The closing date for nominations in the Logistics Magazine Mercury Awards has been extended to September 29. The awards celebrate excellence by focusing on best practice and innovation in the logistics marketplace.
Initiated and coordinated by Logistics Magazine, the awards are open to all individuals, teams and companies regardless of size who work in or contribute to logistics strategy and/or execute supply chain design and management.
“Awards provide an opportunity to expand the presence of your brand throughout the logistics marketplace,” says Logistics Magazine editor Anna Game-Lopata. “Receiving an award is also an excellent way to recognise the achievements of your staff – in an arena that doesn’t always get the profile it deserves.”
Judges will award one winner and one highly commended in six categories:
* Best Manufacturer sponsored by Toyota Materials Handling
* Retail excellence sponsored by CHEP Asia Pacific
* Australian Export sponsored by SmartTrans Australia
* Technology application sponsored by TIG International
* Young professional of the year sponsored by ProActive Recruitment
* Logistics Leader sponsored by AirRoad
Along with Anna Game-Lopata, judges include Rob O'Byrne, managing director of the Australian Logistics Bureau , Phil Lumsden, intercontinental operations manager DHL Global Forwarding and Steven Pereira chief information officer, GS1 Australia.
Criteria for success will be based on real world challenges, practitioner experience, skills, best practice and results.
“Innovation in logistics strategy and technology is driving dramatic change right across the supply chain,” enthuses Game-Lopata. “Over the past few years, there have been more advances in the industry than at any time in history – and there’s no sign of a change any time soon.”
“There’s no better time for your company or customers to be recognised as supply chain leaders and/or innovators,” Game-Lopata says. “Finalists will be announced in the November 2006 issue, with the category winners, highly commended and overall winner announced in the January 2007 issue of Logistics Magazine.”
Winners will be presented with their award at a gala event in November. Entry is free.
For entry forms, email Polly Hitman: email@example.com or phone 02 9422 2951 Nominations close Friday September 29, 2006