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

New Zealand Programme

Pre-Conference Workshop | 25 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 | 26 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 busines
Graeme Muller, Chief Executive, NZ Tech
9.45amBlock Chain Technologies. What is it and opportunities for transport & logistics companies
Mark Pascall, Director, Blockchain Labs NZ
10.15amMorning Tea & Networking
10.45amThe Future Supply Chain – but not as we know it. Transformation through improved connectivity, increased automation, digitisation and data analytics using the Internet of Things
Andrew Cushen, Deputy Chief Executive, InternetNZ
11.15amVirtual and Augmented Reality. How this is going to change your business. Developments and practical uses in: health & safety, training, product development and maintenance
Lance Bauerfeind, Director, Pepper Creative
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
2.30pmUsing Telemetry to Encourage Transport Productivity and Safety Improvements
Corinne Watson, General Manager, CCS Logistics
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
Andrew Rushworth, Managing Director, Zero Emission Vehicles
4.30pmUltimate Diesel. New dirt busting fuels for diesel engines.
Haley Mahoney, GM B2B Sales, BP Oil NZ Limited
4.40pmTECH Talks
5.00pmRefreshments & Networking - Drinks and canapes will be provided

Conference Day Two | 27 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
9.00amThe Two Stage Log Extraction Revolution. Systems successfully being used to reduce landing sizes by transporting wood to a separate processing site for sorting and loading.
Marcus Musson, Director, FOMS
9.30amCase Study: Using Sensors and Data to Optimise Asset Utilisation at a Container Terminal.
Ian Gray, Business Manager, Cucumber & Martyn McColgan, Manager Terminal Operations, Port of Tauranga.
10.00amMorning Tea + Networking
Session 4: Optimising Forest Products Planning for the Wood Supply Chain
10.30amCase Study: Re-inventing your Supply Chain Planning: Linking a 60-year resource plan to operational daily planning.
Nigel Brabyn, Business Performance Analyst, Nelson Forests Ltd
11.00amWood Flow Operations and Management Planning in the Cloud
John Trus - Vice President, Global Sales, Remsoft, Canada
11.30amPlanning for Log Transport on Rural Roads - Practical tools developed for forest owners to work collaboratively with local Councils
Brett Gilmore, Director, Brett Gilmore Consulting
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
12.30pmLunch + Networking
Session 5: Safety, Training & R&D Initiatives
1.30pmTools 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, Australia (via video call)
2.00pmImplementing Transport & Driver Safety Technology – lessons from a major NI transport company
Murray Symons, Transport Manager, Symons Group
2.30pmR&D - Where to from here? Improving efficiencies through the wood supply chain. Developing a new automated harvesting and logistics programme for the NZ industry aimed at moving 95% of all harvesting and logistics operations to full mechanisation
Keith Raymond, Harvesting Programme Leader, Forest Growers Research
3.00pmEvent Concludes

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