A new Award for Innovation is eliciting a vision for the future of Finished Vehicle Logistics from students and alumni of the ECG (European Car Transport Group) Academy, according to ECG President, Frits Mehrtens.
The brainchild of Steve Jones, Group Managing Director of Vehnet Limited, industry leading providers of supply chain management systems, the Award will be presented at the ECG Annual General Meeting, held at Munich in October. The winning submission will secure a cheque for one thousand euros with free entry to the ECG conference.
The Annual Vehnet Award for Innovation aims to offer an opportunity for each individual of the classes of 2008 as well as 2007 of the ECG Academy to demonstrate their vision for the future of Finished Vehicle Automotive Logistics by submitting an essay with innovation as the primary theme, Frits Mehrtens explained. Criteria include practical relevance, customer benefit, creativity and above all, innovation.
Entrants must submit an essay of between 1200 and 2000 words by the deadline of September 15th 2008.
The judging panel will be Frits Mehrtens, Steve Jones and Josef Decker from the German Logistics Academy, DLA.
Commenting on the Award, Steve Jones said, We are pleased to offer this first Award for Innovation and hope to encourage the development of talented logisticians in Finished Vehicle Logistics. Vehnet has built a strong reputation for innovation within the sector and we are keen to foster excellence in this sphere amongst young men and women who will be the future of this important industry."