2019 Winners


Overall Winner

WINNER

Creating collaborative supply-chains

Rolls-Royce

Having driven the benefits of category management for a long time, year-on-year value improvement at Rolls-Royce had slowed. To achieve a further step change, the engineering company needed to engage with its supply chain in a new way. Through collaborating deeper, Rolls-Royce realised it could significantly increase the benefits to bo...

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Team Categories

Ethical Procurement - Public Sector

Ethical Procurement: How Sheffield would like to do business

Agency: Sheffield City Council

When Lord Blunkett says your initiative is “excellent”, you know it is really something. When that initiative is in the cash-strapped local government sector, you know it could have a huge impact on society.Ambitious, but that is exactly what Sheffield Council wanted to be when it decided it could use its supply chain to maximise ethic...

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Procuring the leading sustainable facilities management service in the UK

Agency: WWF UK

In 2018, environmental charity WWF UK wanted to accelerate its impact through more diverse partnerships. The end of the incumbent facilities management contract presented an opportunity to help deliver this ambition through a new contract to manage the flagship UK headquarters. The aim was to embed ethical criteria at every stage of th...

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FINALIST

Cross Government Modern Slavery Programme

Agency: Home Office, Crown Commercial Services and Cabinet Office

FINALIST

Home Oxygen Service Procurement

Agency: NHS England

Ethical Procurement - Private Sector

Finalist

A Sustainable Supply Chain – Supplier Engagement and Collaboration

Heathrow Airport

Finalist

Delivering sustainability through Innovation: JLR & Novelis Closed-Loop Value Chain

Jaguar Land Rover

FINALIST

Providing integrated out of hospital community services for patients in Nottingham

Agency: NHS Arden & GEM CSU and NHS Nottingham City CCG

Collaborative Teamwork - Public Sector

Re-procurement of the Bail Accommodation and Support Services contract

Ministry of Justice

It’s a challenge to secure bed spaces for those who may otherwise be in prison, as the Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service know only too well. In 2018, an eight-year contract was due to expire for 550 bed spaces for the Bail Accommodation and Support Services. There had been several contract extensions, b...

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Finalist

Buildings & Civil Asset Management Framework

Network Rail

Finalist

Collaborative Law Enforcement Procurement (CLEP) Programme

National Commercial Board

Finalist

Do not try to bend the spoon

Business Services Organisation

Collaborative Teamwork - Private Sector

iBuy - a customer journey

National Grid

National Grid’s existing purchase to pay (P2P) system was outdated, slow and complex. It needed replacing and that, believed procurement, was an opportunity to seize. Cue a shared vision across IT, business services and global procurement to create the iBuy platform to revolutionise the user experience for colleagues and suppliers. Wit...

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Contingent Workforce Management Solution

ENGIE UK & Ireland

Finalist

Commercial Issue Resolution

Jaguar Land Rover

Finalist

Fastening Together a Winning Team

Jaguar Land Rover

Finalist

Implementation of Global Category Strategies

Hitachi Rail

Finalist

Silo Labs to Sharing Labs

SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

Finalist

Waste ash to valuable asset

SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

Public Procurement

Women’s Integrated Sexual Health programme (WISH)

Department for International Development

Complications from pregnancy and childbirth in Africa are a leading cause of death among 15-19-year olds. The Department for International Development (DFID) launched a programme to help women avoid unintended pregnancies, prevent unsafe abortions and maternal deaths, and provide family planning services for nearly 50 million people in...

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Finalist

Buildings & Civil Asset Management Frameworks

Network Rail

Finalist

Enhancing Employment through Dynamic Purchasing

Liverpool City Council

Finalist

Future in Service Support

DE&S

Finalist

Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)

NHS Digital

Finalist

Improving health outcomes through the West Midlands ‘Thrive into Work’ programme

NHS Arden & GEM CSU, West Midlands Combined Authority, NHS Wolverhampton CCG and Social Finance

Finalist

Procurement at the forefront of innovation for the LHC Upgrade

CERN

Finalist

World of Procurement

YPO

Technology Innovation

Harnessing The Latest and Innovative Technologies for Digital Transformation Journey of Supply Chain and Procurement

Turkcell

Telecommunication provider Turkcell’s supply chain process development team was established three years ago to innovate process flows in procurement, logistics, and real estate and construction. It continually looks at how improvements can be made and bottlenecks eliminated. A procurement chatbot has been developed to eliminate non-val...

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Finalist

AdviseInc’s Price Benchmarking solution helps NHS Wales deliver £1m saving

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and AdviseInc

Finalist

CaSIE (Contracts and Spend Insights Engine)

The Home Office, Cabinet Office and the Crown Commercial Service

Finalist

How to leverage complexity with innovative sourcing technology when sourcing a high-technology CAPEX project

Jaguar Land Rover

Finalist

Latent Fingerprint Technique (LFT)

Dstl

Finalist

Leveraging Innovative Procurement Technology to Drive Greater Performance and Value

GEP and Yorkshire Building Society

Finalist

Performance Optimiser

NATS

Finalist

Robotic Process Automation

Jaguar Land Rover

Finalist

Technology Innovation - LiveSource

Dana Incorporated

Finalist

iBuy - a customer journey

National Grid

Supplier Relationship Management

Creating collaborative supply-chains

Rolls-Royce

Having driven the benefits of category management for a long time, year-on-year value improvement at Rolls-Royce had slowed. To achieve a further step change, the engineering company needed to engage with its supply chain in a new way. Through collaborating deeper, Rolls-Royce realised it could significantly increase the benefits to bo...

