• For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Monique Fenech on monique.fenech@apicsau.org.au or 02 9891 1411.

    For exhibiting, please contact Allison Miller on email amiller@intermedia.com.au or 02 4646 1453.

    Dematic – Gold Sponsor


    Dematic is a leading supplier of automated technology, software, and services to optimise the supply chain. In addition to integrated materials handling systems, Dematic delivers smart storage solutions, proven logistics IT, and nationwide customer support. With 50 years in the business in ANZ, we have the technical foundation, multi-industry knowledge, and track record to give our customers a competitive edge. Dematic has a worldwide knowledge network consisting of almost 6,000 associates in 24 countries. It employs close to 500 people in ANZ/ASEAN, with around 400 based at the regional head office in Sydney, and has a strong and growing presence throughout the region. Dematic’s solution portfolio is designed to meet the demands of an ever-changing logistics and supply chain landscape. Our successful track record is evident in more than 10,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium, and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors. Dematic has supported Smart Conference since its inception and is proud to be a 2017 Gold Sponsor promoting thought leadership in materials handling.


    Dexion – Gold Sponsor


    Dexion is a global leader in materials storage solutions. Solving the materials handling challenges for a diverse range of customers from the office through to the warehouse. With over 70 years’ experience and operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East, Dexion provides a seamless integration of the world’s best practice products and management systems to reflect the best in safety, space optimisation, security, and profitability. We also provide customised training, state-of-the-art design tools, active research and development, rigorous product testing and after sales service and support. Dexion employs over 500 highly skilled staff and operates a global network of independently owned franchises and supply centres.


    DSI® – Silver Sponsor


    DSI® is the digital supply chain platform company that creates mobile-first and cloud supply chain solutions for the digital economy. We continually immerse ourselves in our customers’ business challenges, regardless of their industry or specific supply chain needs. Equipped with that knowledge, we create and deliver world-class technology solutions that enable DSI customers to run their businesses more efficiently, drive sustainable growth and make customers for life.


    GRA  – Silver Sponsor


    GRA is Australia’s premier, expert consulting firm specialising in supply chain strategy, planning and execution. We offer consulting, professional services, supply chain systems, training & education and benchmarking across a broad range of industries. Over the last two decades we have worked with more than 200 companies, identifying savings in excess of ten billion dollars. Our mission to improve the competitiveness of the Australian supply chain industry. What drives us is turning our clients’ supply chains into a competitive advantage.
    Typical benefits for our clients include: 20-40% inventory investment reduction, increased service levels ranging up to 99.9%, 10%-15% reduction in supply chain operating costs, 5%-20% spend management savings, the ability to fund business initiatives from operating cash flow (OCF) improvements, improved return on capital employed (ROCE) AND a minimum 3:1 ROI (10:1 to 30:1 typical).


    KPMG  – Silver Sponsor


    KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services across numerous industries. Our experienced professionals work with organisations to understand the effectiveness and improvement potential within their end-to-end supply chain and distribution networks, supported by our Global Centre of Excellence. Our people combine strong technical capabilities and relevant industry experience to provide practical, useable advice. We offer timely and practical advice to assist your business in helping achieve your goals. KPMG is proud to sponsor the SMART Conference 2017 and looks forward to meeting delegates at this important industry event.


    Infor – Silver Sponsor


    Infor is an enterprise software provider and strategic technology partner for more than 90,000 organisations worldwide. Our software is purpose-built for specific industries, providing complete suites that are designed to support progress—for individuals, for businesses, and across networks. We believe in the beauty of work, the importance of relationships, and the power of ideas to drive significant positive change. We have offices across Australia and New Zealand delivering strategic plans, solutions and services to a range of customers. We are proud to be a silver sponsor of Smart 2017 and are showcasing our industry-aligned Supply Chain Management suite including:
    • Sales and Operations Planning
    • Supply Chain Planning
    • Supply Chain Execution
    • Warehouse management
    • Global supply chain networks.


    Chainalytics – App Sponsor

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    Chainalytics is a recognised global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence. Their mission is simple: To help companies capture the maximum value from their supply chain. With end-to-end supply chain expertise, Chainalytics supports supply chain transformation at every planning horizon – strategic, tactical and operational – and across multiple domains. Their specialities include: Supply Chain Design, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Logistics Operations, Transportation, Service Supply Chain and Packaging Optimisation.
    Their core differentiation is their Fact-Based Decision Making approach – employing specialised knowledge, proprietary content, and powerful technologies to support decision-makers with objective insight. With locations in North America, Europe and Asia, Chainalytics serve companies globally in a borderless fashion.


