Submissions open for Qld transport, logistics awards

By: Jason Whittaker


Submissions are now open for new awards to celebrate achievement in Queensland’s transport and logistics sector. The T&L Industry Development Awards

Submissions are now open for new awards to celebrate achievement in Queensland’s transport and logistics sector.

The T&L Industry Development Awards have been developed by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), in conjunction with the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) APICS, CIPSA and the Queensland Transport Industry Capability Unit.

The Queensland T&L Industry Futures Award, sponsored by EsSCO, will be awarded to the company, institution or organisation with the best proven record in providing people with an entry to, and pathway in, the transport, supply chain and logistics industries. The award is open to providers of education or training (formal or in-house) which are implementing flexible work practices, workforce development, and support in career progression.

"In recognising the skills and labour shortage facing the supply chain and logistics sector, EsSCo decided to provide support as talking about it is not enough," says Liam Stitt, Managing Director of EsSCO.

"By identifying leading organisations that are going above and beyond the norm to engage people in our industry is an ideal way to help others understand how to deal with this issue. The younger generation must be encouraged and supported as they take over for the future, and what better way to do this than by supporting such a wonderful initiative as the T&L Awards program.

"I would fully expect other organisations, both large and small, to make a similar contribution to the Queensland Future Leaders and Industry Futures Awards."

The T&L Future Leaders Award, sponsored by Queensland Transport, will provide incentive and recognition for individuals working in transport, supply chain and logistics industries that are planning a career path within the Industry.

Louise Perram-Fisk, Senior Project Manager of the Industry Capability Unit Governance and Planning branch, says Queensland Transport is pleased to be involved in the awards.

"They recognise the outstanding achievements of the people and organisations in the transport, supply chain and logistics industry," she says.

Judging for both awards will be by a panel with a focus on the story the applicant has to tell which could be conveyed via face to face, phone hook-up or site visit during the judging process depending on the applicants’ situation and location.

Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 31 during the Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference. All finalists will be invited to attend the awards dinner.

Nominations for both award categories must be received by Friday, June 13. Email qld@sclaa.com.au for the submission form.

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