Scania has been announced as winner of Sweden’s foremost prize for logistics, the PostNord Logistics Award. Scania received the prize in tough competition with three other nominees, including the leading bearing and seals manufacturing company, SKF.
The prize is awarded to the company or organisation that has formed the most efficient, innovative and creative logistics solution. The jury’s prize motivation was that “by applying the successful philosophy and way of working from its recognised production model in its logistics, Scania has established a sustainable flow orientation from the supplier to the complete truck with the customer. This approach has in a short time resulted in substantial positive effects with regard to cost, quality, lead time, inventory level and environmental impact.”
“This prize is significant for us,” says Jenny Marin, Inbound Logistics Sustainability Manager at Scania. “It’s rewarding to receive external recognition. The prize shows that we are moving in the right direction and will inject more energy on our continued journey.”
“Scania has creatively and successfully applied its systematic production set-up to its logistics,” says Mats Abrahamsson, Chairman of the Jury and Professor of Logistics at Linköping University. “This has contributed to excellent results in the entire chain: higher quality, shorter lead times, lower costs and reduced environmental impact. In other words: Scania is a worthy winner.”
The PostNord Logistics Award was established in 2002 to highlight and reward excellent logistics. The jury selects the final nominees based on three major criteria:
- The degree of innovation, creativity and new thinking of the logistics solution
- The effectiveness and contribution to competitiveness of the logistics solution as well as the effectiveness and profitability of the operation as a whole
- The environmental and climate effects of the logistics solution.