ALC puts its considerable clout behind adoption of global data standards
The Australian Logistics Council and GS1 Australia have announced the intention of moving toward “the adoption and implementation of global data standards (GDS) to improve freight visibility and supply chain efficiencies in the logistics industry.”
ALC’s Interim CEO Lachlan Benson said, “ALC, its members and the industry will now work towards adopting and promoting the Australian Freight Labelling and Transport data exchange guidelines, an extensive body of work that was developed by industry in consultation with the ALC Supply Chain Standards Working Group and GS1 Australia and launched in 2016.”
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“GS1 supply chain standards enable parties across the supply chain to operate more efficiently with improved freight visibility using a common standard for identifying, labelling and sharing data relating to the movement of freight units,” said GS1 Australia’s Senior Manager – Freight, Logistics & Industrial Sectors, Bonnie Ryan.
ALC’s next move on this is to develop a proposed timeline for the adoption, then present to the ALC Board for its approval.
“Enhanced freight visibility is a clear priority for logistics companies, and increasingly for consumers. The guideline will help industry participants implement the agreed GS1 standards to improve freight efficiency and visibility across all modes of freight transport,” added Mr Benson.