The world's leading household appliance manufacturer Electrolux has won the Supply Chain Management Award for 2020. The award was presented for the 15 th year by Strategy&, the global strategy consulting team at PwC, and by the industry trade journal LOGISTIK HEUTE, a publication of HUSS-VERLAG in Munich. The Smart Solution Award, presented for the third year in 2020, was given to Schubert Additive Solutions.
The Supply Chain Management Award is given by Strategy& and PwC, the strategy consultancy of PwC, and the journal LOGISTIK HEUTE of HUSS-VERLAG, Munich, for the 16 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.
The Smart Solution Award, first presented in 2018, honors supply chain solutions that are still in an early stage of implementation.
Therefore, the Smart Solution Award is awarded for particularly innovative concepts. With this prize, solutions are honored that have the potential to fundamentally change traditional value chains in the future .
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 16th 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 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 Strategy& and PwC.
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
does the committee decide on the finalists.
The most convincing candidates meet online on November 16 for the finalist pitches. In the final round, the companies will present their concepts live to the jury.
At the awards ceremony, which will take place on November 18, the curtain will be raised: Who is the winner of the Supply Chain Management Award and who will receive the Smart Solution Award this year?
The winners will be officially honored at the awards ceremony for their winning concepts. The event participants and the winners can also look forward to an exciting keynote speech, speakers and an exchange of ideas within the supply chain community.
The winners of the Supply Chain Management Award 2021 and the Smart Solution Award 2021 will be chosen live at the online event. And in a one-of-a-kind twist, all the experts in attendance can add their votes as well. The results are then passed to the jury, which deliberates right then and there.
The expert jury is as unique as the concept of the Supply Chain Awards.
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.
Dr. Patric Spethmann,
Gries Deco Company GmbH / DEPOT
Dr. Bernd Rosenkranz,