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AVETTA TO LEAD ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AT WORLD PROCUREMENT CONGRESS AND PRESENT SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVE AWARD

World Procurement Congress

MAIDENHEAD, UK, May 3, 2016 – Avetta (formerly PICS), the global leader in supply chain risk management solutions, has confirmed its participation and sponsorship for events to take place at the World Procurement Congress with Procurement Leaders at the InterContinental London from May 17-18, 2016. Avetta’s Regional Vice President, Rhys Bush, will lead a roundtable discussion on Global Procurement: Managing Supply Chain Risk in a Volatile World - Improving Management of Global Procurement Teams on Tuesday, May 17 at 3:10pm. Facilitators for this roundtable discussion will include representatives from HSBC, Primark, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, University of Bath, Moller-Maersk, and Cancer Research.

Avetta will also be presenting the Supply Chain Initiative Award at the World Procurement Awards Ceremony on May 18. This award will be presented to the initiative that has positively impacted the performance of an organisation’s supply chain. This could be a specific project or a longer-term programme, which achieved significant results. Judges will be looking for specific examples of excellence in demand forecasting, logistics, CSR, supply chain risk, on-time-delivery, among others, and the impact these have had on the wider business. The nine finalists this year includes the following companies:

  • Citi - Formation of Enterprise Supply Chain
  • Flex - 50 Ways to 50 Days
  • Intel Ireland - Relocation Car Lease Project
  • MasterCard - Optimization of Real Estate Services
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Using Technology to Optimize the OR Supply Chain
  • Rolls-Royce - Producibility
  • Sodexo - Dairy & Deli Consolidation Programme
  • The Hyde Group - Supply Chain Excellence
  • Vodafone - Simplicity Roadmap

The World Procurement Awards are the most celebrated and sought after awards in procurement, representing the best projects, people, and organisations across the world.

“Congratulations to all of the finalists and we wish everyone the best of luck,” said Rhys Bush, Avetta Regional Vice President. “We are thrilled to be presenting this year’s Supply Chain Initiative Award—the finalists in our category represent the heart of our business, supply chain risk management. We applaud their efforts in optimisation, innovation, and dedication in industries that demand excellence.”

The winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on May 18, 2016 at the InterContinental London, The O2. The ceremony will bring together over 900 of procurement’s elite to celebrate a decade of procurement excellence.

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