Benchmarks – March/April 2011

by Array


  • The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) has certified Kenco Logistic Services LLC’s Whirlpool Corporation distribution centre in Orlando, Florida. Being a WERC certified facility means an independent third party has conducted a facility inspection and process assessment. The program is voluntary and certifies an individual warehouse facility’s capabilities and its ability to perform core warehousing functions.
  • Lufthansa Cargo presented its Cargo Climate Care Award, worth 16,000 Euros, to young researchers, customers and staff for innovative ideas aimed at making airfreight more climate-friendly. This is the second time the company has presented the award at its environmental conference in Frankfurt. This year’s winners included: Austria-based cargo-partner GmbH, which won the customer category; Bernd Oberwinkler from the Montanuniversitat Leoben, who won the aircraft technology category; and Lucas Burgey, Joseph Geier and Erwin Kober from the industrial engineering faculty at Munich University, who won first prize in the logistics category.
  • DSC Logistics, an integrated logistics and supply chain management company based in Illinois, has won Kellogg Company’s Top Gun Award for the fourth time. The award is Kellogg Company’s highest honour, given to third-party logistics providers. It recognizes excellence in service, cost, quality and innovation in the retail category. Winning first place for the 2010 Top Gun were DSC’s Atlanta/Atlanta Annex Logistics Centers. DSC’s Logistics Centers in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and West Jefferson, Ohio, finished second and third.
  • The Panama Maritime Authority has awarded the Panama Maritime Green Shipping Award to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL). The award recognizes companies that are outstanding performers based on several criteria, including: developing environmental security and protection plans on an international, regional and/or national level; implementing technology to reduce maritime and atmospheric contamination; and establishing emergency strategies. WWL provides global shipping and logistics solutions for car, truck and heavy equipment manufacturers and specialized cargo.