Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Supply Chains

Winner:  Schneider Electric Australia for the SMART Factory in Adelaide

Highly Commended: AstraZeneca Australia for AstraZeneca Australia Manufacturing

Award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion

Winner: Western Sydney Airport

Award for Excellence in Event, Humanitarian or Military Logistics

Winner: Australian Electoral Commission for the Federal Election of 2019

The Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Management and Distribution

Winner: Roy Hill for the Intelligent Supply Chains

Highly Commended: Schneider Electric Australia forthe SMART Distribution Centre in Sydney

Highly Commended: Toll for the Retail and eCommerce Order Fulfilment Centre

The Award for Excellence in Transport & Logistics

Winner:  Schneider Electric Australia for the Pacific Control Tower

The Award for Excellence in Procurement

Winner: Thales Australia for “Supporting the SME Ecosystem in International Supply Chain Expansion”

Individual Award for Excellence

Winner: Linda Venables


Kyle Rogers, Divisional President (VIC/TAS) The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)

Dr Ferry Jie,Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Centre for innovative Practice, School of Business and Law,Edith Cowan University, WA

Marcus Guzowski,Business Transformation Manager, Asahi Beverages

Ishan Galapathy, Founding Director, Capability Unlimited; former Continuous Improvement Manager-Asia Pacific, Kellogg Company

The judges include: 

Dr Renu Agarwal

Dr Md Maruf Hossan Chowdhury

Mark Skrzypiec

Sandra Indramohan

Daniel Majman

Alex Arvanitis

Michel Jungo

Inderjeet Virdi – Overall Coordination and Program Management

Award Categories

The Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Management and Distribution

This award will be granted to companies that can demonstrate significant achievement in the process of handling and storing materials at any stage of supply chain management.

Process improvements to aspects such as the management of raw materials, inventory management, distribution, fulfilment, shipping, freight forwarding, wholesale and retail operations will be sought. Technology enhancements to equipment, facilities design, information and control systems, should be demonstrated.

Applicants should be capable of providing evidence supporting how these improvements or innovations have impacted the organisation, together with implications for use in a wider industry context.

The Award for Excellence in Transport and Logistics

This award will go to an organisation that can demonstrate excellence in improving transport of goods or people, either locally or internationally. Judges will be looking for examples of significant achievement, innovation and improvements in any aspect of any mode of transport and associated logistics.

Judges will be looking for examples of significant achievement, innovation and improvements in any aspect of any mode of transport and associated logistics. Areas to be considered include equipment, technology, human resources and organisational impacts.

Entries should focus on the benefits of the improvements or innovations, particularly on cost control, profits, customer service and streamlining of operations.

The Award for Excellence in Procurement

This award will be presented to recognise excellence in procurement within the context of the overall supply chain flow from the supplier through to the consumer.

The way in which the procurement contribution has benefited all stakeholders in the procurement process will be considered. Entries should highlight excellence in negotiation, outsourcing, service agreements, contract performance management, offshoring and/or moving away from transactional purchasing.

The judges will place emphasis on the way in which the procurement contribution has benefited all stakeholders in the procurement process will be considered.

The Award for Excellence in Event, Humanitarian or Military Logistics

This award will be presented to Australian organisations that can demonstrate significant achievement in the supply chain supporting a major event, humanitarian relief effort or military customer anywhere in the Asia-Pacific area should enter this award.

The judges will place emphasis on the efficiency with which the supply chain is developed and integrated, the contribution of the supply chain to the success of the mission, task or event, and the effectiveness of ‘bump out’ in reducing the footprint afterwards.

Entries should demonstrate innovation, speed of development and delivery, adherence to project timelines, enhanced inventory management practices, efficient workforce management, multi-agency integration, planned and well-executed transitions, effective equipment and stores recovery and minimal impacts upon the environment.

The Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

This award honours an organisation that displays exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion, fosters professional environments that value equality and individual differences and implements programs that have proven successful results in areas of organisational outcomes and career progressions.

Judges will be looking for the outstanding contribution of an employee network that has tackled issues internally or externally to influence change in the field of equality and diversity, along with examples of significant, innovative, and cumulatively outstanding contributions to improving enhancing the practice of equality and diversity.

The Individual Award for Excellence

This award recognises an individual who has provided an outstanding contribution to the profession of supply chain management in Australia. A “nomination-only” category whereby a person is selected for three areas: their wider contribution to the supply chain community; their demonstrated experience as a supply chain practitioner and lastly, their leadership impact with demonstrated capacity to drive change for the better.

Judges will be looking for individuals who are reasonably well known, they have more than 10 years’ experience in the supply chain industry, and have made a significant contribution to their field, including innovation and creativity, other than the traditional supply chain improvements.