ELA Award 2022, Project of the Year goes to: Socamil E.Leclerc / Witron France, the winner of Rois de la Supply Chain 2022, the most prestigious logistics prize in France, from the “Supply Chain Magazine”.
The award was given for the fully automated omnichannel / multi-temperature distribution center in Calstelnaudery and was designed and implemented by the logistics lifetime partner WITRON. The core innovation is the world debut FPM (Flow Picking Machinery), a fully automated “flow-through warehouse” for the complete range of fresh and ultra-fresh products. FPM was described by the jury as a paradigm shift in the supply chain of French fresh produce logistics.
We like to thank the large number of participants for their presence at our online ELA Award event and we are proud to announce following winners:
ELA Award 2021 for Project of the Year goes to: dm drogerie markt GmbH + Co. KG, Germany for the project ”Innovative retail logistics at dm | Integrative. Intelligent. Automated”. dm drogerie markt GmbH + Co. KG received already from BVL, Germany the Logistics Award in 2020. Now they are the winner of the Award 2021, handed over by the European Logistics Association.
The project deals with 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. See also following video.
ELA Award 2021 from the audience for Best Presentation of the Year goes to O’Logistique-Groupe Casino-Monoprix, France for the project “Changing the face of e-commerce logistics, when a leading French food retailer meets the top British online grocery player”. It is a collaborative project dealing with 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.
We like to thank the large number of participants for their presence at our first online ELA Award event and we are proud to announce following winners:
ELA Award 2020 for Project of the Year goes to LOXXESS AG, Germany.
“SMILE – Smart and Innovativ – Logistics for eCommerce Project”: LOXXESS AG is the winner of the Award 2020, awarded by the European Logistics Association. The award was presented during the first online event ever. LOXXESS AG already received Germany’s logistics award from BVL, the country’s logistics federation, at the end of 2019.
The project deals with Process Optimization, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Innovation-Management as an Enabler for eCommerce Growth.
ELA Award 2020 from the audience for Best Presentation of the Year goes to INTERLOG GROUP, France.
MG2+ is a collaborative project with four competing manufacturers (Carambar&Co, Cémoi, Ferrero, and Mondelez) and two logistics 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.
The project deals with Process Optimization, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Innovation-Management as an Enabler for eCommerce Growth.
ELA Award 2019 for the “Project of the year” goes to KOMSA, Germany
RELOAD – Digitization of intralogistics. The main goals of the project were to increase capacities, increase performance (quality and speed) and decrease logistics costs. Shortest distances, smallest area, greatest performance Brussels: The KOMSA Group is the winner of the European Logistics Award 2019, awarded by the European Logistics Association. The award ceremony took place at the gala evening in Brussels on 23 May 2019. This comes on the heels of KOMSA winning the German Award for Supply Chain Management in 2018, bestowed by the German Logistics Association (BVL).
ELA Award 2019 for the “Professional of the year” goes to Konstantinos Cholevas, Greece
A highly skilled professional in supply chain solutions and SAP project management with focus on performance optimization, process re-engineering, solution design and implementation. His notable career path in Lafarge Greece, and subsequently in LafargeHolcim (LH) Group, is paved with excellent results in all areas of the business.
One of the recent highlights in his career is the development of a new global export platform of added value product and services of LH Group by designing a Global Supply Chain that extends from the exports’ plants to the final drilling site and engages a global network of cooperation partners in the destination countries.
ELA Award 2019 from the audience for “Best presentation” goes to Ahold Delhaize and EuroPoolSystems, Belgium
ELA Award 2018 for the ‘Project of the year’ goes to Bosch (DE): Comprehensive realignment of logistics
Bosch has received the ELA Award 2018 “Project of the year” from the European Logistics Association. The award was presented during a gala evening in Brussels on June 7, 2018. Bosch had already received Germany’s national logistics award from BVL, the country’s logistics federation, at the end of 2017. 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.
ELA Award 2018 for ‘Professional of the year’ goes to Christos Karaisaridis (GR).
A promising logistician with demonstrated knowledge of the retail industry. Mr. Karaisaridis, not only responded excellently during the Greek economic crisis and the imposition of capital controls, but also managed to improve the most important KPIs of the company. The highlight of his contribution is the implementation of the ‘Zero Waste’ concept, a project that exceeded expectations more than twice.
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ELA Award 2018 from the audience for ‘Best Presentation’ goes to Pfizer (BE).
ELA Award 2017 for the ‘Project of the year’ goes to AGCO (DE).
AGCO Smart Logistics : Based on the AGCO vision of creating “high-tech solutions, the company set out to re-design its inbound supply chain, which became every more complex resulting from global supply chains, volatile markets and rapid growth. The target was to increase efficiency and agility of the inbound supply chain at lower costs.
At the gala award event in Brussels, the initiative AGCO Smart Logistics has been awarded with the ELA Award ‘Project of the Year’. The agricultural global player was awarded for its efforts in digitalization and end-to-end integration of partners within AGCO’s international inbound supply chain. Late 2016, AGCO already won the renowned German Supply Chain Management award issued by the German BVL organization.
ELA Award 2017 for the ‘Professional of the year’ goes to Josh Start (UK).
