The winners of the 2010 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards were announced by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) on Thursday the 28th of October at the Crystal Palace, Luna Park in Sydney.
The ASCL Awards attracted the highest number of entries across all states.
Supply Chain Management Award
The aim of this award is to encourage and acknowledge the outstanding achievement of an organisation that has demonstrated significant achievement in managing the integration of supply chains. The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and is dedicated to Doug Beattie.
Finalists for the award included 14 Degrees Logistics, Metcash, Nufarm Australia, Schenker Australia, Transperth and VersaCold Logistics Services.
Metcash was named the winner of the Supply Chain Management Award for their split-case order fulfilment system designed to provide their customer base with a better, faster, more accurate, reliable and cost-effective quality of service.
Metcash has also been jointly responsible for the design and implementation of an automated Goods-to-Person (GTP) order system, which provides an unparalleled level of flexibility and efficiency in split-case order assembly.
14 Degrees Logistics received a high commendation for their supply chain model that reduces the handling and transport associated with the bottling and distribution of wine while optimising the quality of the end product.
Training, Education & Development Award
The award is presented to the company or institution that best demonstrates a significant achievement in recruitment process, training, HR systems, formal education and development programs, which are relevant to, and promote the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry. The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour.
Finalists for the award included Curtin University, ‘Get Into T&L’ Alliance, J.J Richards & Sons, TDT Victoria, Transperth as well as Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Group.
J.J Richards & Sons won the 2010 Training, Education & Development Award for initiating multiple programs to provide entry-level opportunities and career pathways into the supply chain profession. Their programs include School-to-Work model, Vocational Placements and the school-based Apprentices & Trainees.
Curtin University received a high commendation for their broad range of programs in logistics and supply chain designed for transport professionals. Their degree programs focus on developing supply chain skills as well as general business skills and the course content has been developed with industry inputs.
Storage & Handling of Materials Award
This award recognises the significant achievements in the techniques and technology of materials storage and handling at any stage of the supply chain. The trophy was first awarded in 1980 and is dedicated to Dexion’s Founder, Demetrius Comino, OBE.
Finalists for the award included Autoparts, CEVA Logistics and Metcash.
Autoparts won the 2010 Storage & Handling of Materials award for a complete facility revamp undertaken within their business consisting of a seamless transition into the new structure without loss of sales, minimal disruption to the staff and the design as well as implementation of a new Warehouse Management System.
Metcash received a high commendation for their split-case order fulfilment system that enhanced the service quality provided to customers.
Environmental Excellence Award
This award recognises corporate leadership in contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within the industry through performance and action. The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and is dedicated to Mr Ken Pike.
Finalists for the award included CEVA Vehicle Logistics, Coca Cola Amatil, NuFarm Australia and Schenker Australia.
Coca Cola Amatil won the 2010 Environmental Excellence Award for a comprehensive range of green initiatives implemented at their new distribution centre at Eastern Creek. Some of the highlights include a 110 kW solar power system, C-Bus lighting controls and rainwater harvesting tanks.
CEVA Vehicle Logistics received a high commendation for their Eco Driver Training Program that aims to realise significant reductions in fuel burn, reducing wear and tear of equipment in addition to maximising safer and more efficient transportation. Benefits include real savings in fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Information Management Award
This award goes to the business that can best demonstrate a significant achievement made in the application of information technology within its supply chain. The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM.
Finalists for the award included Ceebron, CEVA Vehicle Logistics and Health Purchasing Victoria.
Ceebron was named the winner of the 2010 Information Management Award for the development of the Smart-Trace system designed to provide prompt notification of movement and temperature events for perishable products throughout the supply chain at pallet load level. The system was built to create a more efficient, reliable and accountable cold chain for shippers of perishable goods.
CEVA Vehicle Logistics received a high commendation for the development of their C-PoD Technology Platform representing CEVA’s commitment to contribute, challenge, communicate and apply advanced thinking in sustainability and information management.
Manufacturing Logistics Award
This award recognises significant achievement within the manufacturing sector with regard to the integration of manufacturing and supply chain from raw material procurement through to customer delivery. The trophy was first awarded in 1963 and is dedicated to the late Mr. W. (Bill) Cribben.
Finalists for the award included Bega Cheese and 14 Degrees Logistics.
Bega Cheese won the 2010 Manufacturing Logistics award based on the strategy adopted by the company following their purchase of Kraft’s processed cheese facility in Strathmerton. The purchase of the Strathmerton facility addressed the strategic imperatives of increased conversion capacity, capability and redundancy/risk management.
T&L Industry Excellence Award
This prestigious award recognises and acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industry. The judges will be looking for individuals who have demonstrated vision and leadership, show innovation and are not afraid to take risks.
This trophy was first awarded in 1987 and is dedicated to Mr Mike Munns, FAIMM.
Finalists for the award:
- John Edwards, Managing Consultant, ProcureNet Queensland
- Chris Mangan, Chief Executive Officer, QLD Multimodal Freight Council
- Neale Rogerson, National Distribution Manager, Dulux Group
- Cris Roy, Warehouse Manager, BCR Australia Ltd
- Jimmy Southwood, Human Resources and Development Manager, J.J. Richards & Sons
- Andrew Stewart, Managing Director, Intelog
Chris Mangan, Chief Executive Officer, QLD Multimodal Freight Council was the winner of the 2010 T&L Industry Excellence Award based on his vision and leadership qualities as well as his experience and passion to causes that make the industry more professional, sustainable and productive.
John Edwards, the Managing Consultant for ProcureNet Queensland received a high commendation for the consistency, vision and courage displayed in his approach to the development of strategies for the industry.
T&L Future Leaders Award
This award recognises young professionals who are currently working in, and wish to continue their career path within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics industry.
Finalists for the award:
- Daniel Clarke, Pick Up and Delivery Supervisor, NQX Freight System
- Stanley Fan, Stock & Logistics Officer, 3NX TRINIX AUSTRALIA
- Cassandra Parisotto, Training Compliance Adviser, QR National
- Bree Pitcher, Procurement Officer, Tarong Energy
- Manuel Rivera, Pluto Offshore H.U.C. Procurement Specialist, Woodside Energy Ltd
- Desmond Roche, Commercial Analyst, Powerlink Queensland
- Prarthana Shyam, National Supply Analyst, Nufarm Australia
- Ashley Stephens, Shift Manager – Outbound, Polar Fresh Cold Chain Services
- Marnie Tisot, Principal Project Officer, Industry Capability, Department of Transport and Main Roads
Stanley Fan won the 2010 T&L Future Leaders Award on the basis of his achievements that rival those of seasoned industry professionals. In addition to his current role as Stock and Logistics Officer for Trinix, he is also actively involved as a member of APICS, CILTA and SCLAA.
Cassandra Parisotto received a high commendation for her passion and contribution to supply chain initiatives within her organisation as well as in the industry.
The Awards evening was proudly supported by SupplyChain Review, Australia’s Best, The Department of Transport and Main Roads, Strategix Training Group, Dematic, Loscam, VersaCold, Victoria University Institute of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bluestone Recruitment, CH2, New South Wales Transport and Infrastructure, and SSI Schaefer.