Congratulations to the award winners CEMEX and InstaFreight as well as to the other finalists BASF, Bossard, Schaeffler and Synfioo/SAP who showed innovative and outstanding solutions in the finalist pitches at the EXCHAiNGE conference. CEMEX, a global manufacturer of building materials, has won the Supply Chain Management Award 2018. InstaFreight, the digital freight forwarding company, was honored with the inaugural Smart Supply Chain Solution Award 2018.
The Supply Chain Management Award is given by Strategy&, the strategy consultancy of PwC, and the journal LOGISTIK HEUTE of HUSS-VERLAG, Munich, for the 13 th time. Presiding over this year’s award ceremony is Steffen Bilger MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
The respected Supply Chain Management Award recognizes outstanding and implemented supply chain management concepts that are game-changing for other companies as well. It acknowledges solutions that help improve competitiveness and are game-changing for other companies.
With this year’s competition, we also want to honor supply chain solutions that are still in an early stage of implementation. Therefore, the special prize “Smart Supply Chain Solution” will be awarded for particularly innovative concepts. With this prize, solutions are honored that have the potential to fundamentally change traditional value chains in the future .
BASF, CEMEX, and Schaeffler enter the final round of the Supply Chain Management Award 2018. Bossard, InstaFreight, and Synfioo/SAP are competing as finalists in the Smart Supply Chain Solution Award. The awards ceremonies will take place in Frankfurt on November 21, 2018, during EXCHAiNGE – the Supply Chainers’ Community. For the first time this year, the celebrated international meetup will be held in conjunction with the Hypermotion trade show at Messe Frankfurt.
Congratulations to the entire Gries Deco-team. And congratulations to the other finalists Adidas, Airbus and Covestro. All four finalists presented their outstanding concepts yesterday at the EXCHAiNGE conference.
The mission of the Supply Chain Management Award is to honor companies that have taken a systematic or unconventional approach to optimizing their supply chain.
For the 13th time now, the focus is on unique ideas and unique supply chain managers. The competing concepts feature individual ideas and solutions, implemented in the companies with great persistence and dedication.
The organizers, auditing committee, and members of the jury are
also supply chainers through and through. That’s why they take such pleasure in
creating a platform to celebrate new approaches that seek to manage the growing
complexity of global supply chains.
On November 21, 2018, researchers and practitioners will meet for the 8 th annual Supply Chain Management Award Night to honor innovative projects that optimize the supply chain.
Supply Chain Management Award 2016 Here you see Dr. Bernd Rosenkranz, PERI GmbH, the winner of the Supply Chain Management Award 2016.
The finalists will be invited to present their concepts at the symposium “EXCHAiNGE – The Supply Chainers’ Community” on November 20, 2018.
The jury will be in the audience when the finalists present their solutions to the conference participants. Following the presentations, the jury will Come together immediately in Frankfurt to select the winners of the Supply Chain Management Award 2018 as well as the special prize “Smart Supply Chain Solution 2018”. In addition, all attending supply chain professionals may vote for their favorite Concept.
EXCHAiNGE also offers space for networking, ideas, themes, speakers, and discussion. The conference will take place on the 20th and 21st of November 2ß18 at the Hypermotion in Frankfurt am Main.
The process of evaluating the submissions plays a pivotal role. In
recognition of this significance, the auditing committee is composed of representatives of the trade journal LOGISTIK
HEUTE, and consultants from PWC Management Consulting.
The experts begin by evaluating the submitted entries and
identifying the best ideas. The next step is to visit and
interview the companies with outstanding ideas. Only after all questions have been answered does the committee decide on the finalists. The finalists are invited to present their ideas at EXCHAiNGE – the Supply Chainers’ Community November 20 – 21, 2018 at Hypermotion, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
The winners are chosen live in Frankfurt. The winners of the Supply Chain Management Award 2018 and the special prize “Smart Supply Chain Solution 2018” will be announced as highlight of the Award Night on November 21, 2018. And celebrated.
Both the jury and the organizers are supply chain experts who
possess the necessary expertise. That’s why they are on the lookout for convincing
supply chain concepts – to give them the recognition they deserve and identify
trends for the future.
And that’s why there is no fee or other obligation to apply for the Supply Chain Management Award.
The expert jury is as unique as the concept of the Supply Chain
It complements the auditing committee and is composed of people who
work in the field – supply chain experts in industrial enterprises, academics,
consultants, and representatives of the trade media.
This ensures that all perspectives of the supply chain are represented.
Past applicants have included small and medium-sized businesses as
well as global enterprises.
All the companies have one thing in common: They place a premium on
an optimized supply chain, which is key to their success.
But another critical ingredient is the passion that the supply chainers bring to the table to make their new ideas and challenging concepts come alive.