SCLAA delivers 2013 Queensland Supply Chain awards


Polar Fresh, Transpacific Industries and Aurizon among those recognised at last night’s Supply Chain industry awards ceremony in Brisbane

SCLAA delivers 2013 Queensland Supply Chain awards
SCLAA delivers 2013 Queensland Supply Chain awards

By Anna Game-Lopata | August 30, 2013

Polar Fresh, Transpacific Industries and Aurizon were among those recognised at last night’s Supply Chain industry awards ceremony in Brisbane.

Polar Fresh Cold Chain Service took out the coveted Queensland Supply Chain Management Award while Downer EDI was Highly Commended in the category, sponsored by Transpacific Industries.

The cold chain services provider and mining company were two ten awards recipients at the 2013 Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference dinner held annually by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).

Over 300 industry professionals crammed into the Sofitel Hotel ballroom to celebrate awards winners in five industry categories.

Transpacific Industries itself took home the award for Training Education and development, sponsored by APICS with Queensland University of Technology’s Business School winning Highly Commended.

Over the last 12 months the Transpacific Industries Group has actively targeted the engagement of its people to enhance the way they do business and to attract and retain a more diverse workforce.

Elements include leadership, indigenous, youth and gender diversity flexibility and recruitment with a specific goal of showcasing gender diversity in particular to the supply chain industry as a whole.

Meanwhile Energex Limited, a recipient of
two SCLAA supply chain industry awards last year, was recognised in the Environmental Excellence Award sponsored by Closed Loop.

The power distribution company was recognised for its Carbon Management Plan and carbon mitiga tion initiatives which improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and drive innovation in delivering energy to customers.

Energex is also developing a network system to better understand the impact of climate change.

Newcomer Hayman’s Electrical and Data Supplies was Highly Commended in the category.

In the individual categories, All Purpose Transport General Manager Paul Kahlert was enthusiastically received in the Industry Excellence Award, sponsored by Energex, with Transdev Queensland Managing Director Colin Jennings Highly Commended.

Kahlert was recognised for his significant contribution to helping to grow and maintain All Purpose Transport’s position as a key employer in the industry and spearheading the company's Whole of Workforce Development Training Program.

He has also been active in donating his time and energy to charty and had an impact on the industry as a whole by setting a benchmark for other companies to follow.

The SCLAA 'favourite', the Future Leaders Award, sponsored by All Purpose Transport was awarded to Project Procure

Consultant Kingsley Cherry.

Acting as as
Project Procure's
independent procurement agent for the Republic of Nauru, with an approximate spend of $60 million, Cherry's significant achievement is managing supply chain for a whole country, albeit a small one.

The role has allowed Cherry's to fulfil
the
aim
he has held since starting his career of helping to
develop Pacific nations.

Aurizon Sourcing Specialist Cassie Morton was Highly Commended in the category.

Winners of the SCLAA Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Awards will compete at the National event to be held at the Sydney Opera House, November 28.

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