Welcome to Logistics Achiever Awards 2013
The Objectives of the Logistics Achiever Awards are as follows:
To recognise professionalism and excellence in the effective application of
strategic, tactical, and operational logistics and supply chain management
principles, concepts, and practices in Southern Africa.
To encourage all companies and organisations in Southern Africa to review,
evaluate and upgrade their current logistics and supply chain management
To create a greater awareness and understanding of the value of effective
logistics and supply chain management.
For the purposes of the Achiever Awards, the definition for supply chain
management of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) shall
Supply Chain Management encompasses the planning and management of all
activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all Logistics
Management activities. Importantly, it also includes coordination and
collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries,
third-party service providers, and customers. In essence, Supply Chain
Management integrates supply and demand management within and across companies.
Supply Chain Management is an integrating function with primary responsibility
for linking major business functions and business processes within and across
companies into a cohesive and high-performing business model. It includes all of
the Logistics Management activities noted above, as well as manufacturing
operations, and it drives coordination of processes and activities with and
across marketing, sales, product design, finance and information technology.
And the definition for logistics management of the CSCMP shall apply:
Logistics Management is that part of Supply Chain Management that plans,
implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and
storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin
and the point of consumption in order to meet customers' requirements.
Logistics Management activities typically include inbound and outbound
transportation management, fleet management, warehousing, materials handling,
order fulfilment, logistics network design, inventory management, supply/demand
planning, and management of third party logistics services providers. To varying
degrees, the logistics function also includes sourcing and procurement,
production planning and scheduling, packaging and assembly, and customer
service. It is involved in all levels of planning and execution - strategic,
operational and tactical. Logistics Management is an integrating function, which
coordinates and optimizes all logistics activities, as well as integrates
logistics activities with other functions including marketing, sales
manufacturing, finance and information technology.
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