The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards, organised by Supply Chain Standard in partnership with PRTM, have attracted a bumper crop of entries – both in number and in quality.
And that means that the process of picking out those that deserve to be shortlisted has been both exciting and extremely challenging.
Entries have come from all over Europe. As you would expect, they include many international blue chip names particularly in leading edge business sectors.
But it is also encouraging to see that there have also been strong entries from smaller organisations and the public sector.
This reflects the growing recognition by companies of the importance of supply chain. It is becoming increasingly clear that those organisations that have got their supply chain strategies right, are coping better with the economic downturn and will be better positioned to take advantage of the recover when it comes.
Given this level of focus, it is not surprising that a record number of organisations have made the shortlist – almost 60 are going through to the next stage.
Getting through to this stage is a real achievement so all those that have made it to the shortlist companies deserve to be congratulated.
The shortlisted entrants will go through to the next stage which involves face to face meeting at which they will be questioned by the panel of judges.
It’s a tough challenge – but it is the exhaustive process of the judging that makes these awards so prestigious.