Deutsche Post and European Business School present ProLog Award
- ProLog Award for procurement and logistics presented for the third time
- Two studies on sustainable procurement and supplier relationships honored
- Prize recognizes academic work of great relevance to practice
Deutsche Post DHL and the Supply Management Institute (SMI) of the European Business School (EBS) are presenting the third ProLog Award for Procurement and Logistics. The prize honors academic work with great relevance to practice.
This year, there are two first-prize winners, whose work impressed the jury equally: Dr Helen Walker from the Warwick Business School with her study on "Sustainable procurement: literature review" and the team of Prof. Stephan M. Wagner (ETH Zurich), Dr Linda Silver Coley (Miami University) and Eckard Lindemann (WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management) with their analysis of the effects of imbalances within the customer/supplier relationship.
"Both studies are extremely interesting to people working in procurement", says Dr Hugo Eckseler, responsible for Corporate Procurement at Deutsche Post DHL. "Both sustainable procurement and our relationship with suppliers are issues that concern us every day. Both of the prize-winning studies provide new ideas in this area." The prize was presented on April 7 at the gala dinner hosted as part of the IPSERA conference.
The International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association is the world's leading organization for academics in the field of procurement and supply management. Prof. Christopher Jahns, host of the conference and president of the European Business School, stressed how the issues of procurement and supply management have gained in importance over the last few months in the light of the economic crisis.