It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in Europe. The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2015 are now open for entries.
The Awards are the gold standard of supply chain achievement and winners include some of Europe’s leading companies such as Vodafone, BASF, Danone Baby Nutrition and GlaxoSmithKline.
The winners of the 2015 Awards will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Wednesday 5th November.
This year the Awards will have a strong focus on innovation with a new Innovation category – and, for this award particularly the judges will be giving as much weight to the approach as the end result.
The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards are organised by Supply Chain Standard in association with PwC.
In 2014, the overall winner was British Gas, which fought off strong competition from Infineon Technologies, Kimberley Clark with Unipart Logistics, Sky Deutschland, John Lewis plc with KNAPP AG, and World Food Programme.
The Individual Contribution award went to Richard Hunt CBE, chairman of the London Ambulance Service. “I am rarely surprised,” said Hunt. “But this has truly surprised me, catching me off guard. It is a humbling experience.”
John Lewis in partnership with Knapp won two Awards: Retail and E-tail, and Warehouse Initiative. John Munnelly, head of operations at Magna Park, said: “It is a pleasure to achieve the double win,” said Munnelly. “I am picking this Award up on behalf of a fantastic team at John Lewis, and for the strong collaborative effort alongside Knapp.”
There were a record number of entries last year – and 72 companies made it to the final stage of the awards judging.
What makes the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards special is the stringent process to analyse supply chain performance. Our judging team is made up of senior industry figures who bring years of experience to bear. Shortlisted companies are asked to make presentations to our judges and face detail questioning from panel members.
It’s a uniquely exhaustive process that makes the Awards uniquely worth winning.