Julie McCaffery from Dunipace has won a prestigious ‘Woman of the Year’ award in recognition of her efforts continually improving the logistics services at the Asda Grangemouth and Falkirk distribution centres.
The award was given at the Everywoman in Transport and Logistics ceremony in London, where Julie McCaffery was congratulated for her efforts delivering projects that improved safety and customer service on sites that employ over 1000 colleagues and deliver 3 million cases of products to 79 Asda stores across Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Julie was commended for the way she encouraged and engaged colleagues to work together to deliver improvements. Julie has now started to work on a national basis to drive further improvements across the whole of the Asda estate.
The awards also recognised Julie’s contributions outside the depot. Since 2010, she has worked on a part-time basis as an associate lecturer at the University of West Scotland, delivering the MSc programme to quality management, project management and logistics and distribution students. By sharing her personal and professional experiences, Julie uses her lectures to encourage and inspire students, to venture into the industry.
Commenting on her award win, Julie said, “I’m still in absolute shock, it was such a lovely surprise to be recognised for the job that I do.
“I’m very passionate about my career, and with the Grangemouth and Falkirk depots servicing all stores in Scotland and Northern Ireland it’s important to continuously be looking at ways to improve the running of the sites.
“My favourite part of the job is the colleagues I work with, it’s a real team effort and we all work hard at implementing ideas and solutions to continuously improve Asda’s logistics services.”
For more information on Julie's role and why she was nominated for the award, read her blog here.
June Jones, Senior manager for Asda Logistic Services, spoke about the award win: “We’re all very proud of Julie’s recognition at the everywoman awards, she does a fantastic job of supporting the team to ensure any ideas we have for improving service are followed through and implemented.
"Her enthusiasm and passion for her role and engaging colleagues in improvement activity and ideas is refreshing and delivers fantastic results for colleagues, the depots she works with and Asda."
Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman, comments, “The role models celebrated today, from women excelling at the beginning of their career to those well-established in their journey, are a reflection of the many rewarding opportunities within the transport and logistics industry. We are proud to recognise individuals who are transforming the industry through their tenacity, passion for innovation and commitment to mentoring the next generation”