Supply Chain Initiative Award

Winner: Crown Agents

Entry Overview

Crown Agents played a critical role in the response to Russia’s devastating invasion of Ukraine, overcoming challenging operational constraints to ensure that much-needed medical equipment reached those in need. Working with the Ministry of Health, procurement rapidly procured and delivered trauma kits, oxygen concentrators and personal protective equipment for health workers, as well as building new supply lines to keep logistics flowing. Judges praised Crown Agents’ persistence, agility and focus in delivering its vital work.

Press release

Official announcement of the World Procurement Awards 2023 winners and highly commended along with reflections from the judges

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Judges’ feedback

“Excellent entry that demonstrates quick response to external events, cross-functional collaboration (internally, externally and with Government) excellence is logistics and warehouse; developed innovative approaches to supply chain complexity in a very challenging situation which was more dire than the normal supply chain challenges globally and provided critical insights into supply chain based on relationships, partnerships and understanding the bureaucracy.”

2023 Hall of Fame

Bain & Company

Procurement Consultancy Project Award


Procurement Technology Provider Award

Siemens Healthineers

Business Partnership Award

Crown Agents

Supply Chain Initiative Award


Digital Impact Award

Giulia Usai, GSK

Future Leader Award, partnered by Candex


Environmental & Social Impact Award, partnered ecovadis

Johnson & Johnson

Intel Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Award


GEP Procurement Team Award


Risk & Resilience Award, partnered H&Z

The Kraft Heinz Company

Supplier Collaboration & Innovation Award

Save the Children

Transformation Award, partnered by Jaggaer

Dan Bartel, Schneider Electric

SAP CPO of the Year Award


Ivalua Procurement Excellence Award

Lisa Martin, GSK

Lifetime Achievement Award

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