Submit an Entry for the Supply Chain Awards

Gartner Power of the Profession

Gartner Power of the Profession is an annual community-driven recognition & award program. Learn more about how to nominate your breakthrough supply chain innovation(s) for consideration.

The Gartner Power of the Profession Supply Chain Awards are for breakthrough supply chain innovations and inspire supply chain transformation.

Any company that owns, operates and/or manages a physical supply chain is eligible for the awards. Software vendors, consulting groups, public relations firms, academic institutions, and those deemed as purely service providers are not eligible.

There are four award categories for which you may submit an entry at You may submit one or more entries for any or all of the categories. 

  • Customer or Patient Innovation of the Year: Achieving a positive, quantifiable impact on customer or patient loyalty through supply chain.
  • Process or Technology Innovation of the Year: Achieving outstanding and quantifiable business performance thanks to a breakthrough supply chain innovation in process engineering or technology application.
  • Social Impact of the Year: Achieving a positive, quantifiable impact on community and/or the environment through supply chain.
  • People Breakthrough of the Year: Fostering diversity on the supply chain team, creating value for the business through supply chain, and/or developing capabilities across the value chain.

Every entry must address the following questions. Please note that entries have word count limitations. 

  • Summarize your innovation.
  • Provide background on problem definition, and previous state performance.
  • How does your innovation differentiate from standard practice?
  • What changed as a result of the innovation? (e.g., developed new capability, increased productivity, reduced cost, decreased impact on environment)
  • How have you measured the success of your innovation? What was the quantifiable impact?
  • How have you ensured that performance improvements from the innovation are sustainable/lasting?
  • What can other companies learn from your innovation?

There is no single definition for a breakthrough supply chain innovation. Entries from past finalists and award winners have been for specific, strategic supply chain initiatives in which the organization has put significant investment and that have produced outsized results at scale.

Email with questions about submitting an entry.