Three new categories have been added to the CIPS Supply Management Middle East Awards 2017, which is now open for entries.
Companies across the Middle East and North Africa can now start submitting their entries to the awards, which comprise of a dozen team and two individual categories.
The three new titles to be clinched by a successful public, private or charity team are 'Best process improvement initiative', 'Best procurement consultancy project' and 'Most innovative use of technology'. Their inclusion mirrors other CIPS Supply Management Awards around the globe.
The Best process improvement initiative prize is for a team that has upgraded its procurement or supply management processes leading to demonstrable improvements in business outcomes. The Best procurement consultancy project is to recognise an organisation that supported a procurement function or an organisations’ purchasing and supply activity with advice, consultation, training, recruitment or another service on a particular purchasing project. And the technology award celebrates procurement and supply chain teams that have used tools or systems in an innovative way to improve performance or efficiency.
Other team categories are Best contribution to corporate responsibility; Best contribution to the reputation of the profession; Best cross-functional teamwork project; Best people development initiative; Best public procurement project; Best supplier relationship management; Most improved procurement operation – start up; Most improved procurement operation – step change; and Best international procurement project.
An overall winner will also be named on the night. The triumphant team will be chosen from one of the 12 team category winners.
The two individual categories remain: The CIPS Middle East procurement and supply chain management professional of the year and the CIPS Middle East young procurement and supply chain management professional of the year.
The deadline for entries is 9 January.
The winners of the awards, which recognise the best in purchasing and supply chain across the region, will be announced at a glittering ceremony on the evening of 9 May 2017 and will follow the CIPS Middle East Conference which takes place during the day, with further workshops planned for the following day.
The charge for team categories is 400AED and for individuals it's 100AED. For full details on how to enter the awards and for more information on what the judges are looking for in each category, please go to: www.cipsmenaconferenceandawards.com
1 Best process improvement initiative (new for 2017)
2 Best procurement consultancy project (new for 2017)
3 Most innovative use of technology (new for 2017)
4 Best contribution to corporate responsibility
5 Best contribution to the reputation of the profession
6. Best cross-functional teamwork project
7. Best people development initiative
8. Best public procurement project
9. Best supplier relationship management
10. Most improved procurement operation – start up
11. Most improved procurement operation – step change
12. Best international procurement project
• CIPS Middle East procurement and supply chain management professional of the year
• CIPS Middle East young procurement and supply chain management professional of the year
☛ Want to stay up to date with the news? Sign up to our daily bulletin.