ProcureCon Asia 2019

09 - 11 July, 2019

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Singapore

+65 6722 9455

CIPS Categories

Categories

The CIPS Supply Management Awards Asia feature 13 categories plus the overall winner.

The awards are divided into 11 team and 2 individual categories, covering the full breadth of the procurement field, from corporate responsibility through to people development and best supplier relationship.

Best Public Procurement Project (New)

This category is open to all public-sector bodies covered by the European Union procurement directives (or similar regulations). However, projects do not need to have exceeded the thresholds at which tenders must be advertised to qualify for entry.

Tip! This is a very broad category so we welcome entries from a wide range of projects, however be sure to demonstrate the particular public sector challenges or opportunities you have faced and how you overcame it.

Best Procurement Diversity Initiative (New)

This category is seeking entries from organisations that have implemented successful diversity and inclusion projects. This could include procurement-led employee initiatives or supplier diversity projects that have opened up new opportunities for organisations who are diverse in size, ownership or mission.

Tip! Judges will be looking for evidence of successful projects from an employee or supplier perspective so evidence such as feedback and testimonials will be critical.

Most Improved Procurement Operation – Start Up (New)

Judges will be looking for evidence of success from a procurement and supply chain management function that was established after January 2016. This should be an entirely new department, where no professional purchasing has previously existed. 

Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility

This category encompasses externally-focused social, ethical and environmental, sustainability and community initiatives. The judges will look at the specific role a procurement or supply chain management function has played in safeguarding or enhancing an organisation's reputation and brand values.

Tip! Where these are corporate-wide initiatives, judges will be looking for procurement’s influence and specific role in delivering success.

Best People Development Initiative

This category rewards training or development programmes that have substantially raised the understanding and/or skills of the procurement or supply chain management team, and helped to deliver real improvements in performance and/or influence within the organisation.

Tip! Judges are looking for training and development programmes for their teams that go beyond operational procurement skills.

Best Cross-Functional Teamwork project

Entries in this category should demonstrate how a procurement or supply chain management team has worked effectively with another team from the same organisation to achieve a mutual goal, for example, for an outsourcing or an offshoring project.

Tip! Judges are specifically looking for the processes and strategies that procurement teams have put in place to engender better cross-functional working relationships with their stakeholders.

Best Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year

This new award is to recognise an organisation that supported a procurement function or an organisations’ purchasing and supply activity, through the provision of advice, consultation, training, recruitment or another service on a particular purchasing project. The entry should detail how the procurement function was assisted, evidence of the benefits, how this support went beyond what was in the contract and the lasting legacy of the support.

Tip! Judges welcome entries from consultancy firms as well as procurement teams; however they will be looking for evidence of fully completed projects, with tangible results and client testimonials.

Best Supplier Relationship Management

This category requires a joint entry by the purchaser and the supplier. In addition to the usual criteria, the entry should explain how the two organisations have worked together and what the benefits have been for both parties, for example capturing innovations, new product development etc, for mutual benefit.

Tip! In this category judges are looking the processes and strategies that have been put in place to enable better ways of working with suppliers.

Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step Change

In this category, judges will consider changes that have been made within a more mature procurement or supply chain management function – one established prior to January 2016 and operating at a higher level of effectiveness.

Tip! Judges will be looking for how procurement have elevated the status of procurement, gained influence and delivered great results.   

Best Process Improvement Initiative

Entries in this category should focus on how procurement or supply management processes have been upgraded or changed, resulting in demonstrable improvements to business outcomes.

Tip! This category is for stand-alone process improvement projects.  

Most Innovative Use of Technology

This category rewards procurement and supply chain teams that have used technology in an innovative way to improve performance or efficiency. We also welcome entries from technology providers but they must be case study-led and entered in partnership with the procurement organisation.

Tip! Judges welcome entries from technology providers as well as procurement teams; however they will be looking for evidence of fully completed projects, with tangible results and client testimonials.