Snippets from the recent supply chain excellence Award by ACSC

The ACSC (African Centre for Supply Chain) has honoured professionals and companies with the 2023 Supply Chain Excellence Award under various categories.

The award ceremony, held recently in Lagos, recognized outstanding achievements in the supply chain sector.

Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) secured the prestigious Supply Chain Excellence Award. Triumphing over strong contenders such as Lafarge Africa, MTN Nigeria, and International Breweries.

GPC Energy and Logistics went home with the Supply Chain Excellence in Transport and Logistics Award. Surpassing Transport Services Limited, among others, for the same category.

Cephas Abubakar Sidiku Afebuameh, Group Director of Supply Chain at FMN, was crowned Supply Chain Personality/Manager of the Year for his exceptional contributions within the review period. For this award, he outshone Kayode Momoh, the General Manager of the Supply Chain at UAC Foods Ltd.

But it wasn’t all bad news for UAC Foods. Kayode Momoh received the Procurement and Sourcing Excellence Award, beating Raheem Adebayo. Another nominee for the same award. Additionally, UAC Foods went on to win the Sustainability and Green Supply Chain Award over Dangote Transport and Lafarge Africa.

The Capacity Building/Development Award went to NITT. Surpassing the School of Transport and Logistics at LASU and CELTRAS Uniport.

MTN Nigeria was recognized with the Supply Chain Excellence Award in the Telecoms Sector. A testament to its outstanding contributions to the industry. To win this award, the company beat out Starlink and other nominees.

For its troubles, Starlink secured the Supply Chain Excellence Award of the Year in the Agricultural sector.

What was the goal of the second edition of the Supply Chain Excellence Awards?

Obiora Madu, the Director General of the ACSC, spoke at the awards and dinner night in Lagos. He made emphasis on the aim of the event to recognize organizations demonstrating excellence in their supply chain operations.

Staying true to the theme of the event, ‘Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Supply Chain,’ he underscored the evolving landscape of supply chain operations. Madu revealed that most of the winners and nominees were prepared to integrate AI into their supply chain operations, signalling a positive shift toward advanced technologies in the supply chain domain.

He expressed satisfaction with the industry’s response to the awards, noting that the third edition promises to be even more significant.

What were the criteria for nominating the winners?

The criteria for nominating winners included the following:

  • Quality of contribution, significance of innovation to the industry
  • Competitive advantage created by the supply chain solution
  • Depth of application, evidence of business benefits
  • Collaboration with others.

The awards did not only celebrate successes, though. It provided a unique networking opportunity for Nigeria’s supply chain professionals.