Abu Dhabi Airports Wins ‘Procurement Team of the Year’ at the CIPS Middle East Supply Management Awards 2016

01 Jun 2016 , Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Airports’ Procurement department has been named the Middle East’s “Procurement Team of the Year” by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), at the Middle East Supply Management Awards 2016. The award is regarded as a standard of excellence and is amongst the most prestigious recognitions the procurement and supply chain arm of an organization can receive.

The CIPS award validates the outstanding work carried out by Abu Dhabi Airports’ Procurement team, and the role it has played in the delivery of procurement and supply services for the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB). “This award is recognition by industry leaders of the well-established policies and procedures, robust governance, and effective supplier management of the Procurement team at Abu Dhabi Airports. It also highlights the crucial role that the team plays in the success of the company.” said Saeed Khalfan Al Zaabi, SVP Procurement and Logistics at Abu Dhabi Airports.

Several aspects of the Procurement department’s high performance were highlighted to the judges. The team has reduced cycle times by half by anticipating the organization’s needs, implemented an eSourcing system that has made tendering activities 95% paperless, and made use of business intelligence allowing staff performance to be measured against KPIs, all of which have been effective in realizing significant cost savings.

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply is a UK based international organization working for the purchasing and supply professions. With an objective of leading excellence in procurement and supply it aims to promote good practice and provides services for the benefit of members and the wider business community. It aims to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engage in purchasing and supply chain management.