The industry celebrates its winners

2018 International Supply Chain Award winner: The team from Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and XAct Solutions (Shinsei Project).

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia in conjunction with Wisetech Global, Vertical Talent, Australian Trusted Trader, Bondi Labs, Freight Assist, Localz, Xtreme Freight and LMA announced the winners of the 2018 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards at the annual awards night dinner held at the iconic Luna Park, Sydney.
These prestigious awards have been held annually for the last 58 years by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA). The awards allow a fantastic opportunity for people and companies involved in the supply chain industry to celebrate and be recognised for their particular contribution, success and hard work.
There were eight categories, with seven open for submission. Each of the seven categories attracted a significant number of high-calibre submissions. Award winners were announced as follows:
2018 Training, Education & Development Award
Training, education and development remains a vital part of allowing knowledge to be utilised for new ideas and supply chain improvements to be discovered and then implemented. This award is presented to a company that can best demonstrate their commitment/ application and results of providing training, education and development of their people. The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour.
2018 Training, Education and Development Award winner: Wesfarmers Chemicals Energy & Fertilisers.
2018 Information Technology and Management Award
Information remains the most important requirement of any supply chain. Information technology is where the majority of supply chain improvements have been made. Nominees for this award demonstrate where their use of existing or new technology has provided significant improvements to their management of information and/or their supply chain processes. The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM.
2018 Information Technology and Management Award winner: BlockBit Solutions.
2018 Industry Excellence Award
Recognises and acknowledges outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently engaged across the supply chain industry. Persons nominated for this most prestigious award will be leaders and will have made significant change to the way a supply chain is managed and improved either academically, physically or technologically.
Originally awarded in 1987 and dedicated to Mike Munns, FAIMM, this award remains a cornerstone of SCLAA’s commitment to recognising and promoting the importance of the supply chain industry and its people to continuously improving organisational strength and growth.
2018 Industry Excellence Award winner: Rob O’Byrne, Logistics Bureau Group.
2018 International Supply Chain Award
This is an award that recognises that supply chains know no boundaries. The ASCL International Supply Chain Award is given to a company, association or an individual that may operate internationally and are able demonstrate their capability, commitment and achievements across any spectrum of the sciences, practices, disciplines or efforts to promote and improve the knowledge and acceptance of the importance of the supply chain.
2018 International Supply Chain Award winner: Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan and XAct Solutions (Shinsei Project).
2018 Supply Chain Management Award
Supply chain management (SCM) is the overview of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. This award recognises an organisation that can demonstrate significant achievement within a section or across their entire supply chain. Nominees should be able to clearly state the design and achieved results of the project or process that was envisaged and then implemented. The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and is dedicated to Doug Beattie.
2018 Supply Chain Management Award winner: Fremantle Ports.
2018 Logistics Management Award
This is a new award and is awarded for one of the oldest disciplines of any supply chain and replaces the Storage and Materials Handling Award. Recipients may stem from nominees for any of the other SCLAA awards at the judges’ discretion, or from a direct application, where the demonstrated achievement, improvement or results have required a logistical approach to improvement or major change to their logistics management.
2018 Logistics Management Award winner: Richard White, WiseTech Global.
Environmental Excellence Award
The ASCL Environmental Excellence Award recognises corporate leadership contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action. The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and is dedicated to Mr Ken Pike.
2018 Environmental Excellence Award winner: PGT-Reclaimed.
2018 Future Leaders Award
The purpose of this award is to provide incentive and recognition to young supply chain professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path. Nominees for this award should be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to taking the supply chain toward tomorrow. The SCLAA wishes to showcase finalists and provide impetus to continue to attract the brightest to the industry. First awarded in 2009 and dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe.
2018 Future Leaders Award winner: Kathryn Esler.
 
