Red tape disrupts supply chain

12 May, 2017

With more than 20 years’ experience in retail, chemicals, transport, mining and resources industries, Rybarczyk understands the logistical and financial challenges faced by Australian businesses and will share her insights at the Freight and Logistics Summit on May 25.

She says WesCEF faces complex issues when it comes to transportation of the company’s diverse range of products from its CSBP, Australian Gold Reagents and Kleenheat businesses.

 “Like any business, WesCEF is keenly aware that it needs to stay one step ahead in today’s globally competitive marketplace so we are exploring ways to do that, whether through innovation or through operational practicalities,” she says.

“Of course, there are other complexities and issues surrounding the adequacy or not of transport infrastructure in WA, plus the role of regulation harmonisation in potentially driving down costs and increasing time efficiency.

“The lack of harmonisation across Australia is challenging many businesses.

“Without consistent regulations nationally, the transportation of products such as ammonium nitrate across borders means red-tape, paperwork and loss of productivity.

“That doesn’t help anyone along the customer chain.”

Rybarczyk will also discuss opportunities WesCEF has embraced as well as some of the issues it faces locally, nationally and globally in the current, highly competitive market.

“Fatigue and safety remain key issues but WesCEF is exploring how technology can contribute to productivity while ensuring workforce safety,” she says.

“There are some exciting and very applicable innovations out there.”

Rybarczyk has more than 20 years’ experience across a range of industries including retail, chemicals, transport, mining and resources and has a strong background in finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, accounting and investor relations.

She will be joined by Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA) CEO Allison Haile, who will speak on freight and cities.

Urban freight transport is essential to the functioning of cities, yet it is often overlooked in discussions about city development,” she says. 

“As a critical component of urban development new efforts are needed to improve community understanding of the link between urban freight and how our cities function.”

CCI, WA Road Transport Association and the Freight and Logistics Council of WA have joined forces for the one-day summit.

Want to join the conversation about the challenges facing WA’s freight infrastructure? Register for the WA Freight and Logistics Summit now.