Auckland and the Coromandel are in Alert Level 4 for the next seven days with the rest of the country on lockdown for the next three days. During this time ROCPAC will continue to function as normal, albeit with staff working from home and changes to shifts and personnel numbers in the warehouse. We are awaiting confirmations from courier companies in regards to their plan to manage delivery windows and pick-ups. At this stage we do not foresee any significant delays with the services ROCPAC provide to the telco sector. Our customer services and operations departments are able to be contacted via phone and email so please don't hesitate to contact us if you need to.
Stay safe. Mask up. Let's get these seven days done and dusted.
With New Zealand remaining on Level 1 alert status regarding COVID-19 for quite some time, the country has been in a fairly unique position which has allowed business and trade to generally proceed as normal. However, as many of our supply chain partners have noticed, international freight and access to materials has been the cause of many ongoing delays and increases in costs, issues which have been further complicated by extreme weather events in some key distribution and manufacturing areas.
ROCPAC stands with the rest of the world as we watch these unfortunate events unfold, and our thoughts go to all those affected by these calamities. We must also acknowledge that, as a key supply chain partner in the NZ telecommunications market, we have a responsibility to navigate our way through these issues while mitigating unnecessary delays where possible which affect both our supplier and our customer ends.
We are continuing to work closely with our partners to ensure delays are kept to a minimum as we look forward for new opportunities to deliver improved services in supply chain management.
With changing times, the challenges we are faced with and unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances within our industry in regards to COVID-19’s impact on our business, ROCPAC has been working with our existing customers to consolidate and reduce our warehousing associated costs and foot-print.
We would therefore like to announce that we will be relocating our Christchurch warehouse facility. The team at ROCPAC would like to thank the wider team at Sorted Logistics for their high quality, customised warehousing management systems, and services in the last 6 years. Our time with Sorted Logistics has seen amazing partnerships and business relationships which go beyond borders, and we highly recommend their services to interested parties that are considering warehousing management solutions. We will close our current Christchurch warehouse facility Friday 31st July, to begin the transition and will re-open for normal operation at our new location on Monday 3rd August. Our business, including website, email, and telephones, will be fully operational during the transition. You will not experience any degradation in our services during this time. Please update your records with our new contact information (below):ROCPAC International
c/- Supply Chain Solutions
620 Main South Road
ROCPAC is pleased to announce a new chapter in their relationship with Downer New Zealand Limited. In June, ROCPAC began assisting Downer manage stock for its Electrical division and inventory overflow requirements.
This is an exciting new area of growth for ROCPAC. We look forward to seeing these projects flourish as well as enabling further growth opportunities for ROCPAC in the future.
Carrier Status: All of SCS/ROCPAC’ contracted carriers are essential businesses and have been operating during the level 4 Alert.
Delivery timeframes may be delayed – these are exceptional circumstances and we would please ask you and your customers to be aware that there is unprecedented change across the transport network along with an increase in health and safety requirements as we all try to operate with as much caution as possible in stopping the spread of the virus. With this in mind please be aware normal turn around times for deliveries will be affected and to be as patient as possible as we try to work through the crisis. You will still be able to track your shipments as normal and our customer service staff are also there to assist with any queries.
COLLECT ORDERS: You will need to notify ROCPAC prior to collection for approval. The person collecting will need to complete in full the SCS/ROCPAC COVID-19 Collection or Delivery Statement. Should approval be made, collections will only be available to essential personnel for essential products. We will be following contactless protocols keeping at least a 3 metre separation at all times and paperwork will be signed by SCS/ROCPAC warehouse staff on behalf of the collector.
COURIER DELIVERIES: Will be contactless and signatures if required will be made by the courier on behalf of the consignee. Here are the current processes: Delivery of Signature Required Product NZ Post couriers (including Courier Post and Pace) will knock on the door as usual and step back two metres (or as far back as safe). They will wait for someone to come to the door and greet them as usual. They will then ask for the recipient’s name (to record proof of delivery) and leave the parcel on the doorstep. The person receiving the parcel will not sign for the delivery directly. If no one comes to the door and there is no Parcel Leave service in place, the courier will follow the standard process which is to leave a card to call, with details of the delivery and return the parcel to depot. Delivery of Non-Signature Required Product NZ Post couriers (including Courier Post and Pace) will knock on the door as usual and step back two metres (or as far back as safe). They will wait for someone to come to the door and greet them as usual. If no one comes to the door, the courier will follow the standard process which is to leave the item in a safe place or leave a card to call and return to depot if no safe place. Parcel collect service – has been suspended and all Courier post depots and NZ Post retail agencies are closed For more information on Courier deliveries please go here: https://www.nzpost.co.nz/business/covid19updates/covid-faq
BULK DELIVERIES: Are still operating but again – only for essential business taking essential products to essential customers.
