The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with Amcap, Dematic, KTM, Leadership Management Australia (LMA), Telstra and Vertical Talent, announced the winners of the 2015 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards on the 4th of November at the Dockside PAVILION Darling Harbour, Sydney.
As the oldest and most prestigious awards program in the industry, the ASCL Awards have served the industry for over fifty-five years making them the most recognised and esteemed awards for an individual or a company to be awarded.
2015 Industry Excellence Award
The prestigious Industry Excellence Award recognises and acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industry. The judges will be looking for individuals who have demonstrated vision and leadership, shows innovation and not afraid to take risks. This trophy was first awarded in 1987 and is dedicated to Mike Munns, FAIMM.
The winner of the 2015 Industry Excellence Award is Scott Young, Managing Director, Young Guns Container Crew.
Scott co-founded a business with his brother and built it from three guys working in containers in Brisbane to a national workforce. He has helped create a unique model for all young people as a stepping stone into a career path within the Supply Chain industry. Outside of his working day Scott works with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to support the GenR8 program in QLD. A goal is to assist the program to become a national one so more young people are inspired to enter the industry. Scott gets a large amount of enjoyment from seeing young people grow and develop both personally and professionally, and is a proud advocate of giving young people an opportunity to realise their potential.
A High Commendation has been awarded to Micheal Heard, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Education and Training.
Finalists were: Chubb Aldridge, Logistics Coordinator, Stanwell Corporation Limited, Micheal Heard, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Education and Training, Kate Peppin, Contracts Analyst, Santos, Tivolee Spragg, Executive Director – Category Management, Department of Housing and Public Works, Brett Thompson, Procurement Manager, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, Russell Wilson, Warehouse Officer, Stanwell Corporation Limited and Scott Young, Managing Director, Young Guns Container Crew.
Future Leaders Award
The purpose of this award is to provide incentive and recognition to young professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path within the Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport Industry. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase young professionals within our great industry. This trophy was first awarded in 2009 and is dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe.
The winner of the 2015 Future Leaders Award will be awarded an enrolment into the Leadership Management Australia’s ‘The Performance Edge’ 10-week development program valued at $5000. The program assists participants to improve their personal performance and productivity as well as that of their team. The prize includes consultation in the workplace, assistance in the development of some professional goals, all course material, attendance at 10 interactive workshops, facilitation and course coaching and access to LMA’s unique on-line feedback system.
The joint winners of the 2015 Future Leaders Award are Samantha Lowry, Senior Procurement Advisor, Department of Education & Training and Danielle Brennan, Category Specialist, Stanwell Corporation.
One of the most useful skills any leader can have is the ability to break down barriers. Danielle Brennan has a remarkable ability to break down barriers between teams and build rapport with people regardless of background, role or geographic location. A wonderful skill to have. Dani’s continuous drive, passion and enthusiasm are admirable qualities and coupled with her knowledge of the ICT and professional services category space she is a fantastic asset to Stanwell’s Supply team. Dani is a self-starter and innovator consistently demonstrating her adaptability and go to attitude.
Samantha Lowry’s future in the Supply Chain industry is a bright one indeed. She is enrolled in Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting) and one of her current projects is the establishment of a Software-as-a-Service Community of Practice to connect key personnel in providing consistent advice and assistance to help schools to balance the benefits of new and accessible technologies with, the privacy and duty of care concerns of their students. Samantha’s career aspirations include not only becoming a chief procurement officer, but also to serve as a board member on a charity, and perhaps even establish her own charitable organisation to address the health, housing, social and legal issues facing homelessness.
A High Commendation has been awarded to Nathan Barrett, National Health and Safety Manager, Young Guns Container Crew.
Finalists were: Nathan Barrett, National Health and Safety Manager, Young Guns Container Crew, Danielle (Dani) Brennan, Category Specialist, Stanwell Corporation Limited, Jenna Hood, Senior Project Scheduler, Queensland Rail, Sameer Latif, Director, Ozzilat – Supply Chain & Logistics, Samantha Lowry, Senior Procurement Advisor, Department of Education & Training, Yury Sukhov, Mining Services Coordinator, Centurion, Christopher Yabsley, Project Coordinator, Industrial Projects, Geodis Wilson and Tonia Zammit, Manager Administration, Xtreme Freight.
