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Project Information

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The Cross Sector Supply Chain Skills Project is a national initiative led by a range of unrelated industries that have come together to identify the supply chain Skill Sets common to those sectors.  By formally recognising this commonality, these industries are increasing the portability of skills and the mobility of the Australian workforce. 

The 10 new Skills Sets developed by the project now mean that those working throughout the many types of supply chains can all be skilled to the same world class standards and as a consequence, increase the efficiency and productivity right across those industries.

The Project Reference Group that led the work comprised representatives from industries including mining, business services, advanced manufacturing, printing and graphic design, transport and logistics, humanitarian aid, forestry, textiles, clothing and footwear manufacturing. 

The project has been commissioned by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) with oversight has been by the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee.   Technical expertise and project management has been by Australian Industry Standards

Project reference Group

Mark McKenzie

CEO, Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association

ACAPMA is the national peak body representing the interests of the petroleum distribution and petroleum retail industry.

Mark is the Chair of the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee

Brett Maishman

National Sales Manager, Fuji Xerox Australia

Fuji Xerox Australia markets Xerox products, solutions and services throughout Australia. Its mission is to be the leader in the global document management market, providing solutions that bridge the paper and digital worlds and enhance business productivity through the sharing of knowledge.

Brett is a Member of the Printing and Graphic Arts Industry Reference Committee

Denise Campbell-Burns

National President, CFMMEU Forestry and Furnishing Products Division

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining & Energy Union is Australia’s main trade union in building and construction, forestry and furnishing products and mining and energy production.  It is committed to improving workers’ lives through decent wages and conditions and upholding and improving health and safety standards in the workplace.

Denise is the Chair of the Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry Reference Committee

Esther Ngang

Director, Matrix Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd

MatrixWA improves the agility of small, medium and large scale businesses by providing both strategy and support in a range of specialist areas including process efficiency, digital disruption and succession planning.

Esther is the Chair of the Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping and Conservation and Land Management Industry Reference Committee

Meriel Chamberlin

Partner, Apparel & Textile Industries (ATI) Group

ATI works with buyers and procurement managers in the textile and clothing industries to create global supply chains that deliver integrity, agility and resilience.

Meriel is a Member of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry Reference Committee

Michael Grogan

Director, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

AMGC an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation with the goal of unlocking new commercial opportunities and driving innovation in Australian manufacturing.  It works to foster collaboration between industry enterprises and the scientific and research community, and is a key plank of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative.

Michael is a Member of the Manufacturing and Engineering Industry Reference Committee

Nigel Haywood

Manager, Resources Industry Training Council

RITC is responsible for providing advice on vocational education and training to the WA State Training Board and Department of Training and Workforce Development across the resources sector and a range of other industry areas.

Nigel is a Member of the Metalliferous Mining Industry Reference Committee

Tanya Harris

Global Manager Procurement, The Fred Hollows Foundation

The Foundation is one of the world’s top 50 NGOs and works in more than 25 countries to help train and empower local eye doctors, nurses and healthcare workers.  Its goal is to ensure everyone has access to high quality, affordable eye health.

Tanya is a Member of the Business Services Industry Reference Committee