The 2018 ASCL Awards Gala Dinner was a memorable evening with MC Michael Gallacher, CEO Ports Australia, and guest speaker Commissioner Michael Outram APM, Commissioner of the Australian Border Force (ABF). Significant SCLAA announcements were made by our chairwoman Amanda O’Brien, one of these being that SCLAA had formed an alliance with the Australian International Trade Association in the implementation of the ‘Belt and Road Australia-China Supply Chain and Logistics Alliance’.
The awards were attended by local, national and international guests and provided ideal networking opportunities. The SCLAA extends its congratulations to all finalists, high commendation recipients and award winners.
Don’t miss your opportunity in 2019 to nominate an individual or company for these prestigious awards that are recognised industry wide. To join this exciting national association please contact the National Secretariat on 1300 364 160 or email secretary@sclaa.com.au.

Awards closing in just 3 weeks – enter now!

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) will be holding the 2018 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics (ASCL) Awards on Friday, 23 November in The Grand Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney.
These National Awards, presented by the SCLAA, have been running for fifty-eight years, making them the most sought after, recognised and influential awards across the supply chain, logistics and transport industries.
ASCL Industry Excellence Award
This award recognises and acknowledges outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently engaged across the supply chain industry. Persons nominated for this most prestigious award will be leaders and will have made significant change to the way a supply chain is managed and improved either academically, physically or technologically.
Originally awarded in 1987 and dedicated to Mike Munns, FAIMM, this award remains a cornerstone of SCLAA’s commitment to recognising and promoting the importance of the supply chain industry and its people to continuously improving organisational strength and growth.
Criteria: Any person nominated with demonstrable achievement who has provided change, improvement, education, support, development, implementation or significant results that has bettered their own or general supply chains. Limited to Australian citizens working technologically, academically or physically across the supply chain industry. The judges will look at the sustainability and national and/or international implications of the demonstrated achievements.
ASCL Future Leaders Award
The purpose of this award is to provide incentive and recognition to young supply chain professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path. Nominees for this award should be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to taking the supply chain toward tomorrow. The SCLAA wishes to showcase finalists and provide impetus to continue to attract the brightest to the industry. First awarded in 2009 and dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe.
Criteria: Any person under the age of 30 who has shown proven commitment to learn and gain knowledge and has applied their achieved skills to deliver improvements within their supply chain field. Particular attention will be given by the judges where nominees have been encouraged and able to use new techniques, technology or developed new processes.
ASCL Supply Chain Management Award
Supply chain management (SCM) is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. This award recognises an organisation that can demonstrate significant achievement within a section or across their entire supply chain. Nominees should be able to clearly state the design and achieved results of the project or process that was envisaged and then implemented. The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and is dedicated to Doug Beattie.
Criteria: The criteria for this award is not limited by industry as all industries have a supply chain. Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and materials or resource service industries can and do play a vital role in supply chain deliverables.
ASCL Training, Education & Development Award
Training, education and development remains a vital part of allowing knowledge to be utilised for new ideas and supply chain improvements to be discovered and then implemented This award will be presented to a company that can best demonstrate their committeemen, application and results of providing training, education and development of their people. The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour.
Criteria: Any company nominated for this award must be directly involved within the supply chain industry. The demonstrated development, training and education of person or persons employed by the nominated company is a mandatory requirement to be considered for this award. The judges will pay particular attention to where the supplied training, education and development has led to improvements achieved for both the company and the individual.
ASCL Information Technology and Management Award
Information remains the most important requirement of any supply chain. Information technology is where the majority of supply chain improvements has been made. Nominees for this award will demonstrate where their use of existing or new technology has provided significant improvements to their management of information and/or their supply chain processes. The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM.
Criteria: The judges will be looking for nominees who can provide reasonable detail in the determined area where the technology was correctly applied and what – if any – obstacles were discovered and how they were overcome to achieve the information improvement. The technology can be physical, logical, or cloud based applications and the technology is not limited to just pure information although it is expected that information of some sort would be a beneficiary.
ASCL Environmental Excellence Award
The ASCL Environmental Excellence Award recognises corporate leadership contributing to environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action. The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and is dedicated to Mr Ken Pike.
Criteria: The development or delivery of a service or initiative that significantly contributes to the solution of sustainability through a reduction in energy, materials and or natural resources. Describe the application and applicability to the industry thereby promoting best practice. Describe how the initiative has raised the level of awareness of the environment and sustainability within the organisation.
ASCL International Supply Chain Award
Recognising that supply chains know no boundaries, the ASCLA International Supply Chain Award is given to a company, association or an individual who may operate internationally and are able demonstrate their capability, commitment and achievements across any spectrum of the sciences, practices, disciplines or efforts to promote and improve the knowledge and acceptance of the importance of the supply chain
Criteria: The issue of this award is not determined from any specific or objective criteria. It is determined to provide evidence, publicity and reciprocity against achieving closer relationships and increased recognition of the supply chain as a global industry. Judging will be limited to three judges, not necessarily drawn from the standard judging panel but drawn from persons considered suitable and capable of determining a fitting recipient.

