Posted October 15, 2018 05:18:00 The last major outage in the world of logistics happened just a few months ago, when Australia’s largest logistics company, Tql, was hit by a massive cyberattack.
The company had been operating as a logistics platform for almost a decade, and was the world’s largest supplier of goods to more than 100 countries.
Tql had about 300 staff and more than $3 billion in assets, and it was able to stay afloat for more than a year thanks to an investment from a former Australian Defence Force officer who was a partner at the company.TQL chief executive John Lasseter says the disruption was just one part of a much bigger challenge.
He says he expects to have more disruption to come in the coming years, but he has a few ideas for how to deal with it.
“We’ve had some really good ideas and ideas for ways to mitigate this and we’ve been working through a lot of different ideas,” he said.TQL’s chief executive has some ideas for dealing with the disruptionTQL’s chief executives has been working on ways to improve its operations since the TQL outage.
Mr Lassett says he believes it’s possible to mitigate some of the problems, such as how to use new technology like drones, and also to use automation to reduce the amount of staff needed to handle the logistics needs of customers.
“What we’re doing is really using the new technologies that are available,” he says.
“I think the more we can do, the more resilient we can be and the more effective we can provide.”
And the more efficient we can make our systems, the less resources we need to make things, which means we’re more effective.
“Mr Latters says TQL’s response to the outage has been “very proactive”.”
We did a lot in the last two months and we’re continuing to make improvements and get ready for a better response in the future,” he explains.
Mr Kudelich is hopeful TQL will be able to get back on its feet in the near future.”
The first thing that comes to mind is how long do we need the support of the Australian Government,” he explained.”
So I think the government, if they’re willing to give us the support, will probably be willing to do more and more.
“But I think TQL is on its own and there’s a lot that we need their support to do.”