Diageo APAC Celebrates Top Performing Partners at Supplier Awards 2021

29 Nov 2021
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“We are delighted to celebrate the valuable partnerships pivotal to our performance in APAC. Navigating the uncertain global environment has not been easy for all, but our supplier and agency partners have continued to raise the bar and provide us with agile and consistent support. We look forward to sustained collaboration and innovation from our suppliers to help us deliver on the Diageo Performance Ambition.”

Claire Prior

Head of Procurement – APAC

In their inaugural year, the awards were given to partners in seven categories, each representing specific supply and demand criteria that positively impacted Diageo’s success in the past year and demonstrated strong commitment to our business. Three special projects were acknowledged for the meaningful contributions our partners have made to the communities in which we operate, and the completion of a significant capital project.

Categories and winners for Diageo APAC’s 2021 Supplier Awards:

Supplier or Agency of the Year:

VISY Packaging (Australia)

Value Creation:

TAG (Australia)

Breakthrough Collaboration:

REGAL (China)

Service Excellence:

Boardroom (Singapore)

Quality Excellence:

Jadeshine (China)

Innovation Excellence:

Gravitas Media (Aus) AND WestRock (Aus)

Special Projects:

Project Hercules (Australia)

Reeftip (Australia)

Raise the Bar (China)

Diageo APAC Celebrates Top Performing Partners

Category Descriptions:

Supplier of the Year – This supplier has exhibited stellar performance and bold execution along with being a true partner to our business. Diageo has an ambition to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world, and this supplier has played a crucial role in supporting this goal. In addition, this supplier’s collaboration and proactive approach has driven value for Diageo as a world class organization by providing superior quality, service, innovation, and value. This supplier has evidenced above industry performance, social responsibility, and commitment to safety, environmental awareness, and stainability. This supplier has been and will continue to be critical to the success of Diageo APAC.

Value Creation – This supplier has demonstrated the deepest commitment to our continuous improvement culture while driving year over year cost reductions and overall value. This supplier assists Diageo in creating and maintaining value creation in our everyday business environment through reliable performance, understanding of business needs and dedication to driving joint value.

Breakthrough Collaboration – This supplier has brilliantly overcome any difficult challenges and performances in the past but has also addressed unseen challenges and maintained and /or exceeded overall performance against those challenges. Supplier can also be considered if they have embraced a specific Diageo challenge/need that exceeds their remit in order to add value to Diageo in a sizeable way and thereby breaking through in that capacity. This supplier or agencies’ transparent nature and excellent communication style has fostered an environment of teamwork.

Service Excellence – This supplier has shown flexibility and responsiveness above our expectations. This has been seen through effective communication and a firm understanding of Diageo business needs. This supplier has delivered finished goods/services, on time, in full, as ordered, and with due consideration of Diageo’s ever changing supply chain requirements.

Quality Excellence – This supplier has demonstrated outstanding quality of the goods/services/campaign assets that it has provided Diageo. Diageo has a goal of becoming the best performing consumer goods company in the world, and this supplier has made every effort to support this goal not only by providing quality goods/services/campaign assets, but also by identifying opportunities for process improvement and efficiency.

Innovation Excellence – This supplier has demonstrated brilliant execution with new Diageo innovations and product offerings. This supplier has worked in partnership with Diageo on these projects and is committed to breakthrough performance and speed to market despite what can be demanding timelines and fluctuation in requirements. Given this partnership, we are positioned to achieve sales growth and market share gain and realize sustainable value delivery through the many innovations that this supplier has supported.

Special Projects – These suppliers have delivered a significant and critical project on time, on budget, and with exceptional leadership. The suppliers’ leadership is displayed through their role in propelling and initiating new and creative ideas for the project and through their proactive approach to risk/opportunity identification. With this supplier’s commitment the project was able to make a substantial positive impact on one or more Diageo brands.