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Finalists Named for SupplyChainBrain / CSCMP Supply Chain Innovation Award

SupplyChainBrain and The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) have announced the six finalists in the sixth annual Supply Chain Innovation Award competition. The first- and second-place awards will be presented at the organization's annual global conference, September 26-29, in San Diego.

The finalists and their supply chain innovations are:

~ Amway used a kaizen approach that identifies waste and builds cross-functional alignment in its SKU-revision process, leading to reduced costs and changes in the way its supply chain partners manage revisions.

~ Bakers Footwear, Transmodal Corporation, and IES Ltd. consolidated cargo shipped via small-parcel carrier to the same destination, resulting in 40-percent lower shipping costs based on volume weight rates.

~ IPC-Subway and C.H. Robinson Worldwide redesigned a supply chain strategy through the collaboration of suppliers, academics, and leaders, reducing carbon emissions and supply chain costs while creating environmental benefits and delivering fresher products to customers.

~ Intel Corporation used a low-cost supply chain project to break down silos and drive organizational alignment, setting the stage for future coordinated, high-impact projects.

~ Navistar and Menlo Worldwide Logistics transformed an old-line supply chain into a strategic, competitive enabler through the development of a collaborative, innovative model and road map after implementation, achieving multimillion-dollar benefits.

~ Pepsi Beverages Company implemented automation technology and network optimization strategies to "crack the code" on labor-intensive direct store delivery activities, significantly impacting quality, service, production and ROI.

The Supply Chain Innovation Award recognizes a collaborative supply chain team's outstanding innovations as demonstrated by quantifiable and sustainable cost-savings, revenue-generating, or customer-satisfaction achievements. This year's six finalist teams, selected from dozens of entries, will present their case studies in a special supply chain innovation track on Monday and Tuesday at CSCMP's conference.

Each team will discuss the creative and nontraditional approaches, operations, and cost-saving initiatives that resulted in their supply chain achievements.

Source: SCB & CSCMP

SupplyChainBrain and The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) have announced the six finalists in the sixth annual Supply Chain Innovation Award competition. The first- and second-place awards will be presented at the organization's annual global conference, September 26-29, in San Diego.

The finalists and their supply chain innovations are:

~ Amway used a kaizen approach that identifies waste and builds cross-functional alignment in its SKU-revision process, leading to reduced costs and changes in the way its supply chain partners manage revisions.

~ Bakers Footwear, Transmodal Corporation, and IES Ltd. consolidated cargo shipped via small-parcel carrier to the same destination, resulting in 40-percent lower shipping costs based on volume weight rates.

~ IPC-Subway and C.H. Robinson Worldwide redesigned a supply chain strategy through the collaboration of suppliers, academics, and leaders, reducing carbon emissions and supply chain costs while creating environmental benefits and delivering fresher products to customers.

~ Intel Corporation used a low-cost supply chain project to break down silos and drive organizational alignment, setting the stage for future coordinated, high-impact projects.

~ Navistar and Menlo Worldwide Logistics transformed an old-line supply chain into a strategic, competitive enabler through the development of a collaborative, innovative model and road map after implementation, achieving multimillion-dollar benefits.

~ Pepsi Beverages Company implemented automation technology and network optimization strategies to "crack the code" on labor-intensive direct store delivery activities, significantly impacting quality, service, production and ROI.

The Supply Chain Innovation Award recognizes a collaborative supply chain team's outstanding innovations as demonstrated by quantifiable and sustainable cost-savings, revenue-generating, or customer-satisfaction achievements. This year's six finalist teams, selected from dozens of entries, will present their case studies in a special supply chain innovation track on Monday and Tuesday at CSCMP's conference.

Each team will discuss the creative and nontraditional approaches, operations, and cost-saving initiatives that resulted in their supply chain achievements.

Source: SCB & CSCMP