Frankfurt am Main, 18.11.2021

Supply Chain Awards 2021: fulfillmenttools honoured with Smart Solution Award

The winners of the Supply Chain Awards 2021 have been selected. The Supply Chain Management Award has gone to HelloFresh. This year LOGISTIK HEUTE, Strategy& and PwC presented the Supply Chain Management Award for the 16th time. The winner of the Smart Solution Award, which was bestowed for the fourth time, is fulfillmenttools. The Supply Chain Awards 2021 were handed over on 18 November as part of a gala prize-giving ceremony broadcasted live from Frankfurt am Main. The award ceremony and the finalists’ pitches, which took place on 16 November, were viewed by the participants, who were logged into a continuous live streaming service. The audience was particularly called upon to help judge the presentations of eight companies competing for the Supply Chain Awards. As in previous years, the audience’s vote was also taken into account in the jury’s decision-making process. The jury, consisting of supply chain professionals, academics, consultants and industry media representatives.

Smart Solution Award 2021: prizewinner fulfillmenttools

Concept:
fulfillmenttools provides modular, cloud-based software solutions. The platform was founded as the first independent start-up to be driven by the Rewe digital innovation hub. fulfillmenttools connects a network of branches with e-commerce and supports the processes on a digital basis − from receiving the order to dispatching it or handing it over to the customer, including returns. With its app-based, in-store fulfillment solutions, fulfillmenttools facilitates the implementation of omnichannel services for users. Coupled with a smart Distributed Order Management System (DOMS), the platform thus guides retailers, wholesalers and brands from a broad range of industries as they move towards com-plete digitalisation and seamless omnichannel fulfilment with solutions such as Ship-from-Store or Click & Collect. Owing to its software architecture, which is based on API-first principles, the platform is designed for scalability and can be rapidly integrated into existing IT processes and third-party systems alike.
Dr. Jürgen Brock, CEO, Marketing and Sales, fulfillmenttools: “We are very happy to have won the prestigious Smart Solution Award 2021 among all the great finalists. The award encourages us in what we do and our vision to provide modular, flexible and easy-to-implement omnichannel fulfillment solutions to retailers of all industries and sizes.“
Björn Dröschel, Founder and CEO, Product and Technology: “A special thanks goes to our entire fulfillmenttools team to whom we dedicate this award.“

Jury assessment:
Jury member Stefan Schrauf (Global Supply Chain and EMEA Operations Lead, PwC Management Con-sulting): “This solution is designed for stores that have so far lived alone in the analogue world but want to connect digitally with their customers. Scalability was a key point for the jury in their decision to present fulfillmenttools with the Smart Solution Award 2021.”
Jury member Matthias Pieringer (editor-in-chief of LOGISTIK HEUTE): “With its assessment, the jury has acknowledged the fact that fulfillmenttools has the potential to act as an accelerator for digitali-sation. fulfillmenttools is a fine example of how smaller-scale companies can also quickly become part of the e-commerce era.”

In 2021, the Smart Solution Award was awarded for the fourth time for particularly innovative concepts that are still at an early stage of their implementation. The Award rewards solutions that have the potential to fundamentally change traditional value chains going forward. In 2020, the Smart Solution Award was won by Schubert Additive Solutions, a young spin-off of Gerhard Schubert GmbH, a manu-facturer of packaging machinery. The other former award winners are parcelLab (2019) and InstaFreight (2018).

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