The Mercury Awards were held last night as part of MEGATRANS2022, a biannual event focusing on the freight and logistics supply chain.
These awards aim to recognise the outstanding achievements and successes of companies across the logistics, supply chain and materials handling sectors, with winners announced during a special gala dinner event.
The 2022 Mercury Award winners were:
Supply Chain Innovator of the Year winner
Complexica is a leading provider of artificial intelligence software applications that can optimise sales, marketing and supply chain decisions, particularly for organisations characterised by a large SKU range and long tail of customers.
To address many wine-production challenges present in different parts of the wine supply chain, Complexica has developed Supply Chain Optimisation & Planning Environment (SCOPE) that can optimise the end-to-end wine supply chain.
Swisslog Australia – CarryStar Fully Automated Order Fulfilment System
Best Technology Application winner
Swisslog’s new CarryStar Fully Automated Order Fulfilment System combines Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), KUKA Star Robots and the latest Swisslog SynQ software for optimum efficiency, flexibility, reliability and sustainability.
The scalable and modular CarryStar solution is suitable for small, mid-size and large layer and stack picking operations.
Gaprie Ltd – P.C.Nets
Sustainability Initiative Award winner
With an estimated 52,000 tonnes of shrink-wrap used each year, Gaprie has come up with a more sustainable solution in the form of its P.C.Nets, which are a reusable alternative
to traditional methods for pallet containment. They are easily pulled down around the product and secured to the bottom of the pallet, with an elasticated edging to ensure a tight fit.
IFC Global Logistics – International Direct to Store Program
Freight Transport Solution of the Year
IFC’s advanced International Direct-to-Store model enables customers to place bulk purchase orders with vendors in advance. The opportunity to build up inventory levels from a centralised international distribution centre means goods are readily available for demand fulfilment with complete accuracy. This helps to mitigate challenges associated with production lead time disruptions, as goods can be immediately delivered by the vendor in advance of the shipment window required date.
Schneider Electric – SMART Distribution Centre
Best Storage Solution
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation, with operations in over 100 countries. To service Australia and New Zealand region, its warehouse operations in Sydney have undergone massive transformation in the last couple of years. In May 2019, the business successfully completed the digital transformation of its flagship Pacific SMART distribution centre (DC) in Sydney.
Contribution to Industry Award
Meaghan Siemensma has been dedicated to raising the profile of women in the modern supply chain, as well as the environmental and sustainable work practices throughout the industry. She has served as a mentor for many young supply chain professionals, leading by example to show the diversity of career options in the industry.