The best of the best – this year’s ASCLA winners, with pictures

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with Dematic, LMA, Xtreme Freight and Australian Border Force Program, has announced the winners of the 2017 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards.
These awards have been held annually for the last 57 years by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).  The awards provide an opportunity for people and companies involved in the supply chain industry to celebrate and be recognised for their particular contribution, success and hard work.
A record number of entries were received this year and were of an exceptionally high calibre. Those who attended the ASCL Awards Gala Dinner were from across the Asia Pacific, including New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.
2017 ASCL Award Winners
2017 Environmental Excellence Award
The Environmental Excellence Award recognises corporate leadership contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action. The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and is dedicated to Mr Ken Pike.
The winner of the 2017 Environmental Excellence award is Kathmandu.
 

Kathmandu receiving the award from SCLAA vice president Joshua Holmes (right).

2017 Training, Education & Development Award
Training, education and development remains a vital part of allowing knowledge to be utilised for new ideas and supply chain improvements to be discovered and then implemented. This award is presented to a company that can best demonstrate their commitment/ application and results of providing training, education and development of their people. The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour.
The winner of the 2017 Training, Education and Development Award is eStore Logistics.

eStore Logistics.

A High Commendation was awarded to Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC).
2017 Information Technology and Management Award
Information remains the most important requirement of any supply chain. Information technology is where the majority of supply chain improvements have been made. Nominees for this award demonstrate where their use of existing or new technology has provided significant improvements to their management of information and/or their supply chain processes. The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM.
The joint winners of the 2017 Information Technology and Management Award are  IFC Global Logistics Pty Ltd and  Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd.

Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd. (IFC Global staff were unfortunately not present to receive their trophy.)

2017 Industry Excellence Award
Recognises and acknowledges outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently engaged across the supply chain industry. Persons nominated for this most prestigious award will be leaders and will have made significant change to the way a supply chain is managed and improved either academically, physically or technologically.
Originally awarded in 1987 and dedicated to Mike Munns, FAIMM, this award remains a cornerstone of SCLAA’s commitment to recognising and promoting the importance of the supply chain industry and its people to continuously improving organisational strength and growth.
The winner of the 2017 Industry Excellence Award is Mark Srzypiec, Miele ANZ.

Mark Srzypiec, Miele ANZ.

2017 International Supply Chain Award
This is a new award and one that recognises supply chains know no boundaries. The ASCL International Supply Chain Award is given to a company, association or an individual that/who may operate internationally and is able demonstrate their capability, commitment and achievements across any spectrum of the sciences, practices, disciplines or efforts to promote and improve the knowledge and acceptance of the importance of the supply chain.
The winner of the 2017 International Supply Chain Award is Saigon Coop and XAct Solutions.
 

Saigon Coop and XAct Solutions team receiving the winner’s trophy from SCLAA director David Rogers (right).

