Gordon Colborn of PRTM Management Consultants writes: The 9th annual European Supply Chain Excellence Awards is now open for entry and offers an outstanding opportunity to recognise the progress you have made in improving the performance of your supply chain.
Covering six industry sectors and four special categories, plus the team of the year, the awards are unparalleled in their ability to attract entries from some of Europe’s leading companies, whilst offering the opportunity to everyone to benchmark their performance using PRTM’s Five Core Discipline framework.
Even if you don’t believe that you excel in every dimension of your supply chain, the special award categories allow you to enter on the basis of a set of narrower parameters.
We assess every entry both qualitatively and quantitatively. Our benchmark database is generally acknowledged to be the best in the business and for the industry sector entries we also assess each entry against the five core disciplines that drive superior supply chain performance.
We firmly believe that the best supply chains contribute to competitive advantage. However, we also understand that driving supply chain improvement sometimes feels like a never-ending task.
The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards provide a unique opportunity to not only see how well your supply chain compares with others, but for the finalists and winners provides a fantastic opportunity to recognise the efforts and achievements of your team.
Go on – enter now, you’ve got nothing to lose and an enormous amount to gain!
This year has seen supply chains come under even more intense scrutiny as companies look not only for savings but also for ways to build competitive advantage in more difficult markets. In this environment, The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards have become more important than ever.
We have already had a bumper entry for this year’s awards and we know that there are more working on their entries so we have extended the deadline to Friday 3rd July.
So, if you have not already started the entry process, you now have time – but you will have to move quickly to meet the new deadline.
The entry and judging process is designed to benchmark and reward organisations in Europe that demonstrate measurable superiority within their supply chain operations. This rigorous process gives the Awards an unassailable prestige within the industry that attracts entries from Europe’s leading corporations. But we are not just looking for large organisations – smaller companies are just as capable of displaying supply chain virtuosity.
The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2009 are organised by Supply Chain Standard in partnership with consultancy PRTM. The Awards will be presented at a glittering dinner on 12th November at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel before an audience of more than 450 industry leaders.
To enter you first need to register at the Awards web site. You can then download an entry form and start the entry process. All submissions are held in the strictest confidence.
The awards are split into a number of categories – sector awards covering the key areas of trade and industry, and business process awards that recognise excellence in specific supply chain functions.
Industry Sector Awards
There is a section on the web site with articles on all the current category champions as well as the overall winners.
It’s not long to the deadline so to register and download an entry form, visit the Awards web site: www.supplychainexcellenceawards.com