Lynn C. Fritz Medal: Apply now with successful projects in humanitarian logistics

Logistics Hall of Fame opens online application portal through May 2. Award recognizes organizations that have implemented successful supply chain management projects.

Ismaning near Munich/San Francisco, March 28, 2023: The proposal portal for the Lynn C. Fritz Medal for Excellence in Humanitarian Logistics on the Logistics Hall of Fame website is open. In the applicant portal, humanitarian and development organizations with innovative, completed logistics projects can apply for the award.

"With the Lynn C. Fritz Medal, we are giving humanitarian logistics a stage to raise global public awareness of the importance of professional supply chain management in the humanitarian sector. But we also want to help make potential funders and partners aware of the winners' outstanding achievements," emphasized Thilo Jörgl, executive chairman of the jury. Studies have shown that logistics costs account for up to 80 percent of total project costs.
The medal will be awarded for the first time to humanitarian organizations and their partners for outstanding logistics projects at the annual gala reception in Berlin at the end of 2023. The Logistics Hall of Fame and the sponsor, the Fritz Institute in San Francisco, aim to use the new award to highlight the importance of outstanding logistics achievements within the sector and to promote innovative approaches to strengthening disaster relief.

The submitted projects must be completed and the results must be proven in practical use. Joint projects involving several partners are also eligible to apply. Theoretical projects or future projects are not permitted. The results must not be older than three years. Justification must be provided as to why a project is, for example, innovative or sustainable, improves efficiency, and serves as a role model for the sector of humanitarian logistics. The application procedure is described online and can be completed in less than four hours on average.

In the first round of voting, the Expert Council nominates the projects that will be presented to the international jury of experts for voting. A nomination is independent of an organization's name recognition, origin or size. What matters is that the project has had a lasting positive impact on the effectiveness of humanitarian aid operations, and serves as a role model for the sector.

An application is possible until May 2, 2023, in English and German, free of charge and exclusively online at The winner(s) will receive the award in Berlin at the end of the year and will have the opportunity to present the project to decision-makers from logistics business, science, politics and the media at a one-day conference.

The Logistics Hall of Fame can be accessed free of charge at any time at and provides detailed information and images about logistics milestones and their movers and shakers.

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Background Logistics Hall of Fame: The Logistics Hall of Fame honors international personalities who have rendered outstanding services to the further development of logistics and supply chain management. The goal of the Logistics Hall of Fame is to serve as a global platform for documenting the milestones of logistics and honoring its movers and shakers, thus underscoring the importance of logistics for business and society. The Logistics Hall of Fame also presents the Logistics Leader of the Year Award to current pacesetters in logistics. In addition, the Logistics Hall of Fame recognizes innovative logistics projects by humanitarian organizations with the Lynn C. Fritz Medal for Excellence in Humanitarian Logistics. The sponsor is the Fritz Institute. The non-profit initiative is supported by politics, associations, media, business and science. Dr. Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, is the patron.

Sponsors: 24/7 ASSISTANCE, ADAC Truckservice, AEB, Working group logistics initiatives Germany, Baumann Paletten, BLG LOGISTICS, Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, German Road Haulage, Logistics and Waste Disposal Association (BGL), German Association for Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME), Federal Association of Parcel and Express Logistics (BIEK), Federal Association of Forwarding and Logistics (DSLV), German Transport and Logistics Association (BWVL), Federal Logistics Association (BVL), Business+Logistic, COYOTE LOGISTICS, German Transport Forum (DVF), Duisburger Hafen (duisport), EPAL, Förderverein Logistics Alliance Germany, Fritz Institute (Donor), GARBE Industrial Real Estate, Gebrüder Weiss, Goldbeck, HHLA, HIAB, impact media projects, International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), International Road Transport Union (IRU), Interroll Group, Krone, Lebensmittel Zeitung, LIP Invest, Locus Robotics, LOGISTIK-Kurier, LOGISTIC PEOPLE, LTG – Landauer Transportgesellschaft Doll, materialfluss, Panattoni, pfenning logistics, PSI Logistics, RIO – THE LOGISTICS FLOW, Schnellecke Logistics, SCHUNCK Group, Seifert Logistics, SETLOG, SSI Schäfer, STILL, TGW Logistics Group, trans aktuell, Automotive Industry Association (VDA), Wiltsche Fördersysteme, Winner Spedition, WISAG.

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  • 24/7 GmbH
  • AEB
  • Baumann Paletten
  • Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr
  • Bundesverband Güterkraftverkehr Logistik und Entsorgung
  • Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik
  • Bundesverband Spedition und Logistik e. V. (DSLV)
  • Bundesvereinigung Logistik
  • Deutsches Verkehrsforum
  • Duisburger Hafen AG
  • European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL)
  • Exotec
  • Fritz Institute
  • GARBE Industrial Real Estate
  • Gebrüder Weiss
  • German Association of the Automotive Industry
  • German Parcel and Express Association (BPEX)
  • Goldbeck
  • Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln AG
  • HIAB
  • impact media projects
  • International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations
  • International Road Transport Union
  • Interroll Group
  • Krone
  • Lebensmittel Zeitung
  • LIP Invest
  • Locus Robotics
  • LOGISTIK-Kurier
  • LTG Landauer Transport- gesellschaft Doll
  • materialfluss
  • pfenning group
  • PSI Logistics
  • RIO - The Logistics Flow
  • Schnellecke Logistics
  • Seifert Logistics Group (SLG)
  • Setlog
  • SSI Schäfer
  • STILL (Donor)
  • TGW Logistics Group
  • trans aktuell
  • Wiltsche Fördersysteme
  • Winner Spedition