2017 Supply Chain Management Award
Supply chain management (SCM) is the overview of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. This award recognises an organisation that can demonstrate significant achievement within a section or across their entire supply chain. Nominees should be able to clearly state the design and achieved results of the project or process that was envisaged and then implemented.
The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and is dedicated to Doug Beattie.
The Winner of the 2017 Supply Chain Management Award is National Mailing & Marketing.

National Mailing & Marketing Pty Limited receiving the winner’s trophy from Glen Borg, Dematic (ASCL Awards Gold Sponsor).

2017 Logistics Management Award
This is a new award and is awarded for one of the oldest disciplines of any supply chain and replaces the storage and materials handling award. Recipients may stem from nominees for any of the other SCLAA awards at the judges’ discretion, or from a direct application, where the demonstrated achievement, improvement or results have required a logistical approach to improvement or major change to their logistics management.
The winner of the 2017 Logistics Management Award is Dematic.

Glen Borg of Dematic with SCLAA director Gary Pearce (left).

2017 Future Leaders Award
The purpose of this award is to provide incentive and recognition to young supply chain professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path. Nominees for this award should be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to taking the supply chain toward tomorrow. The SCLAA wishes to showcase finalists and provide impetus to continue to attract the brightest to the industry.
First awarded in 2009 and dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe.
The winner of the 2016 Future Leaders Award is Primo Danieletto.
 

Future Leaders Award winner Primo Danieletto.

Be there next year
Don’t miss your opportunity in 2018 to nominate an individual or company for these awards recognised industry-wide.
To join this national association please contact the SCLAA national secretariat on 1300 364 160 or email secretary@sclaa.com.au.
 

Finalists announced for the 2017 ASCL Awards

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with Dematic, has officially announced the finalists for the longest running and most prestigious awards program in the industry. Having served the industry for fifty-seven years, the ASCL Awards are the most recognised and esteemed awards for an individual or a company to receive.
Winners of the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards will be announced at the ASCL Award Gala Dinner to be held on Friday, 17 November 2017 in the Grand Ballroom at Luna Park, Sydney. Click here to register to attend the ASCL Awards Gala Dinner.
Industry Excellence Award
This award recognises and acknowledges outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently engaged across the supply chain industry. Persons nominated for this most prestigious award will be leaders and will have made significant change to the way a supply chain is managed and improved either academically, physically or technologically.  Originally awarded in 1987 and dedicated to Mike Munns, FAIMM, this award remains a cornerstone of SCLAA’s commitment to recognising and promoting the importance of the supply chain industry and its people to continuously improving organisational strength and growth.
Finalists are:

  • Mark Skrzypiex, Siecap
  • Pooja Bhatt, Pitney Bowles
  • Sharon Rudd, Learning Store Training Solutions – TNT

Future Leaders Award
The purpose of this award is to provide incentive and recognition to young supply chain professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path. Nominees for this award should be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to taking the supply chain toward tomorrow. The SCLAA wishes to showcase finalists and provide impetus to continue to attract the brightest to the industry. First awarded in 2009 and dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe.
The winner of the 2017 Future Leaders Award will be awarded an enrolment into the Leadership Management Australia’s ‘The Performance Edge’ 10-week development program. 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, client support and access to LMA’s unique on-line feedback system.
Finalists are:

  • Cory Carl, Young Guns Container Crew
  • James Murrey, Claims Central
  • Katherine Fawcett, Rexel Holdings
  • Levi Del Fierro, Flip Group
  • Nathan Tanner, 2K Container Services
  • Patrick Jordan, Australia Post
  • Primo Danieletto, ABM

Supply Chain Management Award
Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. This award recognises an organisation that can demonstrate significant achievement within a section or across their entire supply chain. Nominees should be able to clearly state the design and achieved results of the project or process that was envisaged and then implemented. The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and is dedicated to Doug Beattie.
Finalists are:

