CSCMP Awards & Recognitions

Presented annually during CSCMP EDGE or the Academic Research Symposium (ARS) to honor a select group of individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the supply chain management industry.

Distinguished Service Award

Presented annually on stage during CSCMP EDGE, the CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award (DSA) honors one outstanding individual who exemplifies significant, consistent, and career-long contributions to the development of the logistics and supply chain management disciplines. Read more

Bernard J. La Londe Best Paper Award

Presented during the ARS, the Bernard J. La Londe Best Paper Award recognizes the most valuable paper published in the Journal of Business Logistics (JBL). Read more

Doctoral Dissertation Award

Presented during the Academic Research Symposium (ARS), the Doctoral Dissertation Award (DDA) is for doctoral students who demonstrate significant originality and technical competence in any supply chain function. The DDA is open to all who will have completed their doctoral work in a field related to functions within the supply chain. Read more

E. Grosvenor Plowman Award

Presented during the ARS, from among those papers accepted for presentation at the Academic Research Symposium (formerly known as the Educators' Conference), the best research is selected by the Editorial Review Panel and awarded the distinguished E. Grosvenor Plowman Award. Plowman recipients are invited to present their research at the Academic Research Symposium and recognized for their contributions. Read more

Emerging Leader Award

Presented during CSCMP EDGE, CSCMP's Young Professionals Emerging Leader Award recognizes up-and-coming leaders in the supply chain management field for their early and substantive contributions to the supply chain management and logistics industry. The selected individual(s) will represent their companies and peers and will be recognized for their achievements. Read more

Supply Chain Innovation Award™

The Supply Chain Innovation Award recognizes six teams who have demonstrated excellence, innovation, and return on investment for a significant supply chain challenge. The six finalists present their cases during CSCMP EDGE education sessions and the winner is recognized on stage. Read more

Recognitions

Supply Chain Hall of Fame

In preservation of the history of some of the greatest, life-changing innovations and inventions from around the world and celebrating the astounding practitioners and academics who have made the supply chain management industry what it is today, we are happy to announce the launch of CSCMP's Supply Chain Hall of Fame. It was created to recognize and archive the significant achievements of those who have created, innovated, and mastered the discipline of supply chain management. Read more


Distinguished Service Award

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) presents its Distinguished Service Award (DSA), our highest honor, at the annual conference to an academic, consultant, or practitioner who exemplifies significant, consistent, and career-long contributions to the development of the logistics and supply chain management disciplines.

Please note: Any individual who has demonstrated exemplary service to the profession is eligible to be nominated. The selected individual will have shown high integrity and moral principles throughout his or her professional career.

Do you know a prominent supply chain professional who is qualified to join their ranks? Now is your opportunity to nominate him or her for the 2019 Distinguished Service Award.

DSA Award Winners
2018 Distinguished Service Award Winner

Dr. John Gattorna, author, academic and principal of a Sydney-based specialist advisory business, Gattorna Alignment.

2019 Nominations will be accepted until April 30, 2019. The winner will be recognized on stage during Monday morning's opening general session at our 2019 EDGE Conference, September 15-18, 2019, in Anaheim, California.

Review the DSA criteria

Download the DSA guidelines

DSA Nomination Form

Current Distinguished Service Award

Dr. John Gattorna

Dr. John Gattorna, author, academic and principal of a Sydney-based specialist advisory business, Gattorna Alignment, will receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) 2018 Distinguished Service Award. He will be presented with the award during the Opening General Session at CSCMP's Annual EDGE Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on October 1, 2018.

CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award is the industry's most prestigious honor, bestowed upon an individual for significant achievements in the logistics and supply chain management industry. Presented annually, the award was instituted in 1965 as a tribute to logistics pioneer John Drury Sheahan.

"John has been a pioneer in how to take supply chain from a cost function to a business imperative. His body of work takes the supply chain profession from the factory and distribution center floors to the board rooms as a strategic advantage for companies. The dynamic alignment work has taught our companies how to move from a 'one-size-fits-all' supply chain to a tailored and segmented approach that is rooted in science and the voice of the customer," Annette Clayton, CEO & President Schneider Electric NAM & Group CSCO.

