DSA Nomination Guidelines

CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award (DSA) Selection Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Service Award.

Please note:
Deadline for nomination submissions is April 30, 2017.

Who Is Eligible?

Any individual who has made significant contributions to the fields of logistics and supply chain management are eligible to receive the Distinguished Service Award. This includes practitioners with responsibilities in functional areas of logistics and supply chain management, consultants, and educators. For example, an individual could be nominated for contributions or innovations involving technology or in educating others about logistics and supply chain management, or for increasing awareness of the critical role that logistics and supply chain management plays in the global economy to the business community at large.

Nominees will be evaluated based on these following five elements:

  1. Sustained and distinguished record of contribution to the disciplines of logistics and supply chain management
  2. Contributions above the normal expectations of the job
  3. Recognition as a leader in logistics or supply chain management
  4. Recognition as an innovator in logistics or supply chain management
  5. Education of the logistics and supply chain management profession (both orally and written)

Please note: Current members of CSCMP’s Board of Directors, individuals who are currently under contract with CSCMP research, and CSCMP staff members are not eligible to receive the Distinguished Service Award.

Step 1: You Must Be Nominated!

If you are nominating someone for CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award, you need to demonstrate that your nominee deserves this honor. You must provide evidence that your nominee has made a contribution with long-term impact to the professions of logistics and supply chain management, and that his or her contributions exceed the level of expectation of the individual’s day-to-day job responsibilities. For example, contributions could involve seminal ideas such as the introduction of barcoding, the application of lean manufacturing, or innovations in procurement.

View the DSA Nomination Criteria

Step 2: Complete the Nomination Form and Supporting Data

To be considered for the Distinguished Service Award, all nominations must be accompanied by a completed nomination form and supporting data (descriptive summary and 2-3 letters of recommendation). All materials must be e-mailed to Sue Paulson, CSCMP Staff Liaison, Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee, at spaulson@cscmp.org no later than April 30, 2017.

Supporting Data

  • A descriptive summary of your candidate’s achievements and contributions no more than five pages in length, describing specific aspects of your nominee’s business and professional experiences, including specific examples.
    Download the DSA Supporting Data Template [pdf]
  • The nomination packet must also include 2-3 letters of recommendation written in support by members of the supply chain management or logistics professions. Letters of recommendation written by current members of CSCMP’s Board of Directors are not admissible.

For questions regarding the process, please contact Sue Paulson at spaulson@cscmp.org or +1 630.645.3469.