The following Supply Chain Matters posting is provided for our readers on behalf of the Supply Chain Council.  Nominations are now open for the 2010 Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

After the awards are announced later this year Supply Chain Matters plans to profile some of the award winners, along with specific accomplishments.

Supply Chain Council Extends Nominations for Global Supply Chain Excellence Awards; Entries Due 31 March 2010.

Supply Chain Council (SCC) will hold this year’s Global Awards for Excellence Ceremony during the Supply Chain World Europe conference in Munich, Germany, just before the evening reception on 25 October 2010.  Due to this ceremony time change, submissions will be accepted until 31 March 2010.  Department of Defense submissions remain due by March 1.

This gives organizations more time to apply for the SCC Supply Chain Excellence Award.  Since 2001, SCC has honored organizations who demonstrate their commitment to supply chain operations and management through implementing and improving SCOR® supply chain projects. The Award highlights organizations across industries and geographies that have gone above and beyond in the pursuit of supply chain excellence.

Nominations are open in the following categories:

Supply Chain Operational Excellence

Supply Chain Academic Excellence

Supply Chain Management Technology Excellence

The Global Award for Supply Chain Excellence is presented to one of the winners of the other four awards. Learn more and submit a nomination today. The awards are open to members and nonmembers of Supply Chain Council.

Review selection criteria and guidelines

Winners are selected by SCC’s Technical Development Steering Committee and are based on four principal criteria:

1. Accurate demonstration of the implementation of the SCOR reference model,

2. Nature and complexity of the project undertaken,

3. Ability to objectively demonstrate the value of the project, and

4. Ability to characterize the project and effectively communicate its significance.

For further information, download the submission guidelines or contact Melinda Spring at [email protected]


Supply Chain Council (SCC) is a global non-profit organization whose methodology, diagnostic and benchmarking tools help member organizations make dramatic and rapid improvements in supply chain processes. SCC has established the supply chain world’s most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and performance. The framework — the Supply Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR®) — lets companies quickly determine and compare the performance of supply chain and related operations within their company or against other organizations. SCC and its member volunteers continually advance these tools and provide education on how to leverage them for supply chain excellence. SCOR® is a registered trademark in the United States and Europe.

Bob Ferrari, Executive Editor of the Supply Chain Matters blog  is a current member of the North America Leadership Team of Supply Chain Council (SCC).