Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Countdown to submit Awards entries

The countdown is on, with a matter of hours left to submit entries for the 2013 European Supply Chain Excellence awards before the judging process starts…

There have already been more than 150 entries for European Supply Chain Excellence Awards making 2013 a bumper year.

The focus of these Awards is on end-user practitioners within Supply Chain, submissions from non-end-users (e.g. 3PLs, 4PLs, consultancies) will be accepted when in partnership with an end-user customer – so if you or your client deserves recognition for outstanding best practice, you should enter this year.

So if you are a provider and want to show how you have helped drive a customer’s success story, there is still time to enter the awards for free.

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

The Awards ceremony will be a sparkling affair at the Park Lane Hilton in London on Wednesday 6th November, where the winners will be recognised and rewarded in front of peers and industry leaders.

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.

In addition, changes to the Special categories 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 be 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.”

Find out more about entering at the web site: