Project Overview

The Cross Sector Supply Chain Skills Project has been commissioned by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).  Its goal is to develop a range of Skill Sets and units of competency for those supply chain skills common to a range of industry sectors and in doing so, support the mobility of skilled labour and agility of the Australian workforce.  It will enable the many individuals working in a supply chain to be skilled to the same world class standards and as a consequence, increase industry efficiency and productivity.

The project is led by a Project Reference Group comprising representatives from across a range of diverse industries.  Oversight is by the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee.   Technical expertise and project management is by Australian Industry Standards.


Throughout the project we’ll be posting a range of articles and links to various events and websites that those interested in supply chains might find informative.

  • McKinsey & Company –  Automation in logistics: Big opportunity, bigger uncertainty
  • – the first international guidance standard on sustainable procurement
  • The Ellen Macarthur Foundation – works with business, government and academia to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.  Invest an hour in this inspirational site which includes tools and resources, transformational case studies, reports, lesson plans/worksheets and facilitator’s guides
  • The Circular Economy Lab – see how Queensland is catalysing the shift to a circular economy and how you can be part of its introduction to other states
  • Australian National Blockchain – IBM, Data61 and Herbert Smith Freehills come together to pilot Australia’s first publicly-available blockchain known as the Australian National Blockchain (ANB)
  • Supply chain 247 – includes the latest news, reports, case studies, white papers, webcasts, research from the US and around the world
  • Logistics Viewpoints – supply chain blog on industry developments
  • Supply chain digital – online digital magazine with profiles of some of the most innovative companies in the world, supply chain news and developments from across the world
  • @LogisticsMatter – Based in Rotterdam, Graat runs Logistics Matter and is an excellent curator and who uses his Twitter feed to share industry news from around the web multiple times a day
  • @Weaver_davidw – Based in Germany, Weaver is the editor of All Things Supply Chain Blog and frequently retweets industry news. Brings high value with his commentary on the articles he reads, and curation of articles
  • @gleonhard – Based in Basel, Leonhard is a futurist and humanist focussing on the shifting relationship between technology and humanity
  • @SC_Matters_Blog – US based Bob Ferrari is a supply chain consultant and runs what’s considered to be one of the top 10 blogs in supply chain management
  • @ManhAssocNews – US based Manhattan Associates delivers supply chain solutions to businesses worldwide
  • @DeptDefence – official account of Australia’s Department of Defence
  • @wef – Based in Geneva, the World Economic Forum is the not-for-profit, international organisation for public private cooperation. Multiple posts per day on the most topical challenges of our time that face the global economy, its population and the planet