Shape the Future of Supply Chain, Celebrate Your Successes, and Be Recognized by Your Peers
Now in their fifth year, the Power of the Profession Awards identify the supply chain profession’s most innovative initiatives from the past twelve months. Voted for by industry peers and SCM World Gartner’s expert panel of independent, executive-level judges, the Awards recognize initiatives in two categories: Talent Breakthrough and Supply Chain Breakthrough. The Awards are open to all businesses and individuals worldwide that own, operate and/or manage a supply chain.
The 2019 Power of the Profession Awards program is now open for submissions! Use the menu above or scroll down to find out more about this year’s program and how to enter.
The Power of the Profession Awards comprises of two awards categories: Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year and Supply Chain Talent Breakthrough of the Year.
Within each category there are three sub-categories, meaning there are eight awards available in total (six category winners and two overall winners). To win, entries need to demonstrate how they meet the following criteria. More generally, the judges are also looking for the level of innovation, the quality of execution and your ability to demonstrate the impact of your initiative – both qualitatively and quantitatively. See below for further information on the categories for the 2019 Power of the Profession Awards.
Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year
Initiative that drives breakthrough innovation for customers, the business and/or the lasting benefit of society.
Customer or Patient Innovation of the Year
Supply chain initiative that has created a more valuable customer or patient experience and achieved a positive, quantifiable impact on customer or patient loyalty and satisfaction.
Business Win of the Year
Supply chain initiative that has contributed outstanding top-line business performance, profitable growth, savings, and/or given a distinct competitive edge.
Social Impact of the Year
Supply chain initiative that has achieved a positive, quantifiable impact on society, local communities and/or the environment.
Supply Chain Talent Breakthrough of the Year
Talent initiative that is shaping the supply chain team of the future by fostering diversity, creating value for the business and/or developing capabilities across the value chain.
Talent Diversity Champion of the Year
Supply chain talent programme that has resulted in a more diverse and engaged workforce throughout the supply chain organisation.
Talent Payback of the Year
Supply chain talent initiative that has driven tangible revenue growth, cost savings, product innovation or outstanding customer satisfaction metrics.
Talent Partnership of the Year
Supply chain talent initiative that has extended capability development across the value chain, quantitatively driving value internally and/or externally with suppliers and partners.
Award entries can be submitted at any time between 8 May and midnight GMT on 10 August 2018.
Entries will then be shortlisted down to a group of semi-finalists by expert analysts in the SCM World/Gartner Supply Chain research teams, to be revealed in a live webinar at (08:30 PDT | 11:30 EST | 16:30 BST | 17:30 CEST) on 5 September 2018 (registration details to follow).
The cohort of semi-finalists will then be put out to vote by your professional supply chain peers. Between 6 September and 12 October, members of the SCM World/Gartner community will shortlist the top nine initiatives for each of the two main categories.
We will reveal the 9 Supply Chain Breakthrough finalists at Gartner’s Supply Chain Peer Forum in Ft. Lauderdale on 30 October 2018, and the 9 Talent Breakthrough Finalists at SCM World’s Live Europe Forum in Barcelona on 5 November 2018. From this list, our panel of distinguished judges will select the strongest initiative in each sub-category, and from those, determine the overall winners.
The winners will be revealed and celebrated at a gala dinner at SCM World Live Americas on 5 February 2019 at the Turnberry Isle Resort in Miami, USA.
How to Enter
The Awards are open to all businesses and individuals worldwide that own, operate and/or manage a supply chain, excluding software vendors, consultancies, academic institutions or those deemed as purely service providers. You do not need to be a member of the SCM World or Gartner community to submit an entry.
You can submit your awards entry online at any time between 8 May and midnight GMT on 10 August 2018. You are welcome to submit multiple entries either in both categories.
Each entry should use no more than 1,800 words and all parts of the online entry form should be completed. In addition to completing the online form, your entry can also include supporting materials in PDF, PowerPoint or video format (up to three items per entry) which may further demonstrate the scope and impact of your initiative.
To submit your entry, click through to our online awards entry and judging system. You will need to set up an account so you can manage your nomination(s) – you can build your entry up over time and submit it when you’re ready.
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Ready to get started? Best of luck! Email any questions to [email protected]
How to Vote
We invite members of the supply chain profession who are part of the SCM World/Gartner community to vote for who should make the group of finalists. Voting will take place between 6 September and 12 October 2018 – it’s up to your professional peers to decide who makes it to the final stage!
As an SCM World/Gartner member, you will be able to cast your vote for up to six entries. You may not vote for your own company. Votes over the six maximum and all self-votes will be discarded.
The finalists will then be individually evaluated by an expert panel of the world’s leading C-level supply chain executives and academics. In this final stage, each judge will rank the nine finalists in each category based on their achievement against each of the three award criteria: innovation, execution and impact. The final winners will be revealed at SCM World Live Americas on 5 February 2019.
The Power of the Profession Awards 2019 ceremony will take place at a gala dinner on 5 February 2019 at the Turnberry Isle Resort in Miami, Florida, as part of the Gartner SCM World Live Americas Forum.
Join us to celebrate not only your own successes but also learn from other initiatives and meet the finalists – and winners! – in person.
For more information about SCM World Live Americas, stay in touch via our events page.
2018 Judging Panel
You can stay in touch with developments via this page or via Twitter using the hashtag #POTP19
If you have any questions, contact [email protected]
We look forward to your entries. Thank you for helping shape the future of supply chain.
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About the Power of the Profession Awards
Now in their fourth year, the SCM World Power of the Profession Awards identify, recognize and enable collective learning from the most impactful and innovative supply chain initiatives.
The winners are those who deliver outstanding breakthrough performances in two key areas – the first in supply chain impact and the second in supply chain talent development – as voted for by their industry peers and our expert panel of independent, executive-level judges.
Register your interest for SCM World Power of the Profession Awards 2019
If you are interested in taking part in next year’s Power of the Profession awards, please fill in the form below or contact [email protected].
The Power of the Profession Awards 2019 submissions will open in May 2018.