Logistics Middle East Awards 2018 winners announced

The Logistics Middle East Awards 2018 were held last night at Grosvenor House rewarding 15 of the top logistics and supply chain companies in the Middle East for their contribution to enhancing the industry.
All the winners on stage of the Logistics Middle East Awards 2018.
All the winners on stage of the Logistics Middle East Awards 2018.

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The Logistics Middle East Awards 2018 took place in Dubai, Tuesday April 17th to celebrate excellence in the supply chain.

They were evolved last year to better reflect the specialisation by vertical occurring in the industry, as well as expand the opportunities for our end users to get involved, and of course recognise the quality of supply chains across the region’s vertical industries.

The breadth of nominations for the awards this year reflect some of the key trends impacting the industry, not least of which is the increasingly important adoption of technological solutions to streamline operations, as well as a shift by retailers and other end-users seeking to outsource their supply chain activities.

Sustainability is another of 2017’s buzzwords that over the last year has actually translated into tangible action being taken by logistics companies to reduce their carbon footprint. These trends are reflected in the awards nominations, with CSR and Technology Implementation being two of the most competitive categories.

The Logistics Middle East Awards feature 15 categories, with trophies awarded in key industry verticals of the wider Middle East economy, from manufacturing and traditional retail to e-commerce and energy.

The nominations for the awards were judged by an expert panel of industry consultants and training specialists.

Judges:

Dr.Balan Sundarakani, associate professor, supply chain management, discipline leader, MSc Logistics, Faculty of Business & Management, Wollongong University in Dubai

Melanie Lenhardt, senior consultant, Camelot Management Consultants

Michael Stockdale, CEO, B2C Logistics

Saiid Saber, CEO, lead consultant and trainer, Saber Middle East

Sanjay Sethi, director, sustainability, Phoenix Group

Shariq Ahmed, managing director, Move Up Consultancy

Below is the complete list of winners from the Logistics Middle East Awards 2018.

Energy Supply Chain Manager of the Year – Mark Geilenkirchen, CEO of SOHAR Port & Freezone

FMCG Supply Chain of the Year – GAC Group

Pharmaceutical Supply Chain of the Year – Hellman Calipar Healthcare Logistics.

Manufacturing Supply Chain of the Year – MARS GCC

Retail Supply Chain of the Year – Al Futtaim Logistics

E-Commerce Supply Chain of the Year – Fetchr

Editor’s Choice Award for Best Emergent Supply Chain Hub – KIZAD Logistics City

Automotive Supply Chain of the Year – Al Futtaim Logistics

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year – ‘Positive Pulse’ by Gulftainer

Technology Implementation of the Year – Block Chain implementation in the Logistics Supply Chain by Tristar Transport

Bespoke Logistics Project of the Year – Dubai Duty Free Warehouse OSR Expansion by ALS Project

Express Logistics Provider – FedEx Express

Supply Chain Hub of the Year – DP World UAE Region

Editor’s Choice Award for Special Achievement in Air Cargo – flydubai

Lifetime Achievement Award - Baheej Al Biqawi, CEO, Almajdouie Logistics