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It’s time to have your say in the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards. Voting is now open for the Individual Achievement Award.

We have four outstanding nominees for the award this year: Hans Ehm of Infineon Technologies; Professor Richard Wilding of Cranfield School of Management; Ruediger Hagedorn of The Consumer Goods Forum; and Alastair Mitchell of Systagenix Wound Management.

Whoever takes the Award will be in illustrious company. Past winners include: Lawrence Christensen of Sainsbury’s; Peter Surtees of Kimberly-Clark; John Allan of DHL; and Klaus-Michael Kuehne of Kuehne + Nagel

Alastair Mitchell
Systagenix Wound Management is a spin-off of Johnson & Johnson. Alastair Mitchell was appointed supply chain director responsible for establishing an independent global distribution network of hubs worldwide servicing some 100 markets, while focused on successfully delivering improved customer service levels.

Professor Richard Wilding
Professor Wilding is one of the most active academic promoters of the supply chain management field. At Cranfield he has helped develop the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management into a leading centre of excellence. He also works with European and international companies on logistics and supply chain projects in all sectors including pharmaceutical, retail, automotive, high tech FMCG and professional services. He has pioneered the use of social media in disseminating supply chain concepts – including use of LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, podcasts and videos on YourTechTV. He is an executive committee member of Leaders in Supply Chain UK and the CILT UK’s Logistics Research Network.

Hans Ehm
Hans Ehm is the principal of logistics systems at semiconducor giant Infineon Technologies, the overall winner in the 2007 Awards. In over 20 years in the semiconductor industry Hans Ehm has had many managing and consulting positions at wafer fabrication, assembly and test and for global supply chains. He is a board member of camLine Holding, an IT company for supply and quality chains. He has led governmental-supported projects on national and international levels in the context of IT, semiconductor manufacturing and supply chains. He also teaches supply chain at universities, and initiated with the University of Limerick a long distance diploma programme on supply chain. This is currently running with students from Austria, China, Germany, Ireland and Singapore.

Ehm is also a member of the European leadership team of the Supply Chain Council and speaks frequently at conferences on supply chain topics.

Ruediger Hagedorn
Ruediger Hagedorn is senior business consultant at The Consumer Goods Forum and is currently managing and moderating: The Global Upstream Supply Initiative (GUSI); The 2016 Future Supply Chain Platform; and the Consumer Goods Forum Global Scorecard Project.

Ruediger is a multi-lingual specialist in operation research and has 15 years of supply chain and international process standards development experience with MABEG, L’Or&eal, Roche Diagnostics, ECR/GS1 Germany, The Global Commerce Initiative and The Consumer Goods Forum.

Some 60 companies have made the shortlist for the Awards this year reflecting the fact that yet again we have had some outstanding entries.

The Awards are organised by Supply Chain Standard in partnership with consultants PRTM. Each finalist will now be asked to make a presentation to the panel of judges. It is this stringent judging process which focuses on performance against five core disciplines of supply chain, that gives the Awards their extra cachet.

The Awards are presented at a  glittering dinner at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel before an audience of    more than 500 industry leaders. This   year the dinner will take place on Thursday 18th November hosted by comedian Rufus Hound.

To vote for the Individual Achievement Award go to the Awards web site:


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