07 August 2003
Thirty-four organisations have made the shortlist for the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2003, announced today.
They include many well-known blue-chip names, but also organisations from central and local government and the NHS.
Financial services giants Barclays and HBOS head the private-sector contenders, with entries shortlisted in four and three categories respectively. In the public sector, the London Borough of Haringey and OGCbuying.solutions each have three shortlisted entries.
Last year's overall winner, premium drinks maker Diageo, again makes the shortlist in the "most innovative project" and manufacturing sector categories.
The awards are jointly organised by CIPS and Supply Management in association with TradingPartners and sponsored by Ariba, Boxwood, Efficio, Hays Personnel Purchasing, Kellysearch.com and QP Group.
David Rich-Jones, CIPS vice-president and chair of the 10-member judging panel, said: "The standard of entries has been very high, which has made the selection of the shortlist enjoyable and challenging. Particularly pleasing has been the diversity of the entries, both in terms of the subject matter and the type of organisation.
"We now look forward to the second round of judging, which promises to be just as interesting."
The only disappointment was that judges felt the quality of entries from smaller organisations was not strong enough to justify an SME sector shortlist. "However, we welcome entries from SMEs next year," he added.
A shortlist for the two individual CIPS purchasing and supply management professional of the year categories will be announced separately.
All the awards will be presented at a gala dinner at the London Hilton Park Lane on 30 October.• To book a table or places at the dinner, call the event team on +44 (0)20 7880 6249 or visit www.cipssmawards.com
The awards shortlist
Best contribution to corporate responsibility:
Barclays, BT, London Borough of Haringey, OGCbuying.solutions, OxfamBest international project:
BT, GM Fiat Worldwide Purchasing, VodafoneBest people development initiative:
Asda Wal-Mart, BAE Systems, Masterfoods, MG Technologies, Telstra CorporationBest process improvement initiative:
Abbey National, The Boots Company, British Airways, HBOSBest purchaser-supplier partnership:
Alfred McAlpine Utility Services, Asda Wal-Mart, Barclays, Norwich Union, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Severn Trent Water, Telstra CorporationBest use of technology:
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, BSkyB, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Kent PoliceMost improved purchasing operation:
Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, C&J Clark International, Geest, London Borough of Haringey, Nomura InternationalMost innovative project:
BAA, Barclays, Diageo, HBOS, National Assembly for Wales, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Manufacturing & utilities:
Alfred McAlpine Utility Services, BAE Systems, Diageo, GM Fiat Worldwide Purchasing, Geest, Severn Trent WaterPublic sector - central:
DAIS, OGCbuying.solutions (2), National Assembly for WalesPublic sector - local:
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, London Borough of Haringey, Peninsula Purchasing & Supply Alliance, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS TrustServices:
Abbey National, Barclays (2), The Boots Company, British Airways, HBOS