This year's finalists of the ELA Awards are:

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Project of the year 2019

(in alphabetical order) :


Reverse logistics distribution center of the future

Optimization of the use of the returnable transport items


Ahold Delhaize & EuroPoolSystem, Belgium






Logistics Center

Flexible,efficient, modular logistics  system with direct connection to production


Budějovický Budvar n.p, Czech Republic








“Green Market” 

Launched in February 2018, Epicerie Verte's Green Market project aims at bringing an innovative disintermediation solution to the organic and natural products sector through a sustainable and wholistic approach.

1. Epicerie Verte is the first organic and natural products marketplace in Morocco, that allows small cooperatives, farmers and producers to access efficiently their target market.

2. Epicerie Verte is the first ecological freight distributor in Morocco, with a pertinent answer to urban crowding and polution.

3. Epicerie Verte is also a socially responsible and sustainable firm, with a highly scalable model.


Epicerie Verte, Morocco





RELOAD – Digitization of intralogistics”

The main goals of the project were to increase capacities, increase performance (quality and speed) and decrease logistics costs


KOMSA Kommunikation Sachsen AG, Germany




“Big Data and Machine Learning for Production Forecasting and Planning”

Optimized demand forecast generation with excellent accuracy for the production resource planning in order to improve customers service levels while optimizing costs by the application of Big Data and Machine Learning techniques.


SEUR, Spain







UHZ Joint Logistics and Service Centre : ‘Standardised full service provision for a university hospital by an external Logistics and Service Centre’

Combined full service provision of hospital infrastructures; Automated small parts warehouse suitable for sterile goods with standardised container; Reference model for an integrated, consumption-based hospital supply network; City logistics concept to relieve traffic congestion.


University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland


Professional of the year 2019

(in alphabetical order) :






Jalal Benhayoun


Portnet S.A., Morocco




Kostas Cholevas

VP Exports & Supply Chain Oil & Gas

LafargeHolcim, Greece