2023 Awards Finalists

View the finalists in each team and individual award category for the 2023 Future of Sourcing Awards. You can view winners from previous years in our Winner's Gallery.

Team Categories

Innovations in Digitization

  • Sphera/Dräger - Using Smart Processes to Create Resilient Supply Chains
  • Dubai Municipality“How Dubai Municipality best utilizes Digital Transformation to Facilitate and Maximize Effectiveness of Robotic Process Automation in Supplier Performance Evaluation"
  • GEPTop Asian Retailer Transforms Procurement Operations By Deploying GEP SMART
  • GEPHow GEP Helped Retailer Transform Its Procure-to-Pay Operations In Stores
     

Innovations in Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)

  • bp / JLL Vested Sources, a University of Tennessee Case Studybp and JLL: Reimagining Real Estate and Facilities Management Outsourcing
  • Danfoss LLCLeading by Example: Decarbonization Through Circularity at Danfoss Turbocor®
     

Innovations in Governance/Compliance

  • American Tire DistributorsStreamlining Success: Unleashing Efficiency and Compliance with Contracting Excellence
  • Applied Materials“How Applied Materials Quickly Responded to Evolving Industry Regulations to Ensure Compliance and Data Protection”
  • Danfoss LLCLeading by Example: Decarbonization Through Circularity at Danfoss Turbocor®
  • RapidRatingsEnabling Private Company Visibility Through Financial Health: RapidRatings' Drive for Transparency and Collaboration Among Business Partners

 

Innovations in Outsourcing

  • GEPHow GEP Drove Post-M&A Cost Savings for a Fortune 100 Pharma Company
  • GEPGEP Helps U.S. Retail Chain Manage Costs & Risks By Transforming Procurement
  • GEP / Bayer AGBayer partners with GEP; jointly transform procurement with efficient operating model
  • RapidRatingsEnabling Private Company Visibility Through Financial Health: RapidRatings' Drive for Transparency and Collaboration Among Business Partners

 

Innovations in Sourcing

  • American Tire DistributorsStreamlining Success: Unleashing Efficiency and Compliance with Contracting Excellence
  • bp / JLL Vested Sources, a University of Tennessee Case Studybp and JLL: Reimagining Real Estate and Facilities Management Outsourcing
  • Calculum Inc.How Calculum’s ADA Platform allows leading organizations to optimize their payment terms, aligned to their competitors and unlock working capital and generate millions in free cash flow.
  • GEP / Bayer AGBayer partners with GEP; jointly transform procurement with efficient operating model

 

Innovations in Supplier Diversity

  • American Tire DistributorsFrom Zero to Hero: Recognizing ATD's Outstanding Supplier Diversity Achievements in less than 3 Years
  • BGIS Global Integrated SolutionsInclusion Excellence: The BGIS Journey to a World-Class SDI Program
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee“How BCBST Transformed our Spending Habits to Mirror our Employee and Customer Demographics”

 

Innovations in Supplier Performance

  • Dubai Municipality“How Dubai Municipality best utilizes Digital Transformation to Facilitate and Maximize Effectiveness of Robotic Process Automation in Supplier Performance Evaluation".
  • SalesLayerAdding a Sales Layer to B2B Networks to Simplify, Facilitate, & Expand Supplier Participation
  • SimfoniHow Simfoni's AI-Driven Tech Brings Efficiency and Strategic Advantage to Customers
  • VSP VisionSupplier management at VSP Vision helps retain revenue, drive innovation and reduce risks.

 

Innovations in Sustainability

  • Sphera/Dräger Using Smart Processes to Create Resilient Supply Chains
  • SAP / DSM - FirmenichHow Royal DSM and SAP Digitalized Global Procurement Processes for Strategic Source-to-Pay Capabilities and Sustainability
  • Safety Projects International, Inc.“How a simple initiative helped save millions of lives from the Aids Epidemic.”
  • Scoutbee“How Scoutbee Drives Supply Base Resilience and Competitiveness with the AI-powered Supplier Intelligence Platform.”

 

Innovations in Talent Management

  • Open Assembly / USTOpen Talent - Opening The Door To Boundless Growth for UST by winning the battle for talent
  • Safety Projects International, Inc.“How a simple initiative helped save millions of lives from the Aids Epidemic.”

 

Innovations in Third Party Management

  • Applied Materials“How Applied Materials Quickly Responded to Evolving Industry Regulations to Ensure Compliance and Data Protection”
  • ICONHow ICON Unified Departments and Transformed Audit Practices with a Best In Class Third-Party Risk Program
  • Pfizer - How Pfizer’s External Sourcing Colleagues Helped Advance the Discovery, Development and Delivery of the First FDA-Approved Oral Therapy for COVID-19

 

Individual Categories

Rising Star

  • Jen Andretta - Simfoni
  • Mitch Gustafson - NationsBenefits
  • Martin Rand – Pactum AI
  • Priyanka Mouli Shankar – Applied Materials
  • Mark Raffan – Negotiations Ninja
  • Jason Steel - The Boeing Company

 

Sourcing Star

  • Adrian Dragomir - REI
  • Peder Gustafson – United Health Group
  • Q Noor Crocket – American Tire Distributors
  • Amanda Prochaska – Wonder Services
  • David Romo-Garza - Airbus U.S. Space and Defense
  • Cheryl Willis – Applied Materials