Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Names Award Winners

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Bose, EMD Millipore, Linear Technology, University of Maryland and Western Digital Honored at First Annual Event and Awards

Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council

The awards program aims to accelerate enterprise adoption of supply chain risk management and resiliency as a professional discipline and mission-critical business process.

The winners of awards for supply chain resilience and risk management excellence were honored by the Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council (GSCRC) at the Council’s annual event which took place on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California.

The GSCRC was formed to bring together supply chain risk management and resiliency practitioners with luminaries and thought leaders to advance the professional discipline through opportunities to collaborate, develop and share best practices, and be recognized for innovation and leadership. The awards program is one of the key elements of the GSCRC strategy to accelerate enterprise adoption of supply chain risk management and resiliency as a professional discipline and mission-critical business process.

“We launched the GSCRC to be that professional community or watering hole for our colleagues so that they would have their own place to connect and learn from each other,” said Bindiya Vakil, founder and CEO of Resilinc. “We believe that recognition of companies and individuals within that community will be critical to the success of our collective journey toward institutionalization of resiliency concepts and business practices within the enterprise.”

The awards program is designed to recognize organizations and individuals that serve as role models and leaders in driving supply chain resiliency strategy success within their company, supply chain network, and across industries. The awards committee considered nominations received from suppliers, customers and experts from the Council’s technical advisor, Resilinc. The five award categories and winners announced were as follows:

  •     RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNER OF THE YEAR: Bose Corporation

This overall award was based on a number of criteria and input related to customer collaboration practices and culture, technology adoption, and overall breadth and maturity-level of processes in place, as well as the organization’s commitment to institutionalize best practices and demonstrate innovation and continuous improvement over time. Eric Dwinells, senior director of global supply chain management, and Michelle Dinsdale, global supply chain manager, accepted the award on behalf of Bose.

  •     RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY DRIVER OF THE YEAR: Western Digital

This award recognizes the company that is most advanced in terms of technology adoption, the use of technology to achieve customer-supplier collaboration, and the overall maturity-level of technology-enabled processes and best practices in place. In addition, the committee considered organizational culture as it relates to technology adoption and risk taking, as well as the organization’s commitment to leveraging innovation and driving continuous improvement over time. Rubik Babakanian, senior vice president and chief procurement officer, and Damian Flynn, supply chain ERM manger, accepted the award on behalf of WD.

  •     RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD: Professor Sandy Boyson, University of Maryland

This award recognizes the educator that best supports further development of university-level education programs focusing on supply chain operations and resiliency and is best preparing the next generation of supply chain risk management superstars with hands-on training using real life scenarios, tools and case studies. In addition to talent development, this award also recognizes educators that play an important role in cross-pollinating ideas and strategies between academia and the business community. Sandy Boyson is a research professor and co-director of the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business.

  •     RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR: Bob Scott, Linear Technology

This award recognizes individual success in championing the importance of supply chain resiliency within one’s company and being a change agent. The individual’s efforts to advance the profession across the industry – by sharing best practices, successes and lessons learned, via active participation in industry events and media communication opportunities – was also a consideration in the selection process. Bob Scott is a director of business development at Linear Technology and accepted the award on behalf of himself and the company chief operating officer, Alex McCann.

  •     RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN COLLALBORATOR OF THE YEAR: EMD Millipore

This award recognizes the supply chain partner that collaborates most effectively with customers for mutual benefit. The Collaborator of the Year is proactive, responsive, transparent, willing to share appropriate information, and committed to working with its customers to achieve multi-enterprise supply chain performance excellence. Sebastian Koch, head of demand planning process solutions, accepted the award on behalf of EMD Millipore.

About the Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council
The Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council is a professional community and network for supply chain risk management practitioners, leaders, and stakeholders formed in 2015. Resilinc is the technical advisor and principal sponsor and plans to incorporate the Council as a Not-for-Profit with a dedicated staff. The principal goals of the Council are to (1) bring together SCRM and resiliency practitioners with luminaries and thought leaders to advance the professional discipline through opportunities to collaborate, share best practices, and be recognized for innovation and leadership and (2) elevate the profile of supply chain risk management and resiliency challenges and opportunities vis-a-vis the C-level strategic agenda. The Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council has over 650 general members and has an open membership policy. Interested individuals within the business community and academia that wish to become a member of the community can do so by joining the LinkedIn discussion group by the same name.

About Resilinc
Resilinc is the leading cloud provider of supply chain resilience and risk management intelligence and analytics. Industry leaders like Amgen, GM and EMC rely on Resilinc to mitigate risks end-to-end, while achieving long-term competitive advantage, and building brand and shareholder value. Resilinc’s flagship SupplyIntel™ solution platform and services deliver the fastest time-to-value while ensuring the lowest resource impact. It accomplishes this by providing the world’s largest repository of supplier and part intelligence leveraging the power of our “LinkedIn” supplier community; the most robust set of dashboard visualization and patent-pending analytic functionality for pro-active planning and risk quantification; and the only solution that personalizes your impact analysis by automatically connecting incidents with your supply chain map so you don’t have to.

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