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The winners of the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2011 were revealed at a glittering ceremony in London in November.

BASF has taken the Overall Winner prize at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2011, after securing the Automotive, Aerospace and Industrial Award earlier in the evening.

Arno Bingemann, vice president planning processes at BASF, who collected the Awards, proclaimed: “It’s a great honour.” He said: “I’m a representative of 800 people who have worked very hard for three years to change the company and globally harmonise processes. It makes us proud that the project was so successful and to be awarded for our hard work.”

Industry leader Alan Waller, who took over as international president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport earlier this year, was rewarded for his commitment to industry with the Individual Contribution Award.

“I’m overwhelmed,” he said. “This is for all the networks I work with, this is collaboration in action.”

The Awards, which are organised Supply Chain Standard in partnership with PwC’s PRTM Management Consulting, were presented at a glittering dinner at the Hilton Park Lane.

The winners:

Overall Winner

Automotive, Aerospace & Industrial
With special commendation for Sandvik Tooling

Consumer Products
Danone Waters UK & Ireland

Hi Tech, Communications & Electronics
Virgin Media

Public Sector, Services & Utilities
Aircraft Carrier Alliance in partnership with Wincanton

Travis Perkins
With special commendation for EAT in partnership with Gist, and Hotel Chocolat

Contribution to Environmental Improvement – Climate Change

Contribution to Environmental Improvement – Recycling
Spirit Pub Company

Customer Service & Support
Dixons Retail
With special commendation for Coca-Cola Enterprises

Logistics & Distribution Operations
RS Components

Logistics Strategy
Coca-Cola Enterprises
With special commendation for Henkel

Sourcing & Procurement

Innovation in use of Technology

Innovation in Supply Chain Practice
Ministry of Defence
With special commendation for Vodafone

Innovation in Fulfilment
BT Supply Chain

Training & Professional Development
Fritz Institute in partnership with CILT (UK) and LLA

Individual Contribution
Alan Waller

Team of the Year
Shepherd Neame

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