APICS 2014 Corporate Awards of Excellence

Applications for the 2014 Corporate Awards have closed. 

The APICS Corporate Awards of Excellence, brought to you by the APICS Supply Chain Council, recognizes organizations with superior performance and dedication to advancement in the fields of supply chain and operations management. The two categories are Education and Innovation.

Education Award of Excellence
The Education Award of Excellence focuses on an organization's commitment to productivity and advancement based on the application of educational concepts, competencies and best practices from the APICS body of knowledge.

Entry submissions must include answers to the following prompts. Please respond in the order they are presented.

  1. Describe how your organization benefits from or uses APICS education (sponsoring in-house seminars, financially supporting employee participation, paying chapter dues, offering time off to study or take APICS certification exams, etc.).
  2. Describe your organization’s philosophy and polices regarding APICS certification for its employees.
  3. Describe the limitations and challenges faced when integrating the APICS body of knowledge into daily business operation.
  4. Explain how APICS education increased success and illustrate both qualitative and quantitative measures.

Judges will consider the following points when evaluating your submission:

  • Originality: How creatively and effectively did the organization apply the ideas, theories, and APICS educational concepts?
  • Implementation: Were the methods used localized within a specific area, or did they include a cross-section of the organization (or large division)?
  • Usefulness: How has the application of APICS concepts led to a fundamental organizational change, improvement, or large-scale process revision?
  • Results: What type of commitment has the organization made to education? How does the organization operate more efficiently and profitably after implementing APICS education?
  • Longevity: Does the organization continue to use education and training to improve operations?

Please answer the prompts in the order they are presented above. Your narrative document must be a maximum of four 8.5 x 11 inch pages using a minimum font size of 12 points. Additional supporting collateral materials or samples may be included in your award entry by sending them via email to APICS magazine managing editor Elizabeth Rennie at erennie@apics.org.

Innovation Award of Excellence
The Innovation Award of Excellence, sponsored by the APICS Supply Chain Council and the Supply Chain Council, recognizes an organization's achievement in developing pioneering strategies and solutions in the changing industry landscape.

Evaluations will be based on innovation in the categories of

  • Alignment to demand
  • Enabling technologies and analytics
  • Foundations in production and inventory management
  • Integration strategies across the supply chain
  • Optimizing supply chain and operations processes
  • Professional skills development
  • Sustainability and risk management

Entry submissions must include answers to the following prompts. Please respond in the order they are presented.

  1. Explain the problems to be solved with this innovation and/or the specific goals and objectives.
  2. Describe the research, planning, and implementation of the innovation.
  3. Provide a summary of the innovation’s strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities.
  4. Explain the results, illustrating both qualitative and quantitative measures.

 

The supply chain conference judges will consider the following points when evaluating your submission:

  • Innovation: Do the strategies used demonstrate an understanding of how the organization enables supply chain performance in the global marketplace?
  • Competitiveness: How did the organization pioneer organizational and employee performance advancement to achieve better competitive positioning?
  • Product enhancements: Did the organization drive improvements aimed at meeting customer demand in a changing environment, improving supply chain performance, and mitigating risk?
  • Leadership: Is the organization exploring supply chain performance in new ways, demonstrating a commitment to helping employees compete in global economy?

Please answer the prompts in the order they are presented above. Your narrative document must be a maximum of four 8.5 x 11 inch pages using a minimum font size of 12 points. Additional supporting collateral materials or samples may be included in your award entry by sending them via email to APICS magazine managing editor Elizabeth Rennie at erennie@apics.org.

Award submissions are due on or before July 25, 2014. Winners will be notified by September 2. 

Click here to apply to the APICS 2014 Corporate Awards of Excellence. 


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