During the Industrial Excellence Conference 2019, IESE, INSEAD and WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management recognized Grifols of Spain with the prestigious “Industrial Excellence Award Europe 2019”. Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier, Chaired Professor of Production Management as well as founder and coordinator of this renowned industry competition, delivered the laudation.
Since 1995, the Industrial Excellence Award competition benchmarks Management Quality for European competitiveness in the industrial and service sectors. The competition focuses on digital enterprise strategy, that is, how organizations align distributed activities and knowledge to achieve common strategic goals. The competiton takes place in 12 European countries. Besides INSEAD (FR) and WHU (DE), thirteen leading business schools act as academic partners, i.e., AESE (PT), Cambridge Judge (UK), Erasmus (NL), ETH Zürich (CH), HEC Paris (FR), IESE (ES), IMD (CH), Koç (TR), LCL (LU), SDA Bocconi (IT), TU/e (NL), Vlerick (BE) and WU Vienna (AT).
From right to left: Professor Edu Calvo (IESE), Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier (WHU), Daniel Fleta (Grifols), Professor Alberto Grando (SDA Bocconi), Professor Jorge Ribeirinho Machado (AESE) and Francesc Rubiralta (Celsa).