This year's finalists of the ELA Awards are:

Project of the year 2017

(in alphabetical order) :

AGCO Smart Logistics

The initiative consists of an innovative and collaborative approach within an integrated SCM solution. The solution utilizes smart algorithms that dynamically optimize the network. The initiative targeted to fully integrate and digitize the inbound supply network to increase efficiency and agility of the inbound supply chain at lower costs.


 AGCO International GmbH & 4flow Management GmbH, Switzerland - Germany




Iflow (IT support System for Inbound Materials)

Create a tool to control and monitor in the real time the raw material flow in transit from Suppliers to Bosch:

  • Alerts in case of deviation to the estimated time of arrival (ETA);
  • Possibility to integrate transit information in the ERP-system


Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal S.A., Portugal



“Visibility Project”

First objective of the project was to increase customer satisfaction, increase sales and reduce logistics cost, by creating reliable visibility. Key objective was to create the ultimate linked supply chain from manufacturing over distribution to the customer to provide reliable visibility, and to segment visibility between retailers and distributors.


Bridgestone Europe & bluecrux, Belgium


“DESIGUAL’s New Logistics Distribution Centre” 

DESIGUAL is always looking for improving the Customer Experience. In that way our business model turned to an Omnichannel Model three years ago.

It demands our Supply Chain the next step in terms of visibility and speed. This project is an important part of the transformation DESIGUAL is experiencing.




Hub and Spoke FMCG Logistics Model”

Significant improvement of logistics efficiency and sustainability in innovative project of hub and spoke haulage of frozen FMCG for large retail chain in the Czech Republic.


MD logistika, a.s. (Plc) Czech Republic


System-Alpenluft 4.0 digitised, sustainable waste management

Making an efficient waste disposal system even more efficient. Reducing work, saving costs and energy by digitising components in the waste management.


System-Alpenluft AG, Switzerland


Professional of the year 2017

(in alphabetical order) :


Eero Eloranta

Vice-President, Education

Professor of Industrial Management

Aalto University, Finland

Josh Start

Head of Colnbrook Logistics Centre,

Wilson James Ltd, United Kingdom

Rachid Tahri

Vice-President of the Federation of Transport & Logistics of Morocco (FT-CGEM), President of the Association of Freight Forwarders of Morocco (AFFM), Deputy President of the Moroccan Association of International Road Transport (AMTRI) and President of the Association in charge of the assistance and Financing of training to upgrade the sector of the Transport and Logistics (GIAC  TRANSLOG), Morocco