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Today we follow the progress of this year’s Salute to Supply Chain Excellence competition. What better way to do this than to ask the champion of the Salute to Supply Chain Excellence, Ana Rose Ochoa? As guest columnist today, Ochie gives us an update below. – Ed Sanchez


Salute to Supply Chain Excellence Awards Now On its Final Phase of Competition

The Salute to Supply Chain Excellence (SSCE) Awards goes into its final phase of the competition after qualifying entries from among the three categories namely Supply Chain Operational Excellence, 3PL Supply Chain Provider of the Year and a new category, the Green Logistics Advocacy Category. The awards search is open to all SCMAP member companies only and eligible projects are those implemented in 2011 or have measurable outcomes up to the first quarter of 2012.


The recognition program, now on its second year, is an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the member companies and to recognize significant improvements which may be considered a best practice in the Supply Chain management field. The awards program is the first in the industry and aims to acknowledge the importance of, and the opportunities offered by excellent supply chain management and the application of green logistics. To make the awards program more prestigious, an exciting change for this year is that there shall only be one Grand winner for each category with no runner up awards.


In the second phase of the competition, each of the qualified company shall showcase their project by way of an oral presentation before the panel of judges. It offers the finalists an opportunity to provide a more vivid explanation of their entry to include a more comprehensive description of the reason/rationale behind the project/initiative strategy; the impact of the project/initiative for their organization; how the solution exhibited leadership and innovation; how project results were validated and quantified and plans for sustaining the initiative. Supporting documentation further explaining the scope, impact and execution of the initiatives must be presented as well. The panel of judges shall also validate the information in the entry through a site visit to observe evidence to support their entry.


This year’s panel of judges is composed of well-respected practitioners and academicians in the field of Supply Chain Management. The panel of judges for the Operational Excellence category include Dina Pilapil, Chairperson, General Manager, Business Development, LFLogistics; Malou Santos, SCMAP Charter Member and 1992 President, currently a business consultant; Anna Liza Quintos, Segment Manager, Globe Business and SCMAP Secretary; Al Lagera, AVP Supply Chain, Asset Protection and Management Group, PLDT and SCMAP Board of Director; and Gabby Patag, Operations Development Manager, TNT Express Worldwide (Phils) Inc. and SCMAP Vice-President.


Under the Green Logistics Advocacy category the panel of judges are Angelito Nepomuceno, Chairperson, Sr. Manager Food Manufacturing, Integrated Commissary Center Inc; Abbe Daza, General Manager , OMNI Solid Laguna Services and SCMAP Warehousing Committee Co-Chairperson; Henry Batallones, Country Manager SSI Schaefer and SCMAP Warehousing Committee Chairperson; Jet Chua, Marketing Supervisor, Messe & Handel and SCMAP Auditor; and Annette Camangon, Past SCMAP Director and Events Management Committee Co-Chairperson.


For the Third Party Logistics Provider of the Year Category, the panel of judges include Elsie Oafallas, Chairman, SC Manager and Plant In-charge, GB Global Exprez Inc. and SCMAP Finance Committee Chairman; Ed Sanchez, SCMAP Charter Member and 1993 SCMAP Past President, now serving as SCMAP Executive Director; Max Yap, Sr. Manager, Oriental & Motolite and SCMAP Board of Director; Gus Arguelles, past SCMAP Officer and Professor,Ateneo Graduate School of Business; and Ninoy Rollan, CEO Transfluent Management Inc and Professor Ateneo Graduate School of Business.


The qualifying entries were adjudged based on the evaluation criteria composed of: the Significance of the Project, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Innovation and Project Results. Among the entries that qualified for the final round are “Used Tires + Used Batteries = Balik Eskwela “, which aims to promote a 3R-oriented waste management program and adopt an environment related social responsibility community activity; “Water & Energy Conservation /Tree Planting Program”, to promote environmental sustainability and reduction of carbon footprint; “Innovating the S&OP Process for the Logistics Service” , three complementary programs executed for the Strategic, Tactical and Day-to Day operations; “ Defying the Standards for Effective Warehouse Transitions: The FAST Warehouse Business Transition Process” executing a transition program in a month’s time without compromising quality and safety standards; and “Operation Rolling Thunder: Outport Shipments via Batel Shipping.


An overview of the project shall be presented through a two-minute Audio Visual presentation by the finalists to showcase their project and to share leadership and innovation in the Supply Chain Management industry. This will be held on Sept. 14, Day 2 of the SCMAP Annual Conference to be held at the Shangrila Plaza Hotel in Makati City.


Which entry shall take center stage and be proclaimed as the best in the industry? We eagerly await the results as we wish all the finalists Good Luck!


Address inquiries and comments to Ed Sanchez at tel. 671-8670, fax 671-4793, cell 0918-914-1689, or email scmap.org@gmail.com. Those interested in SCMAP training and other activities are requested to send their e-mail addresses. Visit SCMAP‘s website at:www.scmap.org

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