A “SCORECARD” showing progress towards the implementation of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy has been presented to Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack by the Australian Logistics Council.

The key finding of the ALC scorecard was that in most cases there were no deadlines for completing initiatives contained in the state and territory level implementation plans prepared to give effect to the NFSCS.

Mr McCormack, also the infrastructure minister, endorsed the ALC scorecard.

“The Australian Logistics Council has worked hard for the transport and logistics industry, particularly over the past 12 months,” the former newspaper editor said.

“The scorecard is a powerful tool that will encourage all levels of Government to deliver their commitments to implement the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.”

ALC chief executive Kirk Coningham said progress on implementing the National Freight and Supply Chain required commitment to timelines for the completion of initiatives.

Deputy PM Michael McCormack. Credit: Office of Michael McCormack

“To achieve improvements in productivity, progress towards finishing a project must form a key performance indicator of NFSCS progress,” Mr Coningham said.

The first review of the scorecard jurisdictional progress is to be published in June 2021, and annually thereafter.

More information about the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy is available here.