Procurement and Supply Chain Management Micro reports

  • London 2012 Victory Ceremonies and sustainability
    Winning a medal at the Olympic or Paralympic Games is the ultimate honour for an athlete. The Victory Ceremony is the pinnacle of this experience, where athletes are presented with their medals and flowers on specifically designed podia. This micro-report...
  • Operating a temporary worker hotline in China
    The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) developed a Sustainable Sourcing Code and required licensees and suppliers to take appropriate steps to comply with the labour standards set out in the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)...
  • Sustainability strategies adopted for delivering goods during the Games
    As the Official Logistics Provider to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), UPS was responsible for the movement of some 30 million items ranging from boats to bean bags. Five strategies were adopted to...
  • Managing sustainability obligations within events infrastructure contracts
    The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) was responsible for procuring and managing the installation and decommissioning of ‘overlay commodities’ valued at more than £500 million, including more than 92,000 square metres of cabins, more...
  • Quiet Night-Time Deliveries – ‘Silent Approach’ – and London 2012
    Due to the implications of the competition schedule and the timings for athlete, spectator, press and broadcaster ingress and egress, it was always going to be necessary for official London 2012 venues to be serviced by deliveries at night time....
  • McDonald’s: developing a zero waste strategy for the Games
    McDonald’s packaging and waste objective for the Games was to comply with or exceed the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG’s) waste vision while minimising disruption to customers and operations on the Park, and at...
  • McDonald’s: embedding sustainability into the design, construction and disassembly of their Olympic Park restaurant
    The planning of McDonald’s Olympic Park restaurants was an exciting challenge for McDonald’s. It was a large-scale and complex construction project in itself and, in order to meet the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG’s)...
  • Materials and resource use in temporary venues
    London 2012 encouraged the building of temporary venues for many of its events in order to avoid the issue of venues for which there is no legacy use. This approach had the potential to reduce the environmental footprint of the...
  • e-Evaluation tool – Award
    Traditional evaluation is based on time, cost and quality. For its own evaluation tool, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) also wanted to include its priority themes. The increased complexity of the evaluation process, and the high level of scrutiny that...
  • Using CompeteFor to drive competition in the supply chain
    CompeteFor is an opportunity portal, originally designed to open up competition at all levels of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) supply chain, driving better value and more competitive businesses. To support the technology, a Buyer Engagement team (BET) was deployed...
  • Sustainable procurement
    The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) used procurement to enable delivery of its policy objectives and ambitions such as sustainability, equality and inclusion, and health and safety. These were defined in a balanced scorecard against which all bidders were tested throughout...
  • Driving best practice procurement processes with eSourcing tools
    Robust procurement and tendering processes are expensive and time consuming. They often involve limited procurement resources and a number of subject matter experts over a period of several months. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) streamlined this process by implementing electronic...