Research papers for the Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities

The following ten research papers were commissioned by the department to support the development of the Inquiry report, consistent with the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry.

The Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics, Deakin University produced the following two papers:

  • Scenario planning to inform Australia's national inquiry into freight and supply chain priorities, November 2017 PDF: 948 KB
  • Scenario planning to inform Australia's national inquiry into freight and supply chain priorities: Appendices, November 2017 PDF: 780 KB

PricewaterhouseCoopers produced the following six papers:

  • Central Queensland coal chain network. Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development—Case studies of critical supply chains, October 2017 PDF: 408 KB
  • Riverina agricultural freight flows. Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development—Case studies of critical supply chains, October 2017 PDF: 574 KB
  • Sydney urban freight. Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development—Case studies of critical supply chains, October 2017 PDF: 1588 KB
  • Technology and supply chains for critical industries, Resources sector (working paper 1 of 3), October 2017 PDF: 1704 KB
  • Technology and supply chains for critical industries, Agricultural sector (working paper 2 of 3), October 2017 PDF: 2221 KB
  • Technology and supply chains for critical industries, Urban freight (working paper 3 of 3), October 2017 PDF: 2257 KB

Michael Bell, Professor of Ports and Maritime Logistics, Institute of Transport and Logistics, University of Sydney Business School produced the following two papers:

  • Australia's freight and supply chain performance against international comparators, November 2017 PDF: 1614 KB
  • Australia's freight productivity, its effect on the national economy and opportunities for improvement, November 2017 PDF: 2137 KB

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Last Updated: 18 May, 2018