ELA Awards 2021 on November 9th : The finalists and the program!! Completely ONLINE!! Register here!!



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.


If you wish to participate online, please register here.


Agenda of completely online event  (free of charge)                                 

14:00 - 14:30: Keynote presentation (tbc)


14:30 - 16:30: Presentation of the ELA Award finalists’ projects


16:45 - 17:00: ELA Awards Ceremony


17:00 - 18:00: Roundtable + Conclusion












This year's finalists are (in alphabetical order):



“Emission-Free Delivery by Austrian Post and the Project “Green Graz” 2021” 

The integrated corporate and sustainability strategy, the project "Green Graz" and the CO2 neutral delivery initiative

Austrian Post, Austria



Innovative retail logistics at dm | Integrative. Intelligent. Automated
Reduction in overall logistics expenditure of over 7 million euros p.a., lighter workload for store employees of more than 50,000 hours p.a.,  reduction in the weight lifted in manual picking of more than 50,000 tons p.a., decrease in transport volume of roughly 1.8 million truck kilometres p.a., increasing capacity by implementing new  technology in the DC world.

dm-drogerie markt GmbH + Co. KG, Germany


Warehouse Operations:  Superdry with Hikrobot and Invar Systems

Superdry has experienced phenomenal growth – a success story built on a reputation for providing distinctive, high-quality products that fuse vintage Americana and Japanese inspired graphics with a British style.  In the first application for Hikrobot in the UK, Superdry is leveraging the flexibility of intelligent mini-robot carriers to transform order picking.  Using this technology has enabled the team to meet the required pace with demand during peak periods that traditionally would place a heavy burden on manual picking processes, especially when labour resources are tight – a challenge many businesses in retail face.

Together both teams developed a method of delivering a warehouse solution to enable the business to succeed to meet ever changing demands. The solution is innovative and optimises the use of space whilst increasing throughput and reducing potential health and safety issues

ncreasing efficiency throughout the supply chain.

Superdry with Invar Systems and Hikrobot, United Kingdom

“The development of a global and more sustainable supply chain in the fashion industry”

A new supply chain model in order to achieve better adaptation to the new reality, increasing efficiency throughout the supply chain, reducing the impact on the environment, whereas continuing to guarantee an optimal level of service for its customers



“Logistic data marketplace - The beginning of the digital age of logistics for Migros”

The overall goal is to break up information silos in different kind of supply chains. Each participant within a supply chain needs to have transparency about the flow of goods in some kind of way. Automatization within an distribution center requires granular information about logistic objects, like pallets or boxes. Industry partners wants to know when to prepare for production. Consumers are interested in track and trace data. The marketplace for logistics data provides a solution for all this needs in a standardized way.

Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund, Switzerland








“Changing the face of e-commerce logistics, when a leading French Food retailer meets the top British online grocery player

Disrupting the French grocery e-commerce market by developing the fastest growing logistic company, based on the state-of-the-art technology developed by Groupe Casino’s partner, Ocado.

O'Logistique - Group Casino, France