Shortlist announced for 2019 CIPS SM Awards Asia

posted by Lucy Patchett
22 May 2019

The shortlisted organisations have been announced for CIPS Supply Management Awards Asia.

This year CIPS has collaborated with ProcureCon Asia for the annual Asia awards ceremony, to be held on 10 July at the Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa in Singapore.

The awards are made up of 13 categories, including 11 team and two individual, plus an overall winner.

The CIPS Supply Management Awards Asia 2019 shortlist is:  

Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility

Cairn Oil & Gas Vedanta

Telekom Malaysia Berhad


Best Cross-Functional Teamwork Project

British Telecom

Cairn Oil & Gas Vedanta

Koninklijke Philips N.V (Royal Philips)

Microsoft Procurement


Best People Development Initiative


Procurement & Contracting Academy, Reliance Industries Limited, India

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Best Process Improvement Initiative

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan, Inc., Procurement Division


Microsoft Procurement

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Best Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year


GEP – GEP develops and implements a three-pronged approach to enable complete procurement transformation for a Fortune 500 consumer food products manufacturer

GEP – GEP Helps Fortune 500 CPG Company Optimize Procurement Operations and Realize $800m in Savings

Best Public Procurement Project

Cairn Oil & Gas Vedanta

Health Promotion Board – Advancing from traditional procurement operating model

Health Promotion Board – Challenge Conventions, Provoke New Thinking, Solve Problems

Health Promotion Board – Creating Values and Delivering Results

Health Promotion Board – Driving innovations into the Business

Health Promotion Board – Procurement Cares

Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step Change

Health Promotion Board

Koninklijke Philips N.V (Royal Philips)

Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte Ltd

Telekom Malaysia Berhad


Most Innovative Use of Technology

Mogli Labs India Pvt. Ltd.



CIPS Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year

Chen Pathmanathan – Rural Access Program3 - Mugu Humla Link Road (RAP3, MHLR)

Jorge Juan Muñoz Fernandez – Maxis

Lakshmi Narayanan Subramaniyan – Vedanta Ltd (Cairn Oil & Gas Division)

Rajesh Mohata – Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta

CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year

Ahmad Afiq Azman – MSM Sugar Refinery

Lanz Toh – Shell Eastern Pte Ltd


The CIPS awards are recognised in the industry as a “benchmark for excellence” and celebrate the success of professionals in procurement and supply management.

Past winners include 2018’s overall winner, CIMB Group Holdings.

Cath Hill, group director at CIPS, said: “Following the overwhelming success of CIPS SM Asia Awards we are delighted to be partnering with ProcureCon Asia on the 2019 awards. The standard of entries is always very high and we are looking forward to reviewing many more this year.”

Book tickets for the awards ceremony and the ProcureCon Asia conference here.

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