Application process for the Supply Chain Awards

1 start of application period

February 2019

The Supply Chain Management Award is open to manufacturers that have taken a systematic or unconventional approach to optimizing their supply chain.

2 application deadline

July 15, 2019

We look forward to receiving your application in English or German. The manuscript must be unpublished and must not have been used for any other competition. All applications completed and submitted by July 15, 2019, will be included in the selection process. Please send any questions about the application process to

3 announcement of shortlist

August 15, 2019

All applications submitted will be reviewed according to established criteria by August 15, 2019. The best concepts will be selected for company audits.

4 Company audits

August 1 - September 5, 2019

In the next step, experienced supply chain experts from Strategy& and PwC will visit those companies with the best submitted concepts. The submitted supply chain solutions will be discussed on site.

5 announcement of finalists

September 16, 2019

The finalists will be selected and announced. These companies will be invited to present their concepts at the symposium “EXCHAiNGE – The Supply Chainers’ Community” on November 26, 2019.

6 Live presentation of finalists

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 2019 as well as the Smart Solution Award 2019. In addition, all attending supply chain professionals may vote for their favorite concept.

7 Awards ceremony

November 27, 2019

The most convincing concepts have been selected. The winners of the Supply Chain Management Award 2019 and the Smart Solution Award 2019 will be announced as highlight of the Award Night - and celebrated!


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