Our objective within a fluid environment is to maintain services where able with best endeavours. Carriers have asked that they are not presented with any freight unless there is a high certainty that they can deliver. Where able we kindly ask that we are provided with a receiver name and phone number on each consignment to assist with delivery. Please note that any freight that cannot be delivered will be returned at cost.Bulk Contactless safety protocols -
1. Always maintain 3-metre social distancing
2. No signature required on delivery in the event a receiver is unable to sign a delivery receipt outside the 3metre zone, and with their own pen or
3. In the event of “no signature”, our drivers will request the receiver’s full name
In order to protect our teams and our essential services, it has been necessary to put in place policies to ensure we can continue to provide essential services throughout this time including protecting our staff and equipment. Drivers attending any sites have been provided with full personal protection equipment and training in all COVID-19 safety protocols. Carrier Depots: All depots and storage facilities are closed to any non-staff so collection from depots is no longer a delivery option.
Dear Valued Customer,
As you are all aware New Zealand is now at Alert 4 level.
ROCPAC is classed as essential services under the telecommunications supply chain. We will be remaining open for business during the Level 4 quarantine period. Therefore, goods will be despatched as normal.
Our logistics and transport carriers are considered an essential service and will continue to provide essential delivery services at level 4.
Staff will be working remotely for the most part and will remain accessible by email and phone. You may experience delays over the phone as we manage this process remotely, however we will endeavour to tend to your call where possible.
If you have any further question or concerns, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Our operating hours are from 7.30am - 5.30pm.
We will aim to provide any further updates as we continue during this unsettling and unprecedented time.
Irfaan our General Manager is looking forward to new challenges posed by the departure from the cost-plus open book business model which Broadspectrum and ROCPAC enjoyed for 15 years. Implementing growth into the remaining business coupled with the consigned materials opportunities and seeking other new opportunities at the forefront of our efforts.
ROCPAC’s FSA Supply Agreement with BroadSpectrum (BS), came to a natural end on the 30th June.
The ROCPAC team would like to formally thank BS for an awesome 15 year supply arrangement which ran seamlessly through several name changes … Areva … Transfield … Broaspectrum !
Many great friendships have been made and we look forward to an on-going business relationship well into the future.
Chorus has hired Downer EDI and Cimic Group's Visionstream to maintain its copper and fibre telecommunications network for the next three years at a cost of about $450 million.
The new contracts cut out Broadspectrum, which along with Downer and Visionstream was one of Chorus's existing maintenance contractors. Under the new framework, Visionstream will cover Auckland and all areas north of Auckland, while Downer gets the rest of New Zealand. The maintenance deals are separate to the ultrafast broadband installation.
Broadspectrum is still a contractor on the first tranche of the UFB build, which finishes this year, and the principal contractor on the UFB2 build, which runs to the end of 2022.
The new arrangements come as Chorus overhauls its supply chain in response to a critical review of the way it managed the contracting out of most of its network UFB construction and maintenance.
A MartinJenkins report in April found the model was appropriate to manage unexpected surges in demand and let the service firms scale up or down to meet the required work. However, the risk of migrant exploitation wasn't well-understood by any of the parties, and a Labour Inspectorate investigation discovered widespread issues.
"These contracts are the first step in moving Chorus beyond the major UFB network build and connect programmes and into an operating model that provides the ongoing experience our customers expect," Chorus general manager of network and field management Andrew Carroll said in a statement.
"We have chosen partners who we are confident will deliver the right overall results, not just the cheapest option."
In 2009, Visionstream introduced the sub-contracting model to Chorus before it was carved out of Telecom Corp. The work had previously sat with Downer and Broadspectrum and largely relied on direct employees.
Chorus said it expects there will be an opportunity for Broadspectrum staff on the maintenance contracts to move to Downer, which will need to hire new workers. The shares last traded at $6.28. They have climbed 29 percent so far this year, making them the third-best performance on the S&P/NZX 50 Index.
As you are aware, the Government announced that Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 from Sunday 28th February and the rest of the country will be at Alert Level 2 for 1 week.
With ROCPAC classed as an essential service under the telecommunications supply chain, we will remain operational for business during the lockdown period.
Our staff will be working remotely for the most part and will remain accessible by email and phone.
You may experience delays over the phone as we manage this process remotely, however we will endeavor to respond as soon as we can.
We will aim to provide any further updates and how this will impact your business as we continue during this unsettling time.
If you have any further question or concerns, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Our operating hours are from 7.30am - 5.30pm. - Monday to Friday.
Take care and stay safe Warm Regards, ROCPAC Team