July 1, 2022
It was a time of ambiguity and the unknown when the COVID-19 virus shut down many countries and lockdowns were imposed. Although we are still feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were so many difficult scenarios that impacted supply chains throughout the world. Many airlines stopped flying, labor shortages and managing restrictions for protection were just a few of the difficulties supply chain teams faced on a day-to-day basis.
Essential workers in the supply chain faced daily challenges of meeting the needs of clients and communities to deliver cargo such as medical equipment and PPE to support communities to cope with the influx in demand. Entering facilities with a deadly virus rampaging throughout the world, whilst others stayed at home, required an incredible amount of determination and self-discipline.
Each and every day, Crane Worldwide's essential workers managed extraordinary circumstances to overcome these supply chain challenges. Working in warehouses and managing incoming and outgoing freight whilst adhering to social distancing measures to protect themselves and their families was no easy feat.
Yesterday, in Ireland, Crane Worldwide's front-line team were awarded the Operations Excellence awardfor the work that was completed during the COVID-19 crisis. From managing final mile deliveries of ventilators in Ireland to managing inbound shipments of batteries from China to support the increase in medical equipment being manufactured, the team went above and beyond in unprecedented circumstances. You can read an example here.
"This is no ordinary award", comments Jason Stretton, Regional Vice President EMEA at Crane Worldwide Logistics, "This reflects the dedication of our staff across the region and globally, but also our many partners, who stood on the front line together with us, day after day to keep supply chains moving in our communities throughout the Covid crisis", he adds.
Congratulations to the team in Ireland and to all the finalists. The outstanding service you provided during this very difficult period is sincerely appreciated.