Reframing smart supply chains in Northern Australia

James Cook University (JCU) and Charles Darwin University (CDU) have partnered to deliver this report, which discusses and explores new and innovative thinking about the potential for substantive agricultural supply chain redesign in Northern Australia.  

This report is a key output from the Reframing smart supply chains in Northern Australia project, which utilised mixed-methodologies including literature review, an environmental scan, stakeholder analysis and communication, in-depth interviews with 25 stakeholders and two roundtables with over 85 participants.  These participants ranged from industry peak bodies, Federal/State/Territory and local governments, businesses, education providers, major supply chain companies, regional economic development bodies and others.

The 14 recommendations discussed herein are focused around eight themes. These are :

  • Vision and priorities for agriculture and supply chains
  • Enabling investment for Northern Australia supply chains

  • Infrastructure development

  • Supply chain collaboration and coordination

  • Looking to Asia and the Pacific

  • Workforce considerations

  • COVID-19

  • Data and research 

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Babacan, H., Tremblay, P., McHugh, J.

Supply chain development
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