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The Award Categories & Criteria

The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Awards 2024 will celebrate the very best in the industry with the following categories:


Procurement Transformation Award


Honouring exceptional companies driving procurement transformation and displaying exceptional strides in elevating their procurement practices.

  • How has the company's procurement practices evolved to drive strategic value for the organisation?
  • What initiatives or programs has the company implemented to enhance procurement capabilities and achieve measurable results?
  • How has the company demonstrated innovation in its procurement processes, systems, or technologies, resulting in improved efficiency, cost savings, or risk management?
  • How has the company effectively collaborated with suppliers and stakeholders to establish strong relationships, improve supplier diversity, or maximise social and environmental sustainability in its procurement practices?

Digital Supply Chain Award


Celebrating companies that have embraced digital technologies to enhance supply chain operations and drive innovation.

  • How has the company successfully leveraged digital technologies to optimise its supply chain operations and enhance agility and responsiveness?
  • What digital initiatives or solutions has the company implemented to improve supply chain visibility, collaboration, and efficiency?
  • How has the company demonstrated innovation in integrating digital tools and analytics to streamline processes, reduce costs, and enhance customer satisfaction?
  • How has the company effectively utilised data-driven insights and predictive analytics to drive informed decision-making and improve overall supply chain performance?

Global Logistics
Award

Recognising companies that exhibit outstanding expertise in managing complex global logistics operations with excellence and innovation.

  • How has the company demonstrated excellence in managing complex global logistics operations, including transportation, warehousing, and distribution?
  • What innovative strategies or technologies has the company implemented to optimise its global logistics network and increase operational efficiency?
  • How has the company effectively navigated regulatory complexities, customs procedures, and international trade agreements to ensure smooth and timely delivery of goods?
  • How has the company showcased exceptional supply chain visibility, risk management, and cost optimisation in its global logistics practices?

Supplier Diversity Award


Celebrating companies that excel in the promotion and support of a diverse supplier base through inclusive procurement practices.

  • How has the company demonstrated a strong commitment to supplier diversity by actively sourcing and engaging with diverse suppliers?
  • What initiatives, programs, or policies has the company implemented to promote and increase the participation of diverse suppliers in its procurement processes?
  • How has the company established measurable goals and benchmarks to track and drive continuous improvement in supplier diversity?
  • How has the company effectively communicated and collaborated with diverse suppliers to foster mutually beneficial partnerships and promote supplier development?

Supply Chain Innovation Award


Honouring companies that have demonstrated outstanding creativity and implemented strategies to transform their supply chain operations.

  • How has the company demonstrated innovative thinking and implemented new strategies or technologies to enhance its supply chain performance?
  • What supply chain improvements or advancements has the company achieved through its innovative initiatives?
  • How has the company's supply chain innovation resulted in measurable benefits such as increased efficiency, cost savings, or improved customer satisfaction?
  • How has the company embraced a culture of continuous improvement and fostered a climate that encourages and rewards supply chain innovation?

Supply Chain Sustainability Award


Recognising the companies that showcase outstanding commitment to ESG practices in the supply chain, fostering innovation for a sustainable future.

  • How does the company demonstrate a commitment to minimising environmental impact and promoting sustainability throughout its supply chain processes?
  • What measures does the company take to ensure ethical and responsible sourcing, including fair labour practices and transparency in its supply chain?
  • How does the company promote social and economic development within the communities it operates in, especially those within its supply chain network?
  • To what extent does the company encourage innovation and collaboration to drive sustainable practices and create positive change within the broader supply chain industry?

Procurement Technology Award


Recognising companies that are successfully utilising cutting-edge procurement technologies to drive exceptional outcomes in their procurement processes.

  • How has the company effectively utilised procurement technologies to automate and enhance its procurement processes?
  • What specific procurement technologies, such as e-procurement systems or AI-powered solutions, has the company implemented to drive efficiency and effectiveness?
  • How has the company successfully integrated and optimised its procurement technologies to streamline supplier management, purchasing, and contract management?
  • How has the company demonstrated measurable results, such as cost savings, increased visibility, or reduced cycle times, through the adoption and utilisation of innovative procurement technologies?

