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Shepherd Neame has been recognised for supply chain improvements at theManufacturer of the Year Awards 2010, winning the Supply Chain and Logistics category.
The brewer was awarded for transforming its supply chain and logistics capability; encompassing the whole business process from raw materials procurement to customer delivery. The programme of changes at Shepherd Neame has increased capacity, reduced costs, improved product availability and helped it meet higher demand and expectations from its customers.
Shepherd Neame fought-off strong competition from global manufacturing companies including Jaguar Cars & Land Rover, McBrides, Joy Mining and Catalent Pharma Solutions to scoop the prestigious award.
Founded over ten years ago, the awards recognise and reward excellence achieved in all sectors of the industry and highlight the diversity and strength of UK manufacturing.
Production and distribution director Tom Falcon said: “We have worked hard to implement changes and practices across the supply chain that were previously unfamiliar to the organisation. Everyone has played their role in ensuring that production of our beer, warehousing and distribution runs as efficiently as possible. This is worthy recognition for a huge team effort.”
Earlier this year, Shepherd Neame also won at the Process Excellences Awards for Best Improvement Project and more recently was a finalist at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Awards for supply chain innovation.