On 25th June the Global Sourcing Association (GSA) officially announced the winners of the GSA UK & Ireland Professional Awards 2019. We’re pleased to have won in the Best Nearshore Team category against five other worldwide providers.
The GSA Professional Awards recognise individuals and teams for their outstanding contribution to their employers, partners and to the strategic sourcing industry. Judges of the competition looked for evidence of how the team has benefited the organisation through efficient and effective delivery.
We are very honored to have won in the Best Nearshore Team category for implementing a project with Four Eyes Insight. The project concerns improvement in the efficiency and predictability of surgery planning in British hospitals, and it is run together with our client, Four Eyes Insight, a London-based company whose mission it is to find clinical efficiencies and translate them into a sustainable reality.
According to the Royal College of Surgeons, NHS is carrying out 4.7M surgical operations/year, which makes the efficiency in the surgical processes a critical factor for the whole system. 80% of theatre ‘failures’ happen before the patient arrives for surgery and 60% are linked to list planning which equates to 394,800 additional cancellations/year. Each cancelled surgery is associated with financial costs and has a negative impact on patients whose treatments could be delayed.
The challenge faced by the specialists of the Four Eyes Insight and Future Processing was to solve the problems associated with planning treatments. To achieve this Four Eyes Insight asked to build its tool for lists optimisation and prediction (Insights). During initial workshops, a team of Future Processing developers, business analysts and UX designers together with Four Eyes Insight consultants precisely identified the benefits that would meet the needs of future end users of the system; which now the Insight tool provides. The final effect of the Insight app is many monetary and non-monetary benefits.
Members of the team working on the awarded project
Krzysztof Sikora, Senior Software Developer at Future Processing, said: “Together we delivered an optimisation solution that eliminates inefficiencies in scheduling patient theatre appointments. The NHS is struggling with efficiencies and funding and our technology will have a positive financial impact with up to £7M savings per Trust per year. Besides this financial benefit, inefficiencies in theatre scheduling lead to cancellations that impact the patients’ quality of life. So, Insight not only delivers significant financial benefits to the NHS but potentially also has a positive impact the lives of thousands of people each year.”
Future Processing drives results through projects by picking the right team from our bench of 800 specialists. A team usually consists of a Project Manager, a Business Analyst, a UX Designer and a Team Leader, and the whole work is agile and focused on understanding the client’s needs and delivering a valuable solution. However, the final effect could not be possible without “putting people first”.
Michał Sztanga, the Managing Director of Future Processing said: “A commitment to empowering our team to do a great job every time lets us lead to a special kind of delivery and achievement of desired results. We enable our people to identify opportunities and challenges while sharing profits and giving them the power to solve the challenges which encourages people to do the best job possible… Putting people first is a key factor that allows us to bring to our partners results in the form of reliable, high quality, sustainable software delivered on time.”
The winners were announced for the 1st GSA UK & Ireland Professional Awards (the 7th year the GSA have run these awards) at a ceremony at the Titanic Belfast.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees; we are proud to be among the elite of the industry, such as Aviva, TTEC, Inetics, Stefanini, Miratech and NTT.
Kerry Hallard, the CEO of the Global Sourcing Association commented: “Success for these nominees comes at a time when the global sourcing industry needs to be showcasing and celebrating itself in the face of huge media scrutiny. We’re delighted to announce these winners and put the best of strategic sourcing up in lights!”
About the GSA
The Global Sourcing Association (GSA) is the industry association and professional body for the global sourcing industry. They are the home of the Global Sourcing Standard, a world first for the provision of a portfolio of best practice methodologies and accreditation programmes supported by both buyers and suppliers of sourcing.
The GSA is a not-for-profit membership association which serves to share best practice, trends and connections across the globe bringing the global community together in a wholly interactive manner for the first time. Its overriding objective is the ongoing development and dissemination of the standard and supporting portfolio of qualifications in order to improve the benefits and positive reputation, and therefore size, of the global sourcing industry.
The Global Sourcing Association has affiliate associates across the globe including the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Egypt, China, India, the United States and many more.