The building material company Holcim received this year’s Supply Chain Innovation Award (SCIA) for using data-driven analytics to transform its transportation operations. By digitally transforming its Transport Analytics Center, Holcim was able to better respond to the growing market uncertainty that took place during the pandemic, while also increasing road safety, improving efficiency, and reducing carbon emissions.
The award was presented on the final day of the CSCMP EDGE conference to the following members of the Holcim team: Darren Oosthuizen, senior manager transport optimization, corporate logistics; Siddharth Pandey, vice president, supply chain analytics; and Alexander Scheld, global head of logistics.
(Photo above: CSCMP President and CEO Mark Baxa presents the SCIA to Darren Oosthuizen of Holcim.)
Each year at the EDGE conference, CSCMP hosts the SCIA program, a live competition in which a panel of judges join conference attendees to hear presentations on innovative solutions and real-world results from top supply chain companies. The award program receives approximately 30 submissions each year. In addition to the Holcim submission, the other top five proposals included: