Deadline looms for Awards entries

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Time is running out to enter the Supply Chain Excellence Awards – the deadline for entries is tomorrow –  Friday 13th July.

Rapid change in the global retail and manufacturing environment is driving developments in supply chain. And in parallel with that the Awards have an increased focus on innovation, in terms of both strategy and technology. New innovation categories this year include City Logistics, Robotics, Technology, Transport, Automation, and Delivery.

Award winners will be revealed on 6th November at a glittering ceremony at London’s Park Lane Hilton attended by hundreds of supply chain leaders from right across Europe.

Since they were launched in 1997 the Awards have become the benchmark for supply chain best practice, attracting entries not only from the UK and Europe but all around the world.

The 2017 Supply Chain Excellence Awards saw strong competition for the Overall Winner’s crown between McVities Carlisle, Severn Trent, Turkcell, Elval, Euro Car Parts and Lesara. Ultimately it was Severn Trent that got the judge’s vote.

The 2018 Awards are sponsored by global supply chain leaders.

Clipper Logistics is sponsoring for the Supply Chain Operations Award. Clipper was founded in 1997 and since then has been a leader in retail logistics for more than two decades. It currently operates in over 44 sites within the UK and Europe, working with retailers such as John Lewis, ASOS, and Superdry.

The award for Supply Chain Operations Award will seek out projects that that demonstrate an improvement in the efficiency of a supply chain operation. This could involve warehousing, national and international transport by air, sea, rail or road – or any combination of these elements. The entry should evidence the benefits of the project to the Supply Chain.

Global supply chain software provider BluJay Solutions is the sponsor for the Supply Chain Visibility award.

BluJay’s Global Trade Network services 7,500 customers in over 100 countries. The company provides supply chain software and services to the world’s top retailers, manufacturers, distributors, freight forwarders, and logistics service providers as it connects them with more than 40,000 all over the world.

The Supply Chain Visibility award entries will be projects that can demonstrate an improvement in supply chain visibility right through the supply chain. Other award categories include Demand Forecasting & Planning Award and the Supply Chain Strategy & Design Award.

Flex, a global leader in design, manufacturing, distribution, and aftermarket services, is sponsoring the Supply Chain Innovation category in the Awards. Flex has more than 100 sites in 30 countries, and puts innovation at the heart of its strategy.

The Supply Chain Innovation Award is designed to highlight projects that demonstrate how an organisation is driving change by the adoption of new, innovative supply chain practices.

Full details here.

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