They have centralised and begun the e-enabling of procurement for more than 40 catering establishments in Slovakia, Austria and the Czech Republic. The complete procurement life-cycle is comprehensively covered by information systems to achieve full control over procurement. Currently more than 90% of orders are carried out electronically. Savings resulting from these moves are now approaching 20%.
2nd place - Spolchemie
In the one year since the e-enabling of “non-chemical” procurement at Spolchemie, they have carried out more than 275 eAuctions with savings averaging 15% while maintaining quality. It has had a huge effect on the transparency of the procurement process and has quelled resistance both from within the company and from suppliers. The “negativists” in the group have turned into positive-thinking buyers, who sometimes even smile!
3rd place - Lobkowicz Brewery Group
The procurement department performs a difficult task when serving a wide variety of internal customers and is not afraid of complicated tasks with complex calculations. They have fulfilled interesting tenders, demonstrating well-specified content. They have used their procurement tool creatively and innovatively.
1st place - ZSE
They implemented their vision of integrating the six systems they used previously into one functional whole. This meant that all tender documents were made available to the experts on the ground as well as the administrators in the office. They have created and standardized output documents without duplicating data entry. They have fully e-enabled 26 qualification systems with more than 200 suppliers, in addition to qualifying more than 400 other suppliers.
2nd place - OKK Koksovny
In 2016 they banished huge amounts of paperwork and losing documents for ever. The procurement team introduced the e-enabling of processes for the approval and procurement of requirements of internal clients. The new systems link up with the eInquiry and eAuction systems already used so internal clients always know how to proceed with their requirement. The electronic ordering of requirements has been introduced for all procurement of materials and spare parts. On average 100 order requirements for 400 items are issued, approved and handled each month. On average, the time for approval of requirements has been shortened by four minutes and the time spent by the buyers on the procurement process has been shortened by three days.
3rd place - SPP
Using a combination of their own and commercial platforms, the company has systematically e-enabled every step of procurement, including the creation of the procurement plan, the requirements of internal clients, approval and tracking. They set up electronic catalogues 10 years ago and have been using them ever since for more than 1500 items in 6 categories. They established the first dynamic purchasing system in the Slovak Republic. It is an example of electronic evaluation by the most economically advantageous tender.
1st place - Eric Sessink
Eric Sessink is a worldwide pioneer in using DPS. Not only has he perfected this method of procurement, but he has also taken into account the particularities of the Dutch market, where there are a large number of sole traders. Thanks to Eric's solution there has been an increase in transparency and a reduction in discrimination and for the first time sole traders have been able to win tenders even when in competition with big business. He shares his valuable experience with others through publishing articles and making presentations.
2nd place - Jiří Róžański
He has an outstanding knowledge of eProcurement tools, and as well as using and promoting them he is also at ease with complicated technical topics. He is very knowledgeable about TCO, effective tendering processes and procurement without excessive innovation efforts. His focus is on the essence of the matter and that means buying well and considering all relevant costs over the lifetime of the goods or service. In the last five years he has carried out tenders with a total value exceeding half a billion crowns. He lectures and is active in the education of other buyers and contracting authorities, his major benefit being the clarity with which he delivers his presentations.
3rd place - Bertrand Maltaverne
He has over a dozen years’ experience in procurement, the implementation of electronic procurement platforms and the implementation of eSourcing in the multinational company Schneider Electric. Since 2014 Bertrand has been a consultant helping companies and organizations e-enable their procurement processes using eAuctions, eProcurement, eSourcing, eInvoicing and other electronic tools. He publishes and shares his know-how both through forums and social networks.