Winners announced for 2015 Queensland SCL Awards


Winners announced for 2015 Queensland SCL Awards

The winners of the 2015 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Awards, which have been developed by the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia in conjunction with All Purpose Transport, Energex Limited, Leadership Management Australia (LMA), Strategix Training Group, Telstra and UQ Business School, were announced in front of over 300 people during the annual charity dinner at the 16th Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference which was held at the SOFITEL Brisbane Central.

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The Future Leaders Award, which is sponsored by All Purpose Transport, is designed to provide incentive and recognition to young professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industry. The winner of the 2014 QLD Future Leaders Award has been awarded an enrolment into the Leadership Management Australia’s ‘The Performance Edge’ 10 week development program valued at $5000. The LMA program assists participants to improve their personal performance and productivity as well as that of their team.

The winner of the 2015 Queensland Future Leaders Award is Samantha Lowry, Senior Procurement Advisor, Department of Education & Training.

Samantha’s future in the Supply Chain industry is a bright one indeed. She is enrolled in Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting) and one of her current projects is the establishment of a Software-as-a-Service Community of Practice to connect key personnel in providing consistent advice and assistance to help schools to balance the benefits of new and accessible technologies with, the privacy and duty of care concerns of their students. Samantha’s career aspirations include not only becoming a chief procurement officer, but also to serve as a board member on a charity, and perhaps even establish her own charitable organisation to address the health, housing, social and legal issues facing homelessness.

Two High Commendations have been awarded to Danielle Brennan, Category Specialist, Stanwell Corporation and Sameer Latif, Director, Ozzilat – Supply Chain & Logistics.

Finalists were: Nathan Barrett, National Health and Safety Manager, Young Guns Container Crew, Danielle Brennan, Category Specialist, Stanwell Corporation, Jenna Hood, Senior Project Scheduler, Queensland Rail, Sameer Latif, Director, Ozzilat – Supply Chain & Logistics, Hannah Milford, Senior Advisor – People & Culture, Ostwald Bros, Laura Pearce, Senior Advisor- Organisational Development, Ostwald Bros, Matthew Peppin, Subcontracts Specialist, Boeing Defence Australia and Christopher Yabsley, Project Coordinator, Industrial Projects, Geodis Wilson.



The Industry Excellence Award, which is sponsored by ENERGEX Limited, recognises and acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industry. UQ Business School provided the winner the opportunity to choose from any one of their courses to the value of $4,000.

The winner of the 2015 Queensland Industry Excellence Award is Scott Young, Managing Director, Young Guns Container Crew.

Scott co-founded a business with his brother and built it from three guys working in containers in Brisbane to a national workforce. He has helped create a unique model for all young people as a stepping stone into a career path within the Supply Chain industry. Outside of his working day Scott works with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to support the GenR8 program in QLD. A goal is to assist the program to become a national one so more young people are inspired to enter the industry. Scott gets a large amount of enjoyment from seeing young people grow and develop both personally and professionally, and is a proud advocate of giving young people an opportunity to realise their potential.

A High Commendation has been awarded to Micheal Heard, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Education and Training.

Finalists were: Chubb Aldridge, Logistics Coordinator, Stanwell Corporation Limited, Micheal Heard, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Education and Training, Kate Peppin, Contracts Analyst, Santos, Tivolee Spragg, Executive Director – Category Management, Department of Housing and Public Works, Brett Thompson, Assistant Director, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Russell Wilson, Warehouse Officer

Stanwell Corporation and Scott Young, Managing Director, Young Guns Container Crew.



The Training, Education and Development Award, which is sponsored by Telstra, is presented to the company or institution that best demonstrates a significant achievement in aspects such as recruitment process, training, HR Systems, formal education and development programs which is both relevant to, and promotes the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry.

The winner of the 2015 Queensland Training, Education and Development Award is Ostwald Bros/QGC Partnership for the Plant Operator Training Program.

In recognition of Ostwald Bros commitment to provide long term support for Traditional Owner groups and providing real outcomes for their people, the Plant Operator Training Program (POTP) was established in partnership with QGC to engage and employ the local indigenous community. The POTP provides a unique and innovative training pathway to a career in the construction, resource and logistics industry. The project aims to deliver new skills and improve the job prospects of indigenous and under-represented groups by enabling participants to be ‘workplace ready’ as entry-level plant operators & drivers. Having a presence across more than 25 sites in Queensland and various others interstate, Ostwald Bros are in a strong position to promote the POTP into rural and remote communities and expansion of simulated experiences with other plant and transport equipment.

A High Commendation has been awarded to the Chain of Responsibility (COR) Australia for the COR Framework.

Finalists were: All Purpose Transport, Chain of Responsibility (COR) Australia, CNW Electrical Wholesale & Energy Solutions and Ostwald Bros/QGC Partnership.



The Supply Chain Management Award, which is sponsored by Strategix, is designed to encourage and acknowledge the outstanding achievement of an organisation that has demonstrated significant achievement in managing the integration of Supply Chains.

The winner of the 2015 Queensland Supply Chain Management Award is Young Guns Container Crew.

Young Guns Container Crew is a family-owned business that supplies labour to pack and unpack shipping containers around Australia. In 2004 Scott and Trent Young started Young Guns in QLD with 3 employees. The brothers grew up on a large cattle property and were raised on values focused on family, hard work, and respect. These values resonate strongly throughout their business today. Most recently Young Guns’ strategy has shifted to system development. Young Guns has moved from being a commoditised labour hire service to becoming an integral function within the members’ Supply Chains. The data that Young Guns systems are capturing are being utilised to drive efficiencies, improve safety and eliminate waste from the Supply Chain. Young Guns should also be acknowledged for the work they are doing with young people. They are helping to fight the challenge of an aging workforce in the Supply Chain & Logistics Industry and have provided job opportunities to around 400 young people around Australia; 80 of whom are based in Queensland.  The average of the Young Guns workforce is 24.

Finalists were: Stanwell Corporation, Prequalification & Contracts Unit – Department of Transport & Main Roads and Young Guns Container Crew.



The 2015 Information Management Award will go to the business that can best demonstrate it has made a significant achievement in the application of Information Technology within its Supply Chain.

The winner of the 2015 Queensland Information Management Award is Aurizon and SVS Australia.

SVS Australia (Safety Vision Systems), partnered with Aurizon to provide a solution to identify and improve risk management within their transportation. SVS Australia worked with Aurizon with a view to record video and data over a 90 hour period running on battery power only. This system had to be stand-alone and operate autonomously from any external power supply. The system was to be heavy duty as the environment was described as harsh and needed to record Video footage and G-Force data when the unit was in service. Aurizon also wanted a system that could pinpoint what was occurring within the transportation of the containers, so that the combined image and data approach would enable Aurizon to make alterations to manage risk and reduce damages to products within their care during transportation. SVS Australia were not only able to achieve what was requested, but provide additional features such as longer recording time, remote login for live data and streaming with more flexible camera options.

Finalists were: 4GM, Aurizon & SVS Australia, ICT Vendor Management Office, RACQ.

The Queensland SCL Awards are the state feeder program for the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards which will be held on the 4th of November at the Dockside Pavilion, Darling Harbour. The ASCL Awards have been running for over 50 years and are the most prestigious in the industry.