For over three decades, Dr. Gattorna has been working with major blue chip corporations around the world to take his new model from the conceptual stage to a finer level of granularity; companies such as Dell; Ralph Lauren; Unilever; Teys Australia; Schneider Electric and DHL. Apart from researching, consulting and teaching, Dr. Gattorna likes to share his best thinking with peers and business associates around the world.

Currently, Dr. Gattorna continues to inspire future supply chain leaders on the 'fast clock-speed' capabilities that organizations need to develop for the volatile and rapidly changing business environments they face. His contributions also extend to support of diabetes charities for most of his career, in recent years as a business and supply chain adviser to the Life for a Child charity which supplies diabetes medication to children with Type 1 diabetes in developing countries.

Please join us for CSCMP's Annual EDGE Conference on October 1, 2018 as we honor Dr. John Gattorna with supply chain's highest honor.


Past Award Winners
2017 Dr. Nancy Nix, Executive Director of Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education (AWESOME)
2016 Dr. Chris Caplice, Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
2015 Robert Martichenko, Chief Executive Officer, LeanCor Supply Chain Group
2014 Mike Regan, Chief of Relationship Development, TranzAct Technologies, Inc.
2013 Abré Pienaar, CEO, iPlan
2012 Ann Drake, Chairman & CEO, DSC Logistics
2011 Dr. James R. Stock, Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing, University of South Florida
2010 Charles L. Taylor, Founder and Principal, Awake! Consulting
2009 Joel L. Sutherland, Managing Director of Lehigh University's Center for Value Chain Research
2008 Arthur Mesher, CEO, The Descartes Systems Group Inc.
2007 Thomas W. Speh, Distinguished Professor of Distribution, Miami University
2006 Herbert S. Shear, Chief Executive Officer, GENCO
2005 Martin G. Christopher, Professor of Marketing and Logistics, Cranfield University, UK
2004 John Thomas Mentzer, Distinguished Professor of Logistics, University of Tennessee
2003 H. Lee Scott, Jr., Chairman, Wal-Mart Corporation
2002 Donald J. Schneider, Chairman, Schneider Logistics, Inc.
2001 Ralph W. Drayer, Vice President Customer Service & Logistics, Procter & Gamble
1999 Richard F. Powers, President, Insight, Inc.
1998 William C. Copacino, Managing Partner, Andersen Consulting Strategic Services Practice
1997 Yossi Sheffi, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1996 Larry S. Mulkey, President, Ryder Integrated Logistics
1995 Joseph C. Andraski, Vice President Integrated Logistics, Nabisco Inc.
1994 Roger W. Carlson, Executive Vice President, Exel Logistics-North America
1993 C. John Langley, John H. Dove Distinguished Professor, University of Tennessee
1992 Howard S. Gochberg, Vice President (retired), Land O'Lakes, Inc.
1991 John J. Coyle, Exec. Director, Center for Logistics Research, Pennsylvania State University
1990 Roger W. Kallock, Chairman, Cleveland Consulting Associates
1989 Frederick W. Smith, CEO/Chairman, Federal Express Corporation
1988 George A. Gecowets, Executive Vice President, Council of Logistics Management
1987 Ronald E. Seger, Vice President, A.T. Kearney, Inc.
1986 Douglas M. Lambert, Professor of Marketing, University of South Florida
1985 Arthur W. Todd, Director of Purchasing, Lincoln Electric Company
1984 Bob Packwood, United States Senate
1983 Bernard J. Hale, Vice President, Distribution Services, Bergen Brunswig Corporation
1982 Jerome D. Krassenstein, Vice President, Chessie System
1981 Robert V. Delaney, Manager of Distribution, International Paper Company
1980 Clifford F. Lynch, Vice President of Distribution, Quaker Oats Company
1979 Wendell M. Stewart, Vice President, A.T. Kearney, Inc.
1978 Robert J. Franco, Vice Chairman, Spector Industries
1977 Kenneth B. Ackerman, Chairman, Distribution Centers, Inc.
1976 Bernard J. LaLonde, Professor of Marketing & Logistics, The Ohio State University
1975 Burr W. Hupp, Managing Director, Drake Sheahan/Stewart Dougall
1974 James L. Heskett, Professor of Business Logistics, Harvard University
1973 Robert E. Schellberg, Vice President, Distribution, Eastman Kodak Company
1972 Warren Blanding, Executive Vice President, Marketing Publications, Inc.
1971 Mark Egan, Tourism Advisor for Turkey
1970 Gayton E. Germane, Professor of Logistics, Stanford University
1969 Bruce J. Riggs, General Traffic Manager, Norton Company
1968 Edward W. Smykay, Professor, Michigan State University
1967 E. Grosvenor Plowman, Vice President, Traffic, US Steel
1966 Donald J. Bowersox, Vice President/General Manager, E.F. MacDonald Stamp Company
1965 Will Gribble, Director, Customer Service, Pillsbury Company


