ELA Award event 2020


10 November 2020

Presentation of the ELA Award Project of the Year

Enjoy an afternoon of best practice in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and an evening of true international networking with logistics and supply chain professionals.

Being the federation of national logistics associations in Europe the European Logistics Association has the ability to offer you across Europe a professional network of practitioners.

What makes this event unique?

The projects presented during this event are the finalists from the European competition. To be able to join this competition the projects have to be already champions in their own country. So this is the battle of the strongest.

Who can attend?

The event is 'on invitation' only. Are you a high level professional and a member of one of our National Logistics Associations please contact your association and maybe you are one of the lucky ones.

14:00 - 16:30 h. Presentations of the finalists' projects
16:45 - 22:00 h. Award ceremony with networking dinner


We are pleased to announce that this year's finalists are (in alphabetical order):

CTT Correios de Portugal, S.A. - Alchetron, the free social ...



“Order now - Logistic processes as an answer to e-commerce” 
Changing postal operations competitiveness through production and logistics network optimization modelling

CTT Correios de Portugal S.A., Portugal

MG2+ is a collaborative project with four competing manufacturers (Carambar&Co., Cémoi, Ferrero and Mondelez) and two logistic providers (Interlog Logistic and FM Logistic) with a common objective to reduce the number of trucks on the roads and gas emissions. This innovative process of EDI pooling can mutualize trucks for the retailers and other distribution channels. This process aligns the orders of a retailer with the same delivery date for all four manufacturers in the pool.

It is well suited for retail companies that do not work in shared VMI. This collaboration is made possible thanks to the management of the EDI pooling process by Interlog Logistic control tower with the support of a dedicated software.


Krummen Kerzers AG (@krummenkerzers) | Twitter

“Goodbye Diesel”

Significant CO2 reduction in transport by using alternative / renewable powertrains and fuels.

Lidl - Krummen Kerzers, Switzerland



“SMILE - Smart and Innovativ - Logistics for eCommerce”

Process Optimization, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Innovation-Management as an Enabler for eCommerce Growth.


“Logistics Optimisation Project”

Gain access to industry best practice technology and expertise; reduce overall cost of operations and improve service levels to both internal and external customers.

Rolls-Royce plc - CEVA Logistics, United Kingdom



“The Journey Towards Sustainable Logistics and A Smart Supply Chain”

The Journey Towards Sustainable Logistics and A Smart Supply Chain is a collaborative project between 16 different value chain actors. The common objective is to implement a sustainable logistics solution for the shipper Eastman Chemical and create an integrated supply chain through a digital data-sharing platform and application exchanging data with all involved partners, thereby increasing the entire supply chain's transparency, effectiveness, and efficiency.

This innovative project allowed the shipper to shift its outbound container volume, resembling 40% of their EMEA volume, from the road to inland waterway transportation and obtain logistics visibility. The results are significant and visible through improvement on eco-efficiency (reduction in CO2 emissions), operational excellence (lead time optimization, breaking organizational silo's and lean processes), and cost efficiency (transport and warehouse cost savings).

The project's success also enabled the logistics service provider Stukwerkers-ITG to develop further inland waterway, rail, and sea transportation service solutions and digital support technologies. Furthermore, the project's call for action attracted local and international shippers from various sectors such as ArcelorMittal, BP, VOLVO, Chevron, Bleckmann, and Shell C&T, that were already contemplating on logistics process improvement, to start their journey making use of these sustainable services.

Eastman Chemical / Stukwerkers - Interface Terminal Gent, Belgium