The Supply Chain Council, a global not-for-profit management association, has announced the winners of its 2012 Global Supply Chain Excellence Awards. The winners in three categories were:
- Philip Morris Limited, winner of the Global Supply Chain Operational Excellence Award.
- Universidade Estadual de Campinas/LALT winner of the Global Academic Advancement Award.
- SAP, winner of the Global Technology Advancement Award.
Further, Philip Morris won the Overall Global Supply Chain Excellence Award, which recognizes the single organization that has made the greatest contribution to the supply chain management body of knowledge or practice within the past year.
The Supply Chain Council explains the criteria:
Presented annually since 2001, the regional and global SCC Supply Chain Excellence Awards encourage the continuous advancement of the supply chain management body of knowledge and the sharing of that knowledge between organizations. The awards spotlight world-class organizations (both SCC members and nonmembers) that:
- Recognize the critical role of supply chain management;
- Made a commitment to optimize supply chain performance; and
- Demonstrated this commitment through successful supply chain improvements.
SCC Presents 3 Awards in 3 Regions
Supply Chain Council presents regional Supply Chain Excellence Awards in four global regions
The 3 Award Categories
- Operational Excellence
This Supply Chain Operational Excellence award recognizes an organization that operates significant components of a supply chain and has demonstrated excellence in the design, operation or improvement of that supply chain. Commercial, nonprofit and government organizations are eligible for this award.
- Academic Advancement
This Supply Chain Academic Excellence award recognizes an organization that contributes significant research that advances the supply chain management body of knowledge. This award focuses on applied research.Nonprofit academic and research organizations that win the regional awards also receive a $1,000 scholarship donation to support their efforts to educate the next generation of supply chain leaders. The global award winner receives a $3,000 scholarship.
- Technology Advancement
This Supply Chain Technology Advancement award recognizes the organization that develops a methodology or product that enables superior performance in supply chain operations. Software developers and consultants are encouraged to participate with practitioner organizations to provide a real-world example for evaluating the value of their advancements.
Special Regional Awards
Some regions present special supply chain excellence awards specific to that region only. For example, the North American region presents the U.S. Department of Defense Award for Supply Chain Operational Excellence. This award recognizes an organization within or serving the U.S. Department of Defense that has demonstrated excellence in supply chain design, operation or improvement.
Global Supply Chain Excellence Awards
The three operational, academic, and technology award winners from each of the four regions compete for the Global Supply Chain Operational Excellence Award in each category. SCC judges then select an overall Global Excellence Award winner from the regional category winners and the special regional award winners. They present the Global Award for Supply Chain Excellence to the organization that has made the greatest contribution to the supply chain management body of knowledge or practice within the past year.
To read more about the SCC, and about the most recent and past award winners, please click here…
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