Hi Tech, Communications and Electronics
Winner: Virgin Media
This category is one of the most fiercely contested in the competition and it was a struggle for the judges to separate the four finalists.
All four shortlisted entries were strong. The entry from IBM centred on its Magellan supply chain transformation projects in the CEE and MEA markets where six key order-to-cash processes and 940 activities were aligned.
20:20 Mobile Group uses KPIs group level to promote the cross-fertilisation of resources and ideas throughout its territories. The judges felt that 20:20 had used the supply chain well to transform its business.
Last year, Virgin Media had gone to great lengths to impress the judges and very nearly won the category. This year, the entry was even stronger. Earlier this year saw the completion of its Velocity transformation programme. The initiative has transformed the supply chain, reducing inventory while driving up operational efficiency and customer service – all achieved through the creation of a new NDC that now brings together distinct supply chains for set top boxes, network equipment, mobile phones and cable into one integrated network. The judges said:?“Virgin Media’s ability to provide significant supply chain support to a rapidly growing business, and the way in which it is able to react with agility to changing demand, makes it a deserving winner.”
» 2020 Mobile Group
» Gigaset Communications GmbH
» IBM Corporation
» Virgin Media
Supply Chain Standard, December 2011