The Pan American Health Organization’s Procurement and Supply Management Team has won the World Procurement Award for Digital Impact for its deployment of technology, which was a huge help in response to COVID-19 across the Americas!
The award was given in recognition of PAHO’s achievements in procurement, including its use of innovative practices and its commitment to sustainability. PAHO has also been praised for its ability to manage complex procurements and its focus on value for money.
The Pan-American Health Organization just used cutting-edge robotic process automation technologies to help out with the world’s response to Covid!
The procurement department deployed in two bots named Max and Mia to help speed up the shipping process! These fantastic little machines dramatically slashed the amount of time it took to get supplies where they were needed most! This helped the team focus on more important things and be better organized!
OMG, PAHO’s Procurement Director, Daniel Rodriguez, said “This recognition inspires us to continue to provide innovative and efficient support to the Member States.”
He added, “It recognizes the organization’s ability to see challenges as opportunities and its power of collaboration to achieve great things when it listens to countries and empowers them.”
PAHO has been a vital player in response to the COVID-19 pandemic! It used its Revolving Fund to deliver more than 140 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines and 22 million rapid tests.
What is the World Procurement Award?
The World Procurement Award is an accolade that is given to businesses and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of procurement. The award was first established in 2006, and has been presented annually since then. It is organised by the World Procurement Congress, which is a global organisation that promotes best practice in procurement.
The World Procurement Award is highly prestigious, and it is considered to be one of the most distinguished awards that can be given in the field of procurement. It is open to businesses and individuals from all over the world, and the winner is chosen by a panel of judges who are experts in the field of procurement.