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Finalist

AO/Exertis E2E

AO.com

Finalist

Driving best value from our Strategic Suppliers

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Finalist

Global Launch of SRM Programme

Department for International Development

Finalist

Smart DCC drives supplier performance improvement and innovation in collaboration with The Smart Cube

Smart DCC and The Smart Cube

Finalist

Supplier Relationship Management - Dana 1 Source

Dana Incorporated

Finalist

Working together to deliver service excellence

GRI and Biffa

Diversity and Inclusion

Women In Procurement

Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank initiated a Women in Procurement (WIP) team last year with the aim of advancing the gender agenda in procurement and changing the culture from within. Using feedback from focus sessions as well as market research, five objectives were set: increase the number of females at leadership level; introduce a mandatory balanced ...

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Finalist

Diversity and Inclusion initiative

Clifford Chance

Finalist

Supplier Diversity & Inclusion at IBM Procurement

IBM

Supplier Diversity

Cummins Innovation Gateway

Cummins

Fortune 500 corporation Cummins designs, manufactures and distributes engines, filtration and power generation products. Through its Diversity Procurement Initiative, its goal was to increase purchasing opportunities for under-represented supplier groups. It recognised traditional sourcing methods were not moving fast enough to increas...

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Finalist

50 Years of Supplier Diversity

IBM

Finalist

Heathrow 2.0 : Diversity & Inclusion

Heathrow Airport

Finalist

Research Marketplace - Dynamic Purchasing

Crown Commercial Service

Finalist

Supplier Diversity Excellence

Dana Incorporated

Procurement Consultancy

Driving Greater Performance, Productivity and Value

GEP and Yorkshire Building Society

The procurement function at Yorkshire Building Society operated in a traditional, tactical way. Procurement and supplier relationship management was run as two separate entities. Legacy software wasn’t fit-for-purpose going forward. It needed a shake-up to optimise the entire operation to drive more efficiency, performance and savings,...

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Finalist

HMRC Commercial Strategic Delivery Partner

Proxima & HMRC

Procurement Transformation

Design2Cost

Vodafone Procurement Company

Vodafone has long been an exemplar in procurement, but in 2017 the telecommunications company embarked on another transformative journey, shifting focus from price negotiation to embedding cost and value creation into the DNA of the business. It launched Design2Cost, with the aim of delivering at least €300 million in impact in five ye...

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FINALIST

A Legion Procurement Force: Ensuring Value Lives on

The Royal British Legion

FINALIST

Astellas EMEA Procurement Transformation - In Pursuit of Excellence

Astellas Pharma Europe

FINALIST

IPEX - Indirect Procurement Excellence

Rolls-Royce

FINALIST

NFU Mutual Supply Chain Excellence

NFU Mutual

Risk Mitigation

mySupplierRisk - an engaging programme of work

Astellas Pharma Europe

Pharmaceutical organisation Astellas employs some 17,000 people, with EMEA being highly fragmented across 40 countries. It is increasingly reliant on third parties, bringing significant risk in a highly regulated market. To move away from an ad hoc system of risk mitigation, it created “mySupplierRisk”, a third- party lifecycle managem...

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FINALIST

Consumable Re-Source

Leica Biosystems

FINALIST

Risk Reduction Capability Journey

Lloyds Banking Group

FINALIST

Supply Partner Code of Conduct

Department for International Development

Supply Chain Integration

Trading Division Direct Ship

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover Trading Division is responsible for the buying, moving and selling of parts to JLR plants in China and Brazil. The majority of parts are routed via one of three export sales centres (ESCs) in the UK or Germany, where parts are re-packed and consolidated for shipment. During the five years since the division’s creation...

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FINALIST

Branch Transformation Alliance

Nationwide Building Society

FINALIST

PROGENY

Dstl

People Development

Passport 2 Procure

Fujitsu

IT services and solutions provider Fujitsu wanted to upskill its procurement function to address shortfalls in training across the world. Working collaboratively with HR and learning and development, it developed Passport 2 Procure – a comprehensive, structured training programme that could be delivered anytime, anywhere. When procurem...

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FINALIST

Supply Chain Solutions Academy

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions

FINALIST

Turkcell's procurement function development cycle: Redefinition of the roles

Turkcell

FINALIST

Personal development and talent initiative

Clifford Chance

Global Sourcing

Customer Value Driven by Procurement

Jaguar Land Rover

Customers of automotive firm Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) need to be able to experience premium service anytime and anywhere. Roadside Assistance Services (RSA) had been sourced by country or region, leading to a fragmented base with varying service levels. So the company conducted its first global tender for RSA services covering 41 countr...

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FINALIST

Accessories Purchasing – Strategy Transformation – Steps Category

Jaguar Land Rover

FINALIST

Global leverage for local advantage

O2 Business

Procurement Team of the Year – Large Teams

J Sainsbury

With a new CPO and a tough trading environment, retailer J Sainsbury set out to move the dial from good to great. Not one to go for half measures, procurement set a goal to become a leader of commercial change across the group, developing and leading a group-wide cost-conscious culture. It focused on key areas, including upweighting th...

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FINALIST

Jaguar Land Rover

FINALIST

Foodbuy

Procurement Team of the Year – Small Teams

Formica Group Europe

In 2016, the future of Formica Group was in doubt. Sales were falling, costs spiralling out of control and it posted a huge loss. A new European procurement director was engaged to transform procurement from an underperforming, disengaged, tactical function to a value-focused strategic team, positively driving change. To achieve this, ...

