MTN

The Global Sourcing and Supply Chain (GSSC) division of MTN Group has hosted its second Supplier Awards event to recognise suppliers and partners for their hard work and delivery of exceptional services across the MTN footprint.

This year’s virtual event, hosted by Group Executive and Chief Procurement office, Dirk Karl, was centred around three key pillars – Innovation, Collaboration and Excellence.

“As we reflect on 2020, and the challenges presented by the spread of COVID-19, I would particularly like to commend our suppliers and partners on their agility and resilience, that ensured uninterrupted service to the MTN Group. It is only through strong partnerships and the support of dependable suppliers that MTN can ensure that everyone has the benefits of a modern connected life,” says Dirk.

MTN Group COO – Jens Schulte-Bockum joined the session where he congratulated the supplier partners and shared MTN’s recently announced Ambition 2025 plan with them. Group Chief Technology and Information Officer Charles Molapisi and Executive Group Consumer Enzo Scarcella –also delivered MTN’s plan around Ambition 2025. They also called out to all the supplier partners for their continuous support and commitment to deliver on MTN’s belief i.e. everyone deserves the benefit of a modern connected life. Verizon’s Chief Sustainability Officer, James Gowen, also attended the session, speaking on sustainable supply chain.

16 winners across nine categories were announced:

2020 Rise & Shine Award – recognizes our Rising Star Supplier for 2020:

  • Winner – Dell Technologies

2020 Digital Excellence Award: Most supportive of GSSC digital transformation:

  • Winner – Oracle

2020 Most Collaborative Supplier Award: Most responsive and supportive through the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Technology Category Winner – Ericsson
  • Commercial Category Winner – Mobicel

2020 Outstanding Quality & Delivery Performance: Best performance in delivery, support, performance, quality and risk:

  • Technology Category Winner –FLYTXT
  • Commercial Category Winner – ZTE

 2020 Commercial Excellence Award: Best provider of competitive pricing and costing transparency:

  • Technology Category Winner –Tecnotree
  • Commercial Category Winner – Valid

2020 Best Account Management Performance Award: Best account management support, flexibility and ease of doing business, including, timely reporting:

  • Technology Category Winner – Huawei
  • Commercial Category Winner – IDEMIA

 2020 Supplier Innovation Award:  Most innovative and solutions driven supplier, who demonstrates and shares best practice:

  • Technology Category Winner – Tarana represented by United Wireless
  • Commercial Category Winner – Thales

2020 Performance Excellence Award : Most consistent in terms of delivery throughout the year:

  • Technology Category Winner – Ericsson
  • Commercial Category Winner – Omnicom Group

2020 Supplier of the Year: Best overall performer across several metrics, including quality, delivery & support, account management, performance and innovation:

  • Technology Category Winner – Deloitte
  • Commercial Category Winner – Valid

MTN congratulates all the winners of the GSSC supplier awards and looks forward to greater collaboration and partnership as we focus on our intent to provide leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.

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