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Lynn C. Fritz Medal: Start of the application phase honoring excellent projects in humanitarian logistics 

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

 

Ismaning near Munich, San Francisco, February 14, 2024. The application portal for the Lynn C. Fritz Medal for Excellence in Humanitarian Logistics is open again. Humanitarian and development aid organizations with completed, successful logistics projects can now apply for the medal on the Logistics Hall of Fame website.

The Logistics Hall of Fame and the sponsor of the Award, Fritz Institute in San Francisco, are pursuing the goal of highlighting the importance of excellent logistics services within the sector and promoting new approaches to strengthen disaster relief. 

"Many humanitarian organizations work under extreme conditions without the public being aware that this is only effectively possible through innovative logistics projects. The Lynn C. Fritz Medal therefore not only gives humanitarian logistics and its protagonists a big stage, but above all shows how important professional supply chain management is in the humanitarian sector. The fact that logistics costs account for up to 80 percent of the total costs of missions impressively underlines its importance," explains Thilo Jörgl, chairperson of the jury. The medal is also intended to help draw the attention of potential donors and partners to the excellent achievements of the winners.

The medal will be awarded for the second time at the end of 2024 to humanitarian organizations and their partners for successful logistics projects at the annual gala reception in Berlin. In its first year, the medal was awarded to the US based organization International Medical Corps for their collaborative project which enabled the management of the last mile in pharmaceutical supply chain through their software "Pharmaceutical Information Management System" (PIMS). 

Applicants should note: The logistics projects submitted must have been completed with demonstrated results. Theoretical projects or ideas will not be accepted. Applicants should show why a project is innovative or sustainable, improves efficiency and serves as a model for the field of humanitarian logistics. Collaborative project involving several partners are encouraged. The results must not be older than three years. The simple application procedure is described online and can be completed in less than four hours on average. 

In the first round of voting, an Expert Council nominates the projects that are presented to the international jury for selection. A nomination is independent of the origin, level of recognition or size of an organization. The decisive factor is that the project has had a lasting positive impact on the effectiveness of humanitarian operations and serves as a role model for the sector. Applications can be submitted free of charge in English and German until May 2, 2024, exclusively online at www.logisticshalloffame.net. The winner will be honored in Berlin at the end of the year.

The Hall of Fame can be accessed free of charge at any time at www.logisticshalloffame.net and offers detailed information and images about the logistical milestones and their creators.

Background on the Logistics Hall of Fame:

The Logistics Hall of Fame honors international personalities who have made outstanding contributions to the further development of logistics and supply chain management. The aim is to document the milestones of logistics as a global platform and to honor its movers and shakers in order to underline the importance of logistics for the economy and society. The Logistics Hall of Fame also presents the Logistics Leader of the Year award to current trendsetters in logistics. The sponsor is STILL GmbH. The Logistics Hall of Fame also awards the Lynn C. Fritz Medal for Excellence in Humanitarian Logistics to innovative logistics projects by humanitarian organizations. This Award which is sponsored by Fritz Institute differs from other awards by recognizing projects rather than individuals. The initiative is supported by members in politics, associations, the media, businesses and academia. Dr. Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, is the patron.

Sponsors:

24/7 ASSISTANCE, AEB, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Logistik-Initiativen Deutschlands, Baumann Paletten, BLG LOGISTICS, Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr (BMDV), Bundesverband Güterkraftverkehr Logistik und Entsorgung (BGL), Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik (BME), Bundesverband Paket und Expresslogistik (BIEK), Bundesverband Spedition und Logistik (DSLV), Bundesverband Wirtschaft Verkehr und Logistik (BWVL), Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL), Business+Logistic, COYOTE LOGISTICS, Deutsches Verkehrsforum (DVF), Duisburger Hafen (duisport), EPAL, Exotec, Förderverein Logistics Alliance Germany, Fritz Institute (Stifter), Gebrüder Weiss, Goldbeck, HHLA, HIAB, impact media projects, International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), International Road Transport Union (IRU), Interroll Group, Krone, Lebensmittel Zeitung, LIP Invest, LOGISTIK-Kurier, LOGISTIC PEOPLE, LTG – Landauer Transportgesellschaft Doll, materialfluss, METRO LOGISTICS, pfenning logistics, PSI Logistics, RIO – THE LOGISTICS FLOW, Schnellecke Logistics, SCHUNCK Group, Seifert Logistics, SETLOG, SSI Schäfer, STILL (Stifter), TGW Logistics Group, trans aktuell, Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), Wiltsche Fördersysteme, Winner Spedition, WISAG.

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Sponsors

  • 24/7 GmbH
  • AEB
  • Baumann Paletten
  • BLG LOGISTICS
  • Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr
  • Bundesverband Güterkraftverkehr Logistik und Entsorgung
  • Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik
  • Bundesverband Spedition und Logistik e. V. (DSLV)
  • Bundesverband Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Logistik
  • Bundesvereinigung Logistik
  • BUSINESS+LOGISTIC
  • COYOTE LOGISTICS
  • Deutsches Verkehrsforum
  • Duisburger Hafen AG
  • European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL)
  • Exotec
  • Fritz Institute
  • GARBE Industrial Real Estate
  • Gebrüder Weiss
  • German Association of the Automotive Industry
  • German Parcel and Express Association (BPEX)
  • Goldbeck
  • Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln AG
  • HIAB
  • impact media projects
  • International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations
  • International Road Transport Union
  • Interroll Group
  • Krone
  • Lebensmittel Zeitung
  • LIP Invest
  • Locus Robotics
  • LOGISTIK-Kurier
  • LTG Landauer Transport- gesellschaft Doll
  • materialfluss
  • METRO LOGISTICS
  • pfenning group
  • PSI Logistics
  • RIO - The Logistics Flow
  • Schnellecke Logistics
  • SCHUNCK GROUP
  • Seifert Logistics Group (SLG)
  • Setlog
  • SSI Schäfer
  • STILL (Donor)
  • TGW Logistics Group
  • trans aktuell
  • Wiltsche Fördersysteme
  • Winner Spedition
  • WISAG