On Wednesday 14 October 2015, the Emporium Melbourne and the Bestrane Group hosted a networking lunch for women in supply chain. The event attracted 32 women with leading supply chain management roles and included a site tour of the Emporium’s innovative dock management system which was awarded the 2015 SMART Innovation Award for its ‘MobileDOCK’ Dock Management system.

Lunch attendees in the in the Emporium scissor-lift

Networking Lunch and Site Visit for Women in Supply Chain Event Participants and Shannon Donaghey, Emporium’s Dock Master in Emporium’s lift

The Emporium Melbourne is a 48,000 square meter retail asset located in one of the most congested parts of the CBD on the corner of Swanston and Lonsdale Streets in Melbourne, Australia. The site has some unique logistics challenges; it can only be accessed via a narrow laneway and its footprint ruled out traditional inclined ramps into loading locks.

Attendees discussing dock operations

Arron Renehan, Operations Manager at Emporium, Shannon Donaghey Dock Master at Emporium briefing participants during the site visit

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