  • Dassault Systemes Australia – Quintiq
  • Getinge Australia
  • Orora Limited
  • National Mailing and Marketing
  • Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd
  • SmartTrans
  • Toyota Motor Corporation

Training, Education & Development Award
Training, education and development remains a vital part of allowing knowledge to be utilised for new ideas and supply chain  improvements to be discovered and then implemented This award will be presented to a company that can best demonstrate their committeemen, application and results of providing training, education and development of their people.. The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour.
Finalists are:

  • Albert Amato, eStore Logistics
  • Danielle Mulvey, Learning Store Training Solutions
  • Manu Chaudhary, Polar Fresh Cold Chain Services
  • Samantha Martin-Williams, Hunter Valley Coal Chain

Information Technology and Management Award
Information remains the most important requirement of any supply chain. Information technology is where the majority of supply chain improvements have been made. Nominees for this award will demonstrate where their use of existing or new technology has provided significant improvements to their management of information and/or their supply chain processes. The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM.
Finalists are:

  • Anchanto Pte Ltd
  • Datapel Systems
  • Go People Pty Ltd
  • Health Promotion Board
  • iCOS Live
  • IFC Global Logistics
  • Linus D’Crus, SmartTrans Express
  • Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd

Environmental Excellence Award
The ASCL Environmental Excellence Award recognises corporate leadership contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action. The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and is dedicated to Mr Ken Pike.
Finalists are:

  • Erica Santy/Oliver Milliner, Kathmandu Pty Ltd
  • Simon van Leuven, Vanden Recycling

International Supply Chain Award
Recognising that Supply Chains know no boundaries, the ASCL International Supply Chain Award is given to a Company, Association or an Individual that may operate internationally and are able demonstrate their capability, commitment and achievements across any spectrum of the sciences, practices, disciplines or efforts to promote and improve the knowledge and acceptance of the importance of the supply chain.
Finalists are:

  • Ashley Allchurch, National Department of Health PNG – Health and HIV Implementation
  • Far Eye
  • Health Promotion Board (HPB), Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Localz
  • Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd
  • PGT-Reclaimed (International) Ltd
  • Saigon Coop / Xact Solutions
  • William Weatherald, MRX Technologies

Logistics Management Award
This is a new award for one of the longest standing disciplines of any supply chain, and replaces the Storage and Materials Handling award. Recipients may stem from nominees for any of the other SCLAA awards at the judges’ discretion, or from a direct application, where the demonstrated achievement, improvement or results have required a logistical approach to improvement or major change to their logistics management.
The winner of this Award will be announced on the night.
To register to attend the 2017 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards visit the 2017 ASCL Awards Gala Dinner page on the SCLAA website. For any queries, please contact the SCLAA National Secretariat on secretary@sclaa.com.au or 1300 364 160.
 

Entries open for 2017 Australian Freight Industry Awards

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) is now accepting entries for the 2017 Australian Freight Industry Awards (AFIAs).
“Now in their 28th year, the AFIAs have grown to become one of the most coveted accolades in the Australian freight industry, and are intended to recognise and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of participants in the transport sector,” said Peter Anderson, CEO, VTA.
“Last year, judges assessed more than 40 entries across a range of categories, and we’re hopeful of receiving even more entries in 2017, showcasing the many great things transport industry participants have achieved.”
Six awards will be contested this year and organisations have been invited to nominate for one or more of the following categories:

  • Investment in People
  • Best Practice Safety
  • Application of Technology
  • Waste & Recycling
  • Young Achiever of the Year
  • Personality of the Year

“Participating in the awards, through submitting one or more entries and attending the awards presentation with your staff, is a great way to support our industry and its people,” said Anderson.
The deadline for entries is Monday, 14 August. Criteria and entry forms are available by contacting the VTA on 03 9646 8590.
Award winners and finalists will be announced at the annual AFIA presentation celebration on Saturday, 2 September at the Palladium Ballroom at Crown, Melbourne.
 

