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|NASSTRAC Shipper of The Year Award|
NASSTRAC and the editors of Logistics Management magazine invite NASSTRAC members to nominate companies or other NASSTRAC shipper members for the "Shipper of the Year" award. Carriers are also welcome to nominate shipper customers. The award recognizes companies that have demonstrated excellence in transportation and/or logistics strategies.
Logistics Management editors review all forms to determine finalists. The editors then conduct follow-up interviews and select one of the finalists as the NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year.
Nominations will open in Spring of 2018.
NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award Winners
2017: Mallinckrodt Learn how a large pharmaceutical firm transformed its vendor and supplier relationships into true, collaborative partnerships—and greatly strengthened its logistics and supply chain operations in the process.
2016: VWR's redesign of its West Coast Shipping operation incorporates a newly designed pool distribution strategy that reduces demurrage and drayage costs, improves next-day delivery and has greatly increased efficiency in the region.
2015: Morton Salt's National Truckload request for proposal (RFP) in 2014 provided them greater visibility into their transportation network to help identify synergies and efficiencies.
2014: TriMas Corporation's Candace Holowiki helped to level functional silos and bring together procurement, logistics, operations, and continuous improvement, a move that now saves TriMas millions annually.
2013: Dixon Ticonderoga vertically integrated their manufacturing and distribution processes and saved $5 million inlogistics costs in the process.
2012: Best Buy's flexible transportation program has enabled an innovative store remodel strategy—and helped cut price per shipment by just over 30 percent in its first year running
2011: Stein Mart's new supply chain is significantly different from the way it historically shipped freight from domestic vendors to stores, resulting in a $20 million dollar save.
2010: Armstrong decided to bring logistics and transportation back under its own roof to tighten controls, establish carrier measurement, and rack up the savings.
2009: USG put fuel costs in check, making carriers accountable, reduced total freight claims, and maintained carrier acceptance rates above 99 percent. As a result, USG rose to the top of its game—and took customer satisfaction to new heights in near record time.
2008: Lowe's raises the bar on performance metrics with its core carriers. The home-improvement retailer has successfully captured significant supply chain savings and efficiencies by focusing on key drivers to deliver superior customer service, and transportation objectives.
2007: Dole Foods keeps its cool under pressure. When VP of Supply Chain Robert Engel found himself at the center of a health scare capturing the nation's headlines, he responded by examining core competencies and controlling collateral damage.
2006: Big Lots demonstrates how improvements in process management, communications, and performance measurement created results for the company.
2005: Johnson & Johnson's Global Transportation Organization changes the way this leading manufacturer of health care products views transportation – and grooms a diverse, talented staff in the process.
2004: Best Buy Company finds that an exclusive relationship with a provider can yield greater savings, efficiencies, and customer loyalty.