Acknowledging human excellence in supply chain

The ASCI Awards celebrate exceptional corporate and individual performance in key supply chain and logistics industry sectors.

ASCI, in proud partnership with Akolade, are pleased to announce the return of the prestigious SMART industry awards ceremony to carry on the traditions of recognising supply chain greats and excellence in a range of supply chain disciplines.

These awards offer anyone in the supply chain community the opportunity to gain esteemed recognition through a prestigious and peer-reviewed national awards program.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to showcase your company’s excellence. Enter the ASCI2019 Awards today!

Award Rating Criteria

    • Submission will be assessed according to structured criteria for each award category.
    • The Awards Committee will assess the validity and award potential on the content of the submitted nomination.
    • Submission must indicate the category and be appropriate to a specific award category.
    • The nomination must be for demonstrated excellence in a completed project.
    • Criteria including Practices, Speed, Communication, Integration and Execution.
    • Assessment of the submissions will consider:
    • Relevance to the awards criteria.
    • Evidence of Achievement with regard to attaining stated objectives.
    • Innovation and/or use of unique concepts.
    • Level of Benefits or contribution to the organisation involved, the industry, the economy and/or the environment.

 

Confidentiality clause

All materials supplied by companies in support of their nomination will be treated in confidence by the organisers and judges of the ASCI Awards and will not be provided to any other parties. 

Award Categories

The ASCI Awards are open to Australian companies and organisations, who may enter as many categories as they wish. If your company is achieving excellence, enter the ASCI2019 Awards now by downloading the award nomination form here.

The Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Supply Chains

This award will be granted for outstanding performance during the manufacturing process in relation to production, inventory management and/or stock control.

Judges will be looking for examples of re-engineering or design of logistics flows, supply chain integration, forecasting and scheduling, and plant layout. The impact on the smooth flow of materials through the production cycle, enhanced inventory management practice, control of stock and related efficiencies should be demonstrated.

The benefits of streamlining the manufacturing process should be highlighted, regarding cost management and efficiency of operations along with the impact on the integrated supply chain.

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.

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Supporting Data

  • Background to the subject of the nomination and relevance to the award
  • Description and details of the nomination subject – innovation, practices, speed, communication, integration, and execution.
  • Major achievement of the nomination regarding attained stated objectives
  • Three copies each of supporting high quality photographs/CD/video or other visual material
  • Quantification of the level of benefit or contribution to the organisation involved, the industry, the economy and/or the environment

The ASCI2019 Awards Nomination Deadline Submissions for all award categories must be received by 5pm on 19 July 2019.