Entries for the upcoming 21st Anniversary of the Supply Chain Excellence awards are now open – do you have what it takes to take home the trophy for overall winner? Last year saw MAN Truck & Bus triumph when it beat off stiff competition for the Automotive, Demand Forecasting & Planning and overall winner category.
MAN Truck & Bus’ entry concerned a bold strategic initiative that was centred on the company’s extensive spare-parts supply chain, and that was to test the very nature of the relationship between the manufacturer and its dealership network. The new way of working would require the highest levels of trust in the manufacturers service parts planning capabilities – in effect, MAN would manage the inventory held within the dealerships. The idea was to reduce the ‘bullwhip effect’ across the spare parts supply chain by gathering big data volumes from all the locations involved and creating a holistic view of inventory needs.
They came up against stiff competition from McLaren with CEVA Logistics, but in the end it was MAN who stole the show.
In its 21st year, the Supply Chain Excellence awards sets a precedent for the industry. Its stringent judging process, where supply chain performance is analysed in detail, makes it a very special and renowned event.
Those who are lucky enough to be shortlisted will make a presentation to our set of judges, as well as face detailed questioning from a panel. It is an exhaustive process that truly makes the awards worth winning.
The event itself will be held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Tuesday 14th November 2017, where the winners will be revealed at a dazzling ceremony. Expect a delicious three-course meal and networking opportunities.