Supply chain coordination in Queensland's agriculture sector

Improving the economic efficiency of freight networks is key to unlocking productivity gains and improving the competitiveness of the freight industry. Supply chain coordination can play an integral role in unlocking the latent potential of Queensland’s freight network. This paper explores the challenges and opportunities facing Queensland’s agriculture freight sector, particularly rail freight, and the potential economic benefits derived from supply chain coordination. In the absence of a central coordinating mechanism, the agricultural supply chain is inefficient, which presents an opportunity for a Supply Chain Coordinator (SCC)). A SCC plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and point of consumption in order to meet customers’ requirements. The presence of a SCC has the potential to increase the efficient use of existing and future infrastructure networks. As detailed within the 2016 State Infrastructure Plan, improving the coordination and integration of freight across the rail network is a strategic priority for government. While the efficiency of the freight task has improved, investment in supply chain coordination may be the key to boosting industry and increasing economic output by unlocking the potential of critical supply chains across the state.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: 38th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2016), Melbourne, 16th - 18th November 2016

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  • Accession Number: 01627414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2017 10:06AM