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Finalist

Co-op Insurance

FINALIST

Legal and General Modular Homes

FINALIST

Department for International Trade

FINALIST

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

FINALIST

NHS Shared Business Services

FINALIST

The Royal British Legion

FINALIST

Tideway

FINALIST

Vectura Group

Individual Categories

Young Talent

Jessica Jones, Procurement Manager

Royal Mail Group

Jessica Jones is described by Royal Mail’s procurement director as a “trusted member” of the team who “delivers in an exemplary manner.” Not only has she focused on optimising supply chains, delivering substantial savings for Royal Mail Group across three categories – international air, automation and vehicles – she actively seeks oppo...

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FINALIST

Bryony Gale, Commercial Lead, Government Commercial Function

Cabinet Office

FINALIST

Dawn Hutchison, Procurement and Commercial Manager

Department for International Development

FINALIST

Jody Mower, Procurement Manager

Dentsu Aegis Network

FINALIST

Stuart Harrod, Strategic Sourcing Manager, UK / Deputy Head of Procurement, Singapore

HSBC

Leader of the Year

Patrick Dunne, Director of Group Property, Procurement and Cost Transformation

Sainbury's

Patrick is CPO at J Sainsbury with responsibility for all of the group’s procurement as well as leading its cost base transformation. More recently he has added the group’s extensive property portfolio for Sainsbury’s and Argos to his responsibilities as group property and procurement director. Previously he was SVP, chief property & p...

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2020 winners


Overall Winner

WINNER

Johnson Matthey

JM has ambition to be one of the best performing, most trusted and admired speciality chemicals companies in the world. Our Procurement Excellence transformation is essential supporting strategic delivery, generate savings to reinvest and drive business growth.Our submission recognises the speed we’ve established a centre-led global fu...

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Team categories

Best Approach to Risk Mitigation

Sunrise Senior Living

Project PPE

Sunrise Senior Living’s Procurement Team had to hit one of the biggest media concerns of 2020 around the Covid-19 pandemic head on, that of PPE provision when the country was apparently running on fumes. Being a frontline Care Home provider looking after 3,300 vulnerable residents with over 5,000 staff. PPE sourcing and continued suppl...

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DAS UK Group

Outsourcing Transformation Programme

In 2015 DAS embarked upon a corporate transformation programme to urgently strengthen its systems and controls, setting the foundations for a radical transformation of the company. This led to an ambitious Outsourcing Transformation Programme in 2016, placing risk mitigation at the centre of a new operating model. DAS is now able to de...

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HSBC

Making Covid-19 an opportunity to add value while managing the threat

Covid-19 pandemic presents a unique and unprecedented set of challenges to both HSBC and its supply chain. HSBC Procurement’s response have demonstrated an ability to protect HSBC and its employees, while playing an important value-add role in supporting its supply chain. Examples include:• Applying learnings from China Covid-19 situat...

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Laing O'Rourke

Empowering our Supply Chain & Managing Supply Chain Risk

Laing O’Rourke delivers iconic buildings and infrastructure throughout the UK. It is our mission to be the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry.Transforming our approach to a more integrated and efficient procurement model; underpinned by collaboration with our valued supply chain and supported b...

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Lloyds Banking Group

Improving the robustness of the LBG supply chain, with thematic supplier assurance guidance

Agency: Improving the robustness of the LBG supply chain, with thematic supplier assurance guidance

Maximising the value of Lloyds Banking Group’s investment in on-site supplier assurance, by spotting themes and trends in the control gaps identified, documenting the associated risk scenarios and successful remediation approaches, so that these can be communicated across the broader supply base. Described by stakeholders as forward th...

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Paxton Access

COVID-19 Risk Mitigation

Supplier shutdowns in the Far-East, extensive delays to international logistics, a gradually increasing pattern of lockdowns and business closures across Europe, and an unprecedented reduction in business activity in the UK.No-one at the end of 2019 could have predicted that these events would define the first two quarters of 2020.By e...

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Best Collaborative Teamwork Project

NHS Arden & GEM CSU and NHS England

Transforming the lives of babies with spina bifida through pioneering prenatal surgery

When NHS England Highly Specialised Commissioners sought to establish a service to provide pioneering prenatal surgery for foetuses with open spina bifida, a collaborative procurement project with NHS Arden & GEM CSU was initiated. Based on trust, transparency, and engagement, the multidisciplinary project group successfully co-designe...

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FINALIST

BAE Systems

Frictionless Cross Functional Collaboration

A cross functional dynamic team between Engineering, IT, Procurement and HCL Technologies that underpins a collaborative culture, allowing the successful execution of several major software outsourcing activities, and solidifying BAE Systems’ position as the world’s go-to provider of cutting edge technologies in Active Sidestick flight controls .

This strategic partnership provided a significant cost reduction in the region of 50%, enabled accelerated program timeframes saving several months from the program, and created a trustworthy relationship that has acted as a platform to enable future growth for other key strategic programs.

Dentsu Aegis Network

One Dentsu

Dentsu Aegis Network is a federated organisation, with 200+ brands across 126 countries. The UK hiring process was disjointed and not fit for purpose.The procurement team were tasked with bringing an existing and long-overrunning project to successful conclusion. Parties were frustrated and demotivated with delays and lack of communica...

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Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Next Generation Supplier Arrangement (NGSA) Project

This submission describes the project, led by Defra Group Commercial (DgC), which developed and delivered an ambitious approach to support delivery of the Environment Agency’s high profile Flood and Coastal Risk Management works. The new commercial model is delivering a number of benefits through its collaborative approach which sees D...

