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Lynn C. Fritz Medal: Apply now with successful projects in humanitarian logistics

Logistics Hall of Fame opens online application portal through May 2. Award recognizes organizations that have implemented successful supply chain management projects.

The proposal portal for the Lynn C. Fritz Medal for Excellence in Humanitarian Logistics on the Logistics Hall of Fame website is open. In the applicant portal, humanitarian and development organizations with innovative, completed logistics projects can apply for the award.

"With the Lynn C. Fritz Medal, we are giving humanitarian logistics a stage to raise global public awareness of the importance of professional supply chain management in the humanitarian sector. But we also want to help make potential funders and partners aware of the winners' outstanding achievements," emphasized Thilo Jörgl, executive chairman of the jury. Studies have shown that logistics costs account for up to 80 percent of total project costs.

The medal will be awarded for the first time to humanitarian organizations and their partners for outstanding logistics projects at the annual gala reception in Berlin at the end of 2023. The Logistics Hall of Fame and the sponsor, the Fritz Institute in San Francisco, aim to use the new award to highlight the importance of outstanding logistics achievements within the sector and to promote innovative approaches to strengthening disaster relief.

The submitted projects must be completed and the results must be proven in practical use. Joint projects involving several partners are also eligible to apply. Theoretical projects or future projects are not permitted. The results must not be older than three years. Justification must be provided as to why a project is, for example, innovative or sustainable, improves efficiency, and serves as a role model for the sector of humanitarian logistics. The application procedure is described online and can be completed in less than four hours on average.

In the first round of voting, the Expert Council nominates the projects that will be presented to the international jury of experts for voting. A nomination is independent of an organization's name recognition, origin or size. What matters is that the project has had a lasting positive impact on the effectiveness of humanitarian aid operations, and serves as a role model for the sector.

An application is possible until May 2, 2023, in English and German, free of charge and exclusively online at https://www.logisticshalloffame.net/en/donated-awards/lynn-c-fritz-medal/propose-a-project-for-the-lynn-c-fritz-medal



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