14 Sept 2007
Industry Leaders Honoured at Logistics Awards 2007
Annual Awards Presentation Spotlights Innovation and Regional Cooperation
Outstanding logistics companies and individuals were honoured last night at the Logistics Awards Hong Kong 2007 presentation dinner.
|Alan Wong, Deputy Director of the TDC (right), presents the Service and Technology Innovation Award to Wilson Lee, Director of IT for Kerry Logistics. The company won for its innovative online platform KerrierVISION.|
|Jeannie Luk, Director of Training and Development for Schenker Logistics, receives the People Development Award from Edmund Sung, Director of Business Productivity at the Hong Kong Productivity Council.|
|On behalf of Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services Limited, Jimmy Chan (left), the company's General Manager, receives the Greater PRD Partnership Project Award from KL Mak, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering professor at the University of Hong Kong.|
|The Hong Kong Logistics Award for Small-sized Enterprise went to the Janel Group of Hong Kong Limited. Managing Director Paul Tsui (left) is awarded the trophy from Professor KL Mak.|
|Avnet Logistics Asia is honoured with the Hong Kong Logistics Award for Medium-sized Enterprise. The company's Vice President of Operation (left) receives the trophy from Willy Lin, M-logistics Project Group, Hong Kong Logistics Development Council.|
|Victor Mok (left), DHL Global Forwarding's Senior Vice President, Greater China, accepts the Hong Kong Logistics Award for Enterprise on behalf of his company. Willy Lin is pleased to make the presentation.|
|Miriam Lau, the S-logistics Project Group, Hong Kong Logistics Development Council, presents the Logistician of the Year Award to Stewart Chun, Senior Planning and Service Manager of Asia Airfreight Terminal Company Limited.|
|Vincent Wong, Joint Managing Director of Kerry Logistics, is awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from Miriam Lau, the S-logistics Project Group, Hong Kong Logistics Development Council.|
September 14, 2007 - Eight major awards, including the new Greater PRD Partnership Award, were presented at the Logistics Awards 2007 dinner, which took place last evening at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
"Saluting Logistics Excellence" was once again the theme of the annual Logistics Awards, which was initiated in 2005, and recognises the achievements of outstanding service providers and encourages greater value-added services among industry players.
Six awards were presented to logistics enterprises and two to individuals. The winning companies were: Kerry Logistics (Hong Kong) Ltd, Schenker International (Hong Kong) Ltd, the Janel Group of Hong Kong Ltd, Avnet Logistics, DHL Global Forwarding (Hong Kong) Ltd and Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services Ltd; the winning individuals were Stewart Chun, Senior Planning and Service Manager, Asia Airfreight Terminal Co Ltd, and Vincent Wong, Joint Managing Director, Kerry Logistics (Hong Kong) Ltd.
"Along with our competitive edge in infrastructure and our location at the heart of Asia, logistics in Hong Kong owes much to the managerial skills and experience so much in evidence throughout the industry," said Alan Wong, Deputy Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC), at the awards presentation dinner. "This year's winners emphasise how innovation and regional cooperation can create logistics solutions that benefit both public and the industry," Mr Wong added.
One of Hong Kong's four pillar industries, logistics contributes more than five per cent to Hong Kong's GDP.
Organisers of Logistics Awards 2007 were: the TDC, the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics, the Hong Kong Logistics Association and the Hong Kong Productivity Council.
Kerry Logistics (HK) Ltd: Service and Technology Innovation Award
The application of science and technology enhances logistics efficiency and improves transparency at every stage of the process. Kerry Logistics has developed an online system called KerrierVISION, allowing customers to track the progress of their goods in real time. "Customers can check the status of the goods and calculate the exact costs along each ring in the supply chain, as well as each item via KerrierVISION. This enables them to manage their costs more easily," said Wilson Lee, Director of Information Technology at Kerry Logistics.
Schenker International (Hong Kong) Ltd: People Development Award
Schenker International has adopted a hands-on approach to staff training and development, according to Lu Jinrong, the company's Director of China Training and Development. Among Schenker's courses, the Leadership Academy of Excellence allows employees to develop their skills in five areas, including leadership change and career development. It also provides incentives to encourage outstanding performance and innovative ideas.
The Janel Group of Hong Kong Ltd: Hong Kong Logistics Award for Small-sized Enterprise
A high degree of efficiency and flexibility is crucial to the success of medium and small-sized logistics companies. The Janel Group accelerates the process with all-round solutions and a designated officer for client projects, Its Managing Director Xu Han'en says the company has obtained ISO international management certification and adopted the Six Sigma system to improve operational efficiency.
Avnet Logistics: Hong Kong Logistics Award for Medium-sized Enterprise
Louis Lam, Avnet Logistics' Vice President of Operations, pays tribute to his company's Operational Excellence project, which, he says, enables each employee to add value to the company. After years of effort, the company's various logistics centres have attained automation industry international quality standard ISO/TS16949 certification and ISO9001:2000 certification.
DHL Global Forwarding: Hong Kong Logistics Award for Enterprise
DHL Global Forwarding has introduced a series of systematic training systems for its staff. Senior Vice President (Greater China) Victor Mok says DHL attaches great importance to service quality, adhering to the principle of First Choice, a customer service management concept developed at Deutsche Post.
Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services Ltd: Greater PRD Partnership Project Award
Given the growing need for seamless cargo connectivity between Hong Kong and the PRD, Hong Kong Air Cargo has developed SuperLink China Direct Services, an air-road intermodal service between Hong Kong International Airport and the greater PRD region. Jimmy Chan, the company's General Manager, says the SuperLink China Direct northbound service offers a flexible range of customer options, while the southbound service features a one-stop solution for freight forwarders and shippers needing transit services for export shipments from PRD factories via Hong Kong International Airport.
Stewart Chun: Young Logistician of the Year Award
Stewart Chun, Senior Planning and Service Manager, Asia Airfreight Terminal Co Ltd (AAT), has worked for the company for 10 years. He won Young Logistician of the Year Award for his role in a variety of major logistics projects over the years. Mr Chun established the handling procedures for freight services and designed computer systems for AAT prior to the opening of Hong Kong International Airport. He initiated a quality management system for the company and helped it obtain ISO9000 certification. Mr Chun was involved in the construction of Terminal 2 and developed the first-generation truck-management system, which enhanced airport terminal services.
Vincent Wong: Outstanding Achievement Award
Joint Managing Director of Kerry Logistics (Hong Kong) Ltd, Vincent Wong won the Outstanding Achievement Award for his contributions to his company's continuous development. Mr Wong believes that a sound working environment help achieve higher efficiency. To nurture talent and promote the development of the industry, he has taken leading positions in numerous logistics and governmental organisations.
Green Logistics Seminar
An industry seminar, Staying Ahead for Business Success: Green Logistics, was also held today, with speakers from government and industry discussing sustainable development in logistics. Seminar topics included: Opportunities for Decarbonising the Supply Chain; Environmental Management Programme and Practice; Green Supply Chain Management in China: Policies, Practices and Difficulties; and the Logistics of Going Green - How a Global Logistics Provider Navigates the Green Sea of Change.
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