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Procurement Excellence Award 2019: Previous winners



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"Buy from Startups@Digipolis" presented by Ann Fournier, Head of Procurement

2018-09-27 - VIB - Procurement Awards - 362 In 2015 Digipolis took an important step in the future development of metropolitan and "smart" applications with the development of the Antwerp City Platform as a Service (ACPaaS). Building ACPaaS requires fresh ideas, innovative solutions and short lead-times. For this reason Digipolis set up in parallel a low-threshold and intense collaboration with young, creative entrepreneurs. In order to be able to work on a structural basis with these start-up companies, a series of fast and lean public procurement procedures were being developed (#buyfromstartups). These 'light' procedures are a combination of the negotiated procedure without prior publication and a number of specific aspects of a procedure called Pre-Commercial Procurement.

2017: ATLAS COPCO Industrial Air

"Excellerate new product introduction via new supplier model" presented by Senne Cuypers, Teamleader Sourcing

2017-09-28_19-55-57_PW_Procurement Award

The most important merit of this winning project is that it goes much further than better positioning procurementwithin the organization. Atlas Copco Industrial Air is market leader in its segment. To maintain and strengthen this leader position, and also to realise sustainable growth, it is of utmost importance that new product scan be introduced faster into the market. The procurement department did proactively focus on this strategic goal of the company. By segmentation of the sourcing strategy they have succeeded in shortening the time-to-market with several weeks, whilst also lowering the price of the product.

2016: AGFA

"ACE 105 - Make internal partnerships deliver" presented by Emmanuel Bernoux, CPO and Wouter Machiels, Project manager and Head of Puchasing Process Office


The main goal of the ACE105 Procurement project was to make the largest contribution (105 million) to the profit target of AGFA. It distinguishes itself by the cross functional and cross category approach, and by its ambitious goal. The project delivered on its promise and beyond, and thus strengthened the position of the procurement department within AGFA

2015: BPOST

ASSET@bpost presented by Luc Cloet, CIO and Yannick De Tandt, Procurement manager a.i.


The project ASSET@bpost is a fine example of the use of innovative procurement skills to translate a business strategy into concrete results. The ASSET methodology was used for sourcing of contingent workforce, interim managers, project workers via an MSP, in line with laws on public procurement. The project resulted in a significant cost reduction, reduction in the number of suppliers, simplified ordering procedures and more transparency.

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