AIS supports major cross-sector supply-chain skills project


Australian Industry Standards (AIS) has been commissioned to lead a Supply Chain Skills Cross Sector Project.

AIS was established in early 2016 as an independent, government-funded ‘Skills Service Organisation’, a major component of the Australian Government’s reform of vocational education and training across Australian industry sectors.

AIS will work with a Project Reference Group of representatives from across the Industry Reference Committee (IRC) network on the project, looking to identify opportunities for cross-sector training package material to support the development of supply chain skills.

“Major change is under way across and within supply chains due to the impact of automation, robotics, big data and other new technologies,” the organisation said in a statement. “The addition of disruptive technologies to these changes has only increased the need of supply chain related industries to become innovative and seek new practices to increase efficiency, meet consumer demands and become more competitive.

“The skills needed to support innovation and the new technologies will be the key to the future success of industry throughout the supply chain.”

The Project Reference Group will review these major changes and the work will inform the development of a ‘Case for Change’ for submission to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee for consideration.

“AIS is excited to have the opportunity to work with a broad range of industry stakeholders on this ground-breaking project,” the statement added.