Your submission should also include the following headings:
• Aims and objectives
• Planning and execution
• Innovation and creativity
• Best practice
• Supporting evidence (this is the heading for up to three pages of additional material in your appendices)
• Organisational benefits achieved.
Judges will award 0-5 points for the first five sections and up to 20 points for the final one – organisational benefits. Achievements may be ‘hard’ (for example, cost savings or reduced lead times) or ‘soft’ (for example, improved supplier relations or better-trained staff). But it is important that every entry relates in some way to organisational benefits already achieved and for you to provide supporting evidence. Claimed benefits should be supported by facts and figures, and entrants are strongly advised to include validation of these from stakeholders outside the procurement and supply chain function – internal customers, suppliers and so on. Don’t forget that judging is an open and transparent process. Entries are read by judges and winning ones are written up by the editorial team before they are announced, so do not include information that is commercially sensitive