2013 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards

The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) has announced the winners for the 2013 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards, the longest running national awards program in the industry.

The 2013 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards were proudly supported by Amcap, Dematic, EEIG -Department of Industry, Epicor, KTM, Microsoft, Rand, Big Ass Fans, Emberin, Crown, Enterprise Connect and Polystyrene Recycling Queensland.

2013 Supply Chain Management Award

The winner of the 2013 Supply Chain Management Award is ITW-Proline.

After a fire destroyed ITW-Proline’s 14,000 SQM warehouse (7,000 pallets) located at Smithfield, the ‘Success through adversity’ program was developed. This has been an inspiring journey as ITW Proline demonstrated supply chain excellence by recovering post the warehouse fire and the consolidation of the distribution network to ‘future proof’ the business.

A High Commendation was awarded to Polar Fresh Cold Chain Services – Parkinson CDC.

2013 Training, Education & Development Award

The winner of the 2013 Training, Education and Development Award is Transpacific Industries Group.

Over the past twelve months, Transpacific Industries Group has actively targeted the engagement of its workforce to enhance the way they do business and to attract and retain a more diverse workforce. The elements of this workforce initiative includes: Leadership Diversity – indigenous, Diversity – youth, Diversity – gender, Flexibility, Recruitment. This initiative has a two-pronged approach: one is to enhance the engagement of the team at Transpacific and to diversify the workforce, and two, for Transpacific to showcase the importance of gender diversity to the supply chain, logistics and transport industries.

A High Commendation was awarded to Super Retail Group – Leisure Division.

2013 Storage & Handling of Materials Award

The winner of the 2013 Storage & Handling of Materials Award is Kmart.

Kmart was one of the first companies in Australia to implement cross-belt sorting technology. The most recent addition to Kmart’s supply chain network is the new DC in Truganina, which features the largest cross-belt conveyor sorting system to be implemented by the retailer. With the capacity to automatically sort over 6,000 items per hour to individual orders for up to 88 stores concurrently, the new DC enabled Kmart to consolidate general merchandise distribution from its previous Hoppers Crossing, Laverton and Woodlands DC under the one roof, providing significant cost and operational efficiencies for the business.

2013 Environmental Excellence Award

The winner of the 2013 Environmental Excellence Awards is ENERGEX Limited.

The Energex Carbon Management Plan outlines a broad range of carbon mitigation initiatives that reduce emissions, improve efficiencies in energy and waste and drive innovation in delivering energy to customers. Energex is developing a Network Adaptation Plan to understand the impacts of future climate change scenarios on the network.

A High Commendation was awarded to OfficeMax Australia.

2013 Information Management Award

The winner of the 2013 Information Management Award is IFC Global Logistics.

FreightSupplyChain (FSC) is a web-based international freight and information management system that manages and distributes up to the minute supply chain information to importers, suppliers, freight forwarders, trading partners, warehouses and distribution centres.

A High Commendation was awarded to SCHUB International.

2013 Industry Excellence Award

The winner of the 2013 Industry Excellence Award is Paul Kahlert, general manager, All Purpose Transport.

Throughout Paul’s twenty-six year involvement with the supply chain, logistics and transport industries, he has demonstrated significant contributions by helping to grow and maintain All Purpose Transport’s position as a key employer in the industry; by donating his time and experience to industry bodies; by donating his time and services to charity; and by spearheading a whole of workforce training and development program for APT, which also had an impact on the industry as a whole by setting a benchmark for other companies to follow.

A High Commendation was awarded to Phill Dagnall, procurement systems & policy manager, UnitingCare Queensland.

2013 Future Leaders Award

The SCLAA announced at the 2013 ASCL Awards that the Future Leaders Award will now be dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe.

David Doherty OAM, national director of the SCLAA said: “Vince Aisthorpe is a Life member of the SCLAA, the chairman of the Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference, chairman of the ASCL Awards and has contributed to the SCLAA and its forbears on both a state and a national basis for over 17 years.

“Vince Aisthorpe will now be perpetually recognised by the SCLAA, and universally by industry, as an inspiring, challenging, courageous and tireless champion of young people and aspiring future leaders,” Mr Doherty said.

The winner of the 2013 Future Leaders Award is Kingsley Cherry, consultant, Project Procure.

Kingsley Cherry has been the leader for the Project Procure team acting in partnership with Charles Kendall Partners as the international procurement agent for the Republic of Nauru. It is not often anyone has the opportunity to play such a prominent role in managing the supply chain for a whole country, even a small one – approx. $60 million. Kingsley is aiding the development of Pacific nations, something he has aimed to do, since starting his career.

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