Finalists announced for Women in Industry 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Women in Industry Awards are in, and some fantastic candidates have been put forward. All nominees have been reviewed and our panel of judges has narrowed down finalists in all categories. Below is the list of those in contention. Congratulations to those who have made the final. We look forward to seeing you all at the event on 22 June at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Social Leader of the Year
This category recognises those individuals who have significantly effected positive change within their local or regional community.
Sue Anne Ware – University of Newcastle
Beverly Williams – Automotive Centre of Excellence Bendigo Kangan Institute
Amy Wells – Boral Australia
Penelope Twemlow – Energy Skills Queensland
Emma Bebe – ABB Australia
Susan McAllen – CSR
Nancy Crawford – BlueScope Flat Steel Products
Rising Star of the Year – proudly sponsored by Atlas Copco Compressors
Recognition for individuals who show significant promise within their chosen industry or who have reached new goals at the start of their career.
Sarah Jensen – CSR
Hannah Stewart – Stows Waste Management
Clare Dring – Fulton Hogan
Ella Baker – CSR
Victoria Zhorina – Schmitz Cargobull Australia
Zoe Bull – Cummins South Pacific
Bhavna Pandian – Eaton
Catherine Crumpton-Pratt – CSR
Nancy Crawford – BlueScope Flat Steel Products
Michaela Craft – BOC
Business Development Manager of the Year – proudly sponsored by ABB Australia
This category seeks out Business Development Managers who have created new growth opportunities which allowed their organisation to expand and generate greater revenue.
Mireille Saylav – Admiral Seating Pty Ltd
Christine Nasymth – CSR
Shelley Hyslop – ATOM
Renee McGinty – CSR
Industry Advocacy Award
Recognition of individuals who have helped shape a positive view of their industry and/or helped to create a policy change which benefits those working in the sector.
Gina Rinehart – Hancock Prospecting
Glenda Bennington – Boral Australia
Penelope Twemlow – Energy Skills Queensland
Corinna Unger – Sole Trader
Emma Bebe – ABB Australia
Najwa Khoury – CSR
Karen Stanton – HTA
Alice Mabin – Al Mabin
Safety Advocacy Award – proudly sponsored by BOC
Safety is of utmost concern and this category highlights those individuals working actively to improve safety for their industry.
Sarah Averill – CSR
Christine Morgan – Smarter Safety
Alanna Ball – Women in Safety
Tracie Dickenson – Daryl Dickenson Transport
Elizabeth Valentine – Gippsland Water
Rachel Gangur – CSR
Catherine King – ABB Australia
Kimberlie Smart – Formula Chemicals (NSW)
Sharon Smith – CSR
Katrina Burns – SCT Logistics
Samantha Gates – Orrcon Steel
Mentor of the Year – proudly sponsored by CSR Lightweight Solutions
This category recognises those individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to developing female talent within their organisation and wider industry.
Gina Rinehart – Hancock Prospecting
Beverly Williams – Automotive Centre of Excellence Bendigo Kangan Institute
Jessica Barber – Austral Bricks (WA)
Penelope Twemlow – Energy Skills Queensland
Christine Morris – Joy Global/Komatsu Mining Corp.
Nishmin Hallam – Taylor Thomson Whitting
Excellence in Manufacturing
This category recognises an individual who has thought ‘outside the box’ to implement an outstanding personal contribution to their manufacturing business and the wider manufacturing community.
Mireille Saylav – Admiral Seating
Gabby Montagnese – New Age Caravans
Paola Tornatore – CSR
Lisa Lamb – Seqirus
Angela Housmann – Frosty Boy Australia
Karen Stanton – HTA
Kimberlie Smart – Formula Chemicals (NSW)
Excellence in Mining – proudly sponsored by MMD Australia
This category recognises individuals who have made a positive contribution to one of the many facets of the mining industry.
Gina Rinehart – Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd
Penelope Twemlow – Energy Skills Queensland
Fiona Berkin – Morris Corporation
Christine Morris – Joy Global/Komatsu Mining Corp
Excellence in Engineering – proudly sponsored by Cummins South Pacific
This award recognises an individual who has shown leadership in engineering, technological excellence and innovation.
Gita Pendharkar – RMIT
Nishmin Hallam – Taylor Thomson Whitting
Nirupa Chander – ABB Australia
Philippa Craft – BOC
Shardie Johns –  ABB Australia
Excellence in Road Transport – proudly sponsored by NatRoad
This category recognises an individual who has gone above and beyond to improve and positively impact the Australian road transport industry.
Pam McMillan – Transport Women Australia
Melanie Cosgrove – SRV Road Freight Services
Kellie Boland – Boland Transport Services
Maggie Welsh – Welsh Freight Services
Julie Russell – Russell Transport
Elizabeth Valentine – Gippsland Water
Cate Hull – FreightExchange
Alice Mabin – Al Mabin
Kristine Alleva – AcQuum Consulting
Katrina Burns – SCT Logistics
Zeba Mohammed – BOC
Sarah Rosales – Hino Motor Sales Australia

