IMPERIAL Logistics awarded two PMR Diamond Arrows
IMPERIAL Logistics has received two Diamond Arrow Awards at the 2011 Professional Management Review (PMR) Awards. PMR.africa has conducted its annual, national survey on FMCG Supply Chain Management Companies in South Africa. A global leader in logistics and supply chain management, the IMPERIAL Logistics Group was the highest rated in the category, Area of Specialisation.
The PMR awards, based on an annual survey on South African FMCG supply chain management companies confirm IMPERIAL Logistics' FMCG leadership, with proven delivery in ambient, chilled and perishable route to market solutions. Companies were rated by FMCG manufacturers and suppliers based on the level of collaboration that has been achieved within supply chains.
IMPERIAL Logistics enables reach across all major industries. Abrie de Swardt, IMPERIAL Logistics Marketing Director says, "Our objective is to consistently build lean, green, efficient and sustainable supply chains through operational dexterity, which is important in the rapidly changing FMCG context."
Survey respondents rated companies across a range of 25 attributes including client commitment (real value adding partnerships), cost effectiveness, flexibility, competence, thoroughness and reliability, innovation and reporting. Value-added services; effective application of technology; customer, supplier and third party logistics supplier (3PL) relations; as well as performance management effectiveness were included in the survey metrics.
IMPERIAL Logistics' member company, The Cold Chain, which manages the largest basket of Chilled and Frozen Products in the South African FMCG industry was rated highest in the Chilled and Frozen Products category. It received the Diamond Arrow Award for Outstanding Performance.
"For IMPERIAL Logistics, the importance of this award lies in the customer-based rating system. A value chain is, after all only as efficient as the strength of the partnership between a company and its Logistics Service Provider (LSP)," concluded de Swardt.
About IMPERIAL Logistics
IMPERIAL Logistics is a global logistics and supply chain leader that moves business and industry through innovation, inspiration and foresight. Through its established Southern African and International divisions, IMPERIAL Logistics' service delivery comprises fundamental logistics and end-to-end supply chain management solutions to blue chip customers in almost every industry. As a preferred logistics outsource provider, IMPERIAL Logistics positions itself as an extension of its customer's business, building its customer's brand alongside its own. IMPERIAL Logistics Southern Africa is a multi-branded business, categorised into five key divisions, namely Transport and Warehousing, Consumer Products, Specialised Freight, Integration Services and Africa. IMPERIAL Logistics International comprises four operating units, namely Panopa Logistik, neska, IMPERIAL Reederei and Brouwer Shipping. For further information, please visit www.imperiallogistics.co.za.
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IMPERIAL Logistics entered the South African logistics and transport market in 1975 with a small fleet of light commercial vehicles, which were principally rented to clients and utilised to distribute food and fresh produce to restaurants.- more....