Queensland Conference celebrates excellence in logistics

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Julie McCormack and Brad Maye.

Julie McCormack and Brad Maye.

The recent Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference saw the awarding of its annual awards as well as the UQ SCLAA national  scholarship.

The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), in conjunction with the UQ Business School Executive Education, has announced the winner of  the third national SCLAA Scholarship, which provides a place to attend a UQ Business School Executive Education course. The winner of the 2014 UQ Scholarship is Julie McCormack, strategy procurement manager, Stanwell Corporation.

“The 2014 UQ Business School Executive Education SCLAA scholarship has been awarded to Julie McCormack; an individual who has shown not only outstanding performance over a long career in supply chain and logistics management, but also a commitment to on-going development of their knowledge, skills and expertise to further themselves as a leader in this field,” business development manager Brad Maye said.

Julie McCormack said the UQ Scholarship will allow her the opportunity to further develop and grow her professional skills, along with establishing a well-rounded theoretical base that will clearly complement her years of experience in the supply chain industry.

“I am keen to explore the opportunities in developing and creating lean systems, and applying organisational agility methodologies that will allow myself and my team the ability to respond to this ever-changing environment by gaining a deeper understanding of the techniques to define supply chain processes with practical application supporting the optimisation of resources.

“Of course, the opportunity to benchmark with fellow professionals and academics to highlight key areas of opportunity that I can apply to the Stanwell operation will certainly be of major benefit to both myself and the company,” Ms McCormack said.

The scholarship, which is open exclusively to SCLAA members currently working in the supply chain, logistics or transport industries, is valued at $5,400 and covers tuition, course materials. Flights, accommodation and other associated costs to complete the course are also provided by SCLAA.

Winners announced for 2014 Queensland SCL Awards

The winners of the 2014 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Awards, which have been developed in conjunction with The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, Queensland Division, in conjunction with Telstra, OfficeMax, All Purpose Transport, apicsAU, Energex Limited, LMA, Transpacific Industries Group and Polystyrene Recycling Group, were announced in front of over 300 people during the annual charity dinner at the Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference at the Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane.

2014 Queensland Future Leaders Award

The Future Leaders Award, which is sponsored by All Purpose Transport, is designed to provide incentive and recognition to young professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path within the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industry. The winner of the 2014 QLD Future Leaders Award will be awarded an enrolment into the Leadership Management Australia’s ‘The Performance Edge’ 10 week development program valued at $5000. The program assists participants to improve their personal performance and productivity as well as that of their team.

The winner of the 2014 Queensland Future Leaders Award is Alexander Prizeman, inventory team manager, Polar Fresh Cold Chain Services.

2014 Queensland Industry Excellence Award

The Industry Excellence Award, which is sponsored by ENERGEX Limited, recognises and acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the transport, supply chain and logistics industry.

The winner of the 2014 Queensland Industry Excellence Award is Tycho Buningh, director, Tycho Buningh & Associates.

2014 Queensland Supply Chain Management Award

The Supply Chain Management Award, which is sponsored by Transpacific Industries Group, is designed to encourage and acknowledge the outstanding achievement of an organisation that has demonstrated significant achievement in managing the integration of supply chains.

The winner of the 2014 Queensland Supply Chain Management Award is Hills Tankers & Freight Cost Index.

2014 Queensland Training, Education & Development Award

The Training, Education and Development Award which is sponsored by apicsAU, is presented to the company or institution that best demonstrates a significant achievement in aspects such as recruitment process, training, HR Systems, formal education and development programs which is both relevant to and promotes the supply chain and logistics industry.

The winner of the 2014 Queensland Training, Education and Development Award is GenR8 Employment Pathway for Youth, Metropolitan Region, Department of Education, Training and Employment.

The Queensland SCL Awards are the state feeder program for the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards, which will be held on the 27th of November at the MCG.

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