Preferred routing. BAX Global has received the 2006 Excellence in Transportation and Logistics Services Award from Cisco Systems. BAX was honored for its improved quarter-over-quarter performance and its ability to scale with Cisco's continued growth.
To their health. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has named the Sisters of Mercy Health System and its supply chain operating division, Resource Optimization & Innovation, as the 2006 Supply Chain Innovator of the Year. Mercy, the first healthcare organization to earn this honor, was chosen from among seven finalists. The award recognizes the division's efforts to create a new supply chain model.
Going green. The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Schneider National and APL Logistics with excellence awards for their work as members of the SmartWay Transport Partnership. The two companies were honored for their work to reduce emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases.
Safety first. State trucking associations in Iowa, Wisconsin and Arizona have honored Con-way Freight for its safety record and practices. The Iowa Motor Truck Association recognized Con-way as the state's safest carrier in the Over 10 Million Miles Driven category. The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association gave the company the Great West Safety Award for the Over 5 Million Miles Driven category. And the Arizona Trucking Association honored Con-way as the overall safest carrier in the state and presented the company with its Grand Trophy.
Lean and green. Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Inc. (TIEM) has been honored by the state of Indiana with the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence. The company, which makes lift trucks at its Columbus, Ind., plant, was honored in the Five Years Continuous Improvement category, which recognizes companies that consistently implement projects that lead to significant environmental benefits.