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About

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.

This year, all Power of the Profession submissions will also become eligible to win Gartner’s coveted Supply Chainnovators awards! Chainnovators recognizes industry-specific innovations that are impactful, sustainable, unconventional, collaborative, and measurable. Evaluated by both the cross-industry supply chain community and industry-specific analysts, the most innovative submissions per industry will be recognized as Chainnovators in May 2019 at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix. Please click here for more information about the Chainnovator awards.

Awards Categories

The Power of the Profession Awards comprises of 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 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.

Category awards:

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
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.

Category awards:

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.

2018-2019 Timeline

Award entries for Power of the Profession have now closed but you can still submit to win Gartner’s coveted Supply Chainnovators. To enter please click here.

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 six initiatives for each of the two main categories.

From the finalist 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.

Chainnovator winners will be announced at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix on 13 May 2019.

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 six 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.

Chainnovator finalists and winners will be determined by evaluating top innovations per industry as voted on by both the cross-industry supply chain community as well as in-house industry experts.

Awards Ceremony

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 Live Americas Peer 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 the Live Americas Peer Forum, stay in touch via our events page.

Chainnovator winners will be celebrated on 13 May 2019 at Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix.

2019 Judging Panel

Halide Alagöz

Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer

Mike Corbo

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Susanne Hundsbaek-Pedersen

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

Viju Menon

Group President, Global Quality & Operations

Alex Blanco

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Jon Lindekugel

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

David Wilkins

Vice President, Contracts and Supply Chain

Kevin Petrie

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Donna Warton

General Manager, Supply Chain

Jackie Sturm

Vice President, Global Supply

Shawn Curran

Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Mike Brewer

Vice President, Global Operations and Logistics

Renee Ure

Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Data Center Group

Melanie Cook

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Gallinat

Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations

Greg Jozwiak

Corporate Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain

Doug Lingrel

Chief Administrative Officer

Chuck Kostalnick

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Liz O’Neill

Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Luigi Giucca

Global Head of Supply Network Operations

Cliff Henson

Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Yone Dewberry

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Dr Dirk Holbach

Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Laundry & Home Care

Mark Sutcliffe

Global Vice President, Supply Chain Management

Steve Stafstrom

Vice President, Operations

Tony Stallings

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Tariq Farooq

Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Wayne Swanton

Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Sheri Henck

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Maria Nieradka

Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Michael Edmunds

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Ramsey Musa

Vice President, Supply Chain

Stuart Pann

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Beth Ward

Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Roberto Canevari

Chief Supply Chain Officer

John Church

Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Yannis Skoufalos

Global Product Supply Officer

Sandra MacQuillan

Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer

Gerry Rogers

Vice President, Global Sourcing & Manufacturing

John D. Salt

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

Annette Clayton

Chief Executive Officer & President, North America, and Chief Supply Chain Officer

Frank Crespo

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Quentin Roach

Chief Procurement Officer & Senior Vice President

Richard Ware

Vice President, Supply, Research, Development & Procurement

Tim Bailey

Executive Vice President, Global Product Supply, Business Services & Technology, and Research, Development & Engineering

Paul Dittmann

Executive Director, The Global Supply Chain Institute, University of Tennessee

Prof. Christopher S. Tang

Distinguished Professor & Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier

WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management

Prof. Jan Fransoo

Professor of Operations Management & Logistics, School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology

2018 Winners (Read Their Stories)

Talent Breakthrough of the Year

Benjamin Moore

Talent Diversity Champion of the Year

3M

Talent Payback of the Year

Benjamin Moore

Talent Partnership of the Year

Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year

Pfizer

Customer Innovation of the Year

Schneider electric

Business Win of the Year

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Social Impact of the Year

Pfizer

Contact

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]

Thank you for helping shape the future of supply chain.

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 24 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.

Please read our Terms and Conditions.

Ready to get started? Best of luck! Email any questions to [email protected]

Winners’ Stories

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.

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.