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The Food & Drink Supply Chain Excellence Award 

This award is open to anyone working in food and drink supply chains across all temperatures, including grocery, supermarket, wholesale, restaurants and on- and off-trade procurement, sourcing and distribution, as well as wholesale and contract caterers and 3PLs or 4PLs working in partnership with such businesses. It will look to recognise techniques, projects or processes; and where supply chains have improved business outcome.

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The Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Excellence Award

This award is open to anyone working in the life sciences, hospital and health and medical devices supply chains, be it procurement, sourcing or distribution, or to 3PLs and 4PLs working in partnership with such organisations. It will look to recognise techniques, projects or processes; and where supply chains have benefitted patient health outcome.

The Manufacturing Supply Chain Excellence Award

This award is open to anyone working in a manufacturing and/ or engineering supply chain. or to 3PLs and 4PLs working in partnership with such companies. It will look to recognise techniques, projects or processes; and where supply chains have benefitted the creation and supply of industrial equipment.

The Public Sector Supply Chain Excellence Award

This award is open to anyone working in public sector supply chains, be it procurement, sourcing, distribution and 3PLs or 4PLs working in partnership with such businesses. It will recognise techniques, projects or processes and where supply chains have improved public services. It will look to recognise techniques, projects or processes; and where supply chains have improved business outcome.

The Retail Supply Chain Excellence Award

This award is open to anyone working in a retail supply chain, from fashion to consumer goods to e-commerce, be it procurement, sourcing, distribution and 3PLs and 4PLs working in partnership with such organisations. It will look to recognise techniques, projects or processes and achievements in an omnichannel environment.

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The Technology Supply Chain Excellence Award

This award is open to anyone working in procurement, sourcing or distribution in hi-technology, telecommunication, electronics supply chains and suppliers and 3PLs and 4PLs working in partnership with any of the above. It will recognise techniques, projects or processes and where supply chains have improved business outcomes.

Supply Chain Categories

The Supply Chain Operations Award

This award recognises projects that demonstrate excellence 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. Entries from 3PLs, integrators and equipment providers are welcome, but should be in partnership with a customer.

 

The Supply Chain Strategy and Design Award

This award recognises excellence in strategic developments in an organisation’s supply chain management and practice that have a quantifiable benefit to the business. Examples could include execution of risk management planning; centralising distribution systems, or large-scale investments in facilities as part of a strategic realignment of a logistics operation. Entries from 3PLs, integrators and equipment providers are welcome, but should be in partnership with a customer.

 

The Supply Chain Visibility Award

This award recognises projects that can demonstrate excellence in supply chain visibility right through the supply chain. Examples could include projects that have improved order processing, inventory, delivery and mitigated potential supply chain disruptions.  Entries from 3PLs, integrators and equipment providers are welcome, but should be in partnership with a customer.

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The Best Use of Robotics

This award recognises projects where an organisation has used robotics to deliver fundamental changes to its logistics and supply chain operations. Examples could include pick and pack robotics or the use of AGVs in a warehouse environment. Entries from 3PLs, integrators and equipment providers are welcome, but should be in partnership with a customer.

NEW : The Customer Service Award

The Customer Service Innovation Award recognises companies setting the standard in delivering exceptional customer experiences through multiple channels, which increasingly encompasses social. This category recognises companies striving to exceed customer expectations, implementing industry-leading standards of service, and looking to innovate their customer experience capabilities.

NEW : The Digital Transformation Award

The Digital Transformation Award is open to businesses that have succeeded in helping their partners evolve their traditional supply chains into connected, smart, and highly efficient supply chain ecosystems. It will recognise the key strategic investments that have proven to bring in solid financial results and help move closer to customers, while at the same time driving operational excellence and ultimately enhancing overall supply chain performance.

The Sustainability Award

This award recognises environmental projects throughout the supply chain that use resources more efficiently and minimise waste. Examples could include industrial property development, improved transport efficiencies, or a reduced use of packaging and plastic in the supply chain. Entries from 3PLs, integrators and equipment providers are welcome, but should be in partnership with a customer.                 

