20th ECR Award in the category «Operational Excellence» goes to Markant Group and partners

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Presentation of the ECR Award 2022 to the Markant Group team (from left to right Raphael Becker, Business Manager in the Business Management division, Kathrin Herp, Head of the Insights team in the B2B Integration division, Bianca Exner, Data Scientist in the B2B Integration division and Reiner Sailer, Lead Service Owner in the B2B Integration division)

GS1 Germany presented the coveted ECR Award 2022 on the evening of 27 September in the following three categories for the first time: Operational Excellence, Sustainability Excellence and Innovation Excellence.

GS1 Germany has presented the award to special partnerships in the consumer goods industry for 20 years and the award ceremony was held live and on the big stage in Dusseldorf again after two virtual years. The trophies only went to company-wide partnerships that set an example for optimised value creation to increase customer benefits.


ECR Award in the category «Operational Excellence»

Beiersdorf, dm-drogerie markt, Rossmann and Markant received the ECR Award 2022 in the category «Operational Excellence» for the AI-controlled platform developed in cooperation. The aim of this is to enhance supply quotas, logistics and production processes. A total of ten retailers and 64 suppliers have already benefited from the extensive exchange of data as part of the cooperation. The result is a 33-week forecast for each retail warehouse regarding the weekly delivery to be expected for each product. The practical use shows that the forecasts help to manage production planning more precisely, avoid overstocking and non-deliveries and respond to fluctuations. The forecast engine takes hundreds of factors into account that influence demand in the retail sector. The feedback of participants from the global value chains and the holistic approach of the industry and retail sector impressed the jury. Markant would like to thank all partners involved, employees, GS1 and the EHI Retail Institute for the award and is very pleased with the honour.


Information about the ECR Award

ECR stands for Efficient Customer Response and with the award of the same name refers to a strategic cooperation for better, quicker and more cost-effective solutions to meet customer requirements. With the ECR Award, GS1 Germany honours company-wide cooperation projects throughout the year in which the project partners are committed to enhancing processes within value networks. To achieve greater satisfaction among consumers and meet their needs – in the spirit of the ECR concept where the main focus is benefiting the customer. www.ecraward.de

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