Today we repeat last year’s guest columnist, another SCMAP past president. Ana Rose Ochoa, or Ochie, as she is popularly called, was president in 2004. She is also one of the longest-serving directors, starting in 1994, up to 2009 when she retired from Johnson & Johnson. With the third run this year of the Salute to Supply Chain Excellence competition, we again tap Ochie to be our guest columnist. SSCE had been a project of SCMAP for years, but failed to take off. Until Ochie brought the project to fruition in 2011 – Ed Sanchez, SCMAP Executive Director
At SCMAP’s 2nd general membership meeting last week, one of the highlights was the launch of the Salute to Supply Chain Excellence Awards (SSCE). The SSCE is a first in the Supply Chain industry and is one of the flagship projects of 2010-2011 SCMAP President Denis Llovido, and championed by Ana Rose Ochoa, as a way for member companies to exchange knowledge and gain recognition for their work.
Now on its third run, the search aims to identify and reward outstanding performance among SCMAP companies and recognize the importance and opportunities offered by excellent supply chain management. It is also to celebrate as an industry the successes of the member companies and acknowledge significant improvements which may be considered a best practice in the industry that shall serve to educate and provide valuable insights, lessons, and applicable takeaways to members.
For this year, the SSCE award has three categories: Supply Chain Operational Excellence Award, Supply Chain Provider of the Year, and the Green Logistics Advocacy Award. Only SCMAP member companies are eligible to join the search and may join one or all of the categories (maximum of two entries for their selected category). The projects must have been completed and/or implemented from January 1, 2011 up to December 31, 2012. Projects are evaluated based on the search criteria that include significance of the project, critical thinking, creativity and innovation and project results.
The Supply Chain Operational Excellence award recognizes an SCMAP member company that operates significant components of a supply chain and has demonstrated excellence in the design, operation or improvement of that supply chain for their company or for their principal . The Award is intended to recognize a lasting and high value innovation in supply chain operations resulting in efficient, sustainable and cost-effective strategies in its operations, processes and services.
The Green Logistics Advocacy Award, a category introduced last year, recognizes a company that has made a significant contribution to the successful implementation of Green Logistics in their company, for their principal or clients through significant efforts to fully integrate environmental awareness into all areas of business strategy and operations. This category rewards those companies which have demonstrated unparalleled performance in environmental supply chain planning and execution. This may include stringent compliance with regulations, minimizing waste from the supply chain process as well as the overall adoption of green practices across the supply chain.
This year’s Supply Chain Provider of the Year category extends the scope of those who may join to include logistics products /solutions and services providers vis-a-vis 2012’s Third Party Logistics Provider of the Year category . The company must have demonstrated excellence and innovation in addressing a significant supply chain challenge, the results of which can be quantified and proven to be sustainable in terms of cost savings, revenue and customer satisfaction.
Entries to the search program shall be accepted from May 1 up to June 21. Winners shall be selected by a panel of judges which includes supply chain practitioners, consultants, and members of the academe, based on a site visit and attendance at an oral presentation.
Winners shall be awarded on September 13 ,during the SCMAP 2013 Annual Conference to be held at the EDSA Shangrila Hotel . Prizes inclde a trophy and a modest monetray award, but the real reward is the distinction of being proclaimed as the best in the supply chain industry and the opportunity to leverage their expertise to create and sustain the future growth and competitiveness of member companies. The SSCE is SCMAP’s way to promote excellence and its advocacy of education and professional development. True to its battle cry for the year, Together We Make it Happen.
Last year, the entry from Fast Logistics Corp. entitled “Innovating the S&OP Process For the Logistics Service Business 3Fs: The FAST Alignment and Employee Engagement Formula” received the Grand Prize winner for this category in 2012. The project aimed to improve planning and execution, through Fast Integrated Resource Management (FIRM) and Fast Alignment & Synergy Team (FAST), their way of adopting the Sales and Operations Planning Process in the logistics service field. It has led to better business performance, improved employee morale and engagement, and ultimately provided benefits for their customers.
XVC Logistics Inc. bagged last year’s Third Party Logistics Provider of the Year category for their entry “Operation Rolling Thunder: Outport Shipments via Batel Shipping” for having demonstrated excellence and innovation in addressing a supply chain challenge for Palawan shipments of their client. With the use of batel shipments, XVC’s Palawan deliveries became faster, simpler, consistent and cost-effective.
It was a twin win for Fast Logistics Corp. in 2012 as they were awarded for Green Logistics for their project “Used Tires + Used Lead Acid Batteries (ULAB) =Balik Eskwela Program“. This project promoted awareness and multi-sectoral participation in the proper disposal of used tires and ULABs generated by truckers to prevent pollution and promote environmental sustainability.
Address inquiries and comments to Ed Sanchez at tel. 671-8670, fax 671-4793, cell 0918-914-1689, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested in DMAP training and other activities are requested to send their e-mail addresses.