Bernard J. La Londe Best Paper Award

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) presents the Bernard J. La Londe Best Paper Award to the most valuable paper published in the Journal of Business Logistics (JBL) during CSCMP's Annual Conference.

Eligibility
To be considered for this prestigious award, your paper must be published in the Journal of Business Logistics. The JBL provides a forum for the dissemination of original thoughts, research, and best practices within the logistics and supply chain arenas.

The editorial objectives of the JBL are to advance knowledge and science and to stimulate greater thought and effort in the fields of logistics and supply chain management by providing readers with:

  • New and helpful information
  • Logistics and supply chain management theory or techniques
  • Research generalizations about logistics and supply chain management thought and practice
  • Creative views and syntheses of dispersed concepts in logistics and supply chain management
  • Articles in subject areas that have significant current impact on thought and practice in logistics and supply chain management that present challenges for the future.

2018
Craig R. Carter, Lutz Kaufmann
and Claudia M. Wagner
Reconceptualizing Intuition in Supply Chain Management

Past Recipients

2017
Monique L. Ueltschy Murfield, Terry L. Esper, Wendy L. Tate
and Kenneth J. Petersen
Supplier Role Conflict: An Investigation of its Relational Implications and Impact on Supplier Accommodation (Vol. 37, No. 2)

2016
Yemisi A. Bolumole
and David J. Closs
The Economic Development Role of Regional Logistics Hubs: A Cross Country Study of the Interorganizational Governance Models

2015
David M. Gligor
, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
A Cross-Disciplinary Examination of Firm Orientations' Performance Outcomes: The Role of Supply Chain Flexibility


Doctoral Dissertation Award

The Doctoral Dissertation Award (DDA) is for doctoral students who demonstrate significant originality and technical competence in any supply chain function. The DDA is open to all who will have completed their doctoral work in a field related to functions within the supply chain. The winner will be presented their award during CSCMP's Academic Research Symposium.

The Selection Process
A selection committee comprised of both academics and practitioners using a blind review process will evaluate dissertation abstracts. The author's name must remain unknown and therefore the abstract should not make any reference to either the author or his/her academic institution.

Three easy ways to send your submissions:
E-mail: education@cscmp.org
Fax: +1 630.574.0989
Mail: ATTN: Julie Bodenstab
Conference Coordinator
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
333 East Butterfield Road, Suite 140
Lombard, Illinois 60148-5617 USA

