Be in with a chance of gaining industry recognition at the only awards which reward excellence in retail supply chain.

The Hermes Retail Week Supply Chain Awards 2016 are all about applauding those retailers, suppliers or individuals who are re-inventing aspects of the modern retail supply chain, from delivery and logistics to technology and talent development.

Along with some of our most popular and hotly contested categories – including Collaboration Award of the Year, International Supply Chain Project and Delivery Initiative – two brand new categories have been introduced in 2016.

The Savills Property of the Year will be awarded to a new warehouse development that has opened in the last 12 months, or is due to open in 2016, which embodies innovation and cutting-edge design that can cope with the pressure of accelerating multichannel sales and changing shopper demands.

The judges are looking for a supply chain property that is helping retailers prepare for a future of cross-channel purchasing while improving their end-to-end supply chain in an uncertain retail world.

The second new category – Disruptor of the Year – recognises a supply chain service, initiative, technology, person, building or company – whether they’re a retailer or a supplier – that is a genuine disruptor in the sector.

The judges are looking for true examples of disruptors that are transforming one or multiple aspects of the supply chain in today’s highly competitive, consumer-driven retail environment.

You can see the full list of categories here.

There is no doubt the supply chain industry is a hotbed of creativity and transformative new practices that are revolutionising the sector. Enter today and tell us why your business deserves to win.

Need three reasons to persuade you?

  1. Increased credibility among current and prospective clients
  2. Attract top quality talent by positioning yourself as the very best
  3. Independent acknowledgment of your achievements by a panel of impartial and expert industry judges

The awards are free to enter – you must submit your entry by no later than May 13 to be considered for our shortlist.

  • Laura Heywood is commercial editor on Retail Week