TT Club sponsors 2024 Young Supply Chain Award

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TT Club aims to encourage career development in cargo security and enhance resilience in the supply chain.

To enter, applicants must submit a 1,500-word submission on an innovative cargo security or supply chain resilience initiative they have developed or contributed significantly. The potential focus areas are a creative solution to a current security concern or an experience of cargo loss that has been overcome practically. Additionally, addressing an emerging new trend in security risk could be offered up.

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Entries must be submitted before the closing deadline of 19 April 2024¹, and the winner will be notified by 1 May to ensure they can attend TT at TAPA EMEA’s Annual Conference in Amsterdam on 12 and 13 June to receive their Award. Entries will be judged on the originality and complexity of their solution, as well as how innovative and successful it is in improving supply chain resilience for the applicants’ companies or clients.

“We wish to identify, inspire and reward young talent in the industry, encouraging them to continue to innovate and communicate with their peers to strive for greater security throughout the supply chain sector,” said Mike Yarwood, TT’s Managing Director of Loss Prevention. “We are extremely proud to continue our sponsorship of this Award; last year’s inaugural award was a great success and attracted several bright young minds from the industry to showcase their respective security solutions.”

Sjef Boekestijn of Boekestijn Transport Service won the 2023 Award for his entry on creating a new automated security auditing tool linked to clients’ Standard Operating Procedures. Boekestijn Transport is domiciled in the Netherlands, and Sjef is based in Poznan, Poland. He was welcomed to London as part of his award prize, where he presented his solution to TT colleagues.

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Underlining the importance of the partnership between TAPA EMEA and TT Club, Thorsten Neumann, the former President & CEO, said, “It is important for every industry to nurture the next generation of leaders. The business focus on supply chain resilience and cargo security has never been greater, with the world facing economic, geopolitical, health and environmental challenges and disruptions and the now well-established and growing threat of cargo crime. This award allows individuals in our industry to earn an achievement they can carry forward in their careers. I ask senior managers in our membership to encourage their outstanding young professionals to participate in this year’s award.”

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