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Awesome… Amazing… Exhilarating… That’s how winners described the 20th Anniversary Supply Chain Excellence Awards as hundreds of industry professionals got together on Monday night to celebrate all that is best in the industry.

Lucy Porter, host of this year's 20th Anniversary Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

Lucy Porter, host of this year’s 20th Anniversary Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

“Delighted, especially with lots of competition, we’re really proud. And with such a beautiful award…” said Katie O’Leary, CitySprint, on winning the Sourcing & Procurement Award with the BBC.

Argos with Llamasoft won two categories – Supply Chain Strategy and Design and Innovation.

Andy Brown, central operations director at Argos, said: “Having worked with LLamasoft in the past on various projects, we knew they were the right supply chain design technology partner to help us build our own design team and reach our goals. Furthermore we really appreciate this external recognition awarded by a panel of supply chain industry experts. This validates the work of the whole team, who together deserve this accolade.”

Executive director of customer success for Llamasoft EMEA, Phil Gibbs, said:“I am very proud of this achievement. The award is testament to the close working relationship we have with the Argos team. We’re looking forward to continuing to share the value that LLamasoft is providing to Argos and to retailers worldwide.”

Colonel Kirsten Dagless, from the 17 Port& Maritime Regiment RLC (winner of the Logistics and Distribution Award) described the win as “absolutely awesome”.

Vodafone picked up the heavily sought after Technology Award. Reinhard Plaza Bartsch, who is head of SCM supplier management operations said that winning felt “Amazing” and “Brilliant”.

Brett Young, operations director, from Missguided, said achieving the Warehouse Initative Award was “Fantastic”.

And Shilp Janjuha, asset protection specialist, Logistics Management Centre for Thames Water, winner of the Customer Service & Support Awards, said winning was “exhilarating”.

MAN Truck & Bus took the overall winner of the 2016 Supply Chain Excellence Awards with a major strategic initiative that delivered huge benefits in both customer service and inventory performance.

The winners of the 20th Anniversary Supply Chain Excellence Awards were revealed at a glittering ceremony at London’s Park Lane Hilton, hosted by comedian Lucy Porter and attended by supply chain leaders from right across Europe.

MAN Truck & Bus beat off strong competition from Sky, Shell, Telefónica UK, Sightsavers with Crown Agents, and The John Lewis Partnership with Clipper Logistics to take the Overall Award.

Find out who else won here


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