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ASCLA returns to Sydney for 2023 celebration

The 2023 ASCLA were held at The Fullerton in Sydney.

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia held its 2023 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards at Sydney’s The Fullerton, where guests enjoyed a gala dinner, inspiring speeches, and select nominees were recognised and awarded for their innovations and contributions to industry.

On Friday November 10 the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) held its annual Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards (ASCLA) at The Fullerton in Sydney and it was first time it had been in the harbour city since 2019.

A total of 470 guests attended the event, which started with a Welcome to Country by Aunty Donna Ingram. MC for the night was entertainer and comedian, Sam McCool, while the guest speaker was Australia Post CEO Paul Graham. 

Sam McCool, comedian and entertainer, was MC for the night.
Sam McCool, comedian and entertainer, was MC for the night.

In Sue Tomic, Board Chair of the SCLAA’s opening speech, she touched on the importance of connection, collaboration, innovation, human capital, and disruption being the new normal. 

List of the ASCLA 2023 Winners:

  • Automation, Robotics or Emerging Technology – AutoStore 
  • Big Data, IT & Business Intelligence – Bestrane
  • Environmental Excellence – CEVA Logistics 
  • Future Leader – Jess Sargent
  • Industry Excellence – Yiau Hwei Chan 
  • International Supply Chain – Bondi Sands 
  • Start-Up – Provenio.AI 
  • Supply Chain Management – Koala Living 
  • Training, Education & Development – ITLS University of Sydney Business School 
  • Judges’ Choice – Healthy Heads Trucks and Sheds 
Winner of the Judges’ Choice Award, Healthy Heads Trucks and Sheds.
Winner of the Judges’ Choice Award, Healthy Heads Trucks and Sheds.

List of Highly Commended:

  • Automation, Robotics or Emerging Technology – Adiona Tech 
  • Big Data, IT & Business Intelligence – B dynamic Logistics 
  • Environmental Excellence – All Purpose Transport, Cario with Swinburne University 
  • Future Leader – Rayleen Woods and Paul Antoniadis 
  • Industry Excellence – Bruce Drayton and Dean Neville 
  • International Supply Chain – ThreeSixty Supply Chain Group  
  • Start-Up – Xpress Freight Management 
  • Supply Chain Management – Myer and Ligentia 
  • Training, Education & Development – Australian Institute of Business (AIB)

ASCLA Events Committee Chair NSW State Director, Cathy Anne Jones, presented the closing speech. 

During 2023, the SCLAA held 56 events nationally, attended by more than 2600 registrants. It says this was an increase of 30 per cent on the previous year. 

SCLAA has new initiatives planned for 2024, including an expanded mentoring program, specialised events for different industry sectors and professional development programs for career progression. 

Additionally, it notes that it’s forging relationships ddressing industry’s most urgent issues. Its partnership with the Institute of Transport & Logistics Studies (ITLS) at the University of Sydney, and jointly created and delivered multi-credential courses for senior and executive managers during 2023 have assisted with understanding the rapid technological changes that industry can leverage. 

It says it will continue to work closely with TAFE NSW in highlighting skills shortages in the industry and bringing industry and TAFE together. 

For more information on the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, click here.

For more information on the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards, click here

 

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