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HSBC

Streamlined enterprise fintech on-boarding for digital identification technology roll out

Major financial institutions need to balance the need for efficient integration and scaling of innovative new financial technologies whilst maintaining the robust technical, regulatory and on-boarding controls.Through imbedding the procurement team within the HSBC’s digital technology team, this has enabled an agile cross functional te...

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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Shared Business Services

Nightingale North West

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) worked in partnership to rapidly source all essential clinical equipment needed to open NHS Nightingale North West.The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic created a unique procurement challenge, requiring the team to identify, source, order and expedit...

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Nationwide Building Society

Project SPRING

In 2015 Nationwide established four high performing Network and IT service delivery partnerships, focussed on continuously improving service for our members and delivering excellent operational resilience. Recognising the significant achievements of all parties in delivering the services, Nationwide challenged our Partners to respond o...

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SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

South East Mobile Plant Project

Our vision was a ‘one stop shop’ turnkey solution for mobile plant supply/maintenance in our South East region.The reality of this project included harnessing our purchasing power, pulling together a cross functional team and resolving issues we hadn’t encountered before.The balancing act between the finance, technical, legal and procu...

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The Health Family (DHSC; NHS EI; NHS D; NHS BSA; NHS Blood & Transplant; CQC; HEE; PHE; MHRA)

Health Family eProcurement System

Health Family Commercial colleagues working collaboratively to replace nine different eprocurement and contract management systems with a single one that allows for future collaboration, transparency of contracts, and simplified processes for suppliers for all procurements and ongoing contracts relating to health and social care.Centra...

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Best Initiative to Build a Diverse Supply Base

Eiffage Kier Ferrovial BAM JV

HS2

Development and implementation of our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) supply chain plan, weaving EDI as a golden thread through our procurement lifecycle to deliver a diverse supply chain and associated workforce. Casing points to highlight – Bauer Keller JV partner selection and achievement of Investors in Diversity

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Sellafield

Supply Chain Development and Innovation Project

The Supply Chain Development & Innovation Team at Sellafield Ltd increased SME spend from 24% to 31% by embedding an SME strategy and action plan and the implementation of an innovative procurement platform called LINC with Sellafield Ltd that gave SMEs an opportunity to solve some of Sellafield’s complex challenges whilst bringing in ...

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IBM

2nd tier Supplier Diversity Initiative Europe, Middle East & Africa

IBM’s commitment to diverse suppliers is demonstrated by its rich corporate history. Founded in 1968 as IBM’s Minority Supplier Development Program, IBM has placed billions of dollars of business with its diverse suppliers since then. Understanding the value which supplier diversity provided to IBM, in 2002 we began expanding our US pr...

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Ministry of Defence

Doing Business with Defence: Opening up our Supply Chain

The success of UK defence depends on a vibrant and diverse supply chain generating innovative solutions in order to maintain military advantage. Attracting new suppliers into the defence market is pivotal to this goal.The MOD’s Strategic Supplier Management team has delivered a transformation in both approach and achievements through a...

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The Princess Alexandra Hospital

Covid-19 Suppliers

We would like to be considered for the Best Initiative to Build a Diverse Supply Base award, this is because the Procurement Team at PAH have worked extremely hard to ensure all our staff have been protected against Covid-19 and the current and on going pandemic. We have built relationships with local and large suppliers including our ...

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Best Initiative to Deliver Social Value through Procurement

Foodbuy UK

Buying social for a better world

We believe social enterprises are essential for a successful future. By working directly with social enterprise suppliers, we’re able to use our procurement spend and influence to support a diverse breadth of social enterprise businesses and in doing so, change lives for the better.

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Nationwide Building Society

Responsible Business/Procurement for Mutual Good

Nationwide’s core purpose is “building society, nationwide” where we seek to improve the society and communities in which we are embedded.We are not a bank, we are a society, a Mutual. Our customers are our owners and, most importantly, our members to whom we need to demonstrate the value of “Mutual Good”.We spend c£1.4 billion with 1,...

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Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

In April 2020, Defra successfully mobilised a £200m emergency contract for the provision of food parcels to the homes of c1.5m of the most clinically vulnerable who were required to self-isolate at home. To deliver this food provision, contracts were mobilised within less than a week of the requirement being known, and over the contrac...

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Best Practice in Supply Chain Integration

Lloyds Banking Group

Managing potentially hidden risks - 4th Party Supply Chain Resilience and Concentration Risk project

Agency: Managing potentially hidden risks - 4th Party Supply Chain Resilience and Concentration Risk project

Recognising the growing Operational Resilience risks with our supply chain we have undertaken a two year project to improve the visibility of our supply chain risks and integrate innovative processes into our Supply Chain Management (SCM) framework. This is the 4th Party Supply Chain Resilience and Concentration Risk project.

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Eiffage Kier Ferrovial BAM JV

HS2

Identification and selection of strategic supply chain partners through a competitive tender process during Early Contractor Involvement stage. Integrating and collaborating with these partners to develop an optimised scheme design, accurate target price, and secure market capacity to enable delivery of the UK's largest infrastructure ...

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I-Tel Group

Real Life Options

I-Tel Group were tasked with creating and providing a purchase order system for charitable organisation RLO. A £40 million company with 150 UK sites, RLO needed more visibility and control over their procurement.Following an audit and presentation I-Tel were commissioned to proceed with implementation of the new system along with the i...

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Interpublic Group

Production Print

The world we live and work in is constantly changing, creating new demands and with it bringing new opportunities. This is as true for our clients as it is for ourselves as consumers.As one of the advertising industry's largest global production networks Craft Worldwide is constantly challenging itself to play its role in the developme...

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Best Procurement Transformation Programme

JEWSON

Procurement 2020

In 2019, Jewson, one of the UK’s leading Builder’s Merchants and part of the Saint-Gobain Group, engaged in a company-wide “Transform & Grow” programme redefining its purpose, values and strategy, enhancing customer experience, digitalising offerings and delivering ambitious savings. The Procurement 2020 Programme was a critical part o...

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Sainsbury’s

Transforming the Conversation on Cost

In Retail, cost is always a hot topic. With a new CFO and CPO at the helm in 2018 we aligned on strategy and with their support we set out to challenge our Operating Board’s historical approach to cost and savings, to think differently. The Procurement team established a new cost transformation capability that would reset the scale of ...

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BAE Systems - Submarines

Dive Deep and Deliver (Supply Chain Transformation 2016-2021)

The Submarine business presents a complex supply chain, a fragile supply base and a build requiring supply chain professionals capable of managing long term relationships with significant capability.In 2016, a new Director plus a changing programme and customer environment presented the opportunity to transform the Function in anticipa...

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Defence Infrastructure Organisation

DIO Commercial Transformation

The DIO’s Commercial Team has recently been through a strategic transformation to deliver ‘a Better Estate, a Better Service, and a Better Business’ allowing the Armed Forces to live, work, train and deploy. The ambitious procurement transformation, which has included the publication of DIO’s first ever Commercial Strategy and Procurem...

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Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Defra Group Commercial Transformation Programme

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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NHS Supply Chain

Transforming the NHS procurement landscape

The DIO’s Commercial Team has recently been through a strategic transformation to deliver ‘a Better Estate, a Better Service, and a Better Business’ allowing the Armed Forces to live, work, train and deploy. The ambitious procurement transformation, which has included the publication of DIO’s first ever Commercial Strategy and Procurem...

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Serco

Serco Global Procurement Transformation

Serco – a UK-headquartered international provider of public services with an annual spend of £1.5bn – partnered with GEP to transform its procurement into a best-in-class, global organisation capable of delivering greater value and savings, reducing operating costs, mitigating risks and leveraging supplier innovations. Serco’s procurem...

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The Royal British Legion

Commercial Step-Change: A charity force marching towards procurement excellence

The Royal British Legion (RBL) is an Armed Forces charity with services which include; financial, legal and career advice, care homes, hotels and home help. Procurement within the charity sector is considered immature and this coupled with a difficult fundraising climate and other external challenges to navigate provided an opportunity...

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The Salvation Army

Beyond Just Procurement

We’ve built a procurement function from scratch, transforming how The Salvation Army purchases, delivering multimillion-pound savings which are invested directly back into helping people in need. We turned resistant stakeholders into advocates along our journey to become the best procurement function in the charity sector. Going beyond...

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Best Supplier Relationship Management Initiative

Ministry of Defence and Cabinet Office

Strategic Partnering Programme

To address recognised challenges in how MOD was managing its most strategic supplier relationships it embarked on the Strategic Partnering Programme. Through building a new team, and relentless application of a proven methodology, the team are transforming the relationships across an incredibly large and complex supply chain. The progr...

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BAE Systems

Heads Up…Supplier Management is Changing!

A radical supplier management approach has set the precedent at ES Rochester for procurement of new, complex, bespoke designs. Schedule pressures drove category procurement to foster new behaviours within the supply chain, as well as new ways of working with both Mechanical Designers and the entire Integrated Product Team (IPT). The en...

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Best Sustainability Project of the Year

The University of Birmingham

University-wide sustainability review

A University-wide sustainability review was established to ensure that sustainable practices were fully integrated across all Departments and areas of expenditure. The overall objective was to fully embed sustainability and ensure sharing of best practice across the campus.The review led to the implementation of a Sustainability Strate...

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Arm

Agency: Concept Tablet Device To Digitalise Healthcare In Developing Countries

This project demonstrates how Arm Procurement collaborated in challenging project run by Arm Sustainability in partnership with Be [email protected], be mobile (BHBM, a joint U.N initiative between the WHO and ITU).This project aimed to concept test a new electronic tablet device to provide digital healthcare to millions of rural people in devel...

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Concept Tablet Device To Digitalise Healthcare In Developing Countries

Concept Tablet Device To Digitalise Healthcare In Developing Countries

This project demonstrates how Arm Procurement collaborated in challenging project run by Arm Sustainability in partnership with Be [email protected], be mobile (BHBM, a joint U.N initiative between the WHO and ITU).This project aimed to concept test a new electronic tablet device to provide digital healthcare to millions of rural people in devel...

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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

‘Don’t Just Dump IT in Landfill’

DVLA has met the environmental challenge to replace the sending of redundant IT kit to landfill by letting a contract to recycle and reuse used IT equipment.DVLA let a nil value contract to a local SME that will pay commission to the Agency through selling re-marketable assets. The SME employs vulnerable adults within South Wales valle...

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Foodbuy UK

Our partnership with FareShare

As a leading group procurement organisation, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to reduce food waste and fight hunger in the UK. That’s why in 2019, we stepped up our partnership with FareShare, the UK’s leading charity fighting hunger and food waste.

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Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Prosperity Fund Indonesia Low Carbon Energy Programme (Mentari)

The programme drives transformational social, economic and environmental change in Indonesia by supporting transition to renewable energy, with a particular focus on communities in the poorest and most remote areas. Access to clean, reliable and affordable energy enables sustained economic growth, reducing poverty while improving healt...

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Best use of Digital Technology

CBRE

CBRE Global Supply Chain Fraud Analytics

Having consolidated internal and client spend data sources across 70+ countries and 130k suppliers into a global dashboard, the team developed a fraud analytics strategy to identify and display suspicious transactions.We consolidated, scrubbed a billion plus transactions, across 25 finance systems (19 different environments) and 11 lan...

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Essex County Council

Implementation of Care Cubed within AWD Residential Services

Essex County Council spend c.£79m per annum on residential services for adults with disabilities. It was acknowledged that more intelligence around these costs was required.Care Cubed, a national benchmarking tool for residential packages, was identified as a solution. Care Cubed is backed by data from local authorities across the UK t...

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HSBC

HSBC and Globality deliver AI driven Procurement

HSBC’s has revolutionised the way it sources Services. We have achieved this by implementing Globality’s AI-powered platform.The traditional Procurement process was time consuming, labour intensive and made it hard to drive savings.Our vision was to make the process simpler, better and faster with the ease and satisfaction consumers ex...

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Interpublic Group

Freelancer Cost Management

IPG’s second largest spend category globally is contingent workers (“freelancers”). Be they short-term freelancers or business consultants. We recognised that at a network level we had minimal visibility, control, uniformity, compliance and data to make any Group-wide decisions that would impact this growing spend. Our aim was to have ...

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Sanofi

Transforming Sanofi's Contracting Foundation with Icertis

Sanofi is a top five global pharmaceutical company, operating in more than 100 countries, with €35 billion in annual revenue. In 2017, to support Sanofi’s global growth ambitions, the executive leadership team posed a challenge to operations - find ways to standardise and streamline business functions to generate value. Procurement was...

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Global Sourcing Project of the Year

Dentsu Aegis Network

One Dentsu

Dentsu Aegis Network is a federated organisation, with 200+ brands across 126 countries. The UK hiring process was disjointed and not fit for purpose.The procurement team were tasked with bringing an existing and long-overrunning project to successful conclusion. Parties were frustrated and demotivated with delays and lack of communica...

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Interpublic Group

Recognising competitive advantage through global sourcing

Interpublic spends over $25M per annum on Employee Health Insured Benefits across the EMEA, APAC and LATAM regions.Insurance broking was an area of spend that had not been addressed before; lots of small spends, across lots of markets, amongst several hundred individual agencies. Some agencies used different brokers for each of their h...

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Outstanding Diversity and Inclusion Practices in Procurement Teams

Buying into Diversity and Inclusion

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance Procurement has transformed over the last 3.5 years to become the 'leading legal services Procurement team. Sitting at the heart of our transformation was a focus on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I); changing the environment and culture in which we operate to champion the firm's agenda and promote the benefits and importance...

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Outstanding People Development Programme

Sainsbury’s

Creating business leaders: our team led development program

Sainsbury’s Procurement team embarked on a major transformation in 2018 to support the Group’s ambition to overhaul its cost base by significantly stepping up its approach to cost and efficiency. We wanted to take this opportunity to put procurement and great commercial leadership at the heart of the business. Fundamental to achieving ...

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Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Building A High Performing Team To Drive Better Outcomes In Overseas Aid Programmes

Central to national security and intergovernmental diplomacy, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a complex brief and is required to deliver overseas development projects worldwide, often in extreme conditions and at short notice.From a challenging start, the last 18 months has seen the team responsible for procuring FCO’s over...

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HSBC Global Procurement

HSBC-Maersk-Henkel Exchange Programme

The HSBC-Maersk-Henkel Exchange Programme is a unique talent development programme that offers high calibre procurement professionals at HSBC, Maersk and Henkel the chance to step into a new environment to grow and test their procurement experience.Each participant spends six months at the partner organisations, sharing knowledge from ...

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Public Procurement Project of the Year

NHS England & NHS Improvement

Breaking existing paradigms in a bid to eliminate one of the deadliest diseases in the world

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have applied novel game-theoretic concepts in the public procurement environment supporting the elimination of Hepatitis C – one of the deadliest diseases globally and a major public health concern in England. As a result of the project, more than 100,000 patients (estimated to be infected with ...

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Ayming

AYMING / SODEXO Benefits & Rewards Services (BRS)

Sodexo BRS enlisted procurement experts Ayming to assess global procurement operations, identify and quantify potential opportunities, and to design and implement a transformation programme that focused on value delivery, digitalisation and designing a fit for purpose, scalable procurement function.

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Department for International Development

Lafiya: UK Support for Health in Nigeria

Lafiya is a £100 million, seven-year UK aid programme to strengthen health systems in Nigeria. It works in five northern States of Nigeria which have some of the worst health indicators in Africa.The programme provides a commercial model to address a key challenge in international development: working flexibly and adaptively while stil...

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Home Office

Gatwick Immigration Removal Centres and Pre-Departure Accommodation Contract

The Gatwick IRCs/PDA re-procurement was delivered in a complex environment. It was subject to media and parliamentary interest following a BBC expose highlighting the mistreatment of detainees; Independent reviews focussed on staff morale, culture, recruitment and training. Whilst the operational service was challenged, Home Office (HO...

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JSC "Ukrainian Railways"

Fuel Procurement Transformation Through Category Management

JSC "Ukrainian Railways" (UZ) is the 13th largest in the world state-owned monopoly of rail transport in Ukraine.Diesel fuel is the top spend category of UZ - over $300m per annum. Legacy procurement practices of UZ have been subjected to the transformation since August 2019, where CIPS Corporate Excellence best practices have been app...

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Ministry of Defence

MoD Fixed Network Sustainment

The MoD needed to sustain the existing information Network; critical to supporting all of Defence with 200,000 users globally. Pressures to reach agreement resulted in a need to adopt highly collaborative way of working with the supplier, that supported the rapid development of the requirement and create a trusted environment that supp...

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NHS England and NHS Arden & GEM CSU

Improving quality of life for adults with chronic pancreatitis

For individuals experiencing severe pain due to chronic pancreatitis, complex surgery to remove the pancreas can be the only option to improve quality of life. However, this procedure also removes the cells that produce insulin which then need to be transplanted back into the patient to avoid severe diabetes. This highly specialist tre...

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South Gloucestershire Council

Streetlighting: The sustainable LED programme

In 2014 South Gloucestershire Council embarked on a programme to replace street lighting lanterns with LED. Unlike other councils South Gloucestershire opted for a 10 year sustainable replacement programme rather than replace all the lanterns in a short timescale.Now over halfway through, the programme has surpassed business plan proje...

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Procurement Team of the Year – Large Organisation

Johnson Matthey

JM has ambition to be one of the best performing, most trusted and admired speciality chemicals companies in the world. Our Procurement Excellence transformation is essential supporting strategic delivery, generate savings to reinvest and drive business growth.Our submission recognises the speed we’ve established a centre-led global fu...

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Dyson

Dyson Procurement. Done differently.Dyson is a unique, cutting-edge technology enterprise, built on a desire to ‘solve problems others ignore.’Dyson faced a challenge: world-class engineering, leading innovation, soaring global demand, poor infrastructure to deliver, potential unfulfilled.Procurement transformed. Rapidly evolving from ...

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Astellas Pharma Europe

In 2016, the Astellas EMEA Procurement Team embarked upon a mission of epic proportions, to build a strong regional foundation from rudimentary beginnings, in readiness for our future globalisation.2020 has been a strange year and for us, it also marks the end of an exciting and fulfilling era. From June 1st, we enter into a new realit...

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Clifford Chance

In 2016, Clifford Chance Procurement started its transformation journey. With a new Procurement Director and the challenge of combining legacy functions into one team, it set itself the ambitious goal of becoming the 'leading legal procurement team.' To achieve this it streamlined its policies and processes, delivered automated tools, ...

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The Princess Alexandra Hospital

The Procurement Team at PAH have worked extremely hard to ensure all our staff have been protected against Covid-19 and the current and on going pandemic. We have built relationships with local and large suppliers including our local colleges throughout this time and come together as one big team to ensure we do not run out of PPE and ...

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The University of Birmingham

"The University of Birmingham implemented a Sustainability and Ethics strategy within its Procurement Department. This strategy was implemented following a University wide review to fully embed sustainability and ethics within its business processes, recruitment procedures, student engagement, Insurance activity and throughout the Supp...

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Procurement Team of the Year – Small Organisation

The Salvation Army

We’ve built a procurement function from scratch, transforming how The Salvation Army purchases, delivering multimillion-pound savings which are invested directly back into helping people in need. We turned resistant stakeholders into advocates along our journey to become the best procurement function in the charity sector. Going beyond...

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion (RBL) is an Armed Forces charity with services which include; financial, legal and career advice, care homes, hotels and home help. Procurement within the charity sector is considered immature and RBL seized the opportunity to blaze a trail and transform procurement at The Legion. Our shared values are the fund...

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Bromford

Lee Gibson the Executive Director Finance commented “the last 12 months has seen a transformation in the team with firm foundations now in place. With help from our colleagues in MCP2 we have now appointed a new permanent Procurement Director and I am confident the team will build on their success so far."

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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

DVLA’s Commercial Team has worked to deliver £76 million of contractual savings whilst increasing income from the sale of personalised number plates by over 35% in three-years.We have used our Strategic Supplier Relationship Management (SSRM) programme to drive financial, relationship and operational benefits. Our SMEs spend exceeds go...

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Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is an employer led crown Non-Departmental Public Body, launched in 2017. The Institute works with employers to create and maintain high-quality apprenticeships. In March 2019 the Institute took responsibility for T Levels as part of the Department for Education’s programme of re...

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MEH Alliance

Hinkley Point C (HPC) is the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations to be built in the UK for 30 years. Located near Bridgwater, Somerset the project is one of the largest and most complex construction builds currently being undertaken anywhere in Europe and is of strategic national importance in terms of delivering sustai...

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NHS Arden & GEM CSU

With the healthcare market constantly responding to an increasing demand for services, Arden & GEM’s procurement team works with 25 health and care commissioners, supporting them to deliver value for money while improving outcomes for patients. By redesigning our operating model, repositioning the procurement function, training and ups...

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Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year

Southern Water and Arcadis

Southern Water Supply Chain Transformation

Arcadis and Southern Water (SW) worked together to deliver a commercial and procurement transformation for its construction and maintenance supply-chains. The objective was to secure >20% efficiencies against a £multi-bn programme, and remedy legacy supply chain relationship issues. Through innovative commercial models and cultural cha...

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Lloyds Banking Group / TWS

Cutting the Gordian knot – how to achieve market-leading rates and quality commitments from panel suppliers

Obtaining access to key digital development skills (engineers) is critical to the strategic success of Lloyds Banking Group (LBG). Since the concrete upcoming projects (nor even their size and number) are unknown at time of sourcing, LBG requires framework agreements with a panel of selected suppliers. This poses major challenges, with...

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Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Successfully Transforming Commercial Capability and Delivering Value Through Our Values

Central to security and diplomacy, the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a broad brief and is required to deliver projects worldwide. Core to this work are the overseas development programmes led by FCO – an area of significant overseas investment that required an immediate uplift in commercial and procurement management expertiseA...

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GEP

GEP develops and implements a three-pronged approach

A global Fortune 500 consumer food products company with manufacturing operations across Asia, U.S. and Europe recognized the need to completely transform their procurement function and bring more value to the table. GEP was engaged as the procurement consulting partner to drive this procurement transformation initiative at a global sc...

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GEP

GEP Helps Fortune 500 CPG Company

A Fortune 500 CPG company with manufacturing operations across Asia, America and Europe, partnered with GEP to streamline/optimize procurement. GEP helped the client build a best-in-class, high performing global procurement organization. In this strategic partnership, GEP combined best-in-class practices and solutions with its unified ...

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I-Tel Group

Real Life Options

I-Tel Group were tasked with creating and providing a procurement solution. A £40 million company with 150 UK sites. RLO needed more visibility and control over their procurement.Following an audit and presentation I-Tel were commissioned to proceed with implementation of the new system.Two weeks after launch the COVID 19 pandemic engu...

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Retearn

Serco & Retearn Global Procurement Transformation

Serco Group plc – a UK headquartered international provider of public services with an annual spend of £1.5bn partnered with Retearn to create a best-in-class global operating model which could drive greater commercial engagement with partners and deliver improved value and savings.Other key objectives included reducing operating costs...

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Individual categories

Leader of the Year

Laura Faulkner, Director of Shared Services

Nationwide Building Society

Director of shared services at Nationwide Building Society, Laura Faulkner places client relationships, sustainability, and social values at the core of her work. Laura has been the driving force behind Nationwide’s sustainability programme, having served as director of supply chain management and chief procurement officer for three ye...

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Young Talent

WINNER

Cael Sendell-Price

Buckinghamshire Council

FINALIST

Alice Bray

The New Zealand Transport Agency - Waka Kotahi

FINALIST

Anna Thorncroft

MTR Elizabeth line

FINALIST

Christopher Wagner

Walsall Council

FINALIST

Emily Pether

BAE Systems - Submarines

FINALIST

Emily Rogers

Orbit Group

FINALIST

Jack Greenwood

Clifford Chance

FINALIST

Nadine Davis

Dyson Technology

2021 Winners


Team Categories

Best Sustainability Project of the Year

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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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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Finalist

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 global board approval, extensive stakeholder management, brilliant process execution and sheer tenacity to persuade the business to commit to a commercial and contractual arrangement that are typically rejected in the marketplace due to the comparatively complex and long-term nature of the contracts.

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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Best Initiative to Deliver Social Value through Procurement

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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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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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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Finalist

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 in previous events. Over 1700 individuals from 1300 organisations attended in some form, with 97% from UK based organisations and 81% from UK based SMEs.

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 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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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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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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Lloyds Banking Group

[email protected]

[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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Public Procurement Project of the Year

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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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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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.

Dyson is unique. Authentic. Different. Pioneering. Ambition: ‘Double-Dyson’ to £10bn by 2025, Online sales from 10% to 50% total revenue. Fraud is the biggest crime in the World, Dyson a high value target. Increased spend Online, increases the threat. Our Fraud risk-exposure £350m. Significantly impacting profitability.To protect Dyson...

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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

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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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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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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Finalist

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 presented by Brexit and the pandemic. A novel and integrated approach was adopted to deliver optimal outcomes and mutual benefit for HMRC and its suppliers. The success of this SRM programme has upskilled HMRC staff, shared lessons learned cross-Government and strengthened relationships to meet the demands of an ambitious property transformation programme.

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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National Highways

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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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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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 Use of Digital Technology

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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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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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 Approach to Risk Mitigation

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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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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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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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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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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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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Best Collaborative Teamwork Project

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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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 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 Procurement Transformation Programme

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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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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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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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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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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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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Finalist

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, Manufacturing, Commercial & HR) so as to support decision making & mitigation planning which helped JLR minimise risk to its manufacturing line, its point of sale and, most importantly, its people.

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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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

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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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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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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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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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 – Large Organisation

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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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

Dyson is unique, a World-leading technology business, family owned, forging an ambition to ‘Double-Dyson’ to £10bn by 2025, launching new innovations and growing online revenue.Dyson restructured at pace through a global ‘Enterprise’ programme. As an integrated strategic function, Procurement led and delivered major initiatives, centre...

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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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Finalist

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 and contractual risk management. With a strong focus on continuous improvement the team continue to grow and develop as leaders. Further the team protect that value through a newly created inclusive Supplier relationship Management programme enabling partners to innovate with Inmarsat and unlock commercial value beyond just good cost management.

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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Procurement Team of the Year – Small Organisation

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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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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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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Individual categories

Young Talent

WINNER

Lauren Jones

John Lewis Partnership

FINALIST

Alexander Batty

KFC Western Europe

Finalist

Annabel Kaur Barry

Interpublic Group

FINALIST

Daniel Moustache

Checkout.com

FINALIST

Emily Egan Morriss

Sainsbury's

FINALIST

Greg Campbell

Shell

FINALIST

Laura Hunt

Conde Nast

FINALIST

Matthew Tramonte

BT

Overall Winner

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Ethical Procurement - Public Sector

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Collaborative Teamwork - Public Sector

Collaborative Teamwork - Private Sector

Public Procurement

Technology Innovation

Supplier Relationship Management

Diversity and Inclusion

Supplier Diversity

Procurement Consultancy

Procurement Transformation

Risk Mitigation

Supply Chain Integration

People Development

Global Sourcing

Procurement Team of the Year – Large Teams

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Young Talent

Leader of the Year