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

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 honour 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 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.

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