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The Ptak Prize

The Ptak Prize for Supply Chain Excellence

(a) This prize is awarded to organisations who have made significant improvements in their supply chain ecosystem using a mix of initiatives that comprise newer and more effective strategies, policies, commitment blended with adoption of Technology. The applications for this have to be forwarded by the Supply Chain function head of the organisation.

The Ptak Prize Global Case Competition

(b) This competition awards a recognition to a team of 3-4 players from an organisation or students who are keen to take the challenge of listening to a case study, evaluating the business implications and coming out with recommendations that could be applied to a real case scenario competing with the best teams from industry. The team with the best solution wins.

Ptak Prize Supply Chain Professional of the Year

(c) This award recognises excellence by a supply chain professional who has made significant impact on his or her business by adoption of newer plans, technology, strategies with individual contribution that can be easily spotted over the last 12 months.

Ptak Prize Best of the Best ERP Solution

(d) A recognition of the best ERP solution that has made significant impact to the industry with new features, technological upgrades, customer support that has helped the logistics sector.

Jury's Recommendation Awards

Jury's Recommendation Award for the Supply Chain Icon of the Year

(a) This award will recognise the contribution and excellence of a senior supply chain leader who has not only made significant contribution to his organisation but also contributed to the growth of sector by helping develop knowledge sharing systems and assisting talent development programs.

Jury's Recommendation Award for the Woman Supply Chain Icon of the Year

(b) Women participation in the supply chain function has been growing steadily in the recent years despite this being perceived a men dominant sector. This has also created success stories par excellence which need to be shared at a platform and this award will aim to recognise these performances by women supply chain professionals.

Jury's Recommendation Award for the Youth Supply Chain Icon of the Year

(c) An award for an emerging leader who is making his presence felt in a fiercely competitive world and is in the age group of 25-35. His/her contributions should be clearly demonstrated by the portfolios managed, the complexity handled and the success stories built in the process.

Jury's Recommendation Award for Supply Chain Enterprise Icon of the Year

(d) This award is for an enterprise which has been constantly upping the benchmark of supply chain standards whether in terms of internal application or as a 3PL service provider. The size of operation, error margin, cost optimisation, technology integration, seamless multi location procurement –manufacturing & distribution networks could be the differentiating factors.

Jury's Recommendation Award for the Supply Chain Disruptor Icon of the Year

(e) A new start-up which is making ripples in the sector

Perishable & Temperature Controlled Logistics Achievers Awards

Perishable & Temperature Controlled Logistics Achievers – Best Cold Storage Infrastructure

(a) Inspite of consistent efforts the development of cold storage infrastructure continues to be a challenge. This award will highlight the achievements of a cold storage operator who has created excellence by building a world class facility in terms of technical competence, size, service orientation and customer satisfaction.

Perishable & Temperature Controlled Logistics Achievers – Best Application Perishable Sector

(b) This award will put a spotlight on an organisation which has set a benchmark in the sector by revamping its perishable business via adoption of cold chain technologies. The applicants could be from fruit, vegetable, dairy, meat sectors which traditionally were incurring losses due to lack of cold chain.

Perishable & Temperature Controlled Logistics Achievers – Best Cold Chain

(c) This award will bring to the forefront the best cold chain operator of the year. An organisation who has made significant contribution to the sector by building a seamless chain of storage, transport and handling of temperature sensitive cargo by road, sea, air.

Perishable & Temperature Controlled Logistics Achievers – Best Application Process Sector

(d) Pharma, beverage, food processing and chemical sectors have used cold chain for long as a critical part of their business process whether pre manufacturing or post. This award will highlight the significant achievements of anorganisation by deploying cold chain technologies

Perishable & Temperature Controlled Logistics Achievers – Best Technical Innovation

(e) This award will highlight the organisation that has made significant innovations to its cold chain and cold storage business resulting in increased efficiencies and reduced costs. It could be in the shape of energy consumption or waste reduction and recycling etc…

Perishable & Temperature Controlled Logistics Achievers – Best Reefer Design

(f)This award will identify and award the company that is producing best Reefer cabins for road, shipping, air or rail transport purpose. The key differentiators will be the volumes produced, profile of customers, quality standards and innovation produced in the domain.

Perishable & Temperature Controlled Logistics Achievers – Popular Truck for Reefer Fleet

(g)This award will identify and award the truck brand that is the preferred choice for Reefer fleets. The key differentiators will be the number of trucks sold in the sector, the range of vehicles in terms of sizes and any custom built technological innovations that make it apt for the application.

Supply Chain Technology Achievers Awards

Supply Chain Technology Achiever of the Year – Software

(a) This award will highlight the achievements of a logistics sector software solutions provider in terms of new solutions, new features, sales and service penetration, customer loyalty, and significant process improvements brought to the business of their customers. This could apply to IoT, ERP systems, WMS systems, inventory management systems etc…

Supply Chain Technology Achiever of the Year – Consulting

(b) This award will highlight the achievements of a technology consulting organisation that has made significant contribution to a customer's business by offering advisory expertise on adoption, upgradation or restructuring of the deployed technology framework resulting in improved efficiencies.