Sutton Tools honoured by Business Victoria

Sutton Tools has been named Manufacturer of The Year in the Large Business category of Business Victoria’s 2017 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame awards. The family owned, VIC-based company operates an international distribution centre that deploys modern radiofrequency scanning technology and automated stock replacement systems, permitting accurate stock control of more than 20,000 SKUs.
Sponsored by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, the awards were presented recently at the Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2017 Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony staged by Business Victoria.
The 2017 theme of ‘Growing Advanced Manufacturing’ recognised outstanding achievements by Victorian businesses and individuals who uphold a high standard of excellence in Victorian manufacturing.
Judging parameters included advancements in technology, manufacturing techniques, rate of growth and application of Lean manufacturing and adoption of best practice throughout the business. The selection panel comprised senior decision-makers from industry associations.
Presenting the Awards, the Hon Wade Noonan MP, Minister for Industry and Employment said, “These awards not only boost morale among workers, they open up export market opportunities and help grow trust among distributors and customers.”
“The selection panel recognises that today’s metalworking industry faces relentless challenges of producing product faster, better and cheaper than before. To achieve these goals, manufacturers need innovative technology and adopt world-class production processes and techniques.”
Sutton Tools Managing Director Peter Sutton said, ”Maintaining a commitment to investment has played a key role in our success in the global market. It is important to ensure our people, products and manufacturing techniques remain world class. That is why we have more than 80 staff members who are trained in Lean and hold a Certificate IV in Competitive Manufacturing.
“A major contributor to our success is our well-managed structured system which embraces all manufacturing processes from the floor up, driven with a continuous improvement policy that ensures our customers are completely satisfied with the quality of our products.”

Entries open for 2017 QLD Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

Entries are now open for the 2017 Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, with the state government urging Queenslanders to enter the awards and put themselves in line for prize money of up to $2000.
State Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said the annual awards recognise the achievements of individuals who go the extra mile in promoting work health and safety and return to work.
“If you know an individual or organisation that’s helping to create safer workplaces and help get injured workers back on the job, we want to hear from you,” Grace said.
“Queensland Workplace Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke, who lost his dad in a workplace incident, will be part of a gala awards ceremony on 18 October that gives finalists a chance to win up to $2000 in prize money.”
Grace said this year’s awards would feature updated and improved award categories to make it easier for businesses and individuals to enter.
“There’s a simpler nomination process which aims to entice more small and medium sized businesses to apply because the grassroots level is where many of the leading health safety innovations started.”
This year’s categories include:
‘Safe work’ categories: 

Category one – Best solution to an identified health and safety issue

Category two – Best individual contribution to work health and safety

Category three – Best solution to an identified electrical safety issue

Category four – Most significant improvement to work health and safety performance

Category five – Best workplace health and wellbeing initiative

Category six – Best demonstrated leadership in work health and safety (Closed category – entrants for this category are chosen from categories one to five).

