Friday, November 09, 2007

CHaINA Awards

Couple of weeks ago, the China Supply Chain Council presented its CHaINA Awards for the third times to celebrate superior achievements that are enabled by supply chain management in China.

Over 150 supply chain senior executives gathered to give recognition and compliments to five outstanding winners at a prestigious gala dinner held at the Shanghai Regent Hotel on November 8.

Here are some of the winners in this year's gathering:

The Best Supply Chain IT Solution was given to Seeburger for its recent JIT/JIS supply chain solution implemented at Benz Daimler Chrysler in Beijing. Over 150 suppliers are now live and using the system daily giving the manufacturer a competitive advantage in the China Automotive market and it has forced other OEM's to re-evaluate their SCM solutions.

The Award for China's Supply Chain Executive of the Year went to Dr. Dittmar Nerger, Head of Strategic Sourcing Healthcare at Bayer Healthcare for his years of management leadership and recent sourcing achievements in China.

The award for the Best 3PL Supply Chain Provider was presented to Kerry EAS for its innovative distribution solutions provided to Alfred Dunhill all over in China. Alfred Dunhill first started its business in China through 3rd party sales channel without self-owned shops and has now 39 self-owned stores and 27 wholesale stores all over China in less than 2 years.

The Award for Best Supply Chain Consulting Partner in China was awarded for the first time to IBM Global Business Services for the procurement transformation of Haier Group in Qingdao. Through the partnership with IBM, Haier managed to set up infrastructure for procurement innovation such as strategic sourcing, procurement engineering that paved the way for a dramatic cost reduction and supplier base optimization.

Amway China received the top Supply Chain Operational Excellence Award this year for its outstanding supply chain initiatives in China and abroad that resulted in a 20% logistics cost reduction, successful VMI operations between China and overseas factories and the rationalization of the number of logistics service providers.

When are they going to give out Best Supply Chain Blog Award? Who would you vote for? Lately, my vote would go to Eric Joiner...the Dawg is having his day...HA!


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