Supply Chain Distinction Awards - Rewarding Europe

Supply Chain Distinction Awards - Rewarding Europe's Leading Supply Chain Innovators

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Supply Chain Distinction Awards - Rewarding Europe's Leading Supply Chain Innovators PR Newswire BERLIN, July 2, 2012 BERLIN, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- th thThe 5 Annual Supply Chain Distinction Awards on Wednesday 20 June 2012, was attended by over 400 supply chain, logistics, distribution and procurement experts from over 200 leading manufacturing companies from in and around Europe. The awards were created to celebrate the achievements at the highest strategic levels of supply chain management, across six disciplines. Research conducted showed that the industry lacked awards that rewarded companies who were pioneering new initiatives to enhance and rejuvenate the effectiveness of their supply chain strategies. Out of this insight the Supply Chain Distinction Awards were launched. Established five years ago, the awards are now well known as the biggest networking event of its kind. Leading manufacturers from the region congregated and utilised the awards, as a benchmark for validating the generation and adaptations required to their current supply chain strategies. The success of the awards is a testimony to the energy and dynamism of the supply chain industry.

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Supply Chain Distinction Awards - Rewarding
Europe's Leading Supply Chain Innovators
PR Newswire
BERLIN, July 2, 2012
BERLIN
,
July 2, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
The 5
th
Annual Supply Chain Distinction Awards on Wednesday 20
th
June 2012
,
was attended by over 400 supply chain, logistics, distribution and procurement
experts from over 200 leading manufacturing companies from in and around
Europe
.
The awards were created to celebrate the achievements at the highest
strategic levels of supply chain management, across six disciplines. Research
conducted showed that the industry lacked awards that rewarded companies
who were pioneering new initiatives to enhance and rejuvenate the
effectiveness of their supply chain strategies. Out of this insight the Supply
Chain Distinction Awards were launched.
Established five years ago, the awards are now well known as the biggest
networking event of its kind. Leading manufacturers from the region
congregated and utilised the awards, as a benchmark for validating the
generation and adaptations required to their current supply chain strategies.
The success of the awards is a testimony to the energy and dynamism of the
supply chain industry.
The ceremony was held at the Maritim Hotel
Berlin, Germany
and was hosted
with great enthusiasm by Douglas Kent, Director, Supply Chain Council who
announced the following winners:
Boots UK
Operational Excellence Award
BorgWarner BERU Systems GmbH
Supply Chain Innovation Award
PrimeRevenue, Inc.
Best Value Chain Solutions Provider
Compañía Cervecera de Canaria
Best Collaborative Practice Award
Premier Foods
Green Supply Chain Award
IBM
Technology Award
What made this year's awards so special is the volume of nominations that
were received. This led to a diverse range of both youthful and more
established companies shortlisted, and helped spur the electric atmosphere on
the night. But further highlighted the true reflection of where leading
developments in the market are being driven.
The attendees enjoyed live entertainment from The Royal Jazz Band, followed
by a three course gala dinner in three hours of peer-to-peer networking.
Entry highlights
Our judges had a tougher job than ever this year deciding upon category
winners. Exclusive insight from the judging panel on a few of the award
winning entries, include:
Operational Excellence Award - Boots UK
"Boots UK demonstrated excellent results driven by strong partnerships. This
entry is a great example of a company that has streamlined its activity, whilst
improving sustainability." - Robert Handfield, Bank of America University
Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, NC State University
Green Supply Chain Award - Premier Foods
"Premier Foods' sustainability programme is an outstanding example of a green
Supply Chain. It embodies green throughout all Supply Chain levels whilst saving
the company significant costs in energy usage." - Dr Andrew Palmer, Honorary
Research Fellow, Heriot Watt University
Supply Chain Technology Award - IBM
"IBM recognises the importance of perfect order fulfilment. They have
addressed the challenges associated with establishing the predictive
capabilities, required through the connectivity and common data requirements!
Great problem solving." - Dr Andrew Palmer, Honorary Research Fellow, Heriot
Watt University
Full information on all the shortlisted entries, including those who won awards,
can be seen at http://www.supplychainawards.com/categories.asp.
Event Facts and Figures
Now in its fifth year,
The Supply Chain Distinction Awards
are the leading
independent rewarding body for the supply chain and logistics industry
The awards rewarded excellence in supply chain management across 6
disciplines
, including; operational excellence, best value chain, green supply chain
and supply chain technology
400 European supply chain, logistics, distribution and procurement experts
attended the ceremony
Visit
http://www.supplychainawards.com
for more information
About World Trade Group
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Operating within the sectors of energy, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage,
manufacturing and supply chain and HR. We organise and run some of the
leading annual business events, bringing together senior executives from world
class organisations for a unique blend of knowledge sharing, networking and
deal making.
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Notes to Editors:
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with us as a media partner for this event please contact:
Jessica Archer
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