2015 Training, Education & Development Award
To be presented to the company or institution that best demonstrates a significant achievement in aspects such as recruitment process, training, HR Systems, formal education and development programs which is both relevant to and promotes the Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport Industry. The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour.
The winner of the 2015 Training, Education and Development Award is Ostwald Bros/QGC Partnership for the Plant Operator Training Program.
In recognition of Ostwald Bros commitment to provide long term support for Traditional Owner groups and providing real outcomes for their people, the Plant Operator Training Program (POTP) was established in partnership with QGC to engage and employ the local indigenous community. The POTP provides a unique and innovative training pathway to a career in the construction, resource and logistics industry. The project aims to deliver new skills and improve the job prospects of indigenous and under-represented groups by enabling participants to be ‘workplace ready’ as entry-level plant operators & drivers. Having a presence across more than 25 sites in Queensland and various others interstate, Ostwald Bros are in a strong position to promote the POTP into rural and remote communities and expansion of simulated experiences with other plant and transport equipment.
Finalists were: All Purpose Transport, CNW Electrical Wholesale & Energy Solutions, Chain of Responsibility (COR) Australia, Ostwald Bros & QGC Partnership – Plant Operator Training Program, School of Business IT & Logistics, RMIT University, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney and the Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics, Victoria University.
2015 Supply Chain Management Award
The aim of this award is to encourage and acknowledge the outstanding achievement of an organisation that has demonstrated 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. The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and is dedicated to Doug Beattie.
The winner of the 2015 Supply Chain Management Award is PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand.
PepsiCo has been recognised for their Supply Chain Optimisation project at Regency Park Distribution Centre, Adelaide. The project included Automated palletising, AGV pallet transport and put-away/retrieval from ASRs. Robotic Palletising systems that build up to 75 pallets an hour across different SKU’s. AGV’s that provide flexible interlinks between automated palletising and ASR’s. 30 metre high ASR’s that have increased DC storage capacity from 2,000 to 16,000 pallets. The solution has significantly reduced Supply Chain touchpoints.
Finalists were: AUTHENTICATEIT, Prequalification & Contracts Unit, Department of Transport & Main Roads, Hitech Asia Pacific, Orora Group, PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand, Sensis, Stanwell Corporation Limited and Young Guns Container Crew.
2015 Information Management Award
This award will go to the business that can best demonstrate it has made a significant achievement in the application of information technology within its Supply Chain. The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM.
The winner of the 2015 Information Management Award is Aurizon and SVS Australia.
SVS Australia (Safety Vision Systems), partnered with Aurizon to provide a solution to identify and improve risk management within their transportation. SVS Australia worked with Aurizon with a view to record video and data over a 90-hour period running on battery power only. This system had to be stand-alone and operate autonomously from any external power supply. The system was to be heavy duty as the environment was described as harsh and needed to record Video footage and G-Force data when the unit was in service. Aurizon also wanted a system that could pinpoint what was occurring within the transportation of the containers, so that the combined image and data approach would enable Aurizon to make alterations to manage risk and reduce damages to products within their care during transportation. SVS Australia were not only able to achieve what was requested, but provide additional features such as longer recording time, remote login for live data and streaming with more flexible camera options.
A High Commendation was awarded to Asixa.
Finalists were: 4GM, Asixa, Aurizon & SVS Australia, Direct Couriers – Online Tracking & Notification System, Direct Couriers – Online Dispatch System, ICT Vendor Management Office, RACQ and MYFREIGHT.
2015 Storage & Materials Handling Award
The trophy was first awarded in 1980 and is dedicated to Dexion’s Founder, Demetrius Comino, OBE. The Storage & Materials Handling Award recognises the 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.
The winner of the 2015 Storage & Materials Handling Award is PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand.