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The Supply Chain Excellence Awards now in their 22nd year have become the benchmark for supply chain best practice, attracting entries from not only the UK and Europe but all around the world. This year we see new categories including City Logistics Innovation and Robotics Innovation. The same process applies and remember,  these Awards are focused on recognising the achievements of end-user practitioners within supply chain and we can only accept submissions from non-end-users (e.g. 3PLs, 4PLs, consultancies) when in partnership with an end-user customer. If you have any queries, please contact us.

2018 Categories:

SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION AWARD – Sponsored by Flex

Projects that demonstrate how an organisation is driving change by the adoption of new, innovative supply chain practices.

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARD

Projects involving the use of IT, artificial intelligence, or other technology, in a new or innovative way, and that has quantifiable benefits to the operation of the organisation’s supply chain. Examples could include IoT developments, uses of AI in logistics, M2M communications.

TRANSPORT INNOVATION AWARD

Innovation in transport thinking, technology or operations, that has quantifiable benefits to the operation of the organisation’s supply chain.

DELIVERY INNOVATION AWARD

Projects involving new or innovative approaches to solve complex fulfillment problems. This covers home delivery along with other B to C and B to B delivery operations.

AUTOMATION INNOVATION AWARD

Innovations in warehouse automation that have quantifiable benefits to the operation of the organisation’s supply chain.

CITY LOGISTICS INNOVATION AWARD

Innovations designed to improve the efficiency of inner city logistics, reduce congestion, emissions and sound pollution as well as improving the consumer’s experience.

ROBOTICS INNOVATION AWARD

Innovations in robotics that improve logistics operations in terms of and quality efficiency, and demonstrate innovative/forward thinking.

SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY & DESIGN AWARD

Strategic developments in an organisation’s supply chain management and practice that have a quantifiable benefit to the business. Examples could include centralising distribution systems, or large scale investments in facilities as part of a strategic realignment of a logistics operation.

SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS AWARD  – Sponsored by Clipper Logistics

Projects 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 (qualitative and quantitative) the benefits of the project to the Supply Chain.

SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS SME AWARD

(UNDER £50M, 250 EMPLOYEES)

Projects that demonstrate an improvement in the efficiency of a logistics operation. This could involve warehousing, national and international transport by air, sea rail or road – or any combination of these elements. The entry should quantify the benefit of the project to the supply chain.

SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY AWARD – Sponsored by BluJay Solutions

Projects that can demonstrate an improvement in supply chain visibility right through the supply chain.

DEMAND FORECASTING & PLANNING AWARD

Projects that can demonstrate developments in demand forecasting and planning improving the supply chain operations overall.

ETHICAL SUPPLY CHAIN AWARD

Effective CSR initiatives for ethical procurement, labour and environmental sustainability.

CARBON REDUCTION/EMISSION-FREE INITIATIVE AWARD

Initiatives to reduce carbon, as well as other emissions, and demonstrate active engagement in contributing to reaching 2050 goals.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AWARD

Environmental projects to use resources more efficiently and minimise waste. Examples could include recycling, reducing packaging, and reducing the use of plastics in the supply chain.

SOURCING & PROCUREMENT AWARD

Projects to improve the performance of the procurement function through innovation and/or more effective management of the process.

EXTREME LOGISTICS AWARDS

Initiatives that demonstrate logistics excellence in emergency or crisis situations, or challenging environments.

WAREHOUSE INITIATIVE AWARD

Projects that involve warehousing, whether regarding single-site operations or multi-site strategy, which demonstrate an improvement in the efficiency of operations.

SAFETY AWARD

Projects that have resulted in improvements to the supply chain via strategic use of safety programmes.

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SUPPORT AWARD

Projects that can demonstrate an improvement in customer service /support through more effective management of the supply chain. The entry should quantify the benefits of the project to the supply chain.

RISING STAR AWARD

This award is for young people starting their careers in supply chain and logistics who demonstrate enthusiasm, talent and the promise of great things to come.

Candidates can come from all levels within the organisation from apprentices upwards.

TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD

The winning entry will demonstrate the contribution of a high performing team to supply chain success.

OVERALL WINNER

The overall winner will be chosen from the entries in the other categories that best demonstrates the characteristics of high performing supply chains

The entry process is now open, the deadline for entry is 29th June 2018
register to enter for FREE here.