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 Solution Award 2018.
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 14 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 14th 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 27, 2019, researchers and practitioners will meet for the 9 th annual Supply Chain Award Night to honor innovative projects that optimize the supply chain.
The finalists will be invited to present their concepts at the symposium “EXCHAiNGE – The Supply Chainers’ Community” on November 26, 2019.
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 Smart Solution Award 2019. 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 26th and 27st of November 2019 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 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 finalists are invited to present their ideas at EXCHAiNGE – the Supply Chainers’ Community November 26 – 27, 2019 at Hypermotion, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
The winners are chosen live in Frankfurt. The winners of the Supply Chain Management Award 2019 and the Smart Solution Award 2019 will be announced as highlight of the Award Night on November 27, 2019 and celebrated!
The winners of the Supply Chain Management Award 2019 and the Smart Solution Award 2019 will be chosen live at the 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,