Eight Teams from Leading Companies to Compete for CSCMP’s 2012 Supply Chain Innovation Award™ at Annual Conference

CSCMP125Lombard, Illinois USA (September 5, 2012)–Eight corporate teams that demonstrated how their supply chain practices reduced costs, streamlined processes, saved energy, and improved operating efficiencies are finalists in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) eighth annual Supply Chain Innovation Award™ competition. The teams will present their case studies in The 2012 Supply Chain Innovations of the Yeareducational track at CSCMP’s Annual Conference 2012, September 30-October 3, in Atlanta, Georgia.Each team will discuss the creative and nontraditional approaches, operations, and cost-saving initiatives that resulted in their unique supply chain achievements. Finalist teams and their innovations include:

  • Sony of Canada, Ltd. and RedPrairie Collaborative Flowcasting Group LLC created an end-to-end retail business model that simplified the challenges of demand and supply planning.
  • Office Depot developed an office supply delivery system that reduced the company’s environmental impact and its supply chain costs.
  • Pfizer, Inc. deployed a cloud-based information strategy that added virtualized information and process layers between a company and its various control towers, service providers, and trading partners, resulting in exceptional value chain visibility and control.
  • Cardinal Health and ThermoSafe launched a new environmentally-friendly, reusable, nontoxic, food product packaging solution for refrigerated pharmaceuticals that was an industry first.
  • The Dow Chemical Company implemented a logistics enterprise sales and operations planning (ES&OP) project designed to proactively balance logistics supply and demand for improved customer service.
  • The Dow Chemical Company and Haesaerts Intermodal NV leveraged collaboration to yield improvements in operational stability, productivity, costs, and greenhouse gas emission in a complex European supply chain.
  • Werner Company, Transplace, Convermex, Mohawk Industries/Dal-Tile, and Whirlpool Corporation initiated collaborative efforts that consolidated low- and high-density freight onto the same vehicle to reduce demand for transportation resources and costs.
  • The Partnership for Supply Chain Management, John Snow, Inc., RTT Health Sciences, and the US Agency for International Development applied multiple innovations to deliver reliable and cost-effective AIDS treatment medicine to some of the hardest to reach areas in the world.

The presentations will be judged by a panel comprised of members of CSCMP’s Research Strategies Committee and representatives from SupplyChainBrain. The team judged to have achieved the most outstanding supply chain innovation will receive the Supply Chain Innovation Award™ at Wednesday’s Closing Session. A second-place award will also be presented. The winning case studies will be published on CSCMP’s web site and featured in the December issue of SupplyChainBrain.

The Supply Chain Innovation Award™ was established by CSCMP’s Research Strategies Committee and SupplyChainBrain to recognize a collaborative supply chain team’s outstanding innovations as demonstrated by quantifiable and sustainable cost-savings, revenue-generating, or customer-satisfaction achievements.

CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference is the largest of its kind for the supply chain management profession, hosting more than 3,000 practitioners, educators, and thought leaders from around the world. Over 100 educational sessions are planned. The Supply Chain of the Future exhibition and its innovative real-time, hands-on supply chain will be featured once again this year.

About CSCMP  Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is the leading worldwide professional association dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession. With more than 9,000 members globally, representing business, government, and academia from 63 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.
For more information, contact:Madeleine Miller-Holodnicki, ABC

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

333 East Butterfield Road, Suite 140

Lombard, Illinois 60148-5617 USA

mholodnicki@cscmp.org

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