This year's finalists of the ELA Awards are:

Project of the year 2018

(in alphabetical order) :


Revolutionising the last mail delivery sector thanks to the first solution to cost efficiently digitalize mailboxes to connect e-shoppers and carriers.


Citibox, Spain






New Production and Logistics Network Design (NARPEL)

Changing postal operations competitiveness through production and logistics network optimization modelling


CTT – Correios de Portugal S.A., Portugal






“Pfizer Global Supply Chain  ‘End-to-end In-transit Visibility’ project” 

Pfizer is setting the new pharma industry standard by implementing the TrackiT mobile app, the first of its kind in the industry. Supporting the “Highly Orchestrated Supply Network (HOSuN)” Program, the app creates full and near real-time visibility on in-transit shipments from internal and external supply locations to market affiliates.


Pfizer, Belgium




Drones in action for public health”

In mid-March 2017, Swiss Post, the Ticino EOC hospital group and drone manufacturer Matternet launched a joint innovation project : they plan to use modern delivery drones to transport laboratory samples autonomously between the EOC hospitals in Lugano. The samples are currently transported by road. The use of drones will make transport faster and more efficient in order to further enhance the provision of care to patients.


Post CH AG, Switzerland




“Bosch Global Logistics”

Until recently, logistics decisions were taken within divisions (GB) or individual plants. A holistic approach and methodology was developed to enable strategic decisions regarding a Bosch-wide supply chain network design. Transport, Warehousing, Packaging and Foreign Trade were identified as key supply chain segments. Using its new approach Bosch Logistics has mastered the challenge of simultaneously redesigning and realigning all four key segments individually and the way how they interact.


Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany




Smart Warehousing of Škoda Auto Logistics

Logistics response to challenges in Kvasiny plant.


Skoda Auto a.s., Czech Republic


Professional of the year 2018

(in alphabetical order) :


Jaume Bonet Farras

Chief Supply Chain officer and CIO,

Carrefour, Spain

Matthew Chamberlain

Apprenticeship Business Partner,

NHS, United Kingdom

Christos Karaisaridis

Logistics Managers,

Diamantis Masoutis S.A., Greece