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Winners announced for 2011 Queensland SCL Awards

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The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia , Queensland Division has announced the winners of the 2011 Queensland SCL Awards.
   

The Awards are developed by the SCLAA in conjunction with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Strategix Training Group, the Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Group and apics.
   

Over 350 people were in attendance at the Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference dinner where the SCL Award winners were announced.
   

2011 Queensland Supply Chain Management Award
     

Finalists for the Award included Central Queensland Intermodal Logistics Hub Lobby Group (CQILHLG), KoBold Group, Salad Fresh and Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of Queensland (WCRAQ).
   

Salad Fresh, a company that was formed by combining two businesses won the 2011 Queensland Supply Chain Management Award.
   

The restructuring of the business involved combining the logistics departments of Convenience Foods and Mrs Crocket’s Kitchen into one. The creation of a Logistics Operations Centre (LOC) in Brisbane has effectively halved the cost of customer service and logistics, significantly reduced errors, improved customer service, eliminated safety incidents and simplified the business.
   

A High Commendation was awarded to Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of Queensland (WCRAQ).
   

2011 Queensland Environmental Excellence Award
     

Finalists for the Award included Central Queensland Intermodal Logistics Hub Lobby Group (CQILHLG), Clean Run Eco Drive – Strategix Training Group and Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of Queensland (WCRAQ).
       

The winner of the 2011 Queensland Environmental Excellence Awards is the Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of Queensland (WCRAQ).
   

WCRAQ and its united member organisations proved their mettle during the 2011 natural disasters in Queensland where 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 including commercial and industrial wastes, helping to get Brisbane back in business.
   

A High Commendation was awarded to Clean Run Eco Drive- Strategix Training Group for running a campaign to raise awareness across industry about reducing carbon emissions and becoming more environment-friendly.
      

2011 Queensland Training, Education & Development Award
  
 

Finalists for the Award included Mt Gravatt Coach & Travel and Women Take the Wheel - Department of Transport and Main Roads Alliance.
   

The winner of the 2011 Queensland Training, Education and Development Award was Women Take the Wheel – Department of Transport and Main Roads Alliance.
   

The Women Take the Wheel program encourages women to pursue a career in the predominately male transport, logistics and supply chain industry.
   

An innovative program within the transport, logistics and supply chain industry in Australia, the Women Take the Wheel initiative has been developed by JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd, Strategix Training Group, Mission Australia and the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
   

2011 Queensland Industry Excellence Award
     

Finalists for the Award included Ian Cocup, Senior Inventory and Procurement Supervisor, Stanwell Corporation Limited, Mary Goodwin, Strategic Procurement Specialist, Stanwell Corporation Limited, Stephanie Jackson, Chairperson, Rockhampton Supply Chain Leaders Group, Ian Lovell, State President, Refrigerated Warehouse & Transport Association, Paul McHugh, Foodbank Coordinator, SCLAA and Rick Ralph, Executive Director, WCRAQ.
   

Rick Ralph won the 2011 Queensland Industry Excellence Award for acting as a liaison for WCRAQ during the clean-up operations following the 2011 Brisbane floods to facilitate the safe collection, transport and disposal operations of more than 750 separate requests for removal and disposal of hazardous and regulated wastes in addition to the safe disposal of 25,000 dead chickens, and moving more than 8,000 tonnes of market waste in just 48 hours to get the markets reopened.
   

A High Commendation was awarded to Ian Lovell for taking initiative during the recent Grantham flood relief efforts.
   

2011 Queensland Future Leaders Award
     

Finalists for the Award included Michael Asher, Customer Service Consultant, Salad Fresh, Amanda Childs, Pallet Controller, Blenners Transport, Nikki Hasicevic, Procurement Coordinator, Snap Fresh and James Nash, Business Development Manager, TOLL Group.
   

Nikki Hasicevic won the 2011 Queensland Future Leaders Award. Employed by Snap Fresh (a division of Qantas Catering), Nikki started on the operations floor in 2003 and has worked in most areas of the factory before moving to her current role as Procurement Coordinator.
   

Nikki has the capabilities and skills to consider a more senior supply chain role in the industry.
   

A High Commendation has been awarded to Amanda Childs for her expertise in pallet control, having created systems and savings for previous customers and her current employer.
   

The QLD SCL Awards is the state feeder program for the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards, which will be held on the 11th of November at the Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth, Western Australia.

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