Dr Douglas Boateng appointed Chairman of CIPS’s Adjudication Panel of experts

CIPS 1 April 2011

Dr Douglas Boateng appointed Chairman of CIPS’s Adjudication Panel of experts

Dr Douglas Boateng appointed Chairman of CIPS's Pan African Best Practice Procurement and Supply Chain Management Adjudication Panel of experts

This team of independent and distinguished academics and leading practitioners will meet during the year to discuss plus adjudicate on best practice procurement and supply chain management in Africa. Included in the panel are supply chain subject matter experts and professionals responsible for billions of Rands and USD dollar equivalent procurement expenditure and supply chain management.

CIPS is proud to present a profession that is continually developing creative solutions to key strategic challenges and is delighted to be able to reward success.

The second annual Procurement Awards are a chance to shine, a real spotlight on the contribution our profession makes towards business health and driving the economy forward. Our Profession is going from strength to strength and these awards are testament to that.

Categories of the CIPS Procurement Award includes:
- Best Procurement Community Project
- Best People Development Initiative
- Best Process Improvement Initiative
- Best Supplier Relationship Management
- Best Supplier Diversity Project
- Best Procurement Project
- Best Green Procurement Organization
- Best Procurement Professional of the year (Public and Private Sector)

CIPS Southern Africa Managing Director Andre Coetzee, commented: Under Dr Boateng's chairmanship we look forward to identify  and reward these pockets of excellence that exists in Southern Africa and the rest of the continent."
"Procurement and supply chain management and Africa's socio-economic growth are inextricably linked" says Dr Boateng .The establishment of the awards was a clear indication of the seriousness CIPS attach  to identifying plus nurturing world class practices in the region. 
As one of the key components in supply chain management CIPS strategic focus and more importantly its successfully tried and tested human capital development and professionalization formula continues to impress me," he explains.

The CIPS awards is the largest functional specific commercial convention on the continent attracting aspiring and practicing professionals involved in the procurement and supply chain profession. Since inception it has grown to become a leading forum for the discerning professional looking to network with colleagues and peers plus gain thought-leading ideas.

About Dr Douglas Boateng:
Dr Douglas Boateng is the Founder, President and CEO of PanAvest International a 5PSCM niche business advisory, education, training, coaching and mentoring company. The organization's goal is to assist companies to profitably extend their market reach through the application of long term innovative, Business Development Logistics and Supply Chain Management solutions. Dr Boateng is an external examiner and postgraduate and doctoral project supervisor on supply chain management at UNISA' SBL and President of the Institute of Operations Management Africa.

In addition he is the Founding Chairman of the West African Institute for Supply chain Leadership in Ghana. (aka WAISCL). WAISCL is an exclusive supply chain training public private partnership between Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the PanAvest Foundation. He is an editorial board member of Smart Procurement.

Dr Boateng is a FELLOW of CIPS. In addition he is an elected Fellow of:

(a) Institute of Directors-UK & Southern Africa
(b) Chartered Management Institute -UK
(c) Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport-UK and South Africa
(d) Institute of Operations Management-UK and
(e) the Institute of Consulting-UK

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