Singapore - 16 October, 2009 - APL Logistics has received the award for ‘Outstanding Partner in Supply Chain Excellence’ within the Technology Solutions and Service Provider category at the Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2009, held in Singapore.
The awards recognised the achievements of the top five logistics partners in the Asia Pacific region. Successful contenders were those providers that have proven their ability to deliver outstanding value to customer’s operations and strengthened supply chains during the global economic downturn.
“In the last year we have worked increasingly closely with our customers to help them create end-to-end supply chains that have the flexibility to adapt to volatile market conditions. By doing so, we have been able to continue helping our global customers strengthen their presence in the Asia Pacific region and support the effectiveness of Asia’s increasingly diverse manufacturing locations,” said Peter Knapp, Vice President, Contract Logistics, APL Logistics.
The judging panel, which was comprised of representatives from academic and commercial institutions across Asia, Europe and the US, selected all category winners based on their ability to help customers build resilient and flexible supply chains. Entrants also had to show evidence that demonstrated how they had created tangible cost savings or efficiencies for customers in the last year.
APL Logistics’ industry leadership was acknowledged in several areas. This included its ability to help customers manage fluctuating inventory requirements and increasing cost pressures via its time-definite OceanGuaranteed® and APL Guaranteed® services. The environmental benefits of switching from air to ocean/truck transportation and ‘big box’ consolidation were also seen as an important part of this.
The business’ focus on improving Asia’s intermodal transportation connectivity, regionally and internationally also received recognition. A key element of this was APL Logistics’ contribution to improving connectivity across India to support the country’s economic growth aspirations via its IndiaLinx™ service, a joint venture with Hindustan Infrastructure Projects and Engineering (HIPE).
The awards were part of the SCM Logistics World Conference 2009.