Mercury Awards deadline extended

Some of Australia’s highest profile companies are throwing their hats into the ring to participate in the Logistics Mercury Awards.

The likes of Linfox, Schenker Australia, Queensland Rail, Maersk, Parmalat Australia and Bega Cheese are all in the running for hotly contested awards in this year’s event.

Unilever Australia was last year’s winner both in the Retail Category and “Best of the Best” a category drawn from the most outstanding finalist.

Customer Supply Chain Manager to Coles Myer Howard Evens accepted the two Awards in recognition of Unilever’s many years of innovation in Supply Chain strategy and collaboration.

“This achievement was very humbling,” Evans says. “It has reverberated through the organisation, attracting some strong interest from our people overseas.”

Runner up in the Retail category was Hills Industries known for its iconic product the Hills Hoist. The company is now a major national supplier and retailer of industrial and hardware products.

“While an honour, it came as a bit of a shock to firstly receive the nomination, but to actually receive an award was a total but pleasant surprise,” operations manager finished goods logistics, Shaun Scales tells Logistics Magazine.

“The award provided some much deserved “positive” feedback to all the people within Hills Logistics that they are doing a good job, and their efforts and hard work are paying off.”

“We spend a great deal of time looking for opportunities to improve our business, which means we sometimes find ourselves concentrating on the “nega­tive” things happening around us. An award such as the Logistics Mercury Award is a positive affirmation that we are heading in the right direction.”

Entries are now being received for judging in Logistics Magazine’s 2007 Mercury Awards program.

By popular demand, the deadline has been extended to Wednesday October 24. To enter just fill in our simple and easy application form, available on request from Anna Game-Lopata: 02 9422 2645

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, sponsored by ProActive Recruitment 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, showcases excellence in import-export supply chain innovation and strategy

• Best Manufacturer, generously sponsored by Toyota Materials Handling, rewards supply chain excellence in a manufacturing context

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

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