative by design and focuses on decoupling growth from the consumption of finite resources. It’s a systemic approach to economic development designed to benefit businesses, society, and the environment. 
Featuring James Griffiths from the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) and Alec Tang – Chief Sustainability Officer at Auckland Council, this webinar explored how to apply Circular Economy practises to logistics and transportation services.

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Webinar 26 August 2020: Auckland Port – Move It or No?
Currently, it is the New Zealand Government’s position that the Port of Auckland needs to move. Several studies have stated that there is significant environmental impact for expanding the port in its current location and that in its current form, the Auckland port is “no longer economically viable”.

The relocation of the Auckland port has been called “New Zealand’s most ambitious infrastructure project ever” but where it should be moved to and when is still up in the air.

This webinar featured four people who have been actively involved in the study of the Auckland port move and its effects on the Auckland region as a whole.
Topics covered included:

  • What global shipping trends will influence New Zealand import/export logistics infrastructure priorities 
  • What are the economics of a port move
  • What is actually involved in moving a port 
  • What impact the location and the timing of a port move will have

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  • CILT International ‘Best Practice Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis’ Webinar

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  • Webinar 21 July 2020: The NZ Supply Chain Response to Covid-19

How has the NZ Supply Chain coped during lockdown and what does the future hold, now that we’re at Level 1?

Like many other countries, Covid-19 hit New Zealand hard – socially and economically. Although we as a nation, fared better than many others, our supply chain was and still is, subject to the same stresses and strains experienced globally and it will likely remain that way for the foreseeable future.

This webinar featured the people at the frontline who kept the New Zealand Supply Chain for Daily Life, running:

  • Kris Lancaster – Supply Chain Development Manager, Foodstuffs South Island
  • Dallas Vince – Executive General Manager, TIL Freight
  • Suhail Sequeira – Supply Chain Solution Architect, Ports of Auckland 

Kris, Dallas and Suhail described how they and their organisations kept New Zealand going during lockdown and what they believe are the challenges and issues the NZ Supply Chain will face over the next 6-12 months.

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  • Webinar 24 June 2020: Industry 4.0

What does Industry 4.0 mean for NZ Logistics and Distribution in a Covid World?
Logistics operations have for a long time, made use of data to improve performance. While this is of course not new, what is new, is the vast increase in volume and quality of data that can be captured, the rapidly reducing cost of capturing and processing that data and the interconnections the data has with physical systems, especially process automation.
Industry 4.0 is the 4th industrial revolution – the application of cyber-physical systems. 
This webinar featured Richard Mahoney from Studio Logistic who talked about 4.0 technologies and how they can be combined to make transport and logistics operations better and business more resilient in the face of sudden changes.
Topics included:

  • How IoT sensors and Vision Systems can directly measure the performance of operations
  • How data from outside the DC, realtime location systems, predictive analytics, ‘digital twins’ and automation, are used to improve performance, bottom line and ensure business can cope with change – planned and unplanned.

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