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INNOVATION AWARDS

Supply Chain Exchange’s INNOVATION THEATER
3 V’s Business Innovation Award & Best Startup Early Stage Contest at EDGE 2023
Monday, October 2, Gaylord Palms, Orlando

In honor of CSCMP’s 60th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of Mesher’s 3V’s Framework, CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly is launching an INNOVATIONS AWARDS CONTEST. The contest will be hosted live by Rick Blasgen, former President and CEO of CSCMP, Art Mesher, and the panel of judges in the Innovation Theater at the EDGE 2023 Supply Chain Exchange exhibition on Monday, October 2nd.

AWARD #1 –THE 3 Vs BUSINESS INNOVATION AWARD
AWARD #2 – BEST OVERALL INNOVATIVE STARTUP / EARLY STAGE

For the competition, each participating party will share their company’s best use of the 3V’s in supply chains today and their startup success story via a separate Call for Papers. Three finalists for each award will be selected by a panel of judges and will be invited to make live presentations at the Innovation Theater on October 2nd where the winners will be selected.

Winning companies will embrace variability, will harness visibility, and compete with velocity
- Art Mesher

3 V's of Supply Chain

"Thrive or die in the new world order" 

Art Mesher’s framework “The 3 V’s” impact on the supply chain discipline has been both immediate and lasting. Since Mesher developed and introduced The 3 V’s framework (Visibility, Variability, and Velocity) to the supply chain profession in 1998, the application of the concept has been so profound that it was a driving reason why CSCMP presented Mesher with its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, in 2008 and elected him into its “Supply Chain Hall of Fame” in 2016.

 

The 3 V’s principles teach us to harness visibility, embrace variability, and compete on velocity. The original frameworks around these concepts have helped companies thrive in the always-on, always- connected new world order. Over the years, Mesher has updated these principles based on new developments to help guide companies worldwide. Mesher has also published numerous definitional frameworks of these concepts that have served to become industry standards and are available here.

VISIBILITY: 
The ability to see capabilities, capacities, processes, and their associated activities, in the past, present and future.
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VARIABILITY:

The ability to manage the unique combinations of customers, products, channels, and supply chain management processes. Read more

VELOCITY:

The speed at which companies create and recombine supply chain ecosystems along with the associated pace at which their Resources in Motion and data move through the supply chain. Read more

Our Judges

"There has never been a more important time in the history of our discipline to educate, promote and celebrate the impact that Supply Chain innovation has on corporate competitiveness and we accept that responsibility"

THE 3 Vs BUSINESS INNOVATION AWARD
 

BEST OVERALL INNOVATIVE STARTUP / EARLY STAGE
 

NEWS

Innovation Awards - Featured Press

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The 3 V’s Business Innovation Award & Best Startup Contest

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