ISM announced the winners of its Fourth Annual ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management. Award winners will be recognized and will share their winning stories in Charlotte, North Carolina, during ISM's 94th International Supply Management Conference, May 3-6, 2009.
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Alltel Communications Inc. LLC
In the wireless industry, there is the forward flow of handsets out into the consumer market, and the reverse flow of used handsets returning to the company. Alltel's Procurement and Logistics Group consolidated and centralized all of the supply management functions throughout the life cycle of a wireless handset or accessory.
KPN Energy Management
Throughout Europe, there are growing pressures and strict goals to reduce energy. For Royal KPN Telecom in the Netherlands, forming a cross-functional energy management group allowed the company to get a much better grip on cost and consumption as well as realize energy efficiency within the supply chain.
United States Postal Service
Sourcing events at the United States Postal Service can be very complex, with the average event involving 715 line items, 23 suppliers and $128 million in spend. The United States Postal Service's Richter Award-winning entry detailed how it implemented optimization-enabled sourcing technology to allow suppliers the flexibility to choose items from the total solicitation package on which to bid, create their own bundles and offer conditional discounts.