Supply Chain Innovation Award™

Throughout the last few years of economic, business and technological change, supply chains have proven to be resilient and able to meet the challenges posed by rising customer expectations and a less predictable business environment. Supply chain management (SCM) professionals have remained efficient and responsive. Company leaders who are able to communicate their significant and proven achievements can not only positively affect return on investment and performance at their own companies, they can also give back to the industry and to their peers by sharing their stories.

For nearly 20 years, supply chain teams worldwide have been submitting their cases to the Supply Chain Innovation Award™ (SCIA) for the opportunity to receive recognition from their industry peers on a global stage.

This award program receives submissions from creative innovators every year. A panel of reviewers, consisting of members of CSCMP's Research Strategies Committee (RSC) and the editorial board of SupplyChainBrain, review and select submissions of "Innovation in Action" from the top innovative teams who become the finalists that present their cases at CSCMP’s EDGE Conference.

If your supply chain team has developed some SCM collaborative innovation(s) that could help advance the overall supply chain profession, consider sharing your story through the Supply Chain Innovation Award™ competition.

The submission period for the 2023 Supply Chain Innovation Award runs from January 9 to March 15, 2023.  Submit a case study.


2022 Supply Chain Innovation Award Winner

Holcim’s “Crisis as Innovation Catalyst” case study 
Presented by Darren Oosthuizen, Senior Manager Transport Optimization - Corporate Logistics, Siddharth Pandey, Head - Transport Analytics Center (TAC) and Alexander Scheld, Global Head of Logistics.

This presentation explained how the pandemic increased uncertainty in supply chain & demand and data dependency to make decisions. In pre-covid times, experience driven decision was preferred over data driven analytics. This session explored the digital transformation journey of Holcim’s Transport Analytics Center. During the session, presenters discussed how data driven analytics can help an organization to increase road safety, boost efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and leverage new opportunities.


Past Recipients & Finalists

1st Place: Holcim 
2nd Place: Roambee
Finalist: Kimberly-Clark
Finalist: Invent Analytics
Finalist: American Eagle Outfitters (AEO)
Finalist: Everstream Analytics

1st Place: Management Sciences for Health (MSH) 
2nd Place: River Logic
Finalist: Philip Morris International (PMI)
Finalist: Controlant
Finalist: Holman Logistics
Finalist: 6 River Systems

1st Place: Intel Corporation 
2nd Place: DLT Labs & Walmart Canada 
Finalist: FourKites & Land O’Lakes
Finalist: Intel Corporation
Finalist: Raymond Corporation 
Finalist: Cisco Systems  

1st Place: Snap-on Tools/FastFetch Corporation 
2nd Place: Intel 
Finalist: Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network/TransForm Shared Service Organization
Finalist: F|Staff/States Logistics
Finalist: AGCO/4flow
Finalist: Lodge Manufacturing/EVS, LLC/Supply Chain Coach/Rockfarm Supply Chain Solutions 

1st Place: Intel
2nd Place: Kansas City Railroad
Finalist: BuySeasons/FastFetch
Finalist: Schneider Electric (R&D)/Vector Consulting

1st Place: TransCelerate (Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals & GlaxoSmithKline)
2nd Place: Argos (Llamasoft & Argos)
Finalist: Vodafone (Vodafone & Celonis)
Finalist: Whirlpool
Finalist: Intel
Finalist: Kenco (Kenco Logistics Services, Sealed Air Corporation & Gladiator, LLC)

1st Place: Dell
2nd Place: DMLogic and Johnson & Johnson
Finalist: Airbus
Finalist: Invata & Destination Maternity
Finalist: OHL/GEODIS & Emerson Healthcare
Finalist: ROi

1st Place: Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO)
2nd Place: Lennox Residential
Finalist: Shared Support Services of Southeastern Ontario (3SO)
Finalist: Hewlett-Packard Co.
Finalist: Concurrent Technologies Corporation

1st Place: Flextronics
2nd Place: Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC)
Finalist: Fast Logistics Group
Finalist: Intel Corporation
Finalist: USAID/John Snow, Inc.

1st Place: Staples, Inc. and Packsize International
2nd Place: PepsiCo
Finalist: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and Deloitte LLC
Finalist: LMI and Defense Logistics Agency
Finalist: Motorola Solutions and E2Open
Finalist: IBM Integrated Supply Chain