SMC³ and World Trade 100 Announce “The Alliance” Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Performance

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New Alliance Award Will Profile Successes of Shippers and Their Alliance Partners

SMC³ and World Trade 100 today announced the joint sponsorship of a new awards program to recognize excellence in supply chain performance. “The Alliance will profile shippers and their alliance partners who have successfully and dynamically collaborated to drive supply chain excellence,” said Sarah Harding, group publisher, World Trade 100. “We encourage interested candidates to submit one or more entries in any of five categories: domestic freight single mode, domestic freight multimodal, international freight, warehousing and sustainability—areas that are increasingly important parts of a successfully integrated, visible and ultimately workable supply chain.”

To evaluate the entries, a panel of judges will examine the role of each of the partners and the contributions their individual and collective efforts have made to solving a supply chain problem or driving change and continuous improvement in a supply chain. “Judges Perry A. Trunick, World Trade 100; John Rader, Red Rock Consulting; Mike Brown, Brainzooming; David Ross, Stifel Nicolaus; Michael Mikitka, Warehousing Education & Research Council; Kevin Huntsman, Mastio; and John Manners-Bell, Transport Intelligence will evaluate submissions in each category on metrics and results. They will also closely scrutinize the technical/operational implementation of the processes and tools used for achieving top performance in the supply chain,” explained Harding. “Each submission will also be examined for innovation and how the partnerships made best use of each alliance partner’s strengths.”

Jack E. Middleton, SMC³ president and CEO said, “This award is a unique opportunity for shippers and their alliance partners to gain significant publicity for their companies, products, services, solutions and technical and supply chain expertise. SMC³ and World Trade 100 will feature the award winners in the World Trade 100 December 2012 issue—including print, online, iPad and digital versions—as well as through SMC³ conferences and other marketing vehicles. These volatile times demand supply chain innovation, flexibility and partner collaboration. We are excited about receiving entries from the companies that are driving supply chain excellence throughout our industry.”

Entrants are invited to view the award criteria and submit their information using the simple wizard-like tool on the dedicated Alliance website: TheAlliance.worldtradeWT100.com. Entrants may submit their information starting Friday, June 1, 2012 through Friday, August 31, 2012 at 5 p.m. eastern time. SMC³ and World Trade 100 will formally introduce The Alliance award program at the Connections 2012 conference in Chicago, Ill. June 26-29, 2012. Final awards will be presented to winners at the SMC³ 2013 Jump Start conference on January 22, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga.

About SMC³

SMC³’s innovative products and solutions put transportation pricing to work, supporting collaboration between 5,000+ North American carrier, shipper and logistics service provider organizations. Every day, SMC³ meets our customers’ needs for actionable pricing content and their operational demands by providing flexible content delivery options and partnering with leading transportation software solution providers. Our extensive educational initiatives—from acclaimed bi-annual conferences to courses from The Academy—are designed to give our audiences the knowledge they need to succeed in a competitive transportation environment.

About World Trade 100

World Trade 100 is the vital source of news and information for U.S. senior executive manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers active in domestic and international trade. With cutting-edge coverage of every aspect of logistics and the integrated supply chain, World Trade 100 reflects the priorities and diverse interests of its senior level and management subscribers to help them navigate today's rapidly changing and highly competitive global marketplace. Each month in print and online, World Trade 100 examines various sectors of global trade, including transportation, third party logistics, warehousing, trade finance, technology, sustainability, risk and compliance, and economic development, to assist our readers in making their businesses profitable.

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SMC³
Office: 770-486-5823
Email: jbarnes(at)smc3(dot)com

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