GHANA – Vodafone Ghana has been named the organisation with the most Innovative Procurement Process at the second edition of the Procurement and Supply Chain Awards.

Vodafone Ghana was acknowledged for introducing a technology that has automated its processes, particularly the physical logistics and administrative aspects.

These have remarkably minimised disruptions in its overall business efficiency.

The Supply Chain team also introduced an extensive strategic cost-cutting programme, which yielded impressive results in operational cost and maximised value in every procurement transaction across the country.

The telecommunications giant also received an award for its Excellence in Sourcing whilst Supply Chain Head, Michael Owusu was named one of the top 20 Supply Chain Leaders in the country.

While receiving the awards, Ebenezer Amankwah, Corporate Relations Manager said,“We are excited to be recognized for our strategic deployment of cutting-edge procurement processes in enhancing our business efficiency.”

“The corporate environment is experiencing a shift in paradigm due to the power of technology and we will continue to deploy innovation and creativity in satisfying our customers,” she added.

Speaking after his recognition, Michael Owusu said:“This is a reflection of our aggressive commitment to lead by example in Ghana’s Telecom sector.”

 “Achievements such as this can only spur us on to do even more to entrench our reputation in Ghana.

I am truly excited and proud of what we have done in these past few years.”

AirtelTigo, the second largest telco in Ghana, was also feted with four awards at the event.

The company picked up the ‘Most Improved Procurement Process of the Year in the private sector and Procurement and Supply Team of the Year.

AirtelTigo Chief Supply Chain Officer, Mrs. Evelyn Sam, won the ‘Woman Procurement and Supply Chain professional of the Year (private sector).

Ghana Procurement & Supply Chain Awards (GPSCA) honour the most esteemed, innovative, and transformative players in the industry.

It is a celebration of outstanding achievements of teams, stakeholders and individuals who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and have continually set standards of excellence in the procurement and supply chain profession.