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Supply chain influencers awarded for industry leadership and creating shared value


Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 4 2017 – Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), has announced the winners of the second edition of the Supply Chain Excellence Awards sponsored by SABIC that was held on the sidelines of the Supply Chain Conference at the Rosewood Hotel in Abu Dhabi on May 3.

ALFRED TALKE Logistic Services won in the Land category, while Bahri Chemicals were recognized for their contributions to the marine sector. DP World UAE Region won in the Ports category and Yanbu University College in Academia. Maytham Al-Matrood, Yanbu University College, the winner of ‘Ibtikar – Rising Star in Supply Chain Award’– received a monetary reward of AED 10,000. Each category winner took home a trophy, along with a Certificate of Excellence.

Commenting on this year’s edition of GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards, Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA said: “Through this awards series, we aim to reward outstanding achievements from those who have contributed to supply chain optimization in the GCC from both the private and public sectors. From the success of the inaugural edition last year, we have witnessed considerable advancement in quality, health and safety, security, sustainability, innovation and protection of the environment within the GCC supply chain sector. With a focus on academia-industry collaboration and recognizing bright young talent, the awards will foster knowledge sharing and best practice right from the grassroots.”

Building on the success of their inaugural edition in 2016, the GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards featured a number of new categories covering the entire supply chain spectrum this year. Designed to recognize outstanding contributions, leadership and vision, the GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards brought together the brightest minds in the industry to network, share best practice and celebrate achievements.