Supply Chain Innovation Award 2024
Call for Submissions: January 8, 2024 – February 9, 2024

  1. CSCMP MEMBERSHIP. Participating in the Supply Chain Innovation Award (SCIA) competition is a member-only benefit. The submitter of this application must be a Premier member upon submission.
    • EACH participating team member must be enrolled in CSCMP Premier membership by late May, prior to the virtual presentations.
      • Note: Basic members are not eligible
      • Questions regarding your membership? Contact: or 630.574.0985
    • If your team is currently not a CSCMP member, here's a breakdown of the expected fees associated with the membership requirement:
      • Submitter must be a CSCMP Premier Member ($299)
      • If selected as a finalist, each member of your team who is presenting must be a CSCMP Premier Member ($299) 
      • If selected as the winner, you will need to register and attend EDGE (nonmember rate: $2,495, member rate: $1,895 –  $900 speaker discount) to present your session
  2. OWNERSHIP AND ORIGINALITY. The submission should be original and not infringe any third-party copyright, patent, intellectual property or any other right. Limit case study submissions from the same company to 2.
  3. EDUCATIONAL CONTENT. 'Selling' is not permitted. This contest is meant to showcase innovations that are widely applicable, or highly beneficial to supply chain, and educate supply chain professionals. Submissions that appear to 'sell' a product or company, or are otherwise viewed as marketing material rather than a showcase of the innovation itself will not be considered.
    • If selected as a finalist, your case study CANNOT simultaneously be presented in any other track within the EDGE sessions.
  4. CLIENT/CUSTOMER REQUIRED. Submissions may be from a single company (e.g., manufacturer or retailer) or a combination of companies that collaborated on creating the innovation.
    • Innovations submitted by 3PLs, consultants, other service and solution providers, or academics must be able to present some tangible business impacts/results from actual client implementation(s). Submissions from such parties are required to name and bring a client/customer/retailer presenter to the virtual presentation to the Committee AND to the live presentation at EDGE.
  5. CASE STUDY SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS. An innovation can only be submitted once to the SCIA. Present an effective innovative solution from the past 12 months
    • Submit a short case study (1750-word max) detailing the
      • Problem/Challenge
      • Solution/Action
      • Results – if applicable, name the client/customer your innovation helped
    • Ensure proposed case study meets the following criteria:
      • Presents an effective innovative solution
      • Educational, not promotion towards a product, service, or organization
      • Significant to the specific supply chain challenge and/or solution
      • Significant impact on the organization's overall supply chain
      • Quantifiable and sustainable results that yield cost savings, revenue generation, and customer satisfaction – please provide data and example of the impact and value
      • Practical information that would be beneficial and relevant to today’s supply chain practitioner
      • Structure and content: Organization/clarity, quality/usefulness of visuals, team's knowledge of subject matter
    • The focus should be on "innovation in action". Situations represented in the case study must demonstrate excellence, innovation, and return on investment in addressing a significant supply chain challenge. Examples include though are not limited to the following:
      • Developing new approaches, processes, or technologies that improve supply chain performance   
      • Coordinating business functions across the supply chain   
      • Collaborating with supply chain partners
      • Developing mutually beneficial ways to strengthen supply chain relationships
      • Synchronizing supply and demand
      • Managing supply chain cycles
  6. VIRTUAL & LIVE PRESENTATION. If selected as the winner, your team will deliver the same presentation twice. The first is virtually in June (solely presented to the SCIA Committee). The same presenters must deliver the same presentation live and in-person at EDGE. 
  • You’ll need to obtain company/organizational approval/commitment for all listed case author(s) to participate in the SCIA competition and to release the case study to CSCMP. 
  • Obtain necessary approval for each team member/author to participate/present BOTH virtually and in-person at EDGE 2024. 
  • The entire team or a representative for each finalist is encouraged to attend EDGE 2024 to be present during the awarding of the SCIA on Wednesday morning. If attending, you must be seated in the first row of the general session room during the SCIA announcement. 
  • The winner will go up on stage to accept the award and pose for photos.
  1. DEADLINE. To be considered as a qualifying SCIA submission, ALL the required fields of the application must be completed in full by the deadline of February 9, 2024 at 11pm CT.


  • Jan 8 – Feb 9: 2024 submission period**
  • Feb 12 – Mar 8Committee reviews & selects finalists
  • Mar 13, 2024: CSCMP notifies submitters of selection status
  • Mar 25 – May 30: Finalists work on presentation
  • Apr 16, 2024: CSCMP announces finalists
  • Jun 3 – Jun 28Finalists present virtually to Committee
  • Jul 1 – Jul 19Committee selects winner
  • Jul 8, 2024: CSCMP shares recorded presentations with membership
  • Aug 9, 2024: CSCMP announces winner
  • Sep 30, 2024: Winner presents session at EDGE
  • Oct 2, 2024: Winner is awarded at EDGE 2024

**Starting in 2024, CSCMP has removed extensions periods for all awards so ensure to submit your case study during these dates. Please do not reach out asking for an extension past the deadline as we are unable to grant it.