IISE Logistics and Supply Chain (LSC) division Outstanding Industry Practitioner Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize excellence in industry practice of logistics and supply chain concepts and techniques. The objectives of the award are to show appreciation to the industry practitioners of IISE who are outstanding in implementing logistics and supply chain techniques, as well as to encourage practitioners, via recognition, to raise standards in the practice and dissemination of logistics and supply chain concepts in engineering. The award will be presented at the upcoming IISE Annual Conference & Expo, May 18-21, 2024, Montreal, Canada.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate must be a member of IISE and the LSC division.
  • The applied case/project for which the candidate is being recognized must make a considerable contribution to the logistics and/or supply chain management practice.
  • The candidate should have industry experience in logistics and/or supply chain for at least two years. The two years don’t have to be with the same company or organization.
  • Neither the candidate nor any of the nominators can be officers or directors of the IISE LSC board at the time the nomination is made.

The candidate can be nominated by a colleague within their own company, or by someone who is familiar with the work or the project for which the candidate is being nominated. This includes a practitioner or an academician outside of the candidate’s organization. The following documents are required for the nomination:

  • Two Letters of support, one from the nominator and one from another individual.
  • Project summary and supporting items such as software, material, or techniques used in industry practice for which the candidate is being recognized. The summary and supporting items can be altered to hide proprietary data.
  • Curriculum Vitae or resume of the candidate.

Nominations are due February 12, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. PST. Please email the entire nomination package either as a single PDF or a single compressed/zipped file to iiselscawards@gmail.com to the attention of the LSC Division Awards Co-Directors for full consideration. There is no application fee. Winners will be notified by Mar. 24, 2024

For any questions, please contact the LSC Division Award Co-Directors:      
Mohamed Awwad and Tanveer Hossain Bhuiyan or Amy Straub at IISE.


  • Recognition at the LSC Town Hall Meeting at Annual Conference
  • Certificate provided by IISE (either mailed or given at the town hall meeting) for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners.
  • Recognition in ISE magazine
  • Recognition on LSC webpage and in the newsletter

Conflict of Interest Policy

Societies and divisions must follow standard conflict of interest guidelines. Those guidelines include, but are not limited to:

  • Officers and Board members of the Division should be ineligible for awards during the period of their service, without approval by the Senior VP for Technical Operations (SVP). Exceptions may only be made by the SVP when awards are time sensitive, and the impacted board member(s) or officer(s) must recuse themselves from the award process. For awards that are not time-sensitive, the nominee should wait until their Officer or Board service is complete to be nominated.
  • The awards committee (or judging committee) should not include members who have either a personal or professional relationship with the nominees. For example, a faculty member should not be judging a paper competition where a participant from the same university is a nominee for best paper award.
  • The awards committee (or judging committee) should actively change its membership on a rotating basis from year to year to ensure fairness, equity, and diversity. That is, some members of the judging committee should roll off the committee and new members should roll on.

2024 Winner

Thomas Beil
Perfect Planner, LLC

2023 Winner

Kaushik Narendran
Moderna, Inc.

Past Winners

Logistics and Supply Chain (LSC) Division Page