Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Get set for the 2013 European Supply Chain Excellence Awards

Can you compete with the best supply chains in Europe? The 2013 European Supply Chain Excellence Awards are now open for entries.

The Awards are the gold standard of supply chain achievement and winners include some of Europe’s leading companies such as Vodafone, BASF, Danone and GlaxoSmithKline.

The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards are organised by Supply Chain Standard and are unique in the depth of analysis involved in the judging process, which in turn makes them uniquely worth winning.

The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony the Park Lane Hilton in London on Wednesday 6th November.

For 2013 we have put more focus on the Industry Sector Awards, which look at performance right across a supply chain. We have increased the number of categories from five to eight. There is also a new “Best 3PL” award associated with the Industry Sector Awards.

We have also made changes to the Special categories to put more focus on key supply chain disciplines. Rather than a separate “innovation” category more emphasis has been put on innovation in all the Special categories.

We have introduced a number of new Awards, including “Rising Star” to recognise someone who is increasingly setting the supply chain world alight with their work but would otherwise not be recognised as a known quantity. There will also an Award for Small and Medium sized Enterprises – to recognise an entry from a company that is extra special given the size of the organisation.

The 2012 awards broke all records – more entries, and more companies making it to the shortlist than ever before reflecting the strength of the entries. And comedian Ed Byrne presented the Awards in front of an audience of some 550 industry leaders.

Danone Baby Nutrition took the top prize in the 2012 European Supply Chain Excellence Awards in partnership with PwC beating off stiff competition from JCB, Nokia Siemens Networks, British Gas, and Boots. Announcing the winner, Johnathon Marshall, partner at PwC, told guests: “In the end there was one organisation that stood out when we looked across all five core disciplines. This organisation follows in the footsteps of our previous winners in demonstrating how the supply chain can be used to create genuine competitive advantage.”