Mercury Awards provide recognition

The Best Manufacturer category of the Mercury Awards, proudly sponsored for the second year by Toyota Material Handling, provides recognition for the hard yards Australian manufacturers are doing in the current climate of globalisation.

Australian manufacturing has undergone many changes in the last decade, particularly in the competitive advantage afforded by robust supply chain processes.

Last year’s Best Manufacturer category winner was Brisbane based Paddock to plate beef producer and processor Australian Country Choice.

CEO David Foote tells that as a private family owned SME, and a one client only business, it’s easy to become insular.

“Recognition for your company’s operations by external and respected industry peers and experts is of great value,” Foote says.

“Being recognized and awarded is a great boost to company staff morale, particularly for those in implementation or innovation areas.”

“The external recognition has also been a confirmation that we are heading in the right direction in our business strategy rather than lagging behind those progressive or successful companies with a higher public profile.”

“Further, industry awards provide a potential chance to benchmark your ideas and progress against other entrants,” he says.

Highly Commended in the 2006 category was CSR Bradford. Operations Manager Ray Farrell says the company was honoured by the award.

“It is also valuable to see where you stand relative to the achievements of other businesses,” he says.

We are calling for entries in the Logistics Mercury Awards — Nominate your manufacturing supply chain or logistics team now!

Hurry! Deadline Friday October 12.

About the Mercury Awards.

Initiated and co-ordinated by Logistics Magazine, the publication of choice for decision-makers in Australia’s vibrant logistics industry, the awards are open to all individuals, teams and companies regardless of size who work in, contribute to logistics strategy and/or execute supply chain design and management.

Proudly sponsored by Toyota Material Handling, Chep Asia Pacific, TIG International, SmartTrans Limited, ProActive Recruitment and Dematic, the Mercury Awards are designed to enable supply chain management and logistics organizations to reap the rewards of innovation in their many specific fields of expertise.

Why Enter? Logistics professionals are driving a rapidly growing industry — increasingly the key to our nation’s economic progress.

As a professional, nominating a young professional for a Mercury Award is an excellent way of recognising the importance of supply chain management and logistics along with all the hard work your company has put in over the past year.

Other 2007 Mercury categories include

• Logistics Leader, sponsored by SmartTrans will reward proven Logistics industry service excellence and supply chain management

• Young Professional of the Year recognizes outstanding, new recruits to the industry who are under 30

• Top Transport, Distribution and Logistics Provider is a new category generously sponsored by CHEP Asia Pacific will reward innovative approaches taken by Australian 3PLs or LLPs that bring about significant competitive advantage for their customers.

• Technology Application generously sponsored by TIG International showcases the highly creative application of technology in a supply chain context

• Australian Export, showcasing excellence in import-export supply chain innovation and strategy

Award winners will be presented with their trophy at a gala event to be held on December 5 2007 at the Anchorage Room, Waters Edge. Walsh Bay, Sydney

To enter just fill in our simple and easy application form, available on request from Yvette Veselic or Anna Game-Lopata: 02 9422 8947 02 9422 2645

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