Wednesday 13th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

SUPPLY CHAIN EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2017

CATEGORY: SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY AND DESIGN
Winner: London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Shortlisted:
Drax with Crimson & Co
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Severn Trent
Bidfood
Drax with Crimson & Co

 

The Supply Chain Strategy & Design category attracted some of the most creative entries in this year’s awards.

From left to right: Chris Sturman, chief executive, Food Storage & Distribution Federation, Chris Vale, Performance Improvement Manager, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Anne Fulcher, Acting Vehicle Resource Centre Manager, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Karen Merritt, Corporate Logistics Manager, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Sharon Moye, Management Information Analyst, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Gordon Ballard, Logistics Manager, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Justin Wand, Deputy Director Fleet & Logistics, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Mandy Green, Acting Vehicle Preparation Manager, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Damon Barrett, Acting Logistics Support Officer, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Richard , Senior Surveyor, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Maureen Knight, PA, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, and Sara Pascoe.

Electricity generator Drax has been moving away from coal as a fuel source to bio-mass. It worked with Crimson & Co to select and implement an advanced planning and scheduling system in a multi-million pound project.

Bidfood, the delivered wholesaler to the catering industry, has focused on efficiency and improvement including reducing food miles and emissions; driving operational efficiencies; minimising damages and stock loss; and reducing food waste. It has embedded its company values of ‘Care, Share, Dare‘ as a framework, and shown substantial progress and improvements in addressing its key supply chain goals.

But ultimately the judges decided that two entries stood out: Severn Trent and London Ambulance.

Severn Trent, which delivers water services to more than 4.5 million households and businesses, conducted a major review of its supply chain one year ago and it has worked closely across the department and company to revolutionise the way its supply chain works. It seriously impressed the judges.

London Ambulance has improved operational efficiency as well as improving patient care by implementing an airline style maintenance process which fuels, cleans, equips and audits ambulances to ensure they are ready for frontline deployment every day. The challenges in achieving this were daunting, making the success of the project all the more impressive. The judges agreed that London Ambulance was a worthy winner of the Award.