Starting his career in the military, Josh became a logistics trainer for the Afghan army and at Sandhurst was described as a ‘young mang at the top of his game.’ He then joined Wilson James as a consultant – Wilson James characterises its Heathrow Logistics Integrator operation as ‘complicated’, with demanding stakeholders, changing requirements and high activity levels. After the contract was renewed, the client insisted that Josh became its Operations Manager. He has since become an expert in airport logistics, driving numerous continuous improvements. Josh is respected for his effective leadership and accomplished communication style backed up with excellent systems knowledge.
ELA Award 2017 from the audience for ‘Best presentation’ goes to Bridgestone/bluecrux (BE).
ELA Award 2016 for the ‘Project of the year’ goes to BLG Handelslogistik GmbH & Co. KG & engelbert strauss (DE) with the project:
Stargate junction – logistics at the interface between humans and robots : The implementation of a mobile, scalable and efficient warehousing and order picking solution in a landmarked building within a short time.
After winning the German Award for Supply Chain Management 2015 for the project “Stargate junction – logistics at the interface between humans and robots”, BLG LOGISTICS and its customer engelbert strauss have now also received European recognition. Thomas Krüger, Managing Director of BLG Handelslogistik, and Matthias Fischer, Head of Operative Projects at engelbert strauss, presented this logistics concept in Brussels as one of six finalists and won the European Logistics Prize of the European Logistics Association (ELA).
ELA Award 2016 for the ‘Professional of the year’ goes to Michalis Ziglis (GR).
Michalis has led the continuous evolution of Logistics in his company into a services providing organization with pioneer services for the market, which have turned the Supply Chaiin into a revenue stream for his company and have become major differentiating factor for the customer to buy, against competition. His company’s initiatives also in the corporate responsibility sector, with recycling, energy saving initiatives and parental control services which he led, are exclusive in the Greek market and have been repeatedly awarded locally.
The European Gold Medal in Logistics and Supply Chain “Project of the year 2015” as well as ‘Best presentation’ goes to Nestlé-Pepsico (BE)
Creation of a horizontal collaboration community for fresh & chilled food distribution between Pepsico and Nestlé
The goal of the project was to develop and implement a special strategic collaboration aspect of supply chain between companies that are basically big competitors of each other. This is the cooperation that many have talked about but very few have put the ideas into practice.
With the fundamental help of the trustee and the IT company, involving the necessary legal partners, one can see a special holistic view where aspects such as trust, gain sharing, as well as technical ones have been taken into account.
This very successful project is a real best practice case to be followed by others! Clearly shows that based on honest relationship how competitors can find the common and best way to reach their own goals together with solutions to the environmental challenges as well.
The nice results, savings and comprehensive solutions guarantee the long term life of this collaboration.
Based on these advantages, success and comprehensive solutions the jury has nominated the Nestlé-Pepsico project to be the winner of ELA European Gold Medal in Logistics and Supply Chain 2015.
The European Gold Medal in Logistics and Supply Chain “Professional of the year 2015” goes to Anestis Partalidis (GR)
This for being in the forefront of the Greek Logistics Industry for 20 years.
– in 1995, when he was responsible for the setup of the first automatic sorter for boxes in Greece
– In 2004, in charge of the relocation of an enterprise to a new 25000sqm location over a w/e without jeopardizing the replenishment of the numerous clients’ stores
– Since 2009, in charge of high tech 35000sqm distribution centre with extraordinary throughput and failure standards
The European Gold Medal in Logistics and Supply Chain 2014 for “Project of the year” goes to Skoda Auto AS from the Czech Republic
Skoda Auto A.S. wins the Gold Medal in Logistics and Supply Chain in this European ‘champions league’ in Logistics and Supply Chain. Winning first the national award for logistics in the Czech Republic they competed successfully with 5 other winning projects and came out as the overall winning project.
The goal of the winning project ‘Simply Clever logistics support for build-to-order production in the automotive : establishing flexible and cost efficient logistics support for internal and external production by growing complexity’ was to implement a number of strategic guidelines for logistics planning with the aim to manage, overcome or eliminate process complexity in logistics. Due to the broad product range and production flexibility required in their specific industry, complexity is a logistic challenge. The company has developed its answer to these challenges.
The European Gold Medal in Logistics and Supply Chain 2014 for ‘Professional of the year’ goes to Alex Van Breedam (BE).
For his outstanding achievements and innovative ideas with measurable results
Inventor of the concept “extended Gateway “: It’s a powerful concept for regions with natural advantages for European distribution. The idea behind the concept is the creation of additional logistics locations (minimal total cost locations) for added value logistics along the vertices of the integrated multimodal hinterland network. All provinces in Flanders are currently applying this concept for the identification of their logistics hotspots.
Founder of TRI-Vizor : The world’s first impartial orchestrator for transport and logistics, TRI-VIZOR proactively designs and operates horizontal partnerships and collaborative communities among shippers. By bundling and synchronizing freight flows across multiple supply networks, they create double digit gains in cost, customer service and sustainability for the clients. “Carpooling for cargo“
The European Gold Medal in Logistics and Supply Chain 2014 from the audience for ‘Best presentation’ goes to SMR Hungary.