Supply Chain Asia (SCA) hit the headlines again as the not-for-profit organisation hosts its 10th annual Awards and gala dinner on 17 November 2016 at Orchard Hotel.
A total of 26 recipients received the annual SCA Awards 2016 on behalf of the logistics sector – which accounted for more than 7 per cent of Singapore’s GDP and employs more than 200,000 people.
Dubbed the Oscars of the logistics industry, the awards are given out to outstanding performers in the industry. They include YCH Group, DHL Supply Chain, Kerry Logistics, as well as Holahspace who topped the Supply Chain Hackathon 2016. Over 400 guests decked out in tuxedo suits and formal wear attended the night of celebration.
DHL comes up tops
The global conglomerate scored two top prizes when DHL Supply Chain won Global 3PL of the Year and DHL Express swept Last Mile Partner of the Year awards, while DHL Global Forwarding missed out on Sea Freight Partner of the Year and Air Freight Partner of the Year awards to DB Schenker and CEVA Logistics respectively.
When it came to the highest honour of individual awards, Mr Ken Lee, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express Asia Pacific, was awarded the prestigious Hall of Fame. Mr Lee also graced the Awards ceremony with the closing speech. This was the second time a DHL Express top level executive has received the Hall of Fame award, previously won by Mr Jerry Hsu in 2013.
Other major winners include YCH Group for its second Overall Supply Chain Partner of the Year award and Kerry Logistics for Asian 3PL of the Year. PSA Singapore continues its record run of its 10th Sea Port Operator of the Year trophy while SATS beat out HACTL for the first time for Air Cargo Operator of the Year award.
New awards, new faces
In a bid to extend recognition to other sectors of the supply chain industry, SCA has also created new awards categories, such as Consulting Partner of the Year, won by Accenture; SC Enterprise Partner of the Year (Hardware), awarded to SSI Schaefer; and Warehouse Management Software Partner of the Year, scooped by Manhattan Associates.
Overall Supply Chain Professional of the Year award returned in 2016, awarded to Mr Jamal Chamariq, Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain, Asia Pacific, Estee Lauder, while Ms Joy Rice, Supply Chain Director at Diageo, won Woman Professional of the Year award and Ms Elaine Low, Executive Vice President, Southeast Asia at CEVA Logistics brought home Supply Chain CEO of the Year award.
The future of SCA Awards
SCA Awards has then been recently rebranded to Supply Chain Asia Industry Night as an event to invite all senior supply chain professionals to come together to network and strengthen our relationships with one another in the industry. The Awards ceremony will remain the core component for the Industry Night, as we continue to provide a credible platform where achievements and success in the sector are celebrated, and top industry players and service providers are recognised for their outstanding performances. Keep up to date as we plan our upcoming Supply Chain Asia Industry Night on 16 November 2017!