IPDC Finance Ltd in association with the Bangladesh Supply Chain Management Society (BSCMS) yesterday honoured the companies with the best supply chain management and the best supply chain managers.
They were honoured at the “Bangladesh Supply Chain Excellence Award 2018” ceremony at the International Convention City Bashundhara in the capital.
The awardees were recognised in seven categories on the basis of their contribution to the various areas of supply chain management in 2017.
It is the first-ever initiative in Bangladesh to recognise and celebrate the excellence in supply chain management, said IPDC, the country's first non-bank financial organisation, in a statement yesterday.
Nestle and BSRM received the awards as global and local organisations respectively while Mushfeq ur Rahim from Nestle Bangladesh was honoured with an individual award in the 'Excellence in supply chain relationship management' category.
British American Tobacco Bangladesh won the award in 'Excellence in supply chain talent development' category.
In the 'Excellence in manufacturing' category, Khan Mohd Ibrahim from American & Efird (Bangladesh) Ltd won the individual award while Tarasima Apparels was awarded as organisation.
Aarong and CP received the highest honour as the local and multinational organisation respectively in the 'Excellence in supply chain finance' category.
Abdul Alim from International Beverage Private Ltd and Tareq Ali Khan from Nestle Bangladesh won the individual award while PHP Family and Berger Paints Bangladesh were recognised as the local and multinational organisation respectively in the 'Excellence in logistics management' category.
The 'Young supply chain talent of the year' award went to Sayed Mohammad Moinuddin Morshedul Alam from BSRM.
The 'Supply chain professional of the year' award was received by Md Shakhawat Hossain as individual from local organisation DBL and Mahmud Hasan Khan as individual from multinational organisation Avery Dennison.
The jury panel included Prof Imran Rahman, special adviser to the Board of Trustees of the University of Liberal Arts; Rupali Chowdhury, managing director of Berger Paints Bangladesh; Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, supply chain director of Nestle Bangladesh Ltd, and SM Khaled, programme manager for regional operations at British American Tobacco Bangladesh.
Kazi M Aminul Isam, executive chairman of the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority, attended the event as the chief guest where Mahbubul Anam, president of the Bangladesh Freight Forwarders Association, and Mominul Islam, managing director and CEO of IPDC Finance, were present.
Naquib Khan, director for corporate affairs at Nestle Bangladesh and president of the Bangladesh Supply Chain Management Society; Ejazur Rahman, CEO-Asia for International Supply Chain Education Alliance, and Shahedul Anam Khan, associate editor of The Daily Star, were also present, at the award ceremony.