The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards in association with PwC have been updated for 2013, to better reflect the changing needs of the industry across sectors, including brand new Awards for this year.
Please note that the focus of these Awards is on 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.
These Awards recognise excellence in organisation and management of a complete Supply Chain
• Automotive, Aerospace & Defence
Updated for 2013 – For manufacturers of cars and commercial vehicles, aircraft
• Consumer Products
For manufacturers and suppliers of consumer goods from food to fashion, tools
• Energy, Utilities & Transport
Updated for 2013 – For organisations providing electricity, water, gas or
• Health & Pharmaceuticals
New for 2013 – For organisations within the product supply side of the
• Hi Tech, Communications & Electronics
healthcare and pharmaceuticals industries.
For telecoms and manufacturers of electronics goods, such as mobile
• Process Engineering
telephones, computers, televisions and hi-tech equipment.
(e.g. chemicals, oil and gas)
New for 2013 – For organisations within chemical, petrochemical,
• Public & Third Sectors
mineral processing, advanced material, food and biotechnological industries.
Updated for 2013 – For health authorities, hospitals, Government bodies
and departments, civil service, local authorities, charities and NGOs.
• Retail & E-Tail
Updated for 2013 – For supply chains including major multiples, department
stores and online retailers covering grocery, fashion, hardware, electronics and
The Awards recognise excellence in the implementation of a specific project
• Customer Service & Support
For projects that can demonstrate an improvement in customer service and
support through more effective management of the supply chain.
New for 2013 - For projects that demonstrate how an organisation is
• Environmental Improvement
driving improvement by the adoption of electronic fulfilment practices.
Updated for 2013 – For projects that have reduced carbon footprints,
• Logistics & Distribution
used resources more efficiently and/or minimised waste to the benefit of the
For projects that involve warehousing, national and/or international
• Sourcing & Procurement
transport by air, sea rail or road which demonstrate an improvement in
the efficiency of operations.
For projects that have improved the performance of the procurement
function through innovation and/or more effective management of
• Supply Chain Operations
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New for 2013 – For projects that evidence improvement in the supply
• Supply Chain Strategy & Design
chain operations of an organisation.
New for 2013 – For projects that demonstrate benefits to the supply
chain through strategic developments in an organisation’s operations
design, management and practice.
(e.g. use of data, smart devices, etc.)
Updated for 2013 – For projects where the use of technology has had
direct and quantifiable benefit to the supply chain.
• Training & Professional Development
For projects that have resulted in improvements to the supply chain via
strategic use of training and development programmes.
These Awards cannot be entered, though we may ask for nominations in some cases
To recognise an individual working within supply chain who has personally
• Rising Star
been responsible for some of the most impressive achievements over the
past 12 months.
New for 2013 – To recognise someone who is increasingly setting the
• Best 3PL
supply chain world alight with their work but would otherwise not
New for 2013 – To recognise the benefits provided by a 3PL in improving
a client’s supply chain. Restricted to 3PLs who have entered one of the
Industry Sector categories with a client. This would come from a combination
of nominations from our customers as well as from the judges.
• Team of the Year
To recognise a team who has worked together to the benefit of the supply chain.
• Best SME
New for 2013 – To recognise an entry from a company that is extra special
• Overall Winner
given the size of the organisation, restricted to organisations with up to
To recognise one entrant as the outstanding practitioner within supply chain.
This would come from the winners of the Industry Sector awards and would
be decided by the final judging panel.
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