The awards program is designed to recognize organizations and individuals that serve as role models and leaders in driving supply chain resiliency strategy success within their company, supply chain network, and across industries.
The Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Awards are presented at the annual Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council and Awards Event. The awards program is designed to recognize organizations and individuals that serve as role models and leaders in driving supply chain resiliency strategy success within their company, supply chain community, and across industries. The awards committee considers nominations received from suppliers, customers, and experts from the Council’s technical advisor, Resilinc.
The five award categories and winners for 2015 were as follows:
RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNER OF THE YEAR:
This overall award was based on a number of criteria and input related to customer collaboration practices and culture, technology adoption, and overall maturity-level of processes in place, as well as the organization’s commitment to institutionalizing best practices and demonstrate innovation and continuous improvement over time. Eric Dwinells, director of global supply chain management, accepted the award on behalf of Bose.
RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR:
Bob Scott, Linear Technology
The award recognizes individual success in championing the importance of supply chain resiliency within one’s company and being a change agent. The individual’s efforts to advance the profession across the industry – by sharing best practices, successes, and lessons learned, via active participation in industry events and media communication opportunities – was also a consideration in the selection process. Bob Scott is a director of business development at Linear Technology and accepted the award on behalf of himself and the company chief operating officer Alex McCann.
RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATOR OF THE YEAR:
This award recognizes the supply chain partner that collaborates most effectively with customers for mutual benefit. The Collaborator of the Year is proactive, responsive, transparent, willing to share appropriate information, and committed working with its customers to achieve multi-enterprise supply chain performance excellence. Sebastian Koch, head of demand planning process solutions, accepted the award on behalf of EMD Millipore.
RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY DRIVER OF THE YEAR:
This award recognizes the company that is most advanced in terms of technology adoption, the use of technology to achieve customer-supplier collaboration, and the overall maturity level of technology-enabled processes and best practices in place. In addition, the committee considered organizational culture as it relates to technology adoption and risk taking, as well as the organization’s commitment to leveraging technology innovation and driving continuous improvement over time. Rubik Babakanian, senior vice president and chief procurement officer accepted the award on behalf of WD.
RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD:
Sandy Boyson, University of Maryland
This individual award recognizes the educator that best supports further development of university-level education programs focusing on supply chain operations and resiliency and is best preparing the next generation of supply chain risk management superstars. In addition to talent development, this award also recognizes educators that play an important role in cross-pollinating ideas and strategies between academia and the business community. Sandy Boyson is a research professor and co-director of the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business.