The international supply chain management community comes together every year in Berlin, where around 3,200 participants from more than 40 nations meet up at the International Supply Chain Conference. The event provides the perfect setting for an award ceremony. A certificate and the sculpture "Das Gespräch" (the dialogue) made exclusively for the winner by the Worpswede sculptor Waldemar Otto are visible symbols of success.
As a neutral and globally active association with over 11,000 members from the top echelons of industry, commerce, services and academia, BVL generates ideas and stimuli for future-oriented logistics concepts. Innovation and operational excellence underpin the competitiveness of companies in Germany and abroad.
Have you developed and implemented innovative solutions in your supply chain management (SCM)? Then inspire others and generate new stimuli! We look forward to receiving your entry.
The German Award for SCM is open to companies in the fields of industry, trade and the service sector. The size of the participating company or companies is not important. Entrants may submit descriptions of innovative methods and processes that have resulted in improvements to SCM and logistics. The entered concepts must already have been implemented in the real world. All entries and evaluations will be treated in strict confidence, and all involved parties have given undertakings to this effect.
The entry process is a multi-stage process comprising self-assessment and feedback conversation followed by preparation and submission of the final documents.
The jury nominates the three best entries. At the end of August, all entrants will be informed whether they are among the three finalists.
The concepts of the finalists are reviewed by a team of experts at the beginning of September, and the jury then makes the final decision on the winning concept. The award winner and the second and third placed entrants will be informed by phone and in writing.
The decision of the jury is final.
The award ceremony is held during the 35th International Supply Chain Conference, usually at the Gala Evening on day one of the conference. The conference will take place from October 17 to 19, 2018.
The award permits BVL to make appropriate use of the contents of the entry for the purpose of providing information to its members and the public at large.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wimmer
Chairman of the Executive Board
Phone +49 / 421 / 173 84 20
Dr. Christian Grotemeier
Head of Research and Events
Phone +49 / 421 / 173 84 10
Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) e.V.
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