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The Supply Chain Innovation Award

This award recognises projects that demonstrate how an organisation is driving change by the adoption of new, innovative supply chain practices. Entries from 3PLs, integrators and equipment providers are welcome, but should be in partnership with a customer.

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The Urban Logistics Award

This award is open to home delivery and express delivery logistics operations in an urban environment. It will reward projects or changes to business processes that have adapted to the needs of urban logistics, delivering operational, environmental and/ or safety improvements across the business and the wider community. Entries from 3PLs, integrators and equipment providers are welcome, but should be in partnership with a customer.

The Warehouse Initiative Award

This award recognises excellence in warehouse management, incorporating single-site operations or a multi-site strategy. Winning entries will demonstrate improvement in the efficiency of operations, be it through process, strategy and/or the advanced use of technology and/or automation. Entries from 3PLs, integrators and equipment providers are welcome, but should be in partnership with a customer.

People Categories

Team of the Year

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

This award is not directly open for entries. The judges decide the winner by considering all entries across every category.

                                  

Rising Star

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. This award is open to any employee under the age of 30, based in the UK, in the logistics and supply chain sectors.

 

NEW : The Workforce Planning Award

Not only is there an employee shortage in critical areas including drivers, warehousing operatives, and back-office staff, but there is also a digital skills gap that is threatening the growth of businesses in the supply chain sector. The Workforce Planning Award recognises efforts to create a future workforce fit for purpose, mitigate the skills and talent shortages, enhance recruitment and retention, and attract new people into the industry through diversity and inclusion, as well as working with schools and colleges. The Award is open to companies and their partners that have accepted they need to adapt if they are going to succeed in what is a newly shaped, global economy.

Property Categories

NEW: The Property Contribution to Social Impact and Well-Being Award

Property Contribution to Social Impact and Well-Being: Warehouse owners and logistics companies especially are more focused on occupational well-being and social responsibility than ever before, hence the buildings they occupy should be developed as human-centric facilities capable of supporting both business and community transformation. This award is open to any industrial and logistics property agent, developer, investor or occupier that through a programme of innovative development has proven to put people and community first.

NEW: The Property Partner of the Year Award

Demand for industrial and logistics property remains robust and has continued with the enormous growth in online. But competition for well‑located warehouses across the UK has never been greater, with occupier take-up hitting record levels. Given these challenges, entries for the Property Partner of the Year are invited from agents, in the main, but also developers working closely with occupiers on innovative property strategies to support clients’ short-, medium- and long-term business ambitions.

NEW: The Property Contribution to Net Zero Goals Award

With land and energy costs rising, and not enough space to meet demand, efficiency both in terms of use of space and energy consumption is nowadays a prerequisite. This Award is open to property agents, developers, investors or occupiers to put forward projects that show how all stakeholders involved in the planning, construction and use of the building work closely together to meet ambitious sustainability goals.

Transport Categories

NEW: Fleet Innovation of the Year

This award is open to vehicle manufacturers and/or technology suppliers on behalf of a client fleet manager. Many industries rely on fleets, so fleet management is adapting to serve the sector’s needs better. This category will recognise the projects that have embraced digital data and cutting-edge technology to transform fleet management into a more agile, flexible, sustainable and safe operation.

NEW: The Smart Mobility Award

The Smart Mobility category is open to companies and partners that are leveraging technology and innovation to manage multiple forms of transport in more efficient, resilient and sustainable ways, making best use of available capacity, ensuring continuous services despite disruptive incidents and encouraging the take-up of greener options. The connected and autonomous vehicles space, coupled with the digitalising of the retail market, has led to the emergence of new delivery methods, including ground last-mile bots, drones and other green home delivery options. This category therefore recognises those projects that are allowing products to be moved in an efficient, timely and cost-effective way.

NEW: The Clean Transport Award

Clean Transport – With green and sustainable transport practices moving up the business agenda as the effects of climate change become more apparent, vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators must play a leading role in reducing carbon emissions and making transportation and logistics an environment-friendly business. This Clean Transport Award is open to vehicle manufacturers, end-user brands and technology providers to showcase collaborations, technologies and policies aimed to cut carbon emissions, with the ultimate goal of making businesses more sustainable and establishing strategic advantages over the competition.