    Myfreight™ – Technology Sponsor


    Myfreight™ is again pleased to be a part of the SMART Conference and Expo in 2017. We have found it to be a tremendous event to showcase our award winning Transport Management System (TMS), putting us face to face with influencers and decision makers who are looking to drive significant cost reduction and efficiencies within their Supply Chain.
    As the technology sponsor for the event, Myfreight™ has a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the immediate benefits and ease of implementation of our market leading platform.
    We look forward to seeing you at the SMART Conference & Expo 2017.


    SICK – Technology Sponsor


    SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for Factory Automation, Logistic Automation and Process Automation applications. Whether automating factories or optimising distribution centres, or monitoring emissions from a stack, SICK provides cost-effective solutions. Our company has pioneered a long line of industry firsts – such as the first safety light curtain, the first colour sensor, and many more. These innovations provide solutions to virtually every industry application.


    John Galt – Technology Sponsor


    Since its founding in 1996, John Galt Solutions has built a proven track record of providing affordable, automated forecasting and inventory management services for consumer-driven supply chains. We have an unmatched ability to configure tailored solutions for customers, regardless of size or business challenge, that save both time and money by compressing implementation periods and delivering intelligent information that positively impact your bottom line. Not only do we provide these great solutions, we also deliver expert training and consulting services designed to take you from building your forecast to creating a comprehensive S&OP planning process. For more info visit www.johngalt.com.


    Lexian – Coffee Sponsor


    Lexian Solutions (Lexian) is pleased to once again to be associated with the Smart Conference through our sponsorship of a coffee station. The Smart Conference is the premier supply chain conference within Australasia and Lexian looks forward it being hosted at the new conference facilities at Darling Harbour in Sydney in March 2017.
    Lexian was established in 2000 as a Centre of Excellence in Supply Chain Management. Lexian is a privately owned company offering a wide range of technology and supply chain management consulting services. Our team of experienced specialists utilises a diverse range of methodologies and leading edge technologies focussed on delivering implementable supply chain solutions to organisations and major events across the globe. Lexian is the world’s only supplier of integrated logistics event management software. Lexian is also Australia’s leading user of supply chain optimisation software and is a re-seller and user of the world-leading Llamasoft software.
    Please join us for a coffee at The Smart Conference in March 2017 in Sydney. The coffee is on us!


    SSI Schaefer – Lunch Sponsor


    With a group turnover of $3 billion, 9,000 employees worldwide, offices in over 55 countries and 16 production sites worldwide, SSI Schaefer is the world’s largest supplier and manufacturer of automated systems and industrial storage solutions for the warehousing and distribution industry.
    In addition to manufacturing the widest portfolio of storage equipment and plastic containers in the industry, we have a world class offering in automated systems including our state-of-the-art conveyors and automated storage systems, integrated together and managed by our proven and flexible Warehouse Control Software.  Schaefer manufactures its own automation equipment and maintains over 600 software and IT people in-house.
    A hallmark of SSI Schaefer’s leadership is its innovation and significant investment in research and development.  With respect to high efficiency order fulfilment, SSI Schaefer has led the way with its high efficiency Goods-to-Person systems for piece picking and fully automatic robotic palletising solutions for case picking.


    Logility – Lunch Sponsor


    With more than 1,250 customers worldwide, Logility has been a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions for over 20 years. Logility Voyager Solutions™ help companies of all sizes realize substantial bottom-line results in record time in areas including: demand, inventory and replenishment planning; Integrated Business Planning (IBP); advanced analytics; Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP); supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; and merchandise planning, assortment and allocation. For more information, call +61 (0) 2 9911 4029. We look forward to seeing you at the SMART Conference & Expo 2017!


    Paperless Warehousing Group – Morning & Afternoon Tea Sponsor


    Paperless Warehousing Group is an international company, with clients in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. We are the market leader for the supply and installation of customisable Warehouse Management Systems in Australia as well as providing other group division services such as  Paperless Warehousing Group’s WMS in the Cloud, Transport Management System, Business Intelligence Tools, Monitoring Services, Integration Services, Training Institute, and Optimiser Slotting Services. Our integrated services provide complete systems solutions for supply chain  and warehousing operations.


    Wednesday 29 March – 8.30am - 5.00pm
    Thursday 30 March – 8.30am - 4.00pm