A group of supply chain specialists at management consultancy Baringa are part of a team that scooped two top prizes at the 2022 Supply Chain Excellence Awards, for their work on the first Covid-19 vaccine rollout of its kind anywhere in the world.
More than 20 Baringa consultants played a key role in the NHS England group that won both “Team of the Year” and “Supply Chain Operations Award – Process”, and was also highly commended in the “Public Sector Supply Chain Excellence” category. The awards were given out in a ceremony in London on Tuesday, November 8.
Within the wider NHS England team, Baringa worked across the UK Department of Health and the NHS ecosystem to design, source and build the supply chain to support the NHS Covid vaccine rollout. They helped get a vaccine delivered to more than 2,000 sites, with a time-sensitive delivery, complex ultra-low temperature handling requirements and a need to minimise waste.
The National Audit Office this year reported that NHS England’s programme provided value for money and PHE have estimated it has saved more than 128,000 lives across the United Kingdom.
John Calder, who led the Baringa team working within the wider project, said: “We are hugely proud of the role Baringa played in this critical pandemic response programme – quite literally delivering a shot in the arm for the whole of the UK.
“Our team’s previous work has straddled public and private sector ranging from many of the FTSE 100 and government departments, to innovative start ups – but there is something uniquely satisfying to play a part in the solution to a once-in-a-generation societal crisis. We’re proud of the work we have done and proud of the impact we have made.”
Now in its 26th year, the Supply Chain Excellence Awards is billed as the benchmark for supply chain best practice, and attracts entries from across the UK and Europe.
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