30 April 2009 | Martha McKenzie-Minifie
This year's CIPS Supply Management Awards has attracted record entries with almost 200 applications vying for top honours.
In total, 197 entries were received across the 11 team categories and two individual categories, up from 188 last year.
The most popular category, with 28 entrants, was most improved purchasing operation - step-change.
The awards judges will meet on 4 June and short-listed entries will be posted on www.supplymanagement.com on 5 June.
Shirley Cooper, CIPS vice-president and procurement & supply chain director at Computacenter, will lead the judging panel. Other judges include Andy Collopy, procurement director at BP, and Andrew Quincey, director of group procurement at Transport for London.
The awards ceremony will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London on 9 September.
Homeserve scooped the overall award last year, with BAE Systems, Sellafield, the MoD, Cambridgeshire County Council and De La Rue International among those recognised.