‘Return to work’ categories
Category seven – Injured worker achievement award
Category eight – Best rehabilitation and return to work system
Category nine – Best individual contribution to rehabilitation and return to work
Category ten – Best demonstrated leadership in return to work (Closed category – entrants for this category are chosen from categories seven to nine).
For more information about the awards, including entry criteria, handy hints, example entries and past-winner videos, visit worksafe.qld.gov.au

Nominations now open for Mercury Awards 2017

The Mercury Awards are back in 2017 with a new list of categories acknowledging excellence in supply chain management.
The long-standing event recognises the achievements of the small and large businesses that demonstrate ‘best practice’, excellence and innovation in Australia’s logistics, supply chain and materials handling industry.
Awards categories for the Mercury Awards 2017:

  • Materials Handling Solution Award
  • Supply Chain Innovation Award
  • Excellence in Safety Award
  • Best Technology Application Award
  • Sustainability Initiative Award
  • Transport Solution of the Year Award: Road
  • Transport Solution of the Year Award: Rail, Sea and Air
  • Outstanding Third Party Logistics Provider Award
  • Outstanding Graduate Program Award
  • Best Warehouse and/or Storage Solution Award

To nominate an exceptional company, head to the Mercury Awards website.
Winners will be decided by an independent panel of industry experts and announced at the Mercury Awards Gala Dinner to be held at 6.30pm in the Jim Stynes Room at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday 27 September.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online – Early Bird tickets cost $165 + GST, and you can get a table of 10 for $1,500 + GST.
For a night of great entertainment and delicious food in a fantastic venue buy your tickets now, and for a chance of being honoured on the night get your nominations in.
The 2017 Mercury Awards are sponsored by European manufacturer SEW-Eurodrive. SEW are passionate about celebrating industry excellence and also provide their support manufacturing excellence at the Endeavour Awards and mining progress at the Prospect Awards.

FAST effluent system gets gong at Bulk Handling Awards

CST Wastewater Solutions has been highly commended in the environmental category of the 2016 Bulk Handling Awards for its Modular Smith and Loveless Fixed Activated Sludge Treatment (FAST®) system. This system helped an Australian mining operation produce an effluent water quality to Class A standard.
“It’s fantastic to be recognised amongst other industry leaders for advanced technology that enables bulk handling companies to become more environmentally sustainable by developing and installing practices that reduce the environmental impact of mining and industrial operations,” said Michael Bambridge, Managing Director, CST Wastewater Solutions.
“FAST® systems are particularly convenient, because the entire system can be built into a standard shipping container. This helped enormously with the remote location of this project,” said Bambridge.
The judges were impressed with the convenience and portability of the FAST® system, which adds a crucial advantage to rural sites, where expert staff are in shorter supply.
The Class A performance means the water can be recycled for processes around the site, in accord with the company’s ethos of improving quality of life and effectively managing impacts.
The installation at the mine follows previous installations globally at remote locations such as mining and energy installations and commercial and recreational facilities operating in areas where water is a precious shared resource and where there may be water quality issues.
One of the FAST® systems installed is used for the plant workshop, which has a maximum daily flow of 110m3. The second system is installed at the village, for the camp and accommodation block, which has a maximum daily flow of 345m3.
Effluent produced can be recycled into suitable industrial, public facility and commercial processes.
“The FAST® system allows this major entity to reuse the effluent water for dust suppression and lubrication water, which helps with their environmental footprint,” sayid Bambridge.
“The modular format of the FAST® System also allows an easy bolt on for any expansion in workforce. For any future major increase of staff numbers, it is a simple matter of adding another FAST® 20-foot Module. Each system is designed to handle an increase of approximately 200 workers. This could be incorporated in the design.”

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