Individual Award Categories

Rising Star Award

This award recognized an individual newer to the industry whose thought leadership and expertise have shown promise that is likely to have a lasting impact on the industry.

Sourcing Star Award

This award recognized a seasoned veteran whose thought leadership and innovative work in the sourcing field have made a transformative difference over the course of their career.

Team Award Categories

Innovations in Digitization

Digitization is the process of converting information into a digital format, in which the information is organized into bits.

Innovations In ESG

ESG focuses mainly on the sustainable, societal, and ethical impacts of an organization or program.

Innovations in Governance/Compliance

Governance and compliance projects focus on being in alignment with guidelines, regulations, and/or legislation.

Innovations in Outsourcing

Outsourcing is the transferring of a process or function to an external provider.

Innovations in Sourcing

Sourcing refers to the practices involved with finding, evaluating and engaging suppliers of goods and services.

Innovations In Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity refers to an organization’s effort to empower a more diverse and equitable supplier network.

Innovations in Supplier Performance

Supplier Performance is a system for monitoring, managing, controlling and influencing a supplier’s ability to meet business needs and goals.

Innovations in Sustainability

Sustainability is the integration of social, ethical and environmental performance factors into the process of selecting products, services or suppliers.

Innovations in Talent Management

Talent management refers to the anticipation of required human capital for an organization and the planning to meet those needs.

Innovations in Third-Party Risk Management

Third-party risk management is the process whereby companies monitor and manage interactions with all external parties with which it has a relationship.