Coca Cola Amatil and Linfox are among the companies named ‘best of the best’ at the industry’s foremost awards ceremony.
The Smart 2009 Awards, presented at the conclusion of the highly successful Smart 2009 Conference, recognise the most significant and innovative supply chain-related major projects.
The winners on the night were:
Category: MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAINS
Presented and sponsored by the Australian Production Inventory Control Society (apics)
WINNER: QUEENSLAND DEPARTMENT OF MAIN ROADS
Category: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION
Presented by the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA)
Sponsored by SWISSLOG
WINNER: COCA-COLA AMATIL
Category: TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS
Presented and sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Australia (CILTA)
WINNER: LINFOX LOGISTICS
Presented by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Australia (CIPSA)
Sponsored by RUSSELL REYNOLDS & ASSOCIATES
WINNER: SANTOS LTD
Category: SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION IN NEW SOUTH WALES
Presented and sponsored by the NSW Department of State and Regional Development (DSRD)
WINNER: HUNTER VALLEY COAL CHAIN TEAM (NSW)
AWARD FOR SIGNIFICANT INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION
The award to an individual for an outstanding contribution to supply chain management in Australia was presented to LINDSAY E FOX, AC.
In 2008, Mr Fox’s work in the logistics industry, in promoting youth traineeships and in philanthropy was recognised when he was awarded Australia’s highest honour, a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).
He was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1992 for his contribution to the transport industry and the community and he received a Centenary Medal for services the transport industry in 2001.
From September 1992 to December 1993, Mr Fox together with Bill Kelty introduced a national campaign called ‘Work for Australia’. This campaign encouraged companies and local communities to generate jobs for unemployed with the aid of government subsidies and programs. More than 60,000 jobs were pledged through their efforts and Mr Fox and Mr Kelty were awarded ‘Victorians of the Year’ by the Sunday Age. The success of this campaign set the foundations for NETTFORCE.