Australia Post has been named overall winner in the CIPS Australasia Supply Management Awards 2017.
At a glittering ceremony at the Park Hyatt Melbourne on Tuesday night organisations at the cutting edge of procurement gathered to discover their fate.
Judges praised Australia Post’s “outstanding and well-thought through ideas that help both the environment and the business”.
Australia Post set itself a series of challenging targets, such as cutting emissions and the amount of waste going to landfill, and then the procurement and environment departments teamed up to realise them.
The collaboration has also resulted in reduced operating costs, increased revenue and improved risk management.
“The innovation in recycling and the circular economy has contributed both financial and reputational benefits to Australia Post and its suppliers,” said judges.
The awards followed the CIPS Australasia Conference.
Chair of judges Peter Morichovitis, CPO at City of Gold Coast, said: “These awards are a great opportunity for procurement to stop and reflect on our achievements and to celebrate success. This isn’t something that we always make time for, but we must embrace this and encourage others to do so also.
“I encourage you to share these stories with your peers, your business leaders, customers and suppliers to help raise the profile of this truly amazing profession.”
Overall Winner – CIPS Procurement and Supply Team of the Year
Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility
International Procurement Project of the Year
Best Supplier Relationship Management
Wood Group PSN and Caltex Australia
Best People Development Initiative
Metro Trains Melbourne
Best Public Procurement Project
Ministry of Social Development
Best Procurement Consultancy Project
Most Improved Procurement Operation – Start Up
Edith Cowan University
Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step Change
Best Cross-Functional Teamwork Project
Best Process Improvement Initiative
SA Health and EY
Most Innovative Use of Technology
SA Power Networks
CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year
Megan Jefferson, WA Health
CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year
Johanne Rossi, Caltex Australia