Australia Post was praised for ideas that help both the environment and the business
Australia Post was praised for ideas that help both the environment and the business

Australia Post delivers big win at CIPS Australasia SM Awards 2017

Will Green is news editor of Supply Management
19 July 2017

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

Australia Post

 

Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility

Australia Post

 

International Procurement Project of the Year

Santos

 

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

A.T. Kearney

 

Most Improved Procurement Operation – Start Up

Edith Cowan University

 

Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step Change

NSW TrainLink

 

Best Cross-Functional Teamwork Project

Queensland Treasury

 

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

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