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18 June 2008
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19 June 2008

The nominees for the 2008 CIPS Supply Management Awards have been announced.

This year's judging panel has whittled the record number of entries down to a few potential winners in each of the 11 team and two individual categories.

Royal Mail leads the way with four nominations. Air traffic control group NATS, media organisation Reuters and BAE Systems, Military Air Solutions have three nominations each.

There are seven nominees in two of the categories - best cross-functional teamwork project and best purchaser-supplier collaboration - and eight in the most improved purchasing operation - step-change category, showing the depth and quality of entries in this year's awards.

In addition there are three people up for the CIPS Purchasing and Supply Management Professional of the year and four in the young person's category.

The judges were chaired by Bola Afolabi, CIPS vice-president and general manager SAP at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Other judges include Colin Davis, head of supply chain at United Utilities. Ariba is once again the event's headline sponsor. Other sponsors include Atos Consulting, CPO Agenda, Hays Purchasing & Supply and RS.

The awards ceremony will return to the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane on 4 September. For details visit www.cipssmawards.com or call 020 7880 6214.

THIS YEAR'S JUDGING PANEL

Bola Afolabi, vice-president of CIPS, and general manager SAP, NNPC Group

Roy Ayliffe, director of professional practice, CIPS

Steve Bagshaw, editor, SM

Andrea Reynolds, managing director, Cordie

Faiza Rasheed, corporate purchasing property director, Tesco

Caroline Booth, CPO, Lloyds TSB

Colin Davis, head of supply chain, United Utilities

Jane Gibbs, group procurement & supply chain director, Rok

Matt Oxley, group procurement and property director, General Healthcare Group

Kevin Moore, procurement director, UK and Ireland, Kraft Foods

Paula Gildert, head of UK purchasing, AstraZeneca

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