Now in their sixth year, the Power of the Profession Awards identify and recognize the top Supply Chain and Talent initiatives from the past twelve months that help to elevate the Supply Chain profession.
Voted for by industry peers and our expert panel of independent, executive-level practitioner 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.
All Power of the Profession submissions can also become eligible to win Gartner’s coveted Supply Chainnovators awards. These sister awards within Gartner’s Supply Chain Excellence portfolio are a recognition determined by Gartner’s top industry analysts. They reward the top overall industry-specific innovations that advance their respective industries in a significant way. Winners are announced on May 11th, 2020 at Gartner’s annual Supply Chain Symposium in Orlando, Florida. Please click here for more information about the Chainnovator awards.
The Power of the Profession Awards features two awards categories: Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year and 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 will also be looking for the way an initiative elevates the profession, the quality of execution, and your ability to demonstrate the impact of your initiative – both qualitatively and quantitatively.
Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year
Initiative that elevates the profession by delivering success 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.
Talent Breakthrough of the
Talent initiative that shapes 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 program that has resulted in a more diverse and engaged workforce throughout the supply chain organization.
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.
Submissions for Power of the Profession will open on May 13th 2019 and close at midnight GMT on the September 10th 2019.
All entries will be shortlisted down to a group of semi-finalists by expert analysts from Gartner Supply Chain research teams.
Semi-finalists will be announced live at Gartner’s North America Peer Forum, held in Ft Lauderdale on October 16th 2019; and our Live Europe Forum, held in Barcelona on the October 29th 2019.
The supply chain practitioner community voting round will commence on October 16th and close on December 6th. Our semi-finalists will be put out to vote to their professional supply chain peers, who will shortlist the top six initiatives for each of the two main categories.
Our Award finalists will be then be announced via a live webinar on December 16th, 2019 – sign up information will be released shortly.
Our executive judging panel voting round will begin on December 16th and close on the January 31st, 2020. From the Power of the Profession finalist list, our panel of distinguished judges will select the strongest initiative in each sub-category, and from those, determine the overall winners.
Power of the Profession winners will be announced at the Power of the Profession Gala Dinner at the Spring Americas Peer Forum held in San Diego on March 3rd 2020.
2020 Chainnovators winners will be announced at the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium in Orlando, Florida on May 11th, 2020.
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 Gartner community to submit an entry.
You can submit your awards entry online at any time between 13 May and midnight GMT on 10th September 2019. You are welcome to submit multiple entries either in both categories.
Each entry should use no more than 1,800 words per relevant category. 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.
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 Gartner community to vote for who should make the group of finalists. Voting will take place between 16 October and 6 December 2019 – it’s up to your professional peers to decide who makes it to the final stage!
As a Gartner member, you will be able to cast your vote for up to six entries. You may not vote for your own company. Ineligible 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 six finalists in each category based on their achievement against each of the three award criteria: elevation, execution, and impact. The final winners will be revealed at the Live Americas Forum in March 2020.
Chainnovator finalists and winners will be determined by evaluating top innovations per industry as voted on by Gartner’s industry analyst experts.
The Power of the Profession Awards 2020 ceremony will take place at a gala dinner in March 2020 as part of the Live Americas Forum.
For more information about the Gartner Live Americas Forum, stay in touch via our events page.
Chainnovator winners will be celebrated in May 2020 at Gartner’s Supply Chain Symposium in Orlando.
Last Year’s Executive Judging Panel
You can stay in touch with developments via this page or via Twitter using the hashtag #POTP20
If you have any questions, contact [email protected]
Thank you for helping shape the future of supply chain.
3M: Diversity: Driving Innovation and Improving Lives
Benjamin Moore & Co.: Talent Leads the Way in Paints and Coatings Innovation
Land O’Lakes: Global Food Challenge: Feeding a Growing Population
Schneider Electric: Outside in: Building a Customer Centric Logistics Platform Tailored to Customer’s Buying Behaviour
P&G: Doing Well by Doing Good – P&G’s Approach to Citizenship
Pfizer: Using Smartphones, Science and Partnerships to End a Neglected Tropical Disease
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.
Congratulations to our finalists
Congratulations to our winners
Talent Breakthrough of the Year
Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year
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.