Supply Chain Council Announces 2011 Asia & Oceania Supply Chain Excellence Award Finalists

Lenovo, Philip Morris Limited, Apprise Software and ZIONEX Inc. Named as Finalists; Awards Presentation is 9 November in Singapore

HOUSTON, Texas--()--Today Supply Chain Council (SCC, announced the finalists for the 2011 Asia & Oceania Supply Chain Excellence Awards. The winners will be named at the Supply Chain World South East Asia conference in Singapore, 8-9 November. A panel of expert judges selected the following finalists in two categories:

The SCC Operational Excellence Award:

  • LenovoLogistics Network Optimisation & Customer Support Consolidation

To improve service to customers in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe, the US$21-billion personal electronics company (Morrisville, NC), reconfigured and opened new distribution centers in Moscow, Dubai, Singapore, and Johannesburg, reducing order-to-delivery cycle times by over 50%. In addition, Lenovo moved customer support functions to lower-cost locations with no degradation in service.

  • Philip Morris LimitedStrategic Value Chain Improvement Program

Over the past three years, Philip Morris Limited (Moorabbin, Victoria), invested heavily in developing work methodologies consistent with the Design Chain Operations Reference (DCOR℠) model, Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) model, Customer Chain Operations Reference (CCOR℠) model, Lean, and Six Sigma principles and frameworks. The efforts have fundamentally changed the company’s culture and performance.

The SCC Technology Advancement Award:

  • Apprise SoftwareSupplier Production Monitoring

Apprise Software (Bethlehem, PA) is an ERP provider for global consumer goods manufacturers and distributors that source products from Asia. Apprise developed a solution that collects and reports production and quality information from suppliers. The application enables users to manage and track data on raw materials, pricing, production and ship dates, quality assurance, and other areas.

  • ZIONEX Inc.Single Lot Production Scheduling

ZIONEX develops and deploys advanced planning and scheduling solutions. To streamline production planning, the company developed a single lot production scheduling tool that reduced order-to-deliver leadtimes for one customer from 41 days to 12 days. It also improved inventory turnover, on-time delivery, and demand fulfillment rates, which collectively improved cash flow by US$74 million.

The SCC Supply Chain Excellence Awards encourage the continuous advancement of supply chain knowledge. The award winners from four global regions—North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, & Africa, and Asia & Oceania—are eligible for the Global Supply Chain Awards. Go to the SCC Supply Chain Excellence Awards website ( for more information on the selection criteria. For additional details on the winners and the competition, contact Caspar Hunsche,


Supply Chain Council (, +1 202 962 0440) is a global management organisation that helps its members make dramatic and rapid improvements in supply chain processes. SCC maintains the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) model, the supply chain management community's most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and improving performance.


Supply Chain Council
Elizabeth Vudhiwat, +1-214-744-6188


Supply Chain Council
Elizabeth Vudhiwat, +1-214-744-6188