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Closing Date Looms for Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards



Supply chain professionals wishing to have their achievements recognised and help to raise the standards of supply chain management across Africa have just two weeks left to enter this year’s prestigious Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

 

With entries closing on 12 April 2024, the organisers of this annual showcase are urging African supply chain professionals to get their submissions in soon and help to shape the future of supply chain management on the continent.

 

While celebrating and showcasing innovation, resilience and excellence in the supply chain industry, the Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards also contribute to the advancement of supply chain management across Africa, to enable globally competitive supply chains that will drive economic growth on the continent. “Entrants are not merely competing, they are enabling collaboration, knowledge sharing, awareness and industry benchmarking that will raise the standards of supply chain management and promote best practices in the profession,” says Liesl de Wet, a director of the awards. “There is growing recognition of the key role that supply chains play in business success and economic growth,” she stresses.

 

The categories in which entries can be submitted include demand planning, procurement and manufacturing, warehousing, transport, technology, sustainability and talent management.

 

In addition to honouring achievers, this initiative helps youth in need to enter the supply chain profession. The awards have been set up as a not-for-profit entity with the ultimate objective of raising funds for the creation of sustainable bursaries for individuals needing support to study and pursue careers in the supply chain profession.

 

A distinguished panel of judges representing various logistics associations and bodies oversee the awards.

 

The prime sponsor of the 2024 Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards is Forte Supply Chain Solutions. Category sponsors are the Southern African Association for Freight Forwarders (SAAFF), the Road Freight Association and CEVA Logistics.

 

In 2023, the Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards received 92 compelling entries from 26 countries around Africa. The winners included a logistics feat that got vital food aid to desperate communities in West Africa and a project to strengthen healthcare supply chains in war-torn Cameroon. Awards were also presented to a solar vehicle project, a trans-modal coal transportation initiative, and a rail sector skills development success story. The judges presented a special award to an important road-to-rail undertaking that has improved road safety and achieved a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions on the route between Vryheid and Richards Bay.

 

The awards will culminate in a prestigious gala event in Johannesburg in July, offering attendees an invaluable opportunity to network with colleagues while celebrating the award winners and their achievements and contributions to the industry.

 

Visit the Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards website to find out more or to enter.

 

PHOTO CAPTION

In 2023, CEVA Logistics won the award for the “Most Innovative Supply Chain Project”. Pictured are (from left): Nicola Stewart, Cynthia Nkosi, Glynis Jordan, Terrence Martin and Nicholas Somerai from CEVA Logistics, with Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards director Liesl de Wet.

 

 

For more information, contact +27 11 678 1906; https://www.ascea.co.za/


About the Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards: By the Industry, For the Industry

 

The Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards (ASCEA) celebrate the outstanding achievements of the supply chain community across Africa.

 

The organisations and individuals who work throughout the supply chain profession have a unique view on what makes the world go around. Managing a supply chain is so much more than moving goods and is a complex role within any organisation to ensure its success and relevance in this volatile world we live in.

The Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards has been set up as a not-for-profit entity. Funds raised by the Awards and associated events go towards the creation of sustainable bursary opportunities for worthy individuals looking for supply chain education opportunities.

 

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