2012 CHaINA Awards - Press Release, Vote Counts and Photos

Dell, VANCL, Adage Logistics, Delphi, GLP, Amazon, CEVA Logistics, Adidas, On Point Asia, John Deere, and Lenovo are the winners of the 2012 CHaINA Awards.

The Global Supply Chain Council, Asia’s leading professional organization in supply chain, announced the winners of its 2012 CHaINA Awards last Thursday in Shanghai.

For the 7th year in a row, the Council presented its CHaINA Awards to recognize and honor the most outstanding achievements and innovative models in supply chain management all across Asia. Hosted by Master of Ceremony Karl Dominik, the prestigious CHaINA Awards ceremony was held on November 8th at the Intercontinental Shanghai Puxi. Over 200 senior executives attended, and gave a standing ovation to the twelve outstanding winners.

While other awards tend to focus on logistic providers and shipping lines, the CHaINA Awards aim to recognize leading manufacturers, retailers and brand owners. Some nominations were jointly submitted between the end-users and their partners. The selection process is completely sponsorship-free and is realized by an independent board of senior professionals and advisors to the Council. For the third time, the Council decided to give a voice to its extensive community via an online public voting system, which resulted in over 2,400 unique voters.

The Green Supply Chain Award acknowledged Dell for Greening its Supply Chain with Bamboo packaging. Dell received 920 votes, representing 37.8% of total votes. As part of its effort to minimize the environmental footprint of its packaging, Dell seeks creative, renewable, in-region alternatives to traditional packaging. In China, for example, Dell uses locally sourced bamboo to package products manufactured in the region. Other nominees included Delphi which received 690 votes, and SKF and Auro Mira Energy which received 514 and 313 votes respectively.

VANCL’s Self Adaptive Supply Chain System (SASCS) won the Award for Best E-Commerce Logistics. With 1266 votes, VANCL gained 51.9% of total votes. VANCL manages over 200 OEMs and 400,000 m2 of warehouse space with 100,000 SKUs against the daily processing of several hundreds of thousands of individual customer orders. The SASCS project enables each business department to functionally build their own supply chain management platform to reach the following goals: deeply integrate sales forecasting with purchase order management; fully support different replenishment models, and completely promote supply chain transparency. SASCS is fully developed by VANCL’s own supply chain and IT teams, based on studies of VANCL’s performance over the past 5 years. For this category, VANCL was in competition with Dell Service for GOME which received 1171 votes.

The Best IT Supply Chain Solution Award was given to Delphi and its partner Adage Logistics. With 939 votes, the two companies received 38.5% of the total votes. To enhance its supply chain visibility, especially of inbound shipments, Delphi has partnered with Adage Logistics to implement a collaborative logistics operating system (CLOS) platform which unifies the real-time communication of the shipment status information between Delphi’s suppliers, logistics service providers (LSP), warehouses, and plants. The CLOS enables Delphi to reduce the transaction management workload and associated labor cost by 18%, helps LSPs to realize the benefits of the collaborative TMS system technology, and reduces the duplicate system development cost by 35%. The other nominees including HMIT for P&G received 928 votes, while OrderWithMe.com followed with 570 votes.

With its 990 votes representing 40.6% of the total, Amazon and its partner Global Logistic Properties (GLP) received the Award for Best Logistics Real Estate Development for the new Xi’an Hi-Tech Park. Strategically located along the Xi-Han expressway, GLP Park Xi’an Hi-tech is an ideal development to serve as a regional distribution centre for retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs. The construction of the Amazon facility kicked off on April 17, 2012 and was delivered on October 1st. Two warehouse units and offices were leased by Amazon with a total area of 41,652 m2. This is the sixth collaboration between GLP and Amazon. The facility will serve as the regional distribution centre in Northwest China for the customer. Other nominees included Prologis for Deppon Logistics which received 742 votes, and Goodman for DHL which received 707 votes.

Receiving 957 votes representing 39.3% of the total, CEVA’s position as a leader in 3PL Logistics was further strengthened as it received the Best 3PL Supply Chain Provider Award with its partner Adidas. The joint project ensures Adidas maintains low inventory levels to facilitate winning market share in China when new products are launched. As a 3PL provider, CEVA has played a key role in the project by establishing and managing a large processing and distribution center. The pick-up and delivery service covers more than 100 wholesalers and thousands of retailers nationwide. CEVA has delivered incredibly high KPIs in an extremely critical and dynamic operating environment, satisfying Adidas’ varied requirements. Other nominees included Toll Global Logistics for Becton Dickinson which received 823 votes, while OOCL for Bayer Material Science received 657 votes.

The Award for Best Supply Chain Consulting Partner went to John Deere and its partner On Point Asia (OPA). They received 1283 votes which represents 52.6% of the total number of votes cast. OnPoint is helping John Deere’s supplier base through a series of Supplier Improvement Programs (OPA has assessed and involved more than 80 suppliers in the past 2 years and has improved these suppliers’ business growth). Some of their KPIs include: QPPM, DPPM, Line Down frequency, Structural Cost Reduction, Open Capacity (%). For this category, the two companies competed with Tompkins for Daphne which received 1154 votes.

The Editor’s Choice Award went to Lenovo for demonstrating outstanding supply chain performance over the past year, and edging out HP to become the world’s No.1 PC maker. Now making a foray into the smartphone market, a segment with huge growth potential, the multinational company has also recently announced it will set up a manufacturing facility in the USA.

Winner of the top award, Supply Chain Operational Excellence, was DELL. Dell won 1039 votes, representing 42.6% of total votes cast. The award was given for Dell’s Worldwide Procurement Transformation Project (WWP) which has become a company-wide innovation campaign with huge impact. Unlike traditional innovation projects, this one was truly initiated and driven by the Asian Supply Chain function, which has successfully strengthened its own procurement skill, influenced product design and fostered an innovative culture across multiple functions. For this top category, Dell was in competition with Dow Chemical which received 605 votes, Libbey Glassware which gained 432 votes, and Infineon Technologies which followed with 361 votes.

The awards ceremony took place during CHaINA’12 Live, one of Asia’s Largest Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement Events. CHaINA’12 Live attracted over 200 Delegates from well-known companies all around the world, showcased 20 different streams tackling the hottest challenges in SCM, and over 60 speakers and chairpersons from world leading companies. The event also featured an exhibition space with vendors providing the latest solutions on the market.

For the complete press release with photos, click on http://chainalive.com/2012/11/2012-awards-winner/

To see the photos of the ceremony, click on http://chainalive.com/press/gallery-awards-2012/

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