2017 Award Categories & Criteria

The chosen categories reflect the most important areas for performance and improvement in an intralogistics and supply chain business. New for 2017 was The Logistics 100 Award.


• Evidence to support a company’s engagement with a charity, educational establishment or the local community

• A company’s fair treatment or ‘above and beyond’ initiative to support its staff, suppliers, the consumer or other stakeholder

• Demonstration of exceptional ethical standards


• Evidence of measurable improvement in carbon reduction

• Innovative, practical solutions to increase sustainability

• Efforts made to protect and improve the environment with examples


• The entry must be focused on a logistics operation but can be submitted in association with partners (charities, not-for-profits organisations, colleges, schools, universities, private training providers)

• Submit clear evidence of a scheme which will develop the next generation of logistics operators

• Detailed description of an operation which has invested in/supported/sponsored an apprenticeship scheme/graduate scheme/ employer-led training programme/ education project/event which has/will contribute to the development of future skills within logistics

• Industry-led initiatives which have taken ownership of the local skills market

• Evidence of how a company has actively encouraged a diverse and inclusive future logistics workforce

• Please include where possible, the following figures: Number of apprentice/graduate/ internship places offered. Number of apprentices/graduates/school leavers employed. Number of schools engaged, young people and teachers influenced

• A company which can show clear evidence of a career framework developed for new starters


• Significant, profitable growth in your sector

• An increase in market share

• A change in your business structure to enable strong growth

• Evidence of strong strategic leadership/decision making resulting in growth

• Collaboration with another logistics provider and/or customer to drive growth


• Measurable improvement in areas such as efficiency, accuracy, and/or productivity as a result of the deployment of a process/product/procedure that could be classified as ‘non-standard’ or bespoke within the supply chain

• Demonstrate that a change of approach unique to your business has brought a tangible return

• An increase in profitability for you or your customer/client


• Must be an individual who is a member of the Logistcs 100 2016/2017

• Provide key achievements – which reflect the Logistics 100 criteria – between May 2016 to May 2017

• Examples of how a vision has been realised within an operation

• Examples of how new technology has been implemented within an operation in response to unprecedented change

• Events attended/spoken at/engagement with industry

• Examples of how you’re driving change for the wider logistics industry (e.g. development of a diverse workforce)

* The Logistics 100 is a list of the industry’s most influential players. To find out more visit www.shdlogistics.com/logistics100


• A new warehouse or distribution centre which has hit the ground running (within tight deadlines/budgetary constraints)

• A new innovative use of logistics space due to changes in trends/lack of property available

• Major technology projects which shape the future of the facility


• A supply chain that’s finely tuned for the business

• An operation that’s flexible, future-proof, clean/efficient, reactive – the ‘best in class’

• Clear evidence of improvement initiative/change that has either been implemented or delivered benefits

• Evidence of how supply chain is enabling delivery of overall business strategy

• Evidence of cross functional and cross business working


  • The criteria for this category is the same as Operations Large (above).


• How a change of culture, equipment or practice has improved safety. Did this come from the top down or the bottom up?

• Supporting data (where applicable), eg H&S incident before/after figures

• Inclusion of staff in safety measures


• Where systems or technology have enabled the operation to significantly improve efficiency, accuracy, communication, productivity, visibility, accountability or profitability

• A new system or technology bringing benefits to an existing operation, an existing system or technology used in a novel way or a new operation that has an innovative solution for the industry

• Entrants will need to demonstrate that a change in technology has brought a tangible return to their or their partners business


• Measurable improvement in company operations through the implementation of new equipment

• A reconfiguration of a DC or warehouse

• Use of automation

• Benefits to the business and/or customer


  • The judging panel will choose a winner from the above categories for this Award.


  • SHD Logistics' editor Peter MacLeod will choose a project or programme which has caught his eye, but does not neccesarily fit into one of the above categories.

Please register your interest for The Logistics Awards 2018 by using this form

Important dates:

Entries open on 2nd March 2018
Entries close on 4th May 2018