Dulsco, a people environmental and talent solutions company and one of Simfoni’s largest customers in the UAE region, recently won the Technology Excellence Award for Best Use of Digital Technology at the 100 CPO Forum & Awards Gala 2022, held in Dubai.
The Technology Excellence Award for Best Use of Digital Technology is presented to the CPO and team that have leveraged technology solutions to impact procurement operations and performance. Dulsco utilizes Simfoni’s composable procurement solutions for spend automation, eSourcing, and spend analytics.
Dulsco CEO, David Stockton, and CFO, Martin Bradley, accepted the award at the Middle East 100 CPO Forum & Awards Gala. Chirag Shah, Founder & Chairman of Simfoni, and Zoya Ali Kahn, Commercial Director at Simfoni, were also in attendance.
Simfoni nominated Dulsco for this award based on Dulsco’s long-standing partnership with Simfoni, highlighting a specific collaboration effort during EXPO 2020 Dubai, a World Expo where Dulsco was chosen as the event’s Official Waste Management partner. For this project, Dulsco’s goal was to divert 85% of EXPO 2020 Dubai’s waste from landfills while maintaining the highest standards of worker welfare, health, and safety.
“Dulsco’s partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai is such a showcase example of how Simfoni supports its clients – helping to engineer and deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions that are centered around meeting the individual needs of the client. Whether it’s our technology, people, or regional expertise – we have the resources in place to deliver the right mix to help ensure the client’s needs are being met. Helping our client achieve best in class procurement is our goal – and our collaboration with Dulsco is a great example of all those pieces coming together to do just that”, commented David Bush, CEO of Spend Automation at Simfoni.
Over the years, Simfoni has proven to be a true partner to Dulsco’s procurement team, providing powerful insights and continuous, ongoing support via its Spend Analytics and Spend Automation platforms. Simfoni’s technology helps companies, like Dulsco, quickly identify cost–reduction opportunities, while providing the hands-on support and expertise necessary to ensure successful sourcing and procurement initiatives.
To help Dulsco achieve its sustainability objectives for Expo 2020 Dubai, Simfoni sourced solar-powered compacting bins with a smart device that reads fill levels in real-time while triggering an automatic compacting of the waste. Solar-powered compacting bins were not a standard practice in the region and there are very few suppliers that provided the materials needed for this unique product. With Simfoni’s sophisticated, AI-driven sourcing platform, the best possible suppliers were identified, assessed, and finalized, resulting in a bespoke sourcing strategy centered around quality and cost-efficiency. The bins were sourced and deployed with sustainability and effectiveness as a core strategy and received an overwhelming response from all stakeholders – the public, government, media, and other key waste management players in the region.
Expo 2020 was hailed in the news media as “the most sustainable world fair in history” due in large part to Dulsco’s waste management strategy and solutions.