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IPT is a Supply Chain Management Consultancy and Technology Supplier that offers our clients extensive experience in a range of Management Consulting Services and Specialised Technology Development Supply and Implementation. After over fifteen years in senior management and project management positions, Tony Shuttleworth and Jim Gatsios established IPT in 1991.

Tony Shuttleworth was one of the initial licensed consultants appointed by Business Victoria to facilitate the government Supply chain management program with retailers and suppliers during the early nineties. Worked closely with the liaison team and buyers from CML (Coles Myer Limited) and suppliers as a facilitator in the QR (Quick Response) and EANWAY programs.

As a result of these programs IPT recognised the successful implementation of supply chain management programs were being hindered by the lack of enabling technologies across the supply chain.

Jim Gatsios with his experience in communications as part of a telecom technology development team and as a consultant involved in resolving supply chain technology issues, headed a IPT team that initially developed a number of integrated software applications to resolve these issues. The development of this technology has continued over the last ten years and now IPT can offer an Enterprise the enabling technology solution and a total Business-to-Business solution that will support their supply chain management strategies.

IPT, has been working with CML (Coles Myer Limited) electronic Trading team and the liaison team over a number of years to develop software applications to support the CML rollout of a number of supply chain management projects, including RPO (Reverse Purchase Orders), Data Management and integration applications for the CML DC’s (Distribution Centres) in Hong Kong and Singapore. IPT has also developed specific software applications to enable suppliers to trade electronically with all major retailers.

IPT also offers its EDI Bureau Service with an extensive range of options to the small supplier to enable them to set up a trading partnership with retailers.

IPT in 2001 developed SIPS ( Secure Internet Portal Service) to provide an enterprise with the capability to trade electronically and cost effectively using a Secure Internet Gateway. SIPS, when integrated with the IPT supply chain management software provides the complete electronic trading and Business-to-Business technology infrastructure.

IPT in 2002 tendered and won the Contract to implement an Electronic Trading EDI program on behalf of the retailer Lincraft. The program provided Lincraft with the technology and infrastructure to send suppliers Purchase Orders and receive ASN ‘s (Advance Shipment Notice). IPT was also commissioned to roll out to the 200 plus supplier base an implementation process, providing consulting services and the supplier EDI software.


We have completed assignments in a number of Enterprises in diverse industries. These industries cover a wide cross section of the market place and include:
  • Retail TCF (Textile, Clothing & Footwear)
  • Art, Craft & Haberdashery
  • Food & Beverage
  • Jewellery & Jewellery accessories
  • Building & Hardware Supplies
  • Electronics & Electrical
  • Warehousing & Distribution

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