The Awards for supply chain resilience and risk management excellence was honored by the Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council at its annual event which took place on Wednesday and Thursday, March 1-2, 2017, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, in Milpitas, California. 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 awards committee considered nominations from its general membership of over 1000 members worldwide comprised of OEMs/brand owners, suppliers, and experts from the Council’s technical advisor, Resilinc.
For 2017, the Award winners are below, Congratulations to the Winners!!:
RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNER OF THE YEAR: PATHEON
This award is based on a number of criteria and input related to customer collaboration practices and culture, technology adoption, and overall breadth and maturity-level of processes in place, as well as the organization’s commitment to institutionalize best practices and demonstrate innovation and continuous improvement over time.
RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN INDUSTRY LEADER OF THE YEAR:
AUTOMOTIVE: GENERAL MOTORS
LIFE SCIENCES: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC
SEMI CONDUCTORS: MICRON
This award goes to the company that has done the most to advance the SCRM and resiliency discipline both within their company and across their industry. The industry leader is early to adopt advanced SCRM and resiliency processes and technology and is closely watched by its peers. As such, the company serves as a role model for industry peers via its commitment to institutionalizing SCRM processes and best practices and track record of achieving benefits and results. The industry leader also generously shares experiences and lessons learned with peers at industry events.
RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY DRIVER OF THE YEAR: DELL EMC
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 innovation and driving continuous improvement over time.
RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR: JIM RICE
This 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 with hands-on training using real life scenarios, tools and case studies. 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.
RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR: ROD MACLEA, AMGEN
This 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– by sharing best practices, collaborating with key supply chain partners on successes and lessons learned, via active participation in industry events and media communication opportunities – was also a consideration in the selection process.
RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATOR OF THE YEAR: THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC
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 to working with its customers to achieve multi-enterprise supply chain performance excellence.
RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN THOUGHT LEADER OF THE YEAR: GARY LYNCH, CEO, THE RISK PROJECT
This award recognizes the thought leader that is preparing industry leaders and the next generation of supply chain risk management superstars for the unprecedented challenges of managing ongoing and evolving supply chain risks, as well as executing effective resiliency strategies. In addition, this award also recognizes thought leaders that play an important role in fusing ideas and strategies through the business community.
RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: LOU FERRETTI, IBM
This award is the only one that recognizes an individual that has put in enormous effort through the years in championing the importance of SCRM within one’s company and industry, 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- will also be a consideration in the selection process.