Perth Startups Deliver Logistics Solutions

For business, having issues with their Perth logistics will appreciate the new application available for the region, such as Storekat, and Instratruck, an on-demand container transport company in Perth.

With history and experience working in the resources sector logistics, Mr. Forcier decided to help businesses all over Perth deal with issues regarding logistics in Perth with Storkeat, an online start-up portal that locates any open warehouse space in the region for business who need to store equipment and inventory on an on-demand basis.

Mr. Forcier’s move into the start-up space field, which started because of an issue from a few years prior, when he was tasked with the arduous task of storing a large amount of equipment on short notice, due to an ongoing project suddenly, ended up being put on hold.

Mr. Forcier related that the trip of finding the right storage space was completely frustrating. He said he had to look through several storage options to find that right storage space for their needs, all from his office. The issue was that he could not find the right space.

In order to meet the need for space, he was forced to work 100 graduate engineers who were working for his company, and they were forced to store a considerable amount of items in company garages of other people.

Storekat first went through the Curtin Accelerate program in 2016, and is now has several Perth storage companies working with it to help businesses with their on demand storage space needs.  What the online start-up platform actually does is aggregate storage options, putting commercial facilities and warehouses into a single, one-stop portal.

According to Mr. Forcier, 10% to 15% of the users of Storekat were retail businesses.

He states that the on-demand model that Storekat uses is good for businesses because of lower costs and improvements to productivity, with storage space only being used on as-needed basis rather than through long term outlays.

Another company, Instatruck, runs a similar operation, though its functions is to act as an on demand container transport company in Perth, but also utilizes excess space in warehouses in the region.

The founder of Instatruck is Siobhan Lancaster, stated that the purpose of the platform was to connect owner-operator truck drivers with the businesses who need their services needed to move their goods.

She says that Instratruckis aimed at making transport easy, which she says can be a problem for companies to organize, and even if they do manage to get a truck, it would be accomplished after a long amount of time and effort.

She says that they boast that their people can accomplish, who can get their trucks to the customers within 15 for their smaller vehicles.

Other companies operate similar platforms for the logistics needs of the Perth region, such as Hard Hat Accounts, Bustle, and Tamad, which handle bookkeeping, on-demand trucking, and arrival information.

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A Lady As An Electrician In Wynnum Now A Thing

Women are becoming more and more empowered to do things, especially to things that are commonly done only by men. Nowadays, we have women sitting as high ranking officials in the three main branches of the government. We now have women who are proven champions in their chosen careers in various sports. We even have more and more women as pilots, as astronauts and in some countries, we may even see an increased number of women enlisting themselves in the military. It only proves that majority of thehuman population in the world is now accepting the new and better truth that women are better when fully utilized for the betterment of the society instead of just doing the usual chores at home such as looking after the kids, cooking meals and, doing the laundry. In Down Under Australia, there are two skilled workers who continue to be in-demand not just in Australia but in other countries around the world. One is a plumber and the other one is an electrician in Wynnum.

 

In August of 2016, a result of a research was released to the public. According to the said research which was conducted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, there was a total of 295, 300 apprentices who applied for various apprenticeships and training courses to become accredited plumbers, electricians and engineers that were recorded back in September of 2015. Out of that total, there were 82, 830 female apprentices. This comes as a bit of a surprise considering that working as a plumber, an engineer or even, as an electrician in Wynnum, is known to be man’s work. It proves that more and more women nowadays are up for jobs that are commonly belong to strong men. Another living proof of that change is that, at present times, women in Australia now make up a whopping 28% of the total recorded apprenticeships. And because of this increase, Women NSW has recently launched a funding scheme which will ensure that there will be enough funds for the continuous training and eventually employment of women especially in non-traditional trades.

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South America Welcomes Production Company By Akzo Nobel

Akzo Nobel is known for its performance coatings and it continues to strengthen its place in the industry by launching their latest production facility. The new facility is located in South America and will be seen by visitors on their next South America Tour.

The production facility is an expansion and the new facility of the company is based in Santo Andre, Sao Paulo in Brazil. This facility will be in charge of manufacturing as well as supplying products that will be coming from the international source of the company that provides them with high performance coating used for yachts, industrial and marine industries.

The aim of the expansion is to reinforce the commitment of Akzo Nobel when it comes to innovation and technology. The new facility will be able to improve the current market position of the brand in countries all over South America.

Azko Nobel Performance Coating’s director in South America is JelenaArsic Van Os. During the opening of the facility, she commented that the innovation of the company is one of the major reasons why there is organic growth in the company. With the introduction of the new facility, they are able to emphasize the importance of the company’s goal in adapting when it comes to the needs of the current market. All this is to make sure that their customers are given satisfaction through the important color and protection they need. She also added that the facility is an additional investment that will bring higher the role that Azko Nobel is currentl playing since the company’s goal is to have a diverse market and be more visible in countries under South America.

The expansion located in Santo Andre has made it possible for the production to increase its capacity by 35 per cent when manufacturing smaller batches and 50 per cent in terms of larger batches. They also have a new distribution centre which further increases the shipping capacity of the company by 50 per cent. New businesses such as the Azko Nobel are the reason why the economy of South America is increasing together with tourists brought by South America Tour.

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Myanmar’s Code Of Conduct For The Garments Industry

People will continue to buy clothes no matter the conditions in the economy particularly with the unprecedented growth of online retail sites like TV Store online.

Most of the garments sold in retail stores are made from other countries where labor is cheaper. However, in Myanmar, there is a code of conduct that sets out responsible and ethical business practices for the garment industry. Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association represents around 300 companies and it aims to provide a benchmark for responsible business practices in the garments sector.

The code of conduct came at a time when Myanmar is opening the country as a manufacturing base. It is taking into account the concerns of factory workers as well as worker’s rights activists about poor working environments and low wages paid by employers. The code of conduct is considered as a first for Myanmar’s apparel exporters.

The current garment industry of Myanmar is growing with 300 companies employing from 150,000 to 250,000 workers. Based on reports, Myanmar garment exports exceeded US$1 billion in 2013-14 and makes up about 10% of the country’s overall exports. The country is preparing for more orders coming from Europe and the United States with a target of US$2 billion by 2016. The implementation of the Code of Conduct will address the concerns of international retailers on the health and safety of workers.

The SME’s for Environmental, Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency were launched for the SMART program in 2014 with European assistance. The aim of the Smart program is to support the sustainable production of garments that are “Made in Myanmar” and to strive for the increase in international competitiveness for the SME sector.
The organization realizes the challenges it will meet in implementing all the necessary changes in the factory level including the policy level that will encourage the industry to grow. SMART Myanmar knows that it will play an important role in the process because it has to ensure that the factory level can be showcased for other industrialists. SMART Myanmar will address the need for policy changes so that the organizations can achieve its goal. SMART Myanmar plans to holds dialogues with both Myanmar Garments Manufacturers Association and the Ministry of Commerce.

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