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On Friday 17th November, the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with Dematic, LMA, Xtreme Freight and Australian Border Force Programme announced the winners of the 2017 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards at the iconic Luna Park, Sydney.
These prestigious awards have been held annually for the last 57 years by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA). The awards provide a fantastic opportunity for people and companies that are involved in the supply chain industry to celebrate and be recognised for their particular contribution, success and hard work.
A record number of entries were received this year and were of an exceptionally high calibre. Those who attended the ASCL Awards Gala Dinner were from across the Asia Pacific, including New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.
The Environmental Excellence Award recognises corporate leadership contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action. The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and is dedicated to Mr Ken Pike.
Finalists were: Kathmandu and Simon van Leuven, Vanden Recycling.
Training, education and development remains a vital part of allowing knowledge to be utilised for new ideas and supply chain improvements to be discovered and then implemented. This award is presented to a company that can best demonstrate their commitment/ application and results of providing training, education and development of their people. The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour.
Finalists were: eStore Logistics, Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC), Learning Sphere Training Solutions and Polar Fresh Cold Chain Services.
Information remains the most important requirement of any supply chain. Information technology is where the majority of supply chain improvements have been made. Nominees for this award demonstrate where their use of existing or new technology has provided significant improvements to their management of information and/or their supply chain processes. The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM.
Finalists were: Datapel Systems Pty Ltd, Go People, iCOS Live Australian Pty, IFC Global Logistics Pty Ltd, Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd, Sebastian Keith Chua, Health Promotion Board, SmartTrans and Vaibhav Dabhade, Anchanto Pte Ltd.
Recognises and acknowledges outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently engaged across the supply chain industry. Persons nominated for this most prestigious award will be leaders and will have made significant change to the way a supply chain is managed and improved either academically, physically or technologically.
Originally awarded in 1987 and dedicated to Mike Munns, FAIMM, this award remains a cornerstone of SCLAA’s commitment to recognising and promoting the importance of the supply chain industry and its people to continuously improving organisational strength and growth.
Finalists were: Mark Skrzypiec, Miele ANZ, Pooja Bhatt, Pitney Bowes and Sharon Rudd, TNT.
This is a new Award and one that recognises Supply Chains know no boundaries. The ASCL International Supply Chain Award is given to a Company, Association or an Individual that may operate internationally and are able demonstrate their capability, commitment and achievements across any spectrum of the sciences, practices, disciplines or efforts to promote and improve the knowledge and acceptance of the importance of the supply chain.
Finalists were: Ashley Allchurch – Health and HIV Service Provider PNG, FarEye, Ian & Yung Burden – PGT-Reclaimed (International), Localz, Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd, Saigon Coop and XAct Solutions, Sebastian Keith Chua – Health Promotion Board and William Beaumont Weatherald – MRX Technologies
Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the overview of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. This award recognises an organisation that can demonstrate significant achievement within a section or across their entire supply chain. Nominees should be able to clearly state the design and achieved results of the project or process that was envisaged and then implemented.
The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and is dedicated to Doug Beattie.
Finalists were: Getinge Australia, National Mailing & Marketing Pty Limited, Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd, Orora Limited, Quintiq & Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd, SmartTrans, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia
This is a new award and is awarded for one of the oldest disciplines of any supply chain and replaces the Storage and Materials Handling award. Recipients may stem from nominees for any of the other SCLAA awards at the judges’ discretion, or from a direct application, where the demonstrated achievement, improvement or results have required a logistical approach to improvement or major change to their logistics management.
The purpose of this award is to provide incentive and recognition to young supply chain professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path. Nominees for this award should be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to taking the supply chain toward tomorrow. The SCLAA wishes to showcase finalists and provide impetus to continue to attract the brightest to the industry.
First awarded in 2009 and dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe.
A High Commendation was awarded to Corey Carl and Kate Fawcett.
Finalists were: Corey Carl, James Murrey, Kate Fawcett, Levi Del Fierro, Nathan Tanner, Patrick Jordan and Primo Danieletto.
The evening at iconic Luna Park offered guests great entertainment by renowned Jazz Band the Enormous Horns, memorable speeches and address by Dr John Gattorna world renowned supply chain expert, exceptional networking opportunities with local and international guests and exposure to the prestigious history of awards bestowed upon individuals and companies awarded for their excellence in the Supply Chain.
Don’t miss your opportunity in 2018 to nominate an individual or company for these industry wide recognised awards.
To join this exciting National Association please contact our National Secretariat on 1300 364 160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come and be part of a dynamic association to get the recognition you deserve in the ever changing world of the supply chain in 2018.