Sunday 17th Feb 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Extreme trophy up for grabs

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Disaster response, aid provision and military support, all require able-bodied providers to supply their logistics needs. Do you have what it takes to not only work in these environs, but to win the European Supply Chain Excellence Award for Extreme Logistics?

Last year, the UN’s World Food Programme fended off strong competition from the Permanent Joint Headquarters, the Royal Logistics Corp and Evolution Time Critical to walk away with the prize.

Reaching more than 80 million people with food assistance in over 75 countries every year, the World Food Programme’s supply chain is paramount in fulfilling its humanitarian mandate of eradicating hunger in all its forms.

Supply chain management in the World Food Programme is an end-to-end process covering all functions and processes starting with planning, followed by sourcing, and all the way to delivery. The supply chain management functions tie into the World Food Programme’s design and mobilisation of resources upstream; implementation of programmes, monitoring and evaluation downstream. And it was both the effectiveness and high targets achieved that led the judges to crown it the winner.

With the deadline (12 June) fast approaching, there is no better time than now to enter this year’s awards.

The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards are organised by Supply Chain Standard in association with PwC.

They are the gold standard of supply chain achievement and overall winners include some of Europe’s leading companies such as Vodafone, BASF, Danone Baby Nutrition and GlaxoSmithKline.

The winners of the 2015 Awards will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday, 16th November.

There were a record number of entries last year – and 72 companies made it to the final stage of the awards judging.

What makes the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards special is the stringent process to analyse supply chain performance. Our judging team is made up of senior industry figures who bring years of experience to bear. Shortlisted companies are asked to make presentations to our judges and face detail questioning from panel members.

It’s a uniquely exhaustive process that makes the Awards uniquely worth winning.

You can find full entry details at the Awards web site: