Congratulations to the 2021 Shortlist

Overall Winner

Overall Winner

Vaccine TaskForce - HMG Dept of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

In just over eight months the Vaccine Task Force identified, procured and deployed the first vaccines in the world. Half the UK population have had a vaccine and supplies continue. In addition to successfully tackling what was widely believed to be an unachievable ask within unachievable timescales, the adversities overcome include wo...

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Individual categories

Young Talent

Alexander Batty

KFC Western Europe

Annabel Kaur Barry

Interpublic Group

Daniel Moustache

Checkout.com

Emily Egan Morriss

Sainsbury's

Greg Campbell

Shell

Laura Hunt

Condé Nast

Lauren Jones

John Lewis Partnership

Matthew Tramonte

BT

Leader of the Year

Ninian Wilson

Global Supply Chain Director and CEO, Vodafone Procurement

Team Categories

Best Approach to Risk Mitigation

BAE Systems

Excuse me - we need more (Wing-Fold) Ribs here!!

The cross functional joint BAE Systems and Avcorp team successfully mitigated an F-35 single-source capacity risk by dual sourcing an extremely complex Titanium machined component within challenging timescales, to support a significant F-35 Carrier Variant programme rate increase.In the process of mitigating the risk we approved a US b...

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Defra

Defra's Contract Management Improvement Programme - Proactive Management of Supply Chain Risk

Defra spends £2-4 Billion each year and faces increasing risk across its supply chains in the wake of the Carillion collapse, EU Exit, Covid-19 and increasing complexity of commercial arrangements. To manage these risks, Defra implemented the Contract Management Improvement Programme which has taken steps to proactively manage supply c...

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Hastings Insurance Services

Procurement Transformation

Transforming Hastings Procurement processes which incorporates and embeds Risk Management, has positively changed the way in which we classify and manage associated risks across the supply chain. The move from supplier relationship management to a Category management model, means responsibility for the management of suppliers now sits ...

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Jaguar Land Rover

Ensuring our Supply Chain thrives in a VUCA World

Prior to last year, Global Purchasing within JLR operated several legacy processes to mitigate supply chain risk. Their objective- to protect supply continuity. However, the ineffectiveness of the processes, meant that our ability to proactively and effectively manage risk was compromised. JLR’s available resources were not systematica...

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Molson Coors Beverage Company

Hard Seltzer NPD Delivery

The senior executive team at Molson Coors set a challenge to develop and package a new Hard Seltzer product within a tight timescale; while the product category was already globally established for the business, it was new to the UK! Procurement challenged internally to mitigate risks and ensure the right, approved, partners were selec...

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Submarine Delivery Agency

SDA Supply Management Programme

The Submarine Delivery Agency’s (SDA) Supply Management Programme helps us reveal and mitigate sub-tier supply chain risk in this critical national endeavour. The collaborative approach the team has adopted has not only illuminated fragility and risks deep within the supply chain, but crucially has systematically addressed these risks ...

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Best Practice in Supply Chain Integration

CH&CO Group

Project 2020

The CH&Co Procurement team have led a multifaceted programme to reengineer the Supply Chain as a result of the significant merger. A programme of 33 projects covering a spend portfolio of £125m has delivered efficiencies and implemented an innovative model in which to continuously build upon.The power of true partnership built between ...

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Defra

TEAM 2100: Integrated Enterprise Team Delivery protecting the Thames Estuary

Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 (TEAM2100) programme is the Environment Agency’s 10-year, £300+ million programme to refurbish and replace tidal flood defences in London and the Thames estuary from now to 2100. The defences include the Thames Barrier and 350 kilometres of flood protection. This system safeguards 1.4 million people...

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Eiffage Kier Ferrovial BAM Joint Venture (EKFB)

HS2

Early engagement of strategic supply chain partners to collaborate on the design process, programme planning, and develop a target price, in order to secure a stage 2 delivery contract, whilst becoming a fully integrated project delivery team, with a shared culture and set of aligned values.

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Mercia - The rise of a new warehousing era

JLR’s growth and customer-centric philosophy led to a key challenge for their Global Parts Supply Chain team – consolidating a fragmented aftermarket warehouse landscape of20 warehouses with limited operational efficiencies into a single 2.9 million square feet Global Parts Logistics Centre. The centre will serve as a hub for 23 distri...

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Lloyds Banking Group

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[email protected] was setup in short timescales at the start of UK national lockdown, to ensure every colleague had simple and easy access to equipment required to carry out their role safely and comfortably from home.Group Sourcing led a small cross-business team which identified and aligned the suppliers needed to deliver this. The team es...

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OCS Group UK

Project Butterfly

How to rescue a failing supplier relationship demonstrating poor behaviours, wrapped up in a 10 year, exclusive, unbreakable agreement with unrealistic guaranteed spend commitments and multi-million pound acquisition investment and pre-bate liabilities, while safeguarding the delivery of critical products for use by front line colleagu...

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Best Collaborative Teamwork Project

British Steel

Critical Services Insource

British Steel needed to take back control of its critical service provisions and this team worked closely with all aspects of the organisation to develop and build dynamic relationships.By collaborating with all areas of the business, the team successfully delivered a major insource initiative with multiple internal stakeholders and su...

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Business Services Organisation Procurement and Logistics Service

Collaborative Procurement Team for Design and Commission of NI-based PPE Manufacture

The arrival of Covid19 seemed to be the end of the world for healthcare procurement as we knew it with global demand for PPE items significantly outstripping supply. Both the World Health Organisation and the UK Government recommended on-shoring of PPE production to reduce the impact of these issues – a solution that can’t be switched ...

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Co-op

Procurement eLearning Trilogy

In a first for the Co-op, a cross-functional team embarked upon a journey to raise commercial awareness, upskill our colleagues and support the Co-op's vision of 'Co-operating for a Fairer World' by creating a trilogy of Procurement eLearning. Against the backdrop of the pandemic, the team collaborated in an innovative way, making use ...

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Jaguar Land Rover

Transforming Engine Oil Into A Liquid Asset

For a manufacturer of high-performing cars, engine oil is of strategic importance. Developing an optimal recipe is seem as alchemy and has significant impact on engine performance, emissions and durability. Although, the initial fill of an engine is important, significant value lies in the aftermarket and in joint marketing activities ...

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KFM

Collaborating to tackle the COVID-19 challenge

KFM was a partner in King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust emergency response to COVID-19. At the peak of the pandemic, King’s, one of the UK’s largest NHS trusts, admitted almost 800 additional patients.The trust was under unprecedented pressure and KFM’s Procurement & Supply Chain team had to manage King’s increased demand for...

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Seven Force Strategic Collaboration Procurement (7F)

Seven Force Collaborative Teamwork

In January 2020, 7F Collaborative Procurement Function went live, delivering procurement services on behalf of Kent, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Police. The very first collaboration of its type, the team were a mixture of procurement personnel from each of the forces, plus specifically recruite...

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Severn Trent Water and Hafren Dyfrdwy

Waste Infra Network Services (WINS)

Severn Trent Water’s ‘WINS’ project centred around the renewal of one of the business’s largest outsourced contracts, providing sewerage network response, maintenance and repair services across the region. It had not been renewed for ten years and needed a fresh approach, innovative thinking, real collaborative teamwork and resilience ...

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Shell

SHELL CP Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

A global, cross functional team, comprised of Contracts and Procurement, Finance Operations and Information Technology that delivers Robotic Process Automation solutions to generate significant business benefits as well as accelerating the digital transformation journey of the organisation. The cross-functional team, solves multi-disci...

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Shell India Markets

Lubricants' Additive Cost model

Shell is the largest global marketer of finished lubricants. Decoding the lubricant additive supply chain was essential, to the delivery of most competitive supply chain & shareholder value appreciation. Strong intellectual property barrier and an oligopolistic market makes it difficult to understand cost indicators and supply chain of...

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Best Use of Digital Technology

GEP

Fortune 100 Oil and Gas Company Partners with GEP to Unify Procurement Operations with GEP Software and Accelerate Its Digital Transformation Journey

One of the world’s largest oil and gas companies with operations in 180 countries wanted to further its digital transformation as part of a global strategy to boost efficiency. The Fortune 100 company replaced its on-premise procurement system and tools with GEP’s AI-powered, cloud-based software, which standardized processes, provided...

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Government eMarketplace (GeM)

The Digital Reimagination of Public Procurement in India

In 2016, GeM was set up by the Indian Government to radically reimagine the century-old public procurement system and processes. In less than five years since, GeM has completely disrupted this ecosystem through its unified digital marketplace and vast and diverse ecosystem of buyer organizations and sellers. In this financial year, Ge...

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Jaguar Land Rover

How to manage a highly complex commodity

With adoption of data mining techniques within purchasing, JLR has been able to automate handling of complex multiple line entry EDS Bills of material (referred internally as ‘Ground-up cost’) and track cost changes, which in this commodity are frequent and complex in their nature given the 100’s of items making up each wiring harness....

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Royal Dutch Shell

Digital GameChanger Lab

Digital Transformation is as much about innovative technologies as it is about generating business value and change management. We approached this by introducing a Digital GameChanger Lab allowing front-line business frictions to be connected to digital solutions, achieved via POCs for testing. This business-backward approach not only ...

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Shell

Optimized S2P through Process Mining

2 years after implementing our CLM we wanted to leverage the data captured in our S2P process to further optimize through Process Mining. Working ‘Business back’ identifying pain points users were experiencing and resolve these. By leveraging analytics tools we were able to cut our cycle time by a double digit percentage, two years in ...

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Vendigital

Meggitt Insights 360

This project illustrates the transformative power of using big data analytics blended with human insight. Data insights provided the initial catalyst for identifying cost optimisation opportunities. Turning those opportunities into practical actions was achieved by overlaying deep industry and procurement expertise, with extensive know...

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Best Procurement Transformation Programme

Asahi Breweries and GEP

Global Beer Company Asahi Breweries Ropes In GEP to Unify and Transform Procurement Operations

Asahi Breweries, a Forbes Global 2000 beer company operating in eight countries in Europe and producing 42 million hectoliters of beer annually, partnered with GEP to unify and transform its procurement operations with AI-powered, cloud-based procurement platform GEP SMART, which replaced a source-to-contract platform and an on-premise...

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Checkout.com

Creating a Procurement Function in a Hypergrowth Company

Within two years, Checkout.com’s valuation increased from $2bn to $15bn, headcount rose from 200 to 1,000+, and we have expanded into 23 countries. Creating a greenfield team is tough but in one of the fastest-growing companies on the planet, it is immensely challenging! Stakeholder relationships were established rapidly, Procurement r...

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Defra

Building commercial expertise at the heart of sustainable business delivery

Defra Group Commercial (DgC) is part of Defra, the Department responsible for England’s environment, rural economy, food and farming sectors and protection from a range of natural threats and hazards. DgC oversees c£3-4bn of commercial activity. Shortly after a new Commercial Director joined in late 2017, DgC launched an ambitious tran...

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Johnson & Johnson

J&J NextGen Global Logistics Procurement

The J&J Global Logistics Procurement leadership seized the opportunity to develop a new strategy which delivered game-changing results. The new strategy would be based on the voice of the customer; a maturity/technology assessment and external benchmarking. This defined a pathway to becoming a best-in-class organization:Increased innov...

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Lufthansa Group

The Matrix ReBoosted: Lufthansa’s Success Story of Procurement Transformation

To increase savings by 65% and productivity by 89% within five years appears a tough challenge. Combining it with an organizational cost reduction by 43% must surely be impossible? Not for the Lufthansa Procurement team! From a decentralized procurement within the various business units, the matrix organization was introduced in 2017 t...

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Ministry of Defence

Future Maritime Support Programme Operating Model Transformation

MOD has successfully completed the procurement of the Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP). This £5bn programme is critical in enabling the Navy to fulfil its pivotal role protecting and projecting Global Britain, because it enables the private sector to make sure the Navy’s ships and submarines are up to date and working properly....

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Ministry of Finance - Kingdom of Saudi

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Government's Procurement Transformation

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia underwent an ambitious Procurement Transformation over the last 3 years to bring $100 billion of annual spend under management across 500+ entities. The scale of change was huge involving 12000+ procurement professionals. We were working across 4 themes:Building Team Capabilities to lead the Government towar...

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Whitbread

Whitbread’s Successful Sourcing Strategy Transforms Their Global Value Chain

A three-year transformation programme devised, designed and delivered by Whitbread’s Group Procurement team, including the establishment of an international sourcing and supply chain function, to leverage Whitbread’s global value chain to improve efficiency, innovate business growth and deliver the business’ responsible sourcing Force ...

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Global Sourcing Project of the Year

British Steel

Graphite Electrodes global sourcing strategy

Graphite electrodes are a crucial part of the steelmaking process, without which production would cease. This entry seeks to highlight the strategic work undertaken to release British Steel from an onerous contracted state into a more market driven and financially improved position. At the same time, improving the risk position and inc...

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Dentsu International

Global Cloud Sourcing Agreements

In 2018, dentsu’s Global Technology procurement team embarked on a cloud consumption consolidation initiative, to bring together our current and future cloud spend under a central agreement The team overcame fragmented global spend, existing and conflicting supplier relationships, contracts on non-negotiated terms, lack of usage report...

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Dyson

Dyson Fighting Fraud. Driving Revenue.

Jaguar Land Rover

Global Extended Warranties

We consolidated 22 routine suppliers across 109 markets into 1 global strategic partner for the service of Extended Warranties for our vehicles. Through leveraging volume, Jaguar Land Rover were able to negotiate improved service levels and reduced costs by 21% to our customers. In addition to introducing an innovative commercial model...

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Best Supplier Relationship Management Initiative

BAE Systems (Operations)

Save Our Supplier

BAE Systems Electronic Systems facility in Rochester, Kent has undertaken a collaborative approach with HSM (Hermitage Sheet Metal) Letchworth Garden City, Herts to improve overall supply chain capability.This experience has left a lasting cultural impact at HSM, one of continuous improvement. The Relationship Management Matrix and clo...

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Highways England

Using supplier relationships to improve equality, diversity, and inclusion

Since 2015 Highways England has had equality objectives and ambitions including one owned by the commercial and procurement directorate. Through developing supplier relationships and measuring and monitoring performance within our contract requirements we have proved a focussed and supportive approach can drive change. In 2020 we, thro...

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HMRC

HMRC SRM Programme in Property and FM

HMRC embarked on an ambitious programme to transform its office estate requiring a diverse and trusted supply chain partners to be engaged to enable this to be achieved. To secure additional value and improve relationships, HMRC introduced the Cabinet Office Strategic Supplier Relationship Management model despite the challenges presen...

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Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital

Defence Digital Commercial Collaboration

Defence Digital spends circa. £2bn pa on technology across 500 contracts with 300 unique suppliers. The complexity of sourcing technology and the Ministry of Defence, combined with the public sector need to be fair to all, provides a multiplier effect on being hard to do business and building supplier relationships. As part of Defence ...

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Sellafield and State of Flux

Maximising Mutual Value Through Effective Supplier Relationship Management

In January 2018, the Sellafield Ltd and State of Flux Supplier Relationship Management programme was developed and has grown into a market leading initiative, with 19 relationships in flight totalling an annual expenditure of approximately £900M.Underpinning the Sellafield Transformation Programme, the initiative has become business as...

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Shell

Shell Supplier Sphere

Shell has embarked on a journey to create an ecosystem of win-win partnerships with our top 140 strategic suppliers, covering 50% of our spend, where we not only manage suppliers but learn. Underpinning this change is the deployment of a user-friendly, fully integrated platform that encourages collaborative relations, built on a founda...

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Shell (CP MICA & Offshore Category Management)

Supply Chain Mapping

Before COVID, supply chain’s health was measured by its agility. However, post-COVID, supply chain’s health is measured by its resiliency to changing market conditions along with being agile. Resiliency is defined as the ability to sense risks, understanding of the component and suppliers’ sub-suppliers’ landscape. Supply Chain Mapping...

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Best Initiative to Build a Diverse Supplier Base

BGIS Global Integrated Solutions

BGIS Supplier Diversity Program

At BGIS, diversity and inclusion play a large role in our success as a service-based organization. Supplier diversity is a natural extension of the overall BGIS diversity and inclusion practice and an important contributor to our corporate mission of ensuring that we are also being inclusive in our supply chain practices. The goals of ...

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Crown Commercial Service

Print Marketplace

Print Marketplace is a revolutionary self-serve portal for print requirements. It eliminates estimating costs for Small and Medium Enterprises “SMEs” (print jobs average £17 / quote) and supports SME growth by opening up UK-wide public sector opportunities, worth c£400m across c24,000 organisations, making it a superb initiative for th...

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Government eMarketplace (GeM)

Empowering Every Supplier: Inclusive Public Procurement through the Government eMarketplace (GeM)

In less than five years since its launch in 2016, GeM has completely reimagined and disrupted the procurement ecosystem to make it truly, diverse and inclusive, through a strategic focus on previously marginalized/underserved seller segments, particularly those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Coordinated implementation of ...

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HS2

Virtual Meet the Contractor Event

HS2’s Virtual Meet the Contractor event was a 4 day event to open up opportunities on HS2, the largest infrastructure project in Europe to SMEs across the UK. In contrast to previous events this was held entirely virtually, providing challenges but also significant opportunities for the organisers to engage with more organisations than...

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PMD Projects

Vendor Management - Dynamic Vendor List Approach

The main feature of the proposed Vendor management system is that, as opposed to conventional Approved vendor list method, it is based on Dynamic vendor list approach which opens doors to any vendor intending to build business relationships with the Buyer, but at the same time fosters healthy competition aimed at promoting interest in ...

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Best Sustainability Project of the Year

Heineken

Raising the Bar for a Carbon Neutral Future

Within HEINEKEN, we recognise that we have a responsibility to our planet and to the future generations. As part of our overall company strategy, we place a strong emphasis on sustainability. To meet our external commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2040, we have developed an end-to-end approach to reduce our total carbon footprint...

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Jaguar Land Rover

From grass roots to blue skies

We recognised that by 2027, JLR’s biggest contribution to carbon emissions would be through JLR’s Supply Chain. We knew we needed to urgently convince our business to address these supply chain emissions as, decisions we were making now, would impact our ability to be net zero in the future.Global Purchasing created a cross functional ...

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Johnson Matthey

The eLNO Battery Materials Commercialisation (Konin) Project

Johnson Matthey (JM) is a global leader in sustainable technologies. We apply our cutting-edge science to create solutions making the world cleaner and healthier, enabling transition towards vehicle electrification, we're developing advanced new materials for EV batteries. Our submission recognises Procurement’s contribution to sustain...

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Laing O'Rourke

Manchester Airport - Supply Chain and Community Legacy

During the £600m transformation of Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2, Laing O’Rourke (LOR) embedded socio-economic sustainability into its Procurement and delivery approach. This approach was underpinned by supply chain collaboration and innovative “Legacy Agreements”. Supported by our vendors, we have driven innovation and contributed t...

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Molson Coors Beverage Company UK

Renewable Electricity Project

A procurement led project that achieved the aim of becoming the first major brewer in the UK to move to 100% renewable electricity across all UK locations, enabling Molson Coors to meet its carbon reduction sustainability target 4 years ahead of plan and will deliver significant economic benefits. A project that ultimately required glo...

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Nationwide Building Society

Procurement for Mutual Good

Nationwide is different, we’re a building society, a Mutual, committed to putting our mutual values at the heart of everything we do, including our procurement.Procurement for Mutual Good is our programme to build a more diverse, more ethical, and greener supply chain.Highlights include:First major UK financial institution to introduce...

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Shell

Worker Welfare in The Supply Chain

How to respect and promote the rights and welfare of workers employed in the SC ? We incorporated the Worker Welfare Principles into our management system and begun implementing these on a risk-based approach across contracted activities, as-well-as our SC. A cross-functional team developed a framework, based on engagements with busine...

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Outstanding People Development Programme

AstraZeneca

Returnship Program

AstraZeneca’s newly created Returnship Program is an employee-driven, social initiative launched in Global Procurement Services (GPS), Warsaw. It was designed to support people with a desire to reshape their careers and also benefit AstraZeneca in broadening its Procurement talent pool.The program aims to target individuals who have ta...

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Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi

High Performing Team

With the pandemic overshadowing all aspects of life, it was essential for DCT Supply Management to stay focused on its ambition to becoming the best team in the procurement profession by engaging with a variety of services from education to training but also ensuring the team has access to a community and network of fellow procurement ...

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Government Commercial Function

The Outsourcing Programme

The Outsourcing Playbook, launched in February 2019 introduced 11 key policy reforms to improve how we assess, procure, and manage public services; improving value for money and providing excellent services to citizens. A two year implementation programme was agreed by Ministers to embed the Playbook across all central government depar...

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Lloyds Banking Group

Driving Supplier Manager capability in LBG to a Whole New Level

The initiative has helped the organisation:Keep pace with stakeholder expectation by deepening Supplier Management capability,Attract and retain Supplier Management talent by recognising role importance and demonstrating a willingness to invest, andIncrease consistency in Supplier Management quality through a central programme leverage...

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Public Health England

Using People Development to aid Procurement during “Once in a Lifetime” Events… Twice

Four years ago, the Public Health England Colindale Scientific Procurement Team suffered from low staff morale and high turnover rates. It over-relied on expensive contractors and had a poor reputation with stakeholders and suppliers. By implementing an intensive and individualised approach to career development, including an entry-lev...

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Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year

Deloitte / BAT

Project PACE: E2E source to settle solution underpinned by a cross-functional technology platform and new operating model, rolled out across 180 countries and 15,000 employees.

Deloitte is the digital procurement transformation partner of BAT, a leading, multi-category global consumer goods business, for 2+ years. Project PACE delivers a redesigned operating model replacing fragmented and unintegrated tools, creating one complete Source to Settle solution, underpinned by a cross-functional technology platform...

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Expense Reduction Analysts

Harmonising Processes & Cost Optimisation

Tom Rumboll, Chief Executive Officer at SYNETIQ, had the challenge of integration after the merger of four businesses. The key challenge involved simplifying the complexity of suppliers and most importantly, harmonising their ways of working and processes. A number of integration workstreams were established, procurement being one of t...

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GEP

Global Lighting Leader Partners with GEP to Implement Budget-to-Pay Solution, Achieves 18% Cost Reduction

A global leader in the lighting industry with revenue of €6B partnered with GEP to manage costs and sustain operating margins during a year of unprecedented disruption and crisis in 2020. As part of a three-year project initiated in 2019, GEP helped the client’s procurement and finance team collaborate and drive the CFO’s mandate acros...

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Jaguar Land Rover

Paint By Numbers

For the past 10 years, JLR have had a single partner for their Paintshop facilities, which limited access to innovation and commercial efficiencies. To tackle this, JLR teamed up with TWS Partners. Together, they were able to break up a long-standing monopoly, expand the supplier portfolio, and even strengthen supplier relationships. S...

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Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group

Large, complex and highly successful implementation in Transport for NSW

Transport for NSW (TfNSW), the largest ‘Cluster Agency’ of the NSW Government in Australia, awarded KellyOCG to deliver a Managed Service Provision (MSP), Contractor Central, for management of TfNSW’s complex Contingent Labour program.The project transformed TfNSW’s A$600 million+ contingent labour spend across a network of recruitment...

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Lloyds Banking Group and EY

Deployment of a cloud-based Guided Buying platform to improve colleague & supplier experience

As part of LBGs approach to customer and colleague journeys, the ability for colleagues to buy goods and services to do their job was identified as an initiative that would deliver an enhanced experience. Together with the need to replace legacy systems, this programme was born. This involved 102,000 colleagues, 6,000 suppliers and aro...

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Proxima

Proxima x Government of Jersey

Jersey is a small island with big ambitions. In 2020, the Government of Jersey’s Commercial Services team sought to undergo a transformation to bring significant cost-savings and social benefits to the island – all whilst grappling with the challenges of the pandemic and fiscal constraints of government. Supported by Proxima’s speciali...

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Retearn

Azets Procurement Build & Implementation

Having grown quickly through acquisition Azets developed a large disaggregated supply base with over £100m supplier spend yet had no formal Procurement function. Azets partnered with Retearn to quickly embed and operate a Group Procurement Service and the supporting infrastructure to reflect the company’s new scale and size, whilst sup...

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Best Initiative to Deliver Social Value through Procurement

AstraZeneca

Collective Response to Patient Safety during COVID

The pandemic created significant challenges to the ongoing management of AZ’s Clinical Trials, which deliver significant value to our patients and society. Solutions had to be implemented at record pace, to change the way we ran our clinical trials and protected our staff. Procurement set up a cross functional team that supported the b...

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GEP

GEP COVID-19 Help: Connecting Suppliers to Healthcare Providers

GEP, a leading global provider of transformative strategy, software and managed services solutions in procurement and supply chain, helped healthcare providers procure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and related materials as a pro bono service when there was serious shortage during the worst of the Covid-19 crisis in 2020. GEP leve...

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INEOS Hygienics

Setting up a Global Supply Chain from Scratch in 10 Days

At the start of 2020, the COVID 19 Crisis is declared a Global pandemic by the World Health Organisation. Panic buyers are clearing the shelves and work from home orders around the World creating shortages of vital products. As COVID19 Spreads and Hospitals become overwhelmed, INEOS is a producer of hospital grade Ethanol in the Global...

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Nationwide Building Society

Oakfield

Through our not-for-profit housing project ‘Oakfield’, we’re creating 239 quality, sustainable homes on a derelict brownfield site in our hometown of Swindon, where no other housebuilder was prepared to build. As a building society with housing and community at our roots, we’ve taken a fresh approach to housebuilding to inspire others ...

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Whitbread

Whitbread Responsible Construction

As part of its responsible sourcing commitment Whitbread, the UK’s biggest hospitality company, launched a construction-sector specific engagement programme. The aim was to create an open, honest, and collaborative environment to identify root cause issues of modern slavery in the construction industry in order to create a wider opport...

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Public Procurement Project of the Year

Cabinet Office

Ventilator Challenge

In March 2020, Government modelling showed that the NHS would run out of ventilators for COVID-19 patients within weeks. The Cabinet Office and PA Consulting team were tasked with rapidly delivering thousands of lifesaving mechanical ventilators through new designs and existing design manufacture scale up. The specialist team triaged d...

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Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), Ministry of Defence

Future Maritime Support Programme

MOD has successfully completed the procurement of the Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP). This £5bn programme is critical in enabling the Navy to fulfil its pivotal role protecting and projecting Global Britain, because it enables the private sector to make sure the Navy’s ships and submarines are up to date and working properly....

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Defence Equipment and Support

P-8A Poseidon

The P-8A DT needed to ensure that the initial capability was established by April 21 via multiple procurements to deliver four aircraft, training devices, the construction of a state of the art 'strategic facility' and a major new support and training service.Thanks to the P-8A DT, the RAF now has a vital capability in the P-8A at the ...

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Government eMarketplace

Reimagining Public Procurement in India

In 2016, GeM was set up by the Indian Government to radically reimagine the century-old public procurement system and processes. In less than five years since, GeM has completely disrupted this ecosystem through its unified digital marketplace and vast and diverse ecosystem of buyer organizations and sellers. In this financial year, Ge...

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HM Revenue & Customs

Northern Ireland Trader Support Service

The Northern Ireland Trader Support Service (TSS) was designed and procured by HMRC to facilitate unfettered trade between GB and NI after the UK’s departure from the EU, one of the nation’s most significant trade routes.Delivered in record time under unprecedented political pressure, the TSS:•Harnessed a network of stakeholders to bui...

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Sellafield

Sellafield Programme and Project Partners (PPP) procurement

The Sellafield nuclear site is the highest hazard nuclear facility in Europe and with the largest inventory of untreated nuclear waste in the world, it is of strategic and national important to the UK. With an annual spend of £2.2bn, the UK Government expects us to deliver projects faster and provide better value for money for the taxp...

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Vaccine TaskForce - HMG Dept of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UK Vaccine Taskforce

In eight months the Vaccine Task Force identified, bought and deployed the first vaccines in the world. Three fifths of the UK adult population have had a vaccine and the UK has the second highest vaccination rate of any country. In addition to successfully tackling what was widely believed to be an unachievable ask within unachievable...

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Best Response to Supply Chain Resilience in a Crisis

AstraZeneca

Optimising Business Operations in a VUCA World

Responding to the Covid 19 pandemic, AstraZeneca Procurement secured continuity of supply for over 200 critical components for testing of 15,000 staff across 3 countries, whilst maintaining business as usual through effective procurement of PPE. Furthermore, AstraZeneca became part of the UK Track and Trace strategy by establishing a n...

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Engro Fertilizers

Defying the Odds against COVID-19

Challenges for Engro Fertilizers Limited (EFERT) during global pandemic were no different from rest of the world, but stakes could not be higher. EFERT is a premier fertilizer manufacturing company with 1/3rd the Urea market share in Pakistan. Engro, driving the local agrarian economy, could not afford any turbulence within its Supply ...

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Formula 1

Supporting Formula 1 going racing in a year of Covid

Going into 2020, with Formula 1 celebrating its 70th anniversary season, Procurement’s most significant challenge was expected to be requirements linked to 2 new races on the calendar in the Netherlands and Vietnam, although the onset of COVID-19 was to radically change that. Agility and efficiency were crucial, as we rose to the chall...

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Jaguar Land Rover

Covid-19 Early Warning System

The C19 Early Warning System provided JLR with access to Covid 19 infection data, refreshing daily using data pipelines into numerous different healthcare data bases and external sources. This was in order to identify hotspots of infections that may be at risk of going into lockdown. JLR data was then overlaid (Purchasing, Manufacturin...

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Lloyds Banking Group

Turning potential disaster into a success: Managing a significant Travel Insurance tender and supply-chain in the midst of a pandemic

In early 2020, whilst approaching the final stages of a very complex market tender for one of the UK’s largest packaged bank account Travel Insurance books, news broke of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Customers were the key priority, repatriating those already stranded abroad, and servicing the huge increase in customer demand. LBG Sourcing w...

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Lufthansa Group

Mitigating severe Turbulence: Lufthansa Group Procurement vs. COVID-19

As Europe’s largest aviation group, Lufthansa felt the full economic impact of COVID-19. Procurement stepped up both in EBIT protection and in working capital measures. Through intelligent, bespoke management of the supply chain, innovative approaches to challenge specifications and the unrelenting commitment of a 350-strong purchasing...

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Nationwide Building Society

Responding to Covid-19

Nationwide Procurement quickly mobilised to ensure supply chain resilience throughout the Covid-19 crisis. We built a new ‘Health’ App and deployed new channels of engagement to enhance centralised monitoring of supplier resilience through the pandemic and beyond.We took immediate action to support the cashflow of approximately 700 Mic...

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Sellafield

Supply chain resilience during COVID-19

At Sellafield safety and security is our number one priority, we spend £1.25bn per year in the supply chain which is vital for delivery of our operations and projects. Through rapid response our supply chain professionals collaborated with suppliers to ensure that all supply lines were maintained throughout the COVID-19 crisis, this al...

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Best Response to Supply Chain Resilience in a Crisis - Public Good

Babcock International

Zephyr Plus Ventilator Team

In March 2020 the Prime Minister asked Babcock to design, procure and assemble critical care ventilators and support the UK’s fight against COVID-19. Delivery timescales were unprecedented and lockdown created a significant challenge to bring together a diverse delivery team and establish a supply chain in a strained market situation. ...

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Department of Health and Social Care (UK NHS)

Saving lives by building a world class, end-to-end, supply system so NHS staff can safely care for COVID-19 patients

In Intensive Care Units special “fitted” masks, FFP3 respirators, are the gold standard for keeping healthcare workers safe. These are the only masks that allow workers to breathe clean, safe air whilst caring for COVID-19 patients. The health service in the UK is the country’s largest employer with over 600,000 clinical staff. Without...

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DHSC/Atamis/Deloitte

Covid Response - PPE Supply to the NHS

As the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, the UK Government response relied on the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) buying enough Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) to safeguard frontline NHS staff. A fast response team of system and commercial experts from DHSC, Atamis and Deloitte was established and a solution was configured w...

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Government Commercial Function, Cabinet Office

Complex Transactions Team response to Covid-19

To support DHSC and NHSE&I during the Covid-19 crisis, the Complex Transactions Team (CTT) enabled the delivery of 15,154 ventilators designed and built within 4.5 months, operationalisation of Testing from s daily testing capacity of 3,000 to 100,000 in 6 weeks and 32bn pieces of PPE equipment. This was achieved by deploying 57 commer...

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Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

"Never Run Out" the Hospital Supply Chain Teams Response

In the face of a national shortage the hospital supply chain team’s proactive and innovative approach ensured that front line clinical staff never ran out of PPE or equipment. From setting up a 3D print farm, arranging the first airlift out of China, to providing over 1.5 million items of PPE as mutual aid to healthcare organisations a...

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NHS Lancashire Procurement Cluster

Supply Chain Resilience Programme 2020/21

In response to the Covid pandemic and EU Exit situation the NHS Lancashire Procurement Cluster (LPC) embarked upon a structured supply chain resilience programme of work in March 2020. The LPC is the shared collaborative procurement and supply chain service for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Hospital...

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Procurement Team of the Year – Small Organisation

Epicurean Dairy (The Collective Dairy)

There had never been a team like this before, actually there had never been a procurement team in the business at all before!As a small (<£30m) but fast growth UK yoghurt business, procurement had been something that was largely outsourced to contract packers previously.Priming for future growth, we knew we had to build an amazing, awe...

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London Luton Airport Operations

In January 2020 London Luton Airport Operations had completed its most successful year. Impacted by Covid-19, passenger volume catastrophically decreased by 90% from May 2020 The procurement team, having just achieved CIPS accreditation, developed a robust and rapid plan to survive centred around innovation and collaboration.The team r...

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Novo-k and The Children's Society

Novo-K has been working in partnership with The Children’s Society as their integrated procurement team to support and implement best practice in their supply chain. With the development of a centralised Buying Centre, the team of three at Novo-K has evolved the charity’s strategy to support both the ‘self-service’ buying cycles and ta...

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OCS Group UK

How did OCS, Europe's largest privately owned facilities management business, complete a 5 year dramatic business transformation and rescue process involving the complete outsourcing of its procurement function, then, when the outsourcing model dramatically failed, re-insource the function while delivering greater financial benefits, m...

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Seven Force Strategic Collaboration Procurement (7F)

Recognising the importance of a collaborative and innovative approach, in January 2020, the 7F Procurement Function went live, delivering procurement on behalf of Kent, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Police Forces.The very first collaboration of its type, the aim is to use collaborative buying pow...

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Vectura Group

Vectura is a specialist inhalation CDMO that provides innovative inhaled drug development solutions to help customers bring their medicines to patients. During the course of 2020, the Procurement Team excelled in managing critical aspects of the commercial products and CDMO supply chains through the pandemic lockdowns. Materials were k...

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Procurement Team of the Year – Large Organisation

British Steel

In 2019 British Steel was placed into compulsory liquidation following years of under investment. On 9th March 2020 the company assets were bought out of liquidation by a Chinese steelmaker, Jingye Group.The Procurement team were fundamental in ensuring the sales process was completed successfully actively engaged in 2 periods of inten...

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Defra

Defra is responsible for environment, rural economy, food and farming sectors and protection from natural threats and oversees c£3-4bn of commercial activity. In 2017, Defra merged multiple disparate commercial functions and embarked upon a journey to become more agile and delivery focussed, putting ‘commercial expertise at the heart o...

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Dyson

Government of Jersey

This is the story of how a modest team on a small island have triumphed over adversity. Throughout the pandemic the Commercial Services team supported the operational running of our Government, whilst simultaneously competing on a global stage alongside other Governments with significantly higher leverage and purchasing power. Our Isla...

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Inmarsat Global

Through a forward thinking transformation the Procurement, Contracts and Insurance team of 22 is now recognised internally and externally as a commercially minded, proactive and responsive team who challenge the status quo, bring new ideas and solutions to all parts of Inmarsat globally and protect the company through robust financial ...

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The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society

In 2018 Procurement was identified as a team which had significant potential but was not performing. The team was costing more than it was saving and had the lowest engagement scores in the company. Funding was agreed to support a transformation plan. We focused on professionalism, great service, celebrating great deals and increasing ...

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Vaccine TaskForce - HMG Dept of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

In just over eight months the Vaccine Task Force identified, procured and deployed the first vaccines in the world. Half the UK population have had a vaccine and supplies continue. In addition to successfully tackling what was widely believed to be an unachievable ask within unachievable timescales, the adversities overcome include wo...

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