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Nominations invited for Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Excellence Awards 2007

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The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) have partnered to present the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Awards 2007 on Thursday the 22nd of November at the Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne. Nominations are now invited for all award categories.

The partnership of SCLAA and CILTA, the two pre-eminent associations representing professionals and practitioners working in, and in support of, the Supply Chain and Logistics industries, make these prestigious and influential in the industry.

The closing date for submissions for the 2007 Australian Supply Chain & Supply Chain Awards is close of business on Friday the 21st of September 2007.

2007 Award Categories

2007 Australia Young Transport and Logistics 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 30 years of age as at 30th June in the year of nomination.

Winner 2006: Rhiannon Russell from SKM (Western Australia)

2007 Transport and Logistics Achiever of the Year Award (Mike Munns Trophy)

The aim of this award is to encourage and acknowledge the outstanding achievement of an individual who is actively working 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.

The trophy was first awarded in 1987 and was donated by Mr Mike Munns, FAIMM, inaugural chairman of the Australian Institute of Materials Management Ltd and past Managing Director of Lansing Australia (now known as Linde Materials Handling).

Winner 2006: Robert Harris from TNT Logistics

2007 Transport and Logistics Achievement of the Year Award ( S. E Pike Trophy)

The purpose of this award is to acknowledge an outstanding, 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.

The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and was donated by Ken Pike, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Handling, and is dedicated to Pike Senior, who was a partner in pioneering an automotive electrical company, Nillico Manufacturing and Engineering.

Winner 2006: Oakey State High School, in Queensland

2007 Storage and Handling of Materials Award (Comino Trophy)

For 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.

The trophy was first awarded in 1980 and was donated by Dexion (Australia). It recognises the contribution to the materials handling industry of Dexion’s founder, Demetrius Comino, OBE.

Winner 2006: Repco Queensland Distribution Centre

2007 Information Management Award (Len Smith Trophy)

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.

The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM who was a founding member of the Institute of Materials Management in Australia.

Winner 2006: Sunshine Technologies

2007 Environmental Excellence Award (H.A. Ritchie Trophy)

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.

The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and was donated by Ken Pike, honorary secretary of the Institute of Materials Handling.

Winner 2006: Veolia Environmental Services

2007 Supply Chain Management Award (Doug Beattie Trophy) For 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.

The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and was donated by 3M Australia.

It recognises the contribution made to materials handling by Doug Beattie who originally set up the Nationals Materials Handling Bureau and was a great supporter of the Institute of Materials Handling in Australia in its early days.

Winner 2006: Virgin Blue

2007 Training Education and Development Award (Peter Gilmour Trophy)

For significant achievement in any aspect of training, education, or the development of people which is relevant to the 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.

The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour, for his outstanding contribution to education in the industry for many years.

Winner 2006: Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development.

2007 Manufacturing Logistics Award (John Thompson Trophy) For 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.

The trophy was first awarded in 1963 and was donated by the late

W. (Bill) Cribben, Managing Director of John Thompson (Aust. Its aim is to encourage and stimulate greater interest in materials handling installations of all types.

Winner 2006: TNT Logistics (Australia) Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited

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