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GS1 conference heads to Sydney, V/Line recognised in Melbourne

Supply chain standards developer GS1 Australia will take its Nexus 2019 conference to Sydney this Friday, after Victorian operator V/Line was recognised during a successful Melbourne event on Tuesday.

V/Line was on May 14 presented with an i-TRACE Leadership Award at the GS1 Nexus 2019 Conference in Melbourne. The award recognises the regional operator’s industry leadership in implementing and adopting Project i-TRACE, a joint initiative between GS1 Australia and the Australasian Railway Association, towards standardised data for all assets and materials in the rail industry.

“We are delighted to see the success V/Line is having with this hugely beneficial project, and commend V/Line on its commitment to implement global data standards in their processes,” ARA chief executive Danny Broad said.

V/Line’s manager for asset reliability and performance, Michael Mowat, thanked the ARA, along with GS1 Australia, AusIndustry, and collaborators at Sydney Trains and Metro Trains Melbourne who he said have also helped develop the standards to suit the needs of Australia’s rail industry.

“Adopting a standardised approach to asset identification and driving internal and external implementation was just one part of the significant supply chain transformation V/Line has undertaken,” Mowat said. “However, this part has been fundamental in allowing us to further modernise and streamline the way we operate within our organisation.”

More than 45 companies and organisations are represented in the GS1 Nexus 2019 Conference program, including the ARA, the Australian Logistics Council, Sydney Trains, V/Line, Coles, Woolworths, Siemens, Amazon and Google.

After a successful event in Melbourne on May 14, the program heads to International Convention Centre in Sydney on Friday, May 17. Tickets are still available.

“We’re excited to bring together businesses and industries,” GS1 Australia CEO Maria Palazzolo said of the event, “as we explore new concepts and technologies, both local and global, to reduce supply chain complexity, keep costs down and enable clear trading partner exchanges with GS1 standards.”

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