It’s a privilege…

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It’s a privilege…

One of the great privileges of being editor of Supply Chain Standard is to sit on the judging panel for the European Supply Chain Awards each year.

Many of Europe’s leading companies enter the Awards each year, and as a result, the Awards give a picture not only of the rapid development of supply chain thinking across different industry sectors, but also the tremendous commitment and drive of supply chain professionals.

It’s clear that the tough economic conditions have encouraged companies to look hard at their supply chains. It was clear to the judges that the overall calibre of entries this year has gone up – and that is from a very strong year last year.

It was also apparent that for more and more organisations, supply chain is now a board level issue – and some organisations are also using it as a competitive weapon.

And I think it is a reflection of the maturity of the discipline that supply chain professionals are increasingly looking to engage with other functions within the organisation.

On a personal note, I was struck by the difficulty and danger of the conditions in which some supply chain professionals work.

So who are the winners? Well that will be announced on Tuesday 1st November at a celebration dinner at the Hilton Hotel in London’s Park Lane.

It promises to be a fantastic evening. I look forward to seeing you there.

Your can book your table for the dinner at


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