2017 EPIC Awards to Honor the Best of Indirect Procurement

By Susan Avery

September 30, 2016 at 10:24 AM

2016 EPIC Awards logo.jpgFive years ago, ProcureCon and My Purchasing Center presented the first EPIC Awards to procurement professionals at Intel and Amway and to supplier Wheels, Inc. The Excellence in Purchasing Indirect Categories Awards recognize professional excellence in indirect procurement.  

Since then, procurement professionals at such organizations as Campbell Soup, Cox Communications, MeadWestvaco, Microsoft, Mondelez International, the National Basketball Association, and Russell Investments, among others also have received EPIC Awards. 

Now, continuing the tradition of honoring the best in indirect procurement, ProcureCon and My Purchasing Center have opened the competition for the 2017 EPIC Awards. The two are accepting nominations for six EPIC Awards: Career, Individual, Team, Rising Star, Innovator and Supplier. 

The process to submit nominations is relatively simple. Use this link to access the nomination forms. Complete the forms and submit. The deadline is December 31, 2016.  A panel of procurement leaders representing ProcureCon and My Purchasing Center will evaluate the forms, choose finalists and ultimately select recipients of the awards. My Purchasing Center will present the awards at a ceremony held during ProcureCon Indirect East in Orlando March 6-8. 

To select the 2017 EPIC recipients, the judging panel will use rigorous criteria that measure how a nominee:

•Aligns with corporate goals and helps advance strategic initiatives.

•Identifies challenges, develops a plan to meet them and works to exceed management expectations.

•Encourages suppliers to be innovative and meet stakeholder goals.

•Measures effectiveness and delivers values.

In addition to receiving the award at the ceremony during ProcureCon Indirect East, EPIC recipients will: 

  • Be featured in a My Purchasing Center article and on the ProcureCon Indirect East 2017 EPIC Awards website.
  • Participate in a brief on stage interview during the 2017 EPIC Awards ceremony at ProcureCon Indirect East.

Recipients of the Career, Individual, Rising Star and Innovator Awards as well as one member of the Team and Supplier Awards companies will receive complimentary registration to ProcureCon Indirect East 2017 and one hotel night at the event venue (room rate plus taxes). The individual who nominates recipients of the Rising Star and Supplier Awards will receive a complimentary pass to ProcureCon Indirect East. 

For more information and to submit a nomination for the 2017 EPIC Awards, please use this link: http://procureconeast.wbresearch.com/epic-awards. For questions about the process, please contact Susan Avery, Editor, at My Purchasing Center, by email at savery@mediasolvegroup.com, or the ProcureCon Indirect East team at procurecon@wbresearch.com or (888) 482-6012.

Submit a nomination for the 2017 EPIC Awards.


Also see these My Purchasing Center articles on the 2016 EPIC Award recipients: 

2016 EPIC Awards Recognize Indirect Procurement Value

Listening Skill Leads to 2016 EPIC Career Award

Indirect Procurement ‘Game Changer’ at Mondelēz International

Eye to External Important Part of Procurement Role






Tags: purchasing MRO indirect Procurement sourcing epic awards
Category: News Article

Susan Avery


Susan Avery is Editor-in-Chief at My Purchasing Center. She writes articles, blogs and white papers and manages and creates other content for the online procurement and supply management publication. She produces and moderates roundtable discussions, podcasts, webcasts and video interviews. Susan has 30 years experience covering procurement and supply management for Purchasing magazine and Purchasing.com. 

Please add a comment

You must be logged in to leave a reply. Login »

Related Content

State of Readiness: How Procurement is Confronting the Growing Supply Chain Risk

Dennis Bouley

According to the recently conducted “2018 Procuring Risk: The State of Risk Management and Mitigation in Today’s Global Supply Chain” survey, most organizations appear ill equipped to deal with growing risk within their critical supply chain. Read More

Financial and Operational Considerations for Parcel Services

Guest Editor

When identifying shipping best practices there are numerous methodologies, carriers, and shipment service choices to consider. These should be assessed Read More

How the Wisdom of Winston Churchill Can be Applied to MRO Efficiency Improvement

George E. Krauter

Winston Churchill once said “Things do not get better by being let alone. Unless they are adjusted, the explode with a shattering detonation.” How apt these sentences are when considering the current state of most maintenance, repair and operations … Read More

Supplier Profiles


Staples Advantage is the one supplier that offers all the business solutions you need, all with the expertise of a specialty vendor. Read More


It started in 1972 with an idea, a new concept in distribution. Today, Digi-Key Corporation is one of the fastest-growing electronic component distributors in the World. The stimulus for this growth is Digi-Key's customer-centered business philosophy… Read More

Lunney Advisory Group

Lunney Advisory Group was founded in 2007. Our firm is not your typical consulting company. Some members of our firm are highly qualified and experienced industry executives/practitioners while others are full time or adjunct university professors.… Read More


What CEOs Expect Of Purchasing

Guest Contributor

Procurement and supply management leaders have a seat at the table, and management’s expectations are high. But what do CEOs really want, and is purchasing delivering on these expectations? This webcast looks at how procurement and supply management … Read More

Growing Purchasing Influence On Indirect Spending

Guest Contributor

At world-class companies, purchasing’s influence touches just about every area of spending. But, how exactly do procurement teams get to the point where other departments approach them for help with sourcing such indirect categories as human resource… Read More

Procurement-Finance Collaboration

Guest Contributor

Procurement & finance are two business functions which are often at loggerheads with each other. One reason for this is the lack of perception alignment on an important metric of procurement and finance performance - 'savings'. Read More