It's academic. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) honored several individuals for their contributions to the profession during its conference last month in San Antonio, Texas. The 2006 E. Grosvenor Plowman Award for the best research paper went to the three co-authors of a paper titled "Shipper-Carrier Relationships and Their Effect on Carrier Performance." Honored were M. Douglas Voss, a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State; George A. Zsidisin, assistant professor of supply chain management at Michigan State; and Mathew Schlosser, manager of transportation sourcing and systems for Hershey Co.
CSCMP also presented two Ohio State faculty members with the 2006 Bernard J. La Londe Award, which recognizes papers that make a significant contribution to furthering logistics knowledge. Keeley L. Croxton, associate professor of logistics, and Walter Zinn, professor of logistics, were honored for their paper, "Inventory Considerations in Network Design."
DHL's day in the Sun. Sun Microsystems has named DHL a Best-in-Class Supplier for its work helping Sun transition from a complex network of multiple freight and logistics providers to a system in which DHL serves as Sun's lead logistics partner. Sun judges its suppliers on their performance in the areas of cost, quality, lead time and delivery, and strategic and technical development.
Contained exuberance. The Containerization & Intermodal Institute has named Dr. Anil Jay Vitarana and Phillip Yeager as this year's winners of the organization's Connie Award. Dr. Vitarna is president of ocean shipping line United Arab Agencies Inc. Yeager is founder and chairman of The Hub Group, an intermodal transportation company. Both men were honored for their leadership in furthering containerization and intermodal transportation.
Pyle-ing on the honors. The Dupond Logistics group has recognized A. Duie Pyle, a logistics and transportation company serving the Northeast, with its Outstanding Service award. The award recognizes superior performance in areas such as billing and invoicing accuracy, claims ratio and transit time performance.