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”. Professor Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier, Chairholder of the Chair of Production Management at WHU, 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 competition 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).