Graphic Communications Group wins big in 2016 CIPS Pan Africa SM Awards

The best and brightest in the world of African procurement gathered to celebrate the 2016 CIPS Pan Africa Supply Management Awards.

Ghanaian newspaper publisher Graphic Communications Group was declared overall winner for its project to stimulate recycling of paper and print during a ceremony at the luxurious Emperors Palace resort in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Meanwhile, the sought-after best procurement and supply consultancy project of the year went to South Africa’s Standard Bank for its transformational Project Ignite.

SABMiller Procurement was a double winner, picking up the best cross functional teamwork category for its One Africa Transformation Project and the most innovative use of technology in procurement and supply for its temporary employment management system.

The best people development initiative was won by Prospa-Kenya for The Kenyan Whatsapp initiative.

South Africa’s Nedbank won best supplier and enterprise development project for its collaboration with green cleaning company Monabo.

In the individual categories the CIPS young procurement and supply chain management professional of the year was picked up by Alain Dalais of the Comrades Marathon Association.

Standard Bank’s Janine Hansby won the CIPS procurement and supply chain management professional of the year.

Team Categories

Best contribution to the reputation of the procurement and supply profession and overall winner

Graphic Communications Group - Recycling of Production Waste By Way of Job Creation

Best cross functional teamwork

SABMiller Procurement - One Africa Transformation Project                    

Best people development initiative

Prospa-Kenya - Spreading professionalism; the Kenyan "Whatsapp" initiative             

Best procurement and supply consultancy project of the year

Standard Bank – Project Ignite

Best supplier and enterprise development project

Nedbank-Monabo: The Journey of a Green Cleaning and Hygiene Company. 

Most innovative use of technology in procurement and supply

SABMiller - Temporary Employment Management System and Workforce Productivity

Individual Categories 

CIPS young procurement and supply chain management professional of the year

Alain Dalais - Comrades Marathon Association          

CIPS procurement and supply chain management professional of the year

Janine Hansby - Standard Bank  

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