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Ahold USA with supplier Del Monte Foods and technology vendor ES3 were recognized for their supply chain efforts with the 2011 Supply Chain Innovation Award from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and SupplyChainBrain.
The award was established in 2005 to highlight and recognize the top players in the supply chain industry when it comes to innovative projects, programs and collaboration that reduces costs, streamlines processes, saves energy, and improves operating efficiencies.
The team of Ahold USA, Del Monte and ES3 implemented a direct-to-store program that provides a shared, collaborative warehouse for manufacturers and retailers. The program resulted in a reduction in costs and carbon usage, improved speed to shelf, and increased on-shelf visibility.
“To receive the 2011 Supply Chain Innovation Award recognizes the hard work of our entire team,” said Walt Lentz, SVP, supply chain, Ahold USA. “We applaud the work of Del Monte and ES3 in helping Ahold USA implement the direct-to-store strategy and streamline our supply chain operations.”
Lentz, Brenda Hamilton, chief strategy and marketing officer, ES3 and David Allen, EVP of operations, Del Monte presented at CSCMP’s recent annual conference and were selected by a panel of judges to receive this year’s award from among over 50 initial entries and six finalists including: IBM Corporation, Motorola Mobility, Polo Ralph Lauren, ADT Security Services Inc in collaboration with Inmar Inc, and The Dow Chemical Company in collaboration with Dr. Timothy Pettit of the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is a global professional association dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession. With nearly 9,000 members globally, representing business, government, and academia from 63 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.