2018
Dr. Tobias Kosmol,
Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, Germany

Past Recipients
2017 Jeffrey Risher, Southeastern Louisiana University
2016 Dr. Barbara Yilmaz, Ph.D., WHU—Otto Beisheim School of Management
2015 Jason Miller, Colorado State University
2014 William Schmidt, Harvard Business School
2013 Jason A. Acimovic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Operations Research Center
2012 Xiang(Sean) Wan, University of Maryland, Smith School of Business
2011 Haritha Metta, University of Kentucky
2010 Matthias Ehrgott, WHU—Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, German
2009 Timothy J. Pettit, The Ohio State University
2008 Dilay Çelebi, Istanbul Technical University
2007 Arunachalam Narayanan, Texas A&M University
2006 Supriya Mitra, Syracuse University
2005 Haiqing Song, Sun Yat-Sen University
2004 Paulo Marcio Gonçalves, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2003 Jarid Karim, Warwick University
2002 Julie Swann, Georgia Institute of Technology
2001 Moritz Fleischmann, Eramus University, Rotterdam
2000 Cenk Caliskan, University of Southern California
1999 Remko I. Van Hoek, Erasmus University Rotterdam
1998 John L. Kent, Southwest Missouri State University
1997 Christopher G. Caplice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1996 Harry L. Sink, University of Tennessee
1995 Julie Gentry, Arizona State University
1994 Timothy C. Johnston, University of California-Berkeley
1993 David A. Menachof, University of Tennessee
1992 Daniel E. Innis, The Ohio State University
1991 John Pooley, Pennsylvania State University
1990 John T. Gardner, The Ohio State University
1988 Edward H. Frazelle, Georgia Institute of Technology
1987 Jule Gassenheimer, University of Alabama
1986 Diane Twede, Michigan State University
1985 Mary K. Allen, The Ohio State University
1984 David E. Lloyd, The Ohio State University
1983 Nada R. Sanders, The Ohio State University
1982 Ersell Powell Robinson, Jr., University of Texas
1981 Martha Cooper, The Ohio State University
1980 Jossef Perl, Northwestern University
1979 Howard M. Armitage, Michigan State University
1978 Frances Gaither Tucker, The Ohio State University
1977 Michael Levy, The Ohio State University
1976 Douglas A. Fisher, Indiana University
1975 Douglas M. Lambert, The Ohio State University
1974 Joe Cavinato, Pennsylvania State University
1973 Kenneth Graham, University of Wisconsin


E. Grosvenor Plowman Award

From among those papers accepted for presentation at the Academic Research Symposium (formerly known as the Educators' Conference), the best research is selected by the Editorial Review Panel and awarded the distinguished E. Grosvenor Plowman Award. Plowman recipients are invited to present their research at the Academic Research Symposium and recognized for their contributions. The Plowman Award is given in honor of E. Grosvenor Plowman, a lifetime supporter of both CSCMP and the logistics profession. Since its inception over thirty years ago, the award has been offered annually.

2018
Don't Build a Bridge to Nowhere: Triangulating Gaps in the Path to Successful Supplier Enabled Innovation
Dr. Remko van Hoek of the University of Arkansas
Dr. Laura Briou of Florida Gulf Coast University
Dr. Stanley Fawcett of Weber State University

Past Recipients

2017
Persuasive Communication Pathway: Influencing SCM Partners to Work Voluntarily on Sustainability Initiates
Brian Fugate, University of Arkansas
Jon Johnson, University of Arkansas
Saif Mir, College of Charleston

2016
Investigating Relative Stability of Motor Carrier Safety Performance for the CSA Program
Jason Miller, Colorado State University

2015
Exploring the Use of Upper-Semi Variance as a Robust Estimator for Calculating Safety Stocks
Darryl K. Ahner, Air Force Institute of Technology
John Saldanha, West Virginia University
Peter F. Swan, Pennsylvania State University — Harrisburg
Doral E. Sandlin, Air Force Institute of Technology


Emerging Leader Award

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP's) Young Professionals Emerging Leader Award recognizes up-and-coming leaders in the supply chain management field for their early and substantive contributions to the supply chain management and logistics industry. The selected individual(s) will represent their companies and peers and will be recognized for their achievements.

Nominations for the Young Professional Emerging Leader Award are excepted from February through June of any given year.

