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Division Report

Gary Pearce - ACT/SNW President Friday 17 November was the Annual ASCLA Awards Dinner held at Luna Park Sydney. This year National Mailing and Marketing, a member of the ACT and Southern NSW Division, were the winners of the Supply Chain Management Award. Being up against some high profile national and international companies, General Manager Dennis Ogden was extremely surprised when NMM were announced as this year’s winner. Following on from last year’s High Commendation in the Training, Education & Development category, National Mailing again competed with the very best organisations in the country. While extremely surprised and honoured to accept the award on behalf of the company’s Directors, Management and Staff, Dennis stated that National Mailing and Marketing were also very proud to be representing the ACT and Southern NSW Division for a second year. On the 26th of October the ACT and Southern NSW Division held another site visit, this time at TNT’s depot in Hume. For those local members who did not attend, you missed a very good presentation from Wayne Farnhill, TNT’s Cluster Manager NSWSouth, followed by a tour of the facility.

Dennis Ogden (General Manager, National Mailing and Marketing) (left) accepting the 2017 Supply Chain Management award

The TNT depot at Hume was purpose built in 2008. TNT moved into the site in November of that year, and now operate some 32 vehicles covering everything from small vans to 8 tonne trucks with tail lifts. TNT’s Hume depot services all of Canberra, Yass, Bungendore, Braidwood, Cooma, the Alpine districts and surrounding regions, utilising TNT company vehicles and subcontracted agents. TNT’s Canberra depot has a next day road service to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and also to most NSW regional and country areas. They are the preferred transport partrner for one of our corporate members, who hold them in very high regard. Many of you would be aware that TNT has recently been acquired by FedEx. The merger adds to the already impressive portfolio of regions that FedEx services. Being a long term “TNT man”, Wayne stated that it may take him a while to get used to the new corporate colours, but is looking forward to new challenges and opportunities available. Thought for the day:

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” (Helen Keller)

Wayne Farnhill (left) receiving the Certificate of Appreciation from Gary Pearce, SCLAA President ACT and Southern NSW Division

SCLAA Newsletter December 2017  
SCLAA Newsletter December 2017