Marvin L. Manheim Award

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The Marvin L. Manheim Award For Significant Contributions in the Field of Workflow is an industry recognition created by the Workflow Management Coalition in honor of the late Marvin L. Manheim. Manheim was a co-founder of the Workflow Management Coalition and was the William A. Patterson Distinguished Professor of Transportation at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University from 1983 until his death in August 2000.[1]


Before joining the Kellogg School, he held faculty positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prof. Manheim's major area of interest was information technology and its uses strategically, competitively, and organizationally. It included strategy formulation and implementation processes; the management of globally competing organizations; and international transportation and logistics. He was also interested in computer assistance to human problem-solving and decision-making, including decision support systems (DSS) and artificial intelligence.


The workflow award is given annually, since 2002, to recognize an individual or a specific group for their "influence, contribution, or distinguished use of workflow systems." The criteria for consideration is based on any significant contribution and not limited to members of the coalition. Both software developers and software end users have finalists and award recipients.

Manheim was a founder of Cambridge Systematics, who in 2001 established a separate awards program called the "Marvin L. Manheim Award" to honor his memory and promote innovation in the field of transportation.[2] This is a separate program and not related to the workflow award.


  • 2019: Nathaniel Palmer, United States
  • 2017: Derek Miers, United Kingdom
  • 2016: Sandy Kemsley, Canada
  • 2015: Jim Sinur, United States
  • 2014: Connie W Moore, United States
  • 2006: David Hollingsworth, United Kingdom
  • 2005: Robert Shapiro, United States
  • 2003: Keith Swenson, United States
  • 2002: Jon Pyke, United Kingdom
  • 2001: Haruo Hayami, Japan


  1. ^ " Dialog: Running Light One-On-One". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.
  2. ^ "Cambridge Systematics: Awards and Accolades". Archived from the original on 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  3. ^ "Business process management software | Workflow automation tool".