In addition to being nominated for the Environmental Excellence Award
in the 2012 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards, BlueScope Steel was also recognised with a nomination for the Information Management Award.
While the Environmental Excellence Award was won by the Transport Certification Australia (TCA) and the Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland, BlueScope won the Information Management Award for its recent work in undertaking a major restructure.
First awarded in 1994, the Information Management Award is "designed to recognise the business that can best demonstrate it has made a significant achievement in the application of information technology within its Supply Chain."
As part of BlueScope's restructure, the company reduced its steelmaking capacity from 5.2 million tonnes to 2.6 million tonnes to better align manufacturing capacity with domestic demand. As a result, BlueScope is now able to deliver better payloads, and has improved planning team productivity while reducing accessorial charges.
The upshot of these changes is an improvement in DIFOT of 0.5%, bolstered by true transport chain visibility and a system to assist with safety management.
Winners of the Supply Chain and Logistics Awards were announced at a gala dinner on Thursday 8th November at the Brisbane Convention Centre, Southbank.