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Entries are due by Friday, August 15, 2014.

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The Alliance Award

The Alliance is an award given to shippers and their alliance partners for excellence in supply chain.

Awarded in five distinct categories, The Alliance looks at more than the outcome of the supply chain partnerships, it also examines the dynamic partnerships that were formed to drive results. A panel of distinguished judges will examine the role of each of the partners and the contributions their individual and collective efforts have made to solving a supply chain problem or driving change and continuous improvement in a supply chain.

Submissions in each category will be evaluated on metrics and results and on the implementation of the processes and tools responsible for achieving top performance in the supply chain. They will also be examined for innovation and how the partnerships made best use of each alliance partner’s strengths.

Watch this video to learn more about The Alliance
About the Alliance


Receiving the Alliance award from World Trade 100 and SMC3 at Jump Start 2013 was very gratifying. The fact that our transportation solution was recognized by industry professionals says a lot about the collaborative partnership that Averitt and Tuesday Morning share. It's very motivating and will definitely challenge our teams to create even greater value within our customer's supply chains for many years to come.

--Tony Allison, Regional Vice President – Averitt Express

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Take a look at The Alliance 2013 winners as they were presented at the SMC3 Jump Start conference.

The Alliance 2012 Awards Presentation Video
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The Alliance 2013 Award Presentation Photos








The Alliance 2013 Award Winners

Domestic Freight – Single Mode 

Domestic Freight Multimodal

• Toshiba America Business Solutions
• Averitt
• Pitt Ohio
• Macy's
• Hub Group
• Comtrak
International Freight
• Haier America
• Kenco Group
• Georgia Ports Authority
•Development Authority of Bryan County
• Dal-Tile Corp.
• Whirlpool
• Werner Co.
• Convermex
• Transplace

The Alliance 2012 Award Winners

Domestic Freight – Single Mode 

Domestic Freight Multimodal

International Freight

• Coca-Cola Refreshment
• Tyson Foods, Inc.
• Burns Logistics Solutions, Inc.
• Tuesday Morning
• Averitt
• Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
• Century Distribution Systems, Inc.
• Acuitive Solutions
• Safelite Group
• Barloworld
• Cirrus Logistics
• Robocom Systems International
• William Frick & Company
• Safelite Group
• Shark Glass Recycling North America
• CertainTeed

When you put a lot of energy, time, and effort into your work, it is rewarding to see it succeed. To be acknowledged by two respected organizations WT100, SMC3 and your peers brings that success to a much higher level.

--Ed Burns, Burns Logistics

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The Alliance is open to:

  • Shippers
  • 3PLs
  • Carriers
  • Technology companies
  • Service providers

Each entry must include a shipper and at least one, and up to five, supply chain partners. Supply chain partners include, but are not limited to, carriers, 3PLs, technology companies, service providers, customers, and vendors.


I would like to thank both the World Trade 100 group and SMC3 for the consideration and selection of Century Distribution Systems, Acuitive Solutions, and Jo-Ann Stores Fabric and Craft Stores as the winner of the 2012 Alliance award. The awards focused on companies that worked together to achieve a common goal. The award process was clearly defined and the conference and ceremonies were delivered in a professional format that was both engaging and entertaining.

--Jim McCullen, Vice President – Century Division

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Domestic Freight – Single Mode

Alliance partners involved in domestic moves using a single primary mode of transportation, including motor carriage, air, rail, or waterway.

 Alliance Truck

Domestic Freight Multimodal

Supply chain or supply chain segment involved in domestic fulfillment using multiple modes of transportation in combination.

 Alliance Ship

International Freight

Extended supply chain operations including importing and/or exporting between at least two countries.

 Alliance Warehouse


Owned, leased, or contract warehousing operations supporting one or more segments of a domestic or international supply chain.

 Alliance Green


Efforts to improve environmental impact, reduce waste, reduce emissions, etc. involving suppliers and members of the supply chain.

We are so pleased to be recognized for both the warehouse and sustainability award from The Alliance. The award and the recognition were fantastic equaled only by the professionalism of the organization. Thank you not only for the awards but for the entire program which exceed my expectations. Well Done!

--Rich Glover, AVP Manufacturing and Distribution – Safelite Glass Corp.

How to enter subhead

After you have reviewed the Instructions section on, follow these hints to make the entry process a little easier.

  • It’s recommended to download the PDF version of the entry form to work offline.
  • Collect the data for your entry form in a separate document. Copy and paste the data into the form online.
  • If you’d rather work online, use the “Save Form for Later” button to return to your entry form at a later date.
  • When writing descriptions of your Alliance, feel free to use common abbreviations.
  • The metrics and quantifiable results are kept confidential and will only be used in judging.
  • When asked about unexpected outcomes, think about benefits such as improved image or perception in the marketplace, finding new opportunities to work together or identifying new areas for improvement.
  • If you have questions during the entry process, contact Perry Trunick at or 424-634-2499.

For step-by-step instructions for completing the entry form, watch this “how-to enter” video.
How-to Video

At William Frick we are always working to continue to be a leader in engineering custom OEM, barcode and RFID solutions. To be recognized together with a great partner, Safelite, for coming together to design a solution that drove increased productivity for them is a great honor.

--Brent Howell, Sr. Business Development Manager – William Frick & Company

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  • Perry A. Trunick, World Trade 100
  • John Rader, Red Rock Consulting
  • John Manners-Bell, Transport Intelligence
  • Kevin Huntsman, Mastio
  • Michael Mikitka, Warehousing Education & Research Council
  • David Ross, Stifel Nicolaus
  • Joe B. Hannna, Ph.D., Auburn University

2013 Winners subhead

The Alliance 2014 winners will be featured in the World Trade 100 January 2015 issue—including print, online, iPad and digital versions. Awards will be presented at SMC3’s Jump Start conference in January 2015.

Go to to enter today!
Entries are due by Friday, August 15, 2014.

SMC3 subhead

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