The E. Grosevenor Plowman Prize is awarded annually at the Educators' Conference, which takes place in conjunction with the annual conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). From among those papers accepted for presentation at the educators' conference, the best research is selected by the Editorial Review Panel to be presented with the distinguished E. Grosvenor Plowman Award.
The winning paper was Shipper/Carrier Interaction in the Transportation Market: An Analytical Framework, by Yossi Sheffi. It was presented during the Educators Conference preceding annual CSCMP meeting in St. Louis, MO, on October 1985. It was published in the Journal of Business Logistics, 7(1):1-27, March 1986.