The Automotive Logistics Group, which publishes the highly respected Automotive Logistics magazine as well as organising a series of global logistics conferences, has today announced the launch of an exciting new awards scheme for the automotive supply chain management sector.
The Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2018 will recognise and reward excellence and innovation, celebrating high performance and best practice in a wide range of automotive supply chain disciplines including inbound logistics, packaging, materials handling, finished vehicle logistics and service parts logistics – as well as individuals’ achievements.
The winners of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2018 will be revealed at a glittering awards ceremony and gala dinner to be held at the elegant Kameha Grand Hotel in Bonn, Germany, on June 12th 2018 – the night before next year’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference.
The awards have already been hailed by the industry as a welcome move to help support and encourage excellence in the automotive logistics sector.
“At Volvo Cars, we fully support this initiative and our aim is to become a competitor in a number of categories in the coming years. Innovation, inspiration and an understanding of what best-in-class looks like are key ingredients in our efforts to build a more competitive global logistics system. Personally, I look forward to contributing to a high-quality evaluation process but also to learn from the best in what is hopefully becoming an annual event across the automotive logistics industry,” commented Magnus Ödling, Senior Director for Global Core and Car Program, Volvo Car Group.
“Thriving companies around the world have realised the importance of logistics as a core process. Therefore, sharing innovative solutions among logistics professionals around the world is a great opportunity to continuously improve our flows, and excel in this dynamic and fast-moving world. Scania, with the world’s widest range of sustainable transport solutions, is naturally interested in being part of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe initiative,” added Fabio Castello, Head of Corporate Unit Logistics, Scania Group.
Magnus and Fabio are just two of an already impressive list of distinguished experts at the very top of the automotive logistics industry who will be selecting the eventual awards winners.
Judges confirmed so far include:
- Ralf Bechmann
Ernst & Young
- Jörg Blechinger
- Matthias Braun
Volkswagen Group Logistics
- Juergen Braunstetter
- Stefan Crets
- Fabio Castello
- Francesca Gamboni
- Buelent Ileri
- Daniel Kal
- Wolfgang Lehmacher
World Economic Forum
- Antonio Marcelo
- Bob Mountain
- Magnus Ödling
Volvo Car Group
- Frank Schlehuber
- Peter Weiss
Fiat Chrysler Automobile
- Dirk Willmann
Ford of Europe
- Anita Pieper
Christopher Ludwig, Editor of Automotive Logistics, added: “The automotive supply chain is experiencing an exciting but disruptive era of transformation. Digitalisation, alternative propulsion, connectivity and other new vehicle technology are impacting on everything from sourcing locations and part numbers to investments and supplier relationships. The need for excellence and innovation in automotive supply chains has never been greater and the incredible line-up of judges already confirmed for the awards is testament to the importance being placed on this initiative, which will recognise and reward all of the exemplary work taking place across the industry.”
Entries are invited from all those involved in the automotive logistics sector, whether vehicle maker, tier supplier, logistics service provider, infrastructure operator, vehicle processor, dealership or logistics consultancy.
Entries may be submitted for individuals, teams, projects or companies between November 30th 2017 and the closing date of January 22nd 2018 and will be rigorously judged by the distinguished awards panel.
The organisers ask that all those interested in entering the awards complete a short ‘Intention to Enter’ registration form now, which can be accessed via the awards website up until November 30th.
A total of 16 awards will be made, comprising:
- The greener supply chain award
- The better visibility award
- The big award for big data
- Collaboration in logistics award
- Inbound network optimisation award
- Supply chain resilience award
- Inbound global supply chain award
- Packaging & materials handling innovation award
- Packaging & materials handling automation award
- FVL top quality award
- FVL high performance award
- FVL global supply chain award
- Lean logistics for service parts award
- Aftermarket customer service award
- Rising star in automotive logistics
- Innovation leader
Notes for editors
Entries may be made up to the close of business on January 22nd 2018. Those shortlisted for an award will be notified in March 2018 and the winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the Kameha Grand Hotel, Bonn, Germany on June 12th 2018.
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