This award will be granted to companies that can demonstrate significant achievement in the process of handling and storing materials at any stage of supply chain management.
Process improvements to aspects such as the management of raw materials, inventory management, distribution, fulfilment, shipping, freight forwarding, wholesale and retail operations will be sought. Technology enhancements to equipment, facilities design, information and control systems, should be demonstrated.
Applicants should be capable of providing evidence supporting how these improvements or innovations have impacted the organisation, together with implications for use in a wider industry context.
This award will go to an organisation that can demonstrate excellence in improving transport of goods or people, either locally or internationally. Judges will be looking for examples of significant achievement, innovation and improvements in any aspect of any mode of transport and associated logistics.
Judges will be looking for examples of significant achievement, innovation and improvements in any aspect of any mode of transport and associated logistics. Areas to be considered include equipment, technology, human resources and organisational impacts.
Entries should focus on the benefits of the improvements or innovations, particularly on cost control, profits, customer service and streamlining of operations.
This award will be presented to recognise excellence in procurement within the context of the overall supply chain flow from the supplier through to the consumer.
The way in which the procurement contribution has benefited all stakeholders in the procurement process will be considered. Entries should highlight excellence in negotiation, outsourcing, service agreements, contract performance management, offshoring and/or moving away from transactional purchasing.
The judges will place emphasis on the way in which the procurement contribution has benefited all stakeholders in the procurement process will be considered.
This award will be presented to Australian organisations that can demonstrate significant achievement in the supply chain supporting a major event, humanitarian relief effort or military customer anywhere in the Asia-Pacific area should enter this award.
The judges will place emphasis on the efficiency with which the supply chain is developed and integrated, the contribution of the supply chain to the success of the mission, task or event, and the effectiveness of ‘bump out’ in reducing the footprint afterwards.
Entries should demonstrate innovation, speed of development and delivery, adherence to project timelines, enhanced inventory management practices, efficient workforce management, multi-agency integration, planned and well-executed transitions, effective equipment and stores recovery and minimal impacts upon the environment.
This award honours an organisation that displays exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion, fosters professional environments that value equality and individual differences and implements programs that have proven successful results in areas of organisational outcomes and career progressions.
Judges will be looking for the outstanding contribution of an employee network that has tackled issues internally or externally to influence change in the field of equality and diversity, along with examples of significant, innovative, and cumulatively outstanding contributions to improving enhancing the practice of equality and diversity.
This award recognises an individual who has provided an outstanding contribution to the profession of supply chain management in Australia. A “nomination-only” category whereby a person is selected for three areas: their wider contribution to the supply chain community; their demonstrated experience as a supply chain practitioner and lastly, their leadership impact with demonstrated capacity to drive change for the better.
Judges will be looking for individuals who are reasonably well known, they have more than 10 years’ experience in the supply chain industry, and have made a significant contribution to their field, including innovation and creativity, other than the traditional supply chain improvements.
Organisations that have established supply chain sustainability as an organisational focus area, and demonstrated integration with internal business processes.
Judges will be looking at projects/initiatives that demonstrate the alignment of with the organisation’s strategic direction in context of sustainability; demonstrate clear measurable outcomes supported by evidence of cultural change.
Organisations that have demonstrated adoption of opportunities presented by digital technologies successfully within their supply chains.
Judges will look beyond traditional technology automation/ICT applications and seek evidence of innovative projects involving application of say, Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Blockchains, IoT/Industry 4.0. and their integration with business processes.
Winner: Schneider Electric Australia for the SMART Factory in Adelaide
Highly Commended: AstraZeneca Australia for AstraZeneca Australia Manufacturing
Winner: Western Sydney Airport
Winner: Australian Electoral Commission for the Federal Election of 2019
Winner: Roy Hill for the Intelligent Supply Chains
Highly Commended: Schneider Electric Australia for the SMART Distribution Centre in Sydney
Highly Commended: Toll for the Retail and eCommerce Order Fulfilment Centre
Winner: Schneider Electric Australia for the Pacific Control Tower
Winner: Thales Australia for “Supporting the SME Ecosystem in International Supply Chain Expansion”
Winner: Linda Venables
Kyle Rogers, Divisional President (VIC/TAS) The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)
Dr Ferry Jie,Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Centre for innovative Practice, School of Business and Law,Edith Cowan University, WA
Marcus Guzowski,Business Transformation Manager, Asahi Beverages
Ishan Galapathy, Founding Director, Capability Unlimited; former Continuous Improvement Manager-Asia Pacific, Kellogg Company