Penton’s Material Handling & Logistics Announces 2011 Innovation Award Winners
CLEVELAND, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The editorial staff and the editorial advisory board of Material Handling & Logistics (MH&L) congratulate Kraft Foods, Komplett ASA, Jack Wolfskin and Pepsi Logistics Co., Inc., for being selected as MH&L’s first of its first-class innovators. The winners’ stories will appear in the December issue.
“These companies represent diverse industries but they all had a compelling call to action,” says Tom Andel, MH&L’s editor-in-chief. “The fact they took action during uncertain economic times, shows guts as well as confidence in their plans. That’s as much a function of solid management as being innovative.”
Candidates for MH&L’s Innovation Awards are selected from among the stories run in the magazine and online during the course of a year. Winners are selected not only for their smart application of science and technology, but for integrating those elements into their corporate culture, in support of business goals and societal needs.
MH&L also congratulates the technology vendors who partnered with our winners on these projects: Transportation/Warehouse Optimization (www.warehouseoptimization.com) and Oracle (www.oracle.com) (Kraft); Swisslog (www.swisslog.com) (Komplett); TGW (www.tgw-group.com) (Jack Wolfskin); JDA Software (www.jda.com) (Pepsi Logistics).
“Innovation is often a team effort, and the companies MH&L selected as its innovators of 2011 made good use of their relationships with technology vendors,” said MH&L’s group content director, Pat Panchak. “Companies that research and develop technology for a living owe a great deal to their customers who partner with them to solve real-world logistics challenges. That type of innovation results in real ROI.”
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