Supply Chain Technology Achiever of the Year – Hardware

(c) This award will highlight the achievements of a logistics sector hardware solutions provider in terms of new solutions, new features, sales and service penetration, customer loyalty, and significant process improvements brought to the business of their customers. This could apply to Scanning, RFID, asset tracking systems, tracking & mobility systems etc…

Supply Chain Technology Achiever of the Year – Transformation

(d) This award is designed for an enterprise which has totally revolutionised its set up by going from no-tech to high tech or low tech to high tech thereby transforming the business's efficiencies, costs and customer experience. The impact should be clearly measurable in both external and internal interfaces.

Supply Chain Technology Achiever of the Year – Innovation

(e) This award will highlight the achievements of an organisation which has made significant innovations within the legacy technological systems or with minimal resources to bring about significant change to their logistics operations and supply chain efficiency

Supply Chain Innovation & Resilience Awards

Resilient Supply Chain Leader of the Year

(a) A supply chain leader who has made significant contributions to SCRM and resiliency building not only in the organisation that he works in but has also helped further the cause of the subject via contributions to the industry.

Best Procurement Project of the Year

(b) An award to recognise the best and most innovative initiative in managing the procurement of a complex supply chain with multi product multi location sourcing, manufacturing and distribution.

Resilient Supply Chain Technology Driver of the Year

(c) An award for the technology solution which has helped mitigate risks and build reliability and resilience in the supply chain either by better forecasting or managing procurement processes etc

Resilient Supply Chain Partner of the Year

(d) This award is for an service partner like a 3PL, consultant or transport solutions provider who has helped build resilience in a customer's supply chain using innovative strategies, policies and technological interventions helping mitigate any foreseen risks to the business in a measurable manner.

Best Procurement Process Improvement Initiative

(e) This award is designed for the organisations who have done significant process improvement or transformation of the procurement process either by technological intervention or improvisation of policies in a manner that it has clearly added to the business performance and profitability.

Warehousing & Logistics Infrastructure Achievers Awards

Warehousing Achiever of the Year

(a) This award will single out the best performing warehouse operator of the year. The distinguishing factors will be the size, revenues and profitability of the projects along with the customer portfolio's, retention and satisfaction rates.

Logistics Infrastructure Achiever of the Year

(b) Clearly the award for warehouse infrastructure construction companies like PEB's, warehouse construction and design companies that have broken the norm by induction of new materials, technologies and processes that have helped keep the costs low, eco-friendly and efficient.

Logistics Hub Achiever of the Year

(c) This award is for a logistics or warehousing park which has put in a significant amount of investment, time and effort in building an ecosystem comprising warehousing and associated services in a logistics hub or park. The factors like size, automation, client portfolio could be the factors determining the success quotient.

Material Handling Equipment Achiever of the Year

(d) Recent innovation in material handling has created an exciting market for products such as pallets, forklifts and warehouse racking. This category is aimed at suppliers that are helping companies in India to increase their supply chain efficiency with world-class products.

Warehouse Automation Achiever of the Year

(e) A company which has done excellent work in the domain of delivering warehouse automation solutions and helped enhance efficacies of its customers. Number of projects and the sizes could be a factor indicating the success quotient

Agri Logistics Achievers Awards

Agri Supply Chain Achiever - Public Sector

(a) Best initiative in agri logistics in the public sector. The winner would have to clearly demonstrate the initiatives taken to keep efficiencies high despite organisational or budgetary constraints.

Agri Supply Chain Achiever – Technology

(b) The most innovative, intensive and extensive deployment of technology on agri produce storage and logistics projects. The technology interventions should be able to clearly separate the winner from the orthodox storage facilities.

Agri Supply Chain Achiever –Disruptor

(c) A new start-up in the sector whether with infrastructure or with services who is creating significant contributions to the sector and setting new benchmarks

Agri Supply Chain Achiever –Infrastructure

(d) An award to an organisation which has developed the best storage and handling infrastructure for agri produce. The differentiating factors would be size of project, volume of business handled, customer satisfaction feedback and future readiness

Agri Supply Chain Achiever - Private Sector

(e) An award for the private sector player who is making his presence felt strongly in a sector which for long was perceived as a public sector stronghold

Heavy Lift and Project Cargo Achievers Awards

Heavy Lift Achiever of the Year – Inbound Cargo

(a) A company which has done excellent work in the domain of handling and delivering inbound project cargo with highest possible efficiencies in terms of timelines, costs, error free and risk free consignments. Number of projects and the sizes could be a factor indicating the success quotient

Heavy Lift Achiever of the Year –Outbound Cargo

(b) A company which has done excellent work in the domain of handling and delivering outbound project cargo with highest possible efficiencies in terms of timelines, costs, error free and risk free consignments. Number of projects and the sizes could be a factor indicating the success quotient

Heavy Lift Achiever of the Year –Best Fleet

(c) A heavy lift company which has the best fleet and technology to efficiently handle project cargo in the best manner. Number of projects and the sizes could be a factor indicating the success quotient

