TransCelerate Wins Supply Chain Innovation AwardTM at CSCMP’s EDGE Conference

Lombard, Illinois USA (October 10, 2017) – TransCelerate, with team members from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, & GlaxoSmithKline, won first place in the Supply Chain Innovation Award™ competition at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) EDGE Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.

The award process begins with companies’ submitted cases, which are reviewed by a panel consisting of members of CSCMP’s Research Strategies Committee and the editorial board of SupplyChainBrain, a leading supply chain management publication. Six finalists are selected to present their innovation cases at CSCMP’s EDGE Conference as the final leg of the competition.  From that pool, a winner and runner-up are selected.  This award process has recognized more than 90 companies, as finalists, for their successes in implementing innovative solutions that have produced quantifiable and sustainable improvements to their supply chain operations.

“CSCMP’s sponsorship of the Supply Chain Innovation AwardTM is critical for continuing to advance our field.  The presentations by the award finalists at the Supply Chain Innovation AwardTM Track at the CSCMP EDGE Conference is always one of the highlights of the conference.  Not only are the judges and attendees able to see leading-edge innovations, but also each presentation offers key takeaways for implementing these innovations.”  Judy Whipple, Chair, Research Strategies Committee and Professor of Logistics/Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University

“These incredible innovations are the result of the work of some of the brightest and most creative minds in our industry. It is a privilege to share these stories and award our winners, helping to create dialogue and spur ideas that will move our industry forward,” said Brad Berger, Group President and Publisher of SupplyChainBrain.

This year’s winner, TransCelerate, was selected for transforming the supply chain for clinical comparator medicines’.

By creating a collaborative network, TransCelerate enables multiple organizations to collaborate and develop creative solutions that address the many long-standing challenges associated with clinic drug trials, increasing efficiency, boost resilience, enhance integrity and reduce operating cost and most importantly enhance patient safety through enhanced integrity with clinical trials.

This year’s runner up was Argos, comprised of team members from Argos and Llamasoft, for building innovative same-day delivery capabilities with a fundamental change from a traditional replenishment model to an agile fulfillment model.  

Utilizing Lamasoft’s optimization capabilities, Argos was able to re-imagine the role a store can have in the fulfillment process and provide a tight customer delivery window to 95% of UK households.  

Early results are in and the growth of Internet sales are up 13% representing more than 50% of total sales.

Additional finalists included Vodafone and Celonis; Kenco, Sealed Air Corporation and Smart Gladiator, LLC; Intel Corporation; and Whirlpool.

Case studies for all finalists will be showcased on, in the November/December issue of SupplyChainBrain, and on

About EDGE
CSCMP’s EDGE Conference is the largest of its kind for the supply chain management profession, and is the only event representing the entire supply chain from end-to-end. This year’s event featured over 30 hours of educational content, 25 hours of dedicated networking with leading professionals, and the highest caliber attendee profile in supply chain.
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