Joshua Homes, Simone Turner

SCLAA NSW President Joshua Holmes (left) with Asixa CEO Simone Turner at the 2014 ASCL Awards.

At the 2014 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards last night, the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) named Asixa national winner of the 2014 ASCL Supply Chain Management Award for our work in planning, implementing and advising on efficient and effective freight operations for key Victorian charities.

The award is a great credit to the entire Asixa team, who take great pride in their work with Victoria’s Department of Human Services to enhance the transport capabilities of 16 charities state-wide though the Charity Freight Service.

Since 2008, we have worked with not-for-profit groups like the Salvation Army, Red Cross, St Vincent De Paul Society Victoria and Foodbank Victoria to provide a reliable and cost-effective transport service, particularly to rural and regional areas. More than that, we’ve also helped organisations participating in the Charity Freight Service to improve their own supply chains, helping professional operations managers and volunteers alike refine their internal warehousing and transport resources.

While we’re proud of taking the original service from an inefficient and unreliable rail-freight system to an exemplary road freight model, what matters most to everyone at Asixa is that the Charity Freight Service makes a tangible contribution to helping Victorians in need.

For us, it’s just icing on the cake to be recognised for our work with some of Victoria’s most important charities. With accolades from both the SCLAA and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia for our Charity Freight Service work, we’re spurred on to keep growing its capabilities and effectiveness.