Heavy Lift Achiever of the Year –Best Start-up

(d) A start up heavy lift company which is making its presence felt in the sector within a short tie setting up new standards in the sector. Number of projects and the sizes could be a factor indicating the success quotient

Heavy Lift Achiever of the Year –Best Leader

(e) A heavy lift sector leader who has made significant contribution to the organisation and sector by going beyond his standard mandate and creating an ecosystem that is conducive for the growth of the sector

Supply Chain Achievers Awards

Best CIO in Indian Supply Chain Industry

(a) This award will put a spotlight on the top performing CIO in the industry. The contestant will have to bring forth a clear and distinctive case study staking his claim to the award defining how he made a difference to the business outline the challenges that the business posed and the strategies that were deployed to overcome them. This could have involved practice and process changes, technological innovations, aligning of internal and externa stakeholders in short taking every step that was critical to make excellence happen.

Best CXO in Indian Supply Chain Industry

(b) This award will put a spotlight on the top performing CXO in the industry. The contestant will have to bring forth a clear and distinctive case study staking his claim to the award defining how he made a difference to the business outline the challenges that the business posed and the strategies that were deployed to overcome them. This could have involved practice and process changes, technological innovations, aligning of internal and externa stakeholders in short taking every step that was critical to make excellence happen.

Best CSCO in Indian Supply Chain Industry

(c) This award will put a spotlight on the top performing CSCO in the industry. The contestant will have to bring forth a clear and distinctive case study staking his claim to the award defining how he made a difference to the business outline the challenges that the business posed and the strategies that were deployed to overcome them. This could have involved practice and process changes, technological innovations, aligning of internal and externa stakeholders in short taking every step that was critical to make excellence happen.

Sustainability Practitioner of the Year

(d) This award will recognise a sustainability practitioner who has made significant contribution to the cause driving innovative, ethical and society focussed programs thereby safeguarding and enhancing the image of the organisation

Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year

(e) An environmentally responsible supply chain company that has taken effective steps in the direction of green logistics and is contributing to the cause of sustainability.

Supply Chain Achievers – Sectoral Excellence

(f) This category will award supply chain professionals who have created excellence while combating the challenges and peculiarities thrown by their respective sectors. The award will focus on the winning strategies deployed and benchmarks created. • FMCG Supply Chain • Consumer Durable Supply Chain • Hi Tech Supply Chain • Pharma Supply Chain • Cold Chain • QSR Supply Chain • Technology Supply Chain • Hospitality and Retail Supply Chain • eTail Supply Chain of the Year • Luxury Supply Chain of the Year • Automotive Supply Chain of the Year • Automotive Luxury Supply Chain of the Year

E Commerce Achievers Awards

E Commerce Achiever – Best Etail Company of the Year

(a) Clearly an award for the ecommerce company which created the biggest number of deliveries with minimum delivery errors thereby resulting in creating the biggest revenue contribution to the logistics sector

E Commerce Achiever – Best Ecommerce Technology

(b) A technology solution which has helped e commerce industry improve its efficiencies and reduce costs and errors. The number of deployments could be a differentiating factor

E Commerce Achiever – Best Start up

(c) A new startup which has made which has shown promise within a short span. Winning will be based on numbers indicating size of operations, customers, deliveries, etc

E Commerce Achiever – Best Last Mile Partner of the Year

(d) An award designed for a last mile delivery company which has made a sea change to the delivery ecosystem by adopting technology, expanding networks, improving practices to create enviable growth. The winning criteria will be absolutely number based – no of deliveries, cities, revenues…

E Commerce Achiever – Most Disruptive Product

(e) A technology, service or product which looks like to be the new trend in the sector

Transport & 3PL Achievers Awards

Freight Forwarding Achiever of the Year

(a) A freight forwarder who has made significant growth in the sector via acquisition of customers, increased revenue shares, enjoys high satisfaction and retention of customers is a clear contender for this award

Air Cargo Company of the Year

(b) An air cargo operator airline who has made significant growth in the sector via acquisition of customers, increased revenue shares, enjoys high satisfaction and retention of customers is a clear contender for this award.

Sea Freight Company of the Year

(c) A shipping company who has made significant growth in the sector via acquisition of customers, increased revenue shares, enjoys high satisfaction and retention of customers is a clear contender for this award.

Rail Freight Company of the Year

(d) A rail cargo player who has made significant growth in the sector via acquisition of customers, increased revenue shares, enjoys high satisfaction and retention of customers is a clear contender for this award.

3PL Achiever of the Year

(e) A 3PL player who has made significant growth in the sector via acquisition of customers, increased revenue shares, enjoys high satisfaction and retention of customers is a clear contender for this award.

Road Transport Company of the Year

(f) An surface cargo operator company who has made significant growth in the sector via acquisition of customers, increased revenue shares, enjoys high satisfaction and retention of customers is a clear contender for this award.

Integrated Logistics Company of the Year

(g) An logistics operator company who has made significant growth in the sector via acquisition of customers, increased revenue shares, enjoys high satisfaction and retention of customers is a clear contender for this award.