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Pinnacle of excellence

Pinnacle of excellence

22/01/2009 | Channel: Construction, Shipping, Engineering, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Business, Retail, E-Business / IT, Logistics / Packaging, Technology

On the 28th October 2008, more than 450 of Europe’s leading supply chain professionals attended the prize-giving event of the 12th European Supply Chain Excellence Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Organised by Supply Chain Standard in partnership with PRTM, the Awards are recognised as the industry’s premiere Awards programme, and were supported by the generous sponsorship of BT Supply Chain, The Awareness Group, George Henderson, Kewill, Kuehne + Nagel, The Logistics Network, Michael Page Procurement and Supply Chain, and Toyota Material Handling.

Hosting the evening was TV personality Jeremy Vine who announced the winners of the 12 Awards, which covered industry sectors (FMCG/CPG, Retail & Distribution, Telecoms Hi-Tech & Electronics, Aerospace Defence & Industrial, Public Sector Services & Utilities), supply chain processes (Sourcing & Procurement and Logistics & Fulfilment), Innovation, Environmental Improvement, Team of the Year, Individual Contribution, and the Overall Winner.

The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards crowned Nokia Siemens Networks the very worthy Overall Winner. The hi-tech telecoms networking equipment and services company took the top Award having impressed the judges with its transformation approach to a highly competitive marketplace. The company is breaking new ground in building a supply chain that goes beyond just moving boxes to one where service and software are integrated in a seamless way. NSN has taken a step into a part of supply chain management that is still unchartered territory, where software and hardware come together. There was a further reason to celebrate when NSN successfully scooped up the award as the winner in the Telecoms, Hi-Tech & Electronics industry sector.

Kimberly-Clark’s highly customer focused approach; its collaborative engagements and the application of its connected enterprise system helped it claim the award in the FMCG/CGP sector. Another prime example of quality is Homebase, as it was shortlisted as the best supply chain operation in the Retail & Distribution sector.
Read on to learn more about what differentiates these companies from the rest…