Award benefits include:

  • Complimentary registration to CSCMP's EDGE Annual Conference
  • Recognition at CSCMP's EDGE Annual Conference in front of an audience of 3,000-plus attendees
  • Spotlight in the award-winning CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly magazine
  • Featured in CSCMP's Member and other e-bulletins with audiences totaling more than 7,000 individuals

Review the 2019 Emerging Leader Award Guidelines

Review the Emerging Leader Award Definition and Guidelines for a Good Nomination

2018 Award Winners

Kimberly H. Caron
Supply Chain Manager
Peerless Plastics
Bo Liao
Manager
Advanced Analytics
Western Digital
Chris Ricciardi
Chief Operating Officer
Logistical Labs

Past Award Winners
2017 Nathan Chaney, Branch Manager, MainFreight
2017 David Perez, Director, Cushman & Wakefield
2016 Diego De la Garza, Associate Director, Source One Management
2016 Brian Jacobson, Manager, C.H. Robinson
2016 Paul Rohrbaugh, President, Sterling Simulation
2015 Eyual Getahun, Process Specialist, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
2015 Ravi Kiran Unnam, Global Lead, Supply Network Design, Mondelez International
2014 Susan E. Conley, Program Specialist, Caterpillar, Inc.
2014 Mengxiao (Michelle) Zhang, Lean Logistics Team Lead, LeanCor, LLC
2013 Keiko Arai, Associate Contract Specialist, Global Outsourcing, Bell Helicopter
2013 Florian Schick, Senior Associate, SCM Practice, McKinsey & Company
2013 Amanda Tolhurst, Senior Manager, Internal Materials Operations, Whirlpool Corporation


Supply Chain Innovation Award™

Throughout the last few years of economic upheaval, supply chains have proven to be resilient and able to withstand the extreme financial stresses. Supply chain management (SCM) professionals have remained efficient and responsive. Company leaders who are able to communicate their significant and proven achievements can not only positively affect return on investment and performance at their own companies they can also give back to the industry and to their peers by sharing their stories.

For over 10 years, supply chain teams worldwide have been submitting their cases to the Supply Chain Innovation Award™ for the opportunity to receive recognition and accolades by their industry peers on a global stage.

This award program receives approximately 50 submissions each year. A panel of reviewers, consisting of members of CSCMP's Research Strategies Committee (RSC) and the editorial board of SupplyChainBrain, narrow down those submissions to the top innovative teams who then become the finalists at CSCMP's Annual Conference.

If your supply chain team has been bursting at the seams to share the successes of their latest SCM collaborative innovations, you should consider sharing your story during the next Supply Chain Innovation Award™ competition.

View the Case Study Submission Guidelines

Submit your case today

Supply Chain Innovation Award™ Finalists
Find the winner and finalist case studies in the Practitioner Case Studies.

2018
1st Place: Intel
Finalist: BuySeasons/FastFetch
Finalist: Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Finalist:Pfizer
Finalist: Schneider Electric (R&D)/Vector Consulting

2017
1st Place: TransCelerate (Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals & GlaxoSmithKline)
2nd Place: Argos (Llamasoft & Argos)
Finalist: Vodafone (Vodafone & Celonis)
Finalist: Whirlpool
Finalist: Intel
Finalist: Kenco (Kenco Logistics Services, Sealed Air Corporation & Gladiator, LLC)

2016
1st Place: Dell
2nd Place: DMLogic and Johnson & Johnson
Finalist: Airbus
Finalist: Invata & Destination Maternity
Finalist: OHL/GEODIS & Emerson Healthcare
Finalist: ROi

2015
1st Place: Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO)
2nd Place: Lennox Residential
Finalist: Shared Support Services of Southeastern Ontario (3SO)
Finalist: Hewlett-Packard Co.
Finalist: Concurrent Technologies Corporation

2014
1st Place: Flextronics
2nd Place: Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC)
Finalist: Fast Logistics Group
Finalist: Intel Corporation
Finalist: USAID/John Snow, Inc.

