The ECR Ireland Product Availability & Supply Chain Award promotes excellence in the grocery retail and consumer goods sector in Ireland.
The award recognises achievement and encourages awareness & adoption of better practices in the industry. This is the 3rd year of the Awards.  The award is a prestigious accolade as voting is conducted by industry peers.


ECR Ireland Supply Chain Award 2015

The ECR Ireland Supply Chain Award aims to recognise the best supply chain project within the grocery retail and consumer goods sector in Ireland for 2014 - 2015. The award is to recognise achievement and to encourage the adoption of better practices amongst practitioners.

The winner of the 2015 Supply Chain Award was MRPI with their submission titled 'Benchmarking & Innovation at MRPI. ( Receiving award is Tony Harris, Supply Chain Innovation Manager for MRPI).

The ECR Supply Chain Awards is the feature event of the Supply Chain Summit.

Each finalist presents a submission representing excellence in the Irish FMCG supply chain.
Conference delegates vote for the award recipient.

Finalists - Glanbia Consumer Foods - Coca Cola HBC - Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland
The Use of Data Analytics in Inventory Management - A Case Study
John Mee - Head of Supply Chain & IT
Paul Forde - Head of Centre of Excellence for Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
Glanbia Consumer Goods
“Data analytics”, or the ability to provide value through the mining, analysis, visualization and inference of and from data, is a leading edge development that is finding increasing favour in industry. The use of data analytics has direct relevance in Supply Chain Management (SCM), given the volume of data that is generated by both the breadth and depth of the functions found in general SCM operations. This initiative is centred on the use of data analytics in a Glanbia Business Unit, Glanbia Consumer Products.

Using collaboration to improve operational alignment between partners            
Alastair McIlroy, Customer Collaboration Manager
Coca Cola HBC
From late 2013 into 2014 Coca Cola Hellenic (CCH) successfully implemented VMI with Tesco for the Island of Ireland. VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) gave CCH access to Tesco replenishment systems to control the flow of inventory into the two Tesco warehouses on the island. This in itself delivered an improvement in service levels from 94% to 99% post process implementation.

Benchmarking & Innovation at MRPI     
Tony Harris, Supply Chain Innovation Manager
Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland
The objective of this project was to understand where the best Supply Chains were, and to create pipeline for innovation at MRPI. It was also identified as an opportunity to engage the wider supply chain management team in taking an external view of our industry. Ultimately the key output would form our Supply Chain 3 year plan through the insights gained.

To view more details about the Awards 2015 click on presentatios of Supply Chain in action from Ireland & UK


⇒  ECR Ireland Supply Chain Award 2014The winner was BWG Foods, for the implementation of their National Distribution Centre.  Click here to view the information about the Awards.