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2008 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Awards from SCLAA

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Having served the industry for over forty years, the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards are well recognised and prestigious. Submissions are now open for long running national awards programme in the industry.

The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) have partnered to present the 2008 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Awards.

These awards are sponsored by AirRoad, Chep, Crown, Dematic, DGL, Mack, Queensland Transport and SupplyChainReview.

The partnership of SCLAA and CILTA, two pre-eminent associations representing professionals and practitioners working in and in support of, the Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport industries, make these awards a much awaited one in the industry.

According to David Doherty, OAM, National Chairman, SCLAA, “The Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards represent industry peer recognition of excellence. The wide range of award categories ensures there are opportunities for all businesses, institutions and individuals of any size or status from across the entire Supply Chain and Logistics spectrum.”

Len Harper, National Executive Director, CILTA, also added that "The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is pleased to join with SCLAA in the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards.”

“The ASCL Awards are the only national awards recognising excellence for individuals and companies across the broad range of the Logistics industry and supply chain management. The 2008 promises to be as successful as in previous years and your company is encouraged to be part of that success," Len Harper said.

2008 Award categories include the following:

2008 ASCL Young T&L Professional Award
The purpose of this award is to provide incentive for, and recognition of, achievement of individuals, who are actively involved in day-to-day operations and development of a Transport or Logistics organisation in Australia.

The award is not limited to a particular discipline in Transport or Logistics, but may relate to areas including, but not limited to, engineering, planning, policy, Logistics, finance, administration or management. Candidates must be under 35 years of age as at 30th June in the year of nomination.

Winner 2007: Catherine Wallace, Public Transport Authority WA

2008 ASCL T&L Achiever of the Year Award
The aim of this award is to encourage and acknowledge good individual achievement in an organisation within and/or the transport and Logistics industries.

The award is not limited to a particular discipline in transport or Logistics but may relate to areas including, but not limited to, engineering, planning, policy, Logistics, finance, administration or management.

Winner 2007: Christopher Stapleton, Stapleton Transportation and Planning.

2008 ASCL T&L Achievement of the Year Award
The purpose of this award is to acknowledge an ideal, innovative contribution to a development in the transport and Logistics industries by an organisation or an individual.

The nomination will clearly describe the nature of the achievement or proposal, the circumstances in which it was put into effect, the extent of the individual involvement, the scale of the application, the results achieved and the significance of the achievement.

Winner 2007: Public Transport Authority WA

2008 ASCL Storage & Handling of Materials Award
The purpose of this award is to acknowledge significant achievements in the techniques and technology of materials storage and handling at any stage of the Supply Chain.

Technology covers equipment and design techniques, including facilities design, and associated information and control systems.

Improvements and/or innovation with particular regard to impact on organisational objectives and to contribution to the wider field of materials storage and handling must be demonstrated.

Winner 2007: Linfox Logistics, Linfox-Kellogg’s Project

2008 ASCL Information Management Award
This award is especially for significant achievement in the use of communications, information management, technology and e-business in any aspect of Logistics and Supply Chain management, with particular regard to the added value produced by the achievement.

Winner 2007: IFC Global Logistics

2008 ASCL Environmental Excellence Award
This award is especially for significant achievement in any area of environmental concern including traffic congestion, packaging or waste disposal, recycling, and energy consumption.

Achievement in the specific application and in its wider applicability must be demonstrated thereby promoting environmental best practice.

Winner 2007: Not Awarded

2008 ASCL Supply Chain Management Award
The purpose of this award is to recognise significant achievement in managing the integration of Supply Chains. This could be functional integration within an organisational Supply Chain or more widely across Supply Chains involving several organisations that have formed trading partnerships or alliances.

Collaboration and added value across the Supply Chain, achievements gained through outsourcing and the development of new business models could also be demonstrated.

Winner 2007: Woolworths, Mercury Programme

2008 ASCL Training, Education and Development Award
For significant achievement in any aspect of training, education, or the development of people which is relevant to Supply Chain and Logistics.

This can cover formal education through a tertiary institution, in-company training, training provided by a registered training organisation or private training. Professional development can be demonstrated at any level.

Winner 2007: DECA Training

2008 ASCL Manufacturing Logistics Award
This award recognises significant achievement in any aspect of Logistics associated with manufacturing, with particular regard to the effect on cost and efficiency of the total manufacturing process and the integrated Supply Chain.

This may include the design or process re-engineering of Logistics flows in manufacturing facilities, integrating Supply Chains, plant layout, forecasting and scheduling production.

Winner 2007: Highpoint Australia with Peter J. Ellis

Winners will be formally announced at a dinner on Thursday the 13th of November at the Sofitel Brisbane Hotel, Queensland. Nominations are now invited for all award categories.

The closing date for submissions for the 2008 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards is close of business on Friday the 26th of September. Nomination forms are available by emailing John Edhouse or by logging on to SCLAA and CILTA sites.

“Don’t delay. Submit an entry now and/or enthuse some deserving person you know to enter. It is easy and rewarding! Also make certain you don’t miss out on ticket to attend the gala dinner presentation event which will be held in Brisbane on Thursday the 13th of November. This event will be an industry highlight for 2008. Book now! I wouldn't miss it!” David Doherty said.

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