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Pepsi Beverages Company took the 2010 Supply Chain Innovation Award presented at the Annual Conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, held this week in San Diego. PBC presented a case study based on the company's implementation of automation technology and network optimization strategies in direct store delivery. PBC showed how the program increased quality, service and production in the highly labor-intensive activity.
This year's runner-up, IPC-Subway and C.H. Robinson Worldwide, redesigned a supply chain with the collaboration of suppliers and consultants. Carbon emissions and supply chain costs were reduced while fresher products were delivered to customers, according to the duo's case study.
The other finalists included Amway; Bakers Footwear, Transmodal Corporation and IES Ltd.; Navistar and Menlo Worldwide Logistics; and Intel Corporation.
The case studies will appear in the November issue of SupplyChainBrain, on SupplyChainBrain.com and on the CSCMP web site, www.cscmp.org.
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.
SupplyChainBrain and CSCMP launched the award in 2005 to highlight and recognize top players in the supply chain industry when it comes to innovative programs, projects and collaboration. Scores of submissions are received each year and a panel of reviewers consisting of SupplyChainBrain editors and members of the CSCMP Research Strategies Committee determine the top innovative teams.
Finalists present their case studies at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference where a panel of judges evaluates the session in front of conference attendees. The winner and runner-up are awarded at the closing session of the conference.
Source: SupplyChainBrain, CSCMP
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