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2020 Australian Drinks Awards

TWE wins Supply Chain Management Award

July 30, 2020
By Alana House

Congratulations to Treasury Wine Estates on winning the Supply Chain Management Award at the 2020 Australian Drinks Awards.

TWE Regional Operating Officer David Alpen said the company was delighted to receive the Supply Chain Management Award.

“This award is a fantastic recognition of our team’s hard work and ongoing commitment to deliver service excellence to our customers,” he said. “We have a strong focus on continuous improvement and collaboration in our supply chain, this has shown through in recent times as we have navigated the challenges of COVID-19.

“I also want to acknowledge the efforts and support from our customers and valued partners who have worked closely with us throughout the year.”

2020 Australian Drinks Awards

The Australian Drinks Awards were live streamed this year and hosted by TV personality Shelly Horton (above). Hundreds of drinks industry members watched as four awards were handed out for Supplier of the Year, Most Improved Supplier, Category Management and Supply Chain Management.

The winners were chosen via the annual Advantage Engagement Survey. The Drinks Association has been commissioning Advantage Australia for the past decade to conduct the annual survey, which provides members with favourability ratings and qualitative retailer feedback from the off trade, on premise and wholesale channels.

2020 Australian Drinks Awards

“The purpose of the Supply Chain Management Award award is to recognise the supply chain community and in 2020 and during the COVID crisis, no discipline has been more important than supply chain,” said John McLoughlin (above), Managing Director APAC at the Advantage Group.

“The focus for the award is on driving partnership behaviours that ultimately will improve availability. In the last few months collaboration has been the critical ingredient in navigating through the crisis and supply chain teams have been at the epicentre of that.

“Treasury Wine Estates embarked on a proactive project to improve their supply chain engagements two years ago, an effort that has now been recognised across the industry. Congratulations to TWE on winning the Supply Chain Management award.”

Advantage Australia is a Corporate Partner of the Drinks Association.