At the international Supply Chain Conference organised by PROLOG – Estonian Supply Chain Association, the Supply Chain Performer of the Year was announced for the third time. The title went to Tallinn Airport.
When handing over the award, Tõnis Hintsov, chairman of the board of PROLOG, said that development of supply chains in industry, logistics and trade primarily requires a good infrastructure and access. “It is a pleasure to admit that a public infrastructure company has been so innovative and created an environment for more people and goods. The award of Supply Chain Performer has been given to Tallinn Airport for showing a good direction, and hopefully the development will continue,” Hintsov said.
When receiving the award, Eero Pärgmäe, development manager of Tallinn Airport, promised that the development will definitely continue at the airport. According to him, the airport is a multi-company specializing in logistics, real estate and service provision. It is also a large department store. He pointed out several initiatives planned for the coming year. “Our first topic is process management. If there are 10 standing areas for airplanes at the airport and 10 flights depart per one hour, there is no problem, but this summer we will have 15 flights departing per hour and now things will become interesting – how to manage the process,” Pärgmäe explained the challenge to be faced this year. Secondly, it is planned to considerably develop air cargo transport this year. Thirdly, an aviation cluster has been formed, currently including 10 companies. The cluster handles the whole aviation value chain from education to aircraft repairs and cargo transport.
The Estonian Supply Chain Association gives the title of Supply Chain Performer of the Year to a company or a person who has stood out for innovative approach to their supply chain management or improved the business environment, facilitating increased effectiveness of supply chains. Last year, the award of Supply Chain Performer went to Post11, a daughter company of Omniva organising international e-commerce, who has successfully implemented a logistics concept for transporting e-goods from Asia to Europe. The first award of Supply Chain Performer was given to Tallink Group who reorganised the concept for supplying their vessels on the Baltic Sea by opening a logistics centre, and brought a new ship Megastar to the line, improving the quality of passenger traffic and the transport connection between Estonia and Finland.
Tõnis Hintsov, chairman of the board of PROLOG, hands over the title of Supply Chain Performer of the Year to Eero Pärgmäe, development manager of Tallinn Airport.
Photographer Sander Gering