2013
1st Place: Staples, Inc. and Packsize International
2nd Place: PepsiCo
Finalist: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and Deloitte LLC
Finalist: LMI and Defense Logistics Agency
Finalist: Motorola Solutions and E2Open
Finalist: IBM Integrated Supply Chain


CSCMP's Supply Chain Hall of Fame

At the 2016 Annual Conference, the creation of CSCMP's Supply Chain Hall of Fame was announced to recognize and archive the significant achievements of those who have created, innovated, and mastered the discipline of supply chain management. The Hall of Fame signifies the life-long accomplishments of those members of our industry who have truly improved the world we live in.

CSCMP is committed to preserving the history of some of the greatest, life-changing innovations and inventions from around the world, celebrating the astounding practitioners and academics who have made the supply chain management industry what it is today. From mass production assembly lines to ocean freight containers, from UPC to tracking systems, the evolution of physical distribution to logistics to supply chain management has changed the face of history time and time again.

But it is not only the concepts, inventions, and innovations that should be celebrated and remembered, it is also the people who took an impossible dream and made it a reality. This honor recognizes individuals that have made a significant impact on the landscape of supply chain management. Nominees must have experienced significant success in the industry, illustrated extraordinary leadership skills, and served as a role model to supply chain students, young professionals, and budding entrepreneurs.

2018 Inductees

Michael Dell
Michael Dell
Peter Drucker
Peter Drucker
Dr. John Gattorna
Dr. John Gattorna
George Stephenson
George Stephenson

View the 2017 Inductees

How the Hall of Fame Works
The CSCMP Board of Directors has approved the following criteria for selection into the Supply Chain Hall of Fame and will abide by these guidelines as the Hall of Fame continues in to the future.

The Nominating Committee
Each year, seven members will be chosen by CSCMP's Board of Directors to sit on the Hall of Fame Nominating Committee to develop a list of potential candidates to be inducted into the Supply Chain Hall of Fame. Members of the Nominating Committee will:

  • Have at least 10 years in industry
  • Be geographically and gender diverse
  • Represent all areas of the supply chain industry, including, but not limited to: industry professionals, academics, technology, consulting, and industry journalists
  • Determine the list of nominees by December 31 of the preceding year of induction
  • Complete voting by February 15

The Voting Committee
Once the potential inductees are selected, the Voting Committee, consisting of the members listed below, will be enlisted to determine the finalists. Voting Members will include:

  • Past DSA winners and members of the Hall of Fame
  • All CSCMP Chairs of the Board of Directors
  • All CSCMP members of the Board of Directors (within the past 10 years)
  • All current CSCMP Roundtable Presidents
  • A select group of industry professionals, academics, journalists, and long-time members of CSCMP, as determined by the Board of Directors

Categories for Inductees
To be eligible, each Hall of Fame inductee must fall under one of the following four categories:

  • Industry Transformers
    • Technology
    • Business or Process
    • Legislative/Regulatory
  • Knowledge Creators & Communicators
    • Researchers
    • Authors
    • Journalists
    • Consultants
  • Industry Leaders/Practitioners
    • Practitioners
    • Industry Leader
  • CSCMP Distinguished Award Winners*

Nomination Process and Guidelines

  • An inductee must have at least 20 years in supply chain and logistics field
  • The Nominating Committee will create an annual ballot with a maximum of 20 candidates
  • There must be at least one candidate for each category
  • Current candidates may include previous-year candidates who received a minimum number of votes
  • Ballots and results will be tabulated by Hall of Fame Committee

Download the Supply Chain Hall of Fame nomination form (Deadline for submission is February 1, 2019)

Please note: This virtual Hall of Fame provides a portal where the general public can learn about inductees and their contributions to the industry. The Board has already received several requests for sponsorship of the Hall of Fame, as well as offers to house a potential "physical" Hall of Fame. These requests will be carefully considered for the future.

*CSCMP's Distinguished Services Award is the highest honor we bestow upon an outstanding individual who exemplifies significant, consistent, and career-long contributions to the development of the logistics and supply chain management disciplines. Therefore, each of the Distinguished Service Award past winners were inducted in to the Hall of Fame at CSCMP’s 2019 EDGE Conference. And all future Distinguished Service Award winners will automatically be included each year.