20-21 June 2018, Melbourne, Australia | 26-27 June, Rotorua, New Zealand

Australian Programme

Pre-Conference Workshop | 19 June 2018

1.30pmPre-Conference Workshop - Cloud-based Operations Management
Remsoft, Canada
2.30pmRegistration & Afternoon Tea
3.00pmPre-Conference Workshop - Transport Planning. Effective planning to improve the efficiency of transport operations.
Australian Forest Operations Research Alliance (University of the Sunshine Coast) & Trimble Logistics
5.00pmPre-Conference Registration + Drinks
6.00pmEnd of Day

Conference | Day One | 20 June 2018

9.00amWelcome and Introductions
Session 1: Disruptive Technologies & Emerging Issues that are reshaping the Wood Supply Chain
9.10amKeynote Address: Disruptive Technologies. The changing face of just how we will do business
Richard Magalad, ACS Branch Executive Committee Member & Start-up Committee Chair, ACS
9.45amBlock Chain Technologies. What is it and opportunities for transport & logistics companies
Simon Wilson, Director, Decentralize
10.15amMorning Tea & Networking
10.45amThe IoT and Opportunities with Wood Transport Operations
Lawrence Christoffelsz, International Trade & Supply Chain Advisor, Keele Global
11.15amVirtual and Augmented Reality. How this is going to change your business. Developments and practical uses in: health & safety, training, product development, maintenance and data visualisation.
James Tibbett, CEO, SeePilot
11.45amTECH Talks
12.00pmLunch + Networking
Session 2: Log Scaling, Measurement & Tracking Innovations
1.00pmVision and Scanning Technologies for Volumetric Measurement of Logs and Woodchips
Mauricio Acuna, Senior Research Fellow Australian Forest Operations Research Alliance, Australia
1.30pmCommercial Deployment of a 3D Laser Measurement System to Measure the Solid Volume of Bulk Hardwood Logs on Truck - an Australasian first
Darren Herd, Strategic Resource and Logistics Manager, Forico, Australia
2.00pmMeasuring & Reporting on Stacked Log Volumes using your Smartphone
Vallo Visnapuu, Chief Executive Officer, Timbeter, Estonia
Session 3: Forest to Market - Optimising Harvesting, Transport & Delivery Technologies
2.30pmThe Forestry Log Haulage Registered Code of Practice. Improving and supporting driving best practice and safety outcomes in log haulage. What’s it all mean and how’s it going to be implemented by log haulage companies?
Stacey Gardiner, General Manager, Australian Forest Contractors Association
3.00pmAfternoon Tea + Networking
3.30pmDriving Efficiencies through the Adoption of Mobile Electronic Docketing Across your Business. The process, outcomes and recommendations in moving from paper based log docketing processes.
Randall Cameron, Managing Director Australia, Mobile Mentor
4.00pmElectrifying Your Heavy Vehicle Fleet. Technologies hastening the uptake of EV’s
Bryce Gaton, Australian Electric Vehicle Association
4.30pmTECH Talks
5.00pmRefreshments & Networking - Drinks and canapes will be provided

Conference Day Two | 21 June 2018

Session 3: Forest to Market - Optimising Harvesting, Transport & Delivery Technologies contd
8.30amLeveraging Vehicle Connectivity to Optimize Logistics. How platooning and other technology will transform the industry.
Anders Gemmel, Senior Consultant, LOTS Group & Alexander Mastrovito, Head of Sustainable Transport Solutions, Scania, Sweden
9.00amDevelopment of an Australian Code of Practice for Volumetric Measurement of Logs using Scanning Technologies
Islay Robertson, COO, HQPlantations
9.30amEffective use of Harvester Production & Productivity Data to Run and Improve your Business
Ian Reid, Director, AusTimber Harvesting Gippsland
10.00amMorning Tea + Networking
Session 4: Optimising Forest Products Planning for the Wood Supply Chain
10.30amHeavy Vehicle Management and the Intelligent Access Programme. The use of telematics and related intelligent technologies to improve efficiencies and safety in the wood supply chain
Paul Corkill, General Manager Operations, Transport Certification Australia
11.00amIs Optimization the Answer? Easing land-side congestion through information sharing at a wood chip port terminal.
Mihai Neagoe, PhD Candidate in Supply Chain Integration & Information Management, University of Tasmania
11.30amMoving from a Harvest & Haul Operation to Centralised Dispatch. Lessons from a FCNSW programme working with a local haulage consortium.
Tony Johnson, Sales & Distribution Manager, FCNSW
12.00pmForest OPS. A management and operational tool for harvest scheduling, log transportation, wood flows and mill inventories.
Doug Folkins, Resource Solutions Professional, JRP Solutions, Canada
12.20pmLunch + Networking
Session 5: Safety, Training & R&D Initiatives
1.00pmTools to Improve Harvesting & Haulage Safety and Productivity Through Fatigue Management. Results and lessons from recent work with forestry and contracting companies in South Australia.
Dr Luke Mirowski, Director, Manuvr/Senior Research Fellow, University of Tasmania
1.30pmLeveraging Performance Based Standards to Improve Logging and Wood Supply Chain Transport Safety and Productivity
Marcus Coleman, Managing Director, Tiger Spider
2.00pmCase Study; OneSafe Group. How a regional forestry grouping has collectively created real change in safety and safety culture across the wood supply chain
Adam Bowe, Manager People & Risk, OneFortyOne Plantations
2.30pmEvent Concludes

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