Friday, 02. September 2016

WHU-Start-Ups Zalando and Audibene Awarded

Zalando Operations and Audibene (category startup) announced as winners of the „Industrial Excellence Award Deutschland 2016“

On September 2, WirtschaftsWoche announced the German winners of the industry competition „Industrial Excellence Award Deutschland” – formerly “Die Beste Fabrik”.

Since 1995, the Industrial Excellence Award (IEA) competition benchmarks management quality for European competitiveness in the industrial and service sectors. This competition focuses on strategy deployment, that is, how organizations align distributed activities and knowledge to achieve common strategic goals. In the past we awarded best practices for lean management (1st Edition) and supply chain integration (2nd Edition); more recently the focus has shifted towards strategy cascading and worker engagement for operational excellence (3rd Edition). In the future we expect that firms will create superior value to individual customers or customer segments through digitally-enhanced processes and data analytics (4th EDITION). WHU Professor Arnd Huchzermeier is the only German member of the expert jury.


Prizes will be awarded to the national winners at the Industrial Excellence Conference on the WHU Campus in Dusseldorf on October 27-28, 2016. During the conference, the overall European winner will be awarded the prestigious European “Industrial Excellence Award” There will also be a visit to the ZALANDO Logistics Moenchengladbach SE & CO. KG distribution center in Mönchengladbach.

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