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The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) announced the winners for the 2011 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards.  

Having served the supply chain and logistics industry for over fifty years, the ASCL Awards is one of the longest running national awards programs in the industry, recognising individuals and companies for their various achievements during the year.  

2011 Australian Supply Chain Management Award  

Nestlé Australia Limited was named the winner of the 2011 Australian Supply Chain Management Award with a High Commendation awarded to Woodside Energy Limited.  

Nestlé Australia won the award for having recently introduced an integrated robotic layer picker with FreePick Maximiser Software into the Arndell Park Distribution Centre. The system has significantly improved the safety, productivity and quality of mixed pallet assembly at the Arndell Park DC.  

2011 Australian Training, Education & Development Award  

The winner of the 2011 Australian Training, Education and Development Award is University of Wollongong - Sydney Business School while TDT Victoria received a High Commendation.  

University of Wollongong - Sydney Business School won the award for introducing the Masters of Science in Logistics Program designed to give the students the analytical skills and intellectual framework needed to successfully design and implement a global logistics strategy.  

Storage & Handling of Materials Award  

The winner of the 2011 Australian Storage & Handling of Materials Award is Nestlé Australia Limited.  

Nestlé Australia Limited won the award for having recently introduced an integrated robotic layer picking solution with FreePick Maximiser Software to their Arndell Park Distribution Centre.  

The system picks a wide range of products comprising of 80% of Nestlé’s SKUs held at the DC. Completed orders are conveyed through the integrated layer picking system being checkweighed, stretchwrapped and labelled on the way, until they exit ready for collection and transport to despatch by forklift.  

2011 Australian Environmental Excellence Award  

The winner of the 2011 Australian Environmental Excellence Awards is the Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of Queensland (WCRAQ), with a High Commendation being awarded to Schenker Australia.  

WCRAQ and its united member organisations clearly demonstrated their capabilities during the 2011 natural disasters in Queensland when they worked with the Brisbane City Council to facilitate the safe collection, transport and disposal of more than 400,000 tonnes of flood-related wastes and also provided specialist industry advice to other affected Councils across the state.  

Information Management Award  

The winner of the 2011 Australian Information Management Award is The Just Group with a High Commendation awarded to Fremantle Ports.  

The Just Group was recognised for developing and implementing a Bluetooth-enabled stocktaking solution for retail stores called RapidStocktake that simplified, speeded up and reduced the cost and impact of the stocktake process on sales.  

2011 Australian Manufacturing Logistics Award  

Nestle Australia Limited was named the winner of the 2011 Australian Manufacturing Logistics Award for having introduced an integrated robotic layer picker with FreePick Maximiser Software into the Arndell Park Distribution Centre.  

The solution was implemented to eliminate the OH&S risks associated with manually building layers, and also increase the efficiency of single case pick operations. Productivity and system efficiency were optimised by FreePick Maximiser software.  

2011 Australian Industry Excellence Award  

Rick Ralph, Executive Director, Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of Queensland was named the winner of the 2011 Australian Industry Excellence Award. A High Commendation was awarded to Allan Jones, Member of Consulting Staff, Jacobs Australia.  

Rick acted as a liaison during the cleanup of the 2011 Queensland floods to facilitate the safe collection, transport and disposal operations of hazardous and regulated wastes, and was instrumental in helping Brisbane get back to business after the floods.  

2011 Australian Future Leaders Award  

The 2011 Australian Future Leaders award went to Amy Vassallo while a High Commendation was awarded to Karan Sikand of Schweppes Supply Chain.  

The winner of the 2011 Future Leaders Award, Amy Vassallo was given the opportunity to coordinate service planning for the Regional Town Bus Service through WA, managing a huge portfolio of 20 service contracts totalling to an annual contract value of tens of millions of dollars.  

A champion for regional public transport in a metro-centric state, Amy is constantly searching for ways to innovate and improve. As a public transport enthusiast, Amy is respected by the regional operators she manages as a fair, objective and conscientious officer.

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