True innovation lies in identifying the right technology and engineering it into one’s corporate culture. Where material handling and logistics are concerned, that’s a team effort among multi-talented professionals from several links in a supply chain. MH&L recognizes companies 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. Financial and organizational benefits are also considered, including ROI, labor savings, productivity improvement, team collaboration, environmental stewardship and safety.
Candidates for this honor are selected from among case studies submitted to MH&L during the course of a year. The judges use a point system to quantify their quality assessments and select winners in each of the following categories Make, Store, Move and Compete. Winners’ case studies will be promoted in the December 2013 issue and featured in a special section online.
Do you have what it takes?
To qualify for the Innovation Awards, your case study must have the following criteria
- Spotlighting an end user’s new approach to a problem
- Clear discussion of the unique nature of the problem or opportunity
- Tangible benefits resulting, backed up by numbers
- Lessons learned
- Plans going forward
- Non-commercial in tone
- Should fall into one of these four categories: MAKE, STORE, MOVE, COMPETE
Please submit your case study to Tom.Andel@penton.com between January 1st and October 1st, 2013, to be considered for the 2013 Innovators competition. Include any high-resolution images that are a part of your case study in your email.
Clockwise from left:
Photo 1. Bill Leber, director of business development at Swisslog, accepts MH&L’s recognition as the vendor for Wawa Dairy, one of the winners in MH&L’s Innovation Awards program.
Photo 2. Editor-in-Chief Tom Andel presents MH&L’s recognition as the vendor for LoBue Citrus, one of the winners in MH&L’s Innovation Awards, to Intermec’s Dan Albaum, senior director of marketing. Looking on is Jay Amant, vice president of product management for Vocollect, a business unit of Intermec.
Photo 3: Amanda Merrell, marketing manager at Seegrid, and Derek Roberts, national account manager for Seegrid, accept MH&L's recognition for the company's work with Innovation Award winner American Packaging Corp.
Photo 4: CH Robinson accepts MH&L’s commendation as the transportation partner to Innovation Award Winner Lobue Citrus. Pictured from left to right are: Drew Schwartzhoff, director of marketing; Mike Wilken, PR manager; and Sean Kelly, marketing supervisor.
Features & Commentary
STORE: Case Studies from 2012
COMPETE: Case Studies from 2012
MAKE: Case Studies from 2012
MOVE: Case Studies from 2012