Procurement Consultancy Award

Honouring consultant companies that have shown exceptional expertise and guidance to clients, driving procurement excellence and delivering measurable results.

  • How has the consultant company demonstrated expertise and provided strategic guidance to clients in optimising their procurement processes and achieving desired outcomes?
  • What specific consulting services or methodologies has the company developed or employed to drive procurement excellence and deliver measurable results?
  • How has the consultant company effectively collaborated with clients to address their unique needs and challenges, develop tailored procurement strategies and implement best practices?
  • How has the consultant company consistently delivered high-quality services, evidenced by positive client testimonials and successful procurement transformations?

Future Leader
Award

Recognising individuals who exhibit exemplary leadership, vision, and innovation in shaping the future of procurement and supply chain management.

  • How has the nominee demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and potential for future success in the procurement and supply chain field?
  • In what ways has the nominee shown a deep understanding of industry trends and a forward-thinking mindset towards evolving procurement and supply chain practices?
  • How has the nominee successfully implemented innovative strategies or initiatives that have yielded significant results, positioning them as a future leader in the field?
  • How has the nominee actively engaged in professional development, knowledge sharing, and industry collaboration to enhance their skills and contribute to the advancement of procurement and supply chain practices?

Executive of the Year
Award


Celebrating exceptional procurement and supply chain executives who have consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership, innovation, and a positive impact.

  • How has the executive demonstrated exceptional leadership and results in procurement and supply chain excellence?
  • How has the executive shown strategic thinking and decision-making skills in improving procurement and supply chain performance?
  • How has the executive fostered innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement in procurement and supply chain processes?
  • How has the executive navigated challenges and shown resilience and adaptability in procurement and supply chain management?

Project of the Year Award


Recognising exceptional procurement and supply chain projects that demonstrate innovation, efficiency, collaboration, and measurable impact on performance.

  • What were the goals and objectives of the procurement and supply chain project, and how effectively were they achieved?
  • In what ways did the project demonstrate innovation, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness in procurement and supply chain processes?
  • How did the project successfully leverage collaboration and stakeholder engagement to achieve its desired outcomes?
  • What measurable impact did the project have on improving overall procurement and supply chain performance?

Lifetime
Achievement Award

Honouring exceptional executives who have dedicated their careers to driving procurement and supply chain practices.

  • How has the individual demonstrated a long-standing commitment to advancing procurement and supply chain practices?
  • What notable contributions has the individual made to the field through thought leadership and industry influence?
  • How has the individual's leadership positively impacted organisations and communities in procurement and supply chain management?
  • How does the individual's body of work exemplify excellence, integrity, and continuous improvement in this field?

Social Enterprise Award


Celebrating social enterprises that demonstrate outstanding impact, excellence in procurement and supply chain practices, ethical leadership, and stakeholder engagement on a global level.

  • How does the organisation exhibit a significant social impact within its community through procurement and supply chain activities?
  • What sustainable procurement practices and initiatives has the organisation implemented to advance social good?
  • In what ways does the organisation exemplify ethical leadership and values in its procurement and supply chain operations?
  • How does the organisation engage with stakeholders to ensure transparency and accountability in its procurement and supply chain efforts?


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Start-Up Award


Recognising start-ups with innovative solutions and a commitment to making a positive impact in the procurement and supply chain industry.

  • How does the start-up provide unique solutions or services to meet the needs of the industry?
  • To what extent does the start-up enable other companies to improve their operations and processes?
  • In what ways does the start-up demonstrate positive impact through its services?
  • How does the start-up collaborate with and support other companies in achieving their goals through innovation and partnership?

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Key Dates for Your Diary

All the dates you need to know for the Global Procurement & Supply Chain Awards.

Entries Open

February 2024

Entries Close

10th June 2024

Final Judging

June 2024

Shortlist Announced

July 2024

Awards Ceremony

24th Sept 2024


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