Gartner - Power of the Profession Awards 2020

Semi-Finalists Announced: Vote for your Favorite Submissions!

Please visit https://potp.awardsplatform.com/ to view our semi-finalists and create an awards profile. Vote on up to six stories that you believe best represent the Power of the Profession, learn from your peers, and give back to the profession.

Voting is open through December 6th, 2019.

About

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.

Awards Categories

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.

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 shapes 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 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.

2019-2020 Timeline

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.

Voting can be done using the following platform: https://potp.awardsplatform.com/

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 Gartner’s Peer Forum in San Diego on March 3rd, 2020.

Chainnovator finalists and winners will be determined by evaluating top innovations per industry as voted on by Gartner’s industry analyst experts.

Awards Ceremony

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

Kathy Wengel

Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer

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

Chief Digital Officer

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

Paul Dittmann

Assistant Department Head and Senior Lecturer

Prof. Christopher S. Tang

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

Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier

Chaired Professor of Production Management

Prof. Jan Fransoo, PHD

Professor of Operations Management and Logistics, Dean of Research

2019 Winners

Read their stories here: https://www.scmworld.com/potp20-to-help-you-prepare

Talent Breakthrough of the Year

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Talent Diversity Champion of the Year

Talent Payback of the Year

Talent Partnership of the Year

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Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year

Customer Innovation of the Year

Business Win of the Year

Social Impact of the Year

Contact

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.

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

To find out more about our 2019 finalists
click here

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

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Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year

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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.