Dublin, 20th October 2017: Exertis SCS scooped two major accolades at The National Procurement Awards in Dublin on Thursday, 19th October. Launched in 2010, The National Procurement Awards, judged by an independent panel of experts, recognises excellence in the procurement and supply chain sectors in Ireland.
The winners were officially announced in The Irish Times, along with photos and videos from the awards night. Click to here to view the Irish Times online article
Nominated for four awards in three separate categories, Exertis SCS was awarded the coveted Procurement Excellence Award (Private Sector) for the company’s overall contribution to procurement excellence. In addition, it won the International Procurement Project of the Year for its collaboration with Microsoft and the Exertis Linx team for the design, manufacture and delivery of its high quality, affordable Windows-based tablets.
Exertis SCS’ Susan Dalton, Finance Director (front row centre) and Stephen Davis, Head of Marketing (front row 3rd from right) with the National Procurement Award Winners 2017.
Neal Johnston, Exertis SCS, Managing Director said, “We are delighted to have won two such prestigious awards in such a competitive field of entrants. It is testimony to the hard work, dedication and commitment of our team, and the close collaboration with our clients and Exertis colleagues in other parts of our organisation. Taking cost and complexity out of the supply chain is crucial for companies in many sectors. Not only do we deliver that for our customers, but we also look for opportunities where we can help bring innovative ideas to fruition through the sourcing of components and partners in the manufacturing process.”
Simon Woodman, Exertis UK Business Development Director said, “With Exertis SCS, we were able to take advantage of a gap in the market. With their global operations and supply chain expertise we designed and manufactured an innovative product, in less than four months, which was recognised for its quality and affordability, and has since earned Exertis the Microsoft OEM Partner of the Year award.”
Procurement Excellence Award (Private Sector) Winner: Exertis SCS
Exertis SCS was awarded the Procurement Excellence Award (Private Sector). This award recognises the private sector organisation that has displayed excellence in procurement over the past 12 months. It illustrates the achievements that Exertis SCS has provided as an outsourced partner for a range of clients across a number of industry sectors.
Sean O’Dwyer, President, IIPMM presents the Procurement Excellence Award – Private Sector award to the Exertis Supply Chain Services team. (L-R): Stephen Davis, Exertis SCS Head of Marketing; Sean O’Dwyer, President, IIPMM Susan Dalton, Exertis SCS Finance Director; Ed McAuley, Exertis SCS Commercial Controller and Paul Egan, Exertis SCS Chief Commercial Officer.
Intl. Procurement Project of the Year: Exertis SCS, the Linx Team & Microsoft
The company was also presented with the International Procurement Project of the Year Award. This award recognises an innovative project in procurement, or any other function of the supply chain, which was undertaken internationally by an Irish-based organisation. It demonstrates how Exertis SCS was instrumental in bringing the first Windows-based tablet to market in record time, establishing a 33 per cent market share for Linx and selling more than 250,000 units in its first year. Linx is now an established brand in both the B2C and B2B markets.
Wayne Dignam, Managing Director, Tender Team presents the International Procurement Project of the Year award to the Exertis Supply Chain Services team. (L-R): Wayne Dignam, Judging Coordinator; Paul Egan, Chief Commercial Officer; Stephen Davis, Head of Marketing; Susan Dalton, Finance Director; Ed McAuley, Commercial Controller (all Exertis SCS).
Exertis SCS was also nominated for the International Procurement Project of the Year for its work with Schneider Electric’s UK service supply chain. The company was also shortlisted for the Best Procurement External Collaboration of the Year Award for its collaboration with AMCS on its materials management and fulfilment project.
A total of 14 prestigious trophies were presented to the very best leaders and organisations within Ireland’s procurement and supply chain industry and it was an honour to be recognised and celebrated in front of an audience of fellow industry professionals. These awards underline our proven capabilities in the field of procurement, our collaborative approach and commitment to excellence.
We would like to extend our congratulations to all of the winners and finalists. The growing number of contestants for these awards demonstrates the important role that Supply Chain and Procurement has played in helping Ireland return to growth as a competitive European Economy.