The Lean Supply Chain wins Prix des Associations
6th December 2016
The Lean Supply Chain: Managing the challenge at Tesco, takes home one of the five top supply chain awards
Les Plumes de Achats, a prize ceremony organized by four leading supply chain associations and HEC Business School, was held on 5 December 2016 in Paris to announce the winners of five supply chain awards. This year, the Prix des Associations went to The Lean Supply Chain: Managing the challenge at Tesco by Barry Evans and Robert Mason.
The book was competing against 29 other books for the title of best purchasing and supply chain publication of 2016 as considered by the four awarding bodies.
The Lean Supply Chain: Managing the challenge at Tesco shows how Tesco has built world-leading retail and supply chain operations that aim, first, to be effective in delivering what customers want and, second, efficient in performance and cost metrics. The book examines how Tesco has used lean thinking, loyalty and simplicity to achieve its dominant position.
‘We’re delighted to have one of our titles win this prestigious award,’ Helen Kogan, Managing Director, Kogan Page, said. ‘To be recognized by these leading associations shows the calibre of our logistics titles.’
Barry Evans’ early career involved a variety of roles in Logistics/Distribution with Watney Mann, Rank Hovis McDougall and Royal Mail, followed by roles in Tesco plc. He joined the Lean Enterprise Research Centre at Cardiff Business School in the UK as a Senior Research Associate.
Robert Mason is a senior lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management section (LOM) at Cardiff Business School in the UK and has led many business research projects with Tesco as a partner.