GPA named Alliance Award winner


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The Georgia Ports Authority was named a winner of the 2015 Alliance Award for its collaboration with Birdsong Peanuts and Cordele Intermodal Services.

 Accepting the award were Sally Wells, corporate logistics manager for Birdsong Peanuts; Jonathan Lafevers, president of Cordele Intermodal Services; and Bill Barrs, regional sales manager for Georgia Ports Authority.

An annual celebration of supply chain collaboration and innovation at the highest level, the Alliance Awards are sponsored by Logistics Management and SMC³. The awards were presented on the first day of SMC³’s Jump Start 2016 conference.

 The Alliance Awards recognize how shippers and their service providers work together to overcome challenges to critical components of their unique supply chains. Winners are singled out for their ability to effectively solve challenges through innovative, measurable means. Qualified entries comprised a collaborative effort of three or more partners, with at least one of those members being a shipper.

Other winners this year were:

·     Schneider, Dow, Estes Express Lines, XPO Logistics, and Day & Ross

·     Unyson Logistics, Hub Group, and Ascena Retail Group, Inc.