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    Awards recognising excellence in procurement and supply were presented at the CIPS Pan African Procurement Awards in October. SM examines some of the contributions that led to a prize

    09 December 2014

    Peak periods can carry extra challenges for procurement professionals who have to source items at the last minute, with higher prices and a definite deadline. Our experts reveal the answers to some tricky festive dilemmas.

    09 December 2014

    Male and female procurement managers must create “an enabling environment for women to thrive” in procurement careers “and provide family and work-life balance”, an event at the CIPS Abu Dhabi branch heard.

    09 December 2014

    The winners of the CIPS Pan African Procurement Awards 2014 were announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

    09 December 2014

    NATS demonstrated one of the “best supply chain management functions I have ever seen”, said Ian Schollar, CIPS head of corporate delivery, awarding the air navigation service its prestigious Corporate Certification Advanced Standard – platinum.

    09 December 2014

    CIPS launched its market activities in Poland with a conference together with local partner PROFITIA, attended by more than 80 procurement professionals.

    09 December 2014

    Babcock International Group is investing in its talent pipeline with 12 graduates going through its corporate award programmes.

     
    09 December 2014

    CIPS has entered into a professional partnership with Mintec to supply pricing information on commodities and raw materials for procurement professionals.

    09 December 2014

    Customers at South Korean discount store Homeplus are using smartphones to shop digitally, suggesting retailers could create competitive advantage, according to CIPS students’ research.

    09 December 2014

    CIPS and the University of South Wales are working with the Albanian government to scope out a centre of excellence for public procurement.

    09 December 2014

    Chartered status, licensing of the profession and the Institute’s plans in 2015 were among the topics debated at CIPS’ Regional Congress in Birmingham.

    09 December 2014
    The Procurement Value Proposition: The rise of supply management By Gerard Chick and Robert Handfield (Kogan Page, £44.99)
     
    09 December 2014
    Procurement Mojo: Strengthening the function and raising its profile By Sigi Osagie (Management Books 2000, £14.99)
     
    09 December 2014

    An award provides recognition for your hard work and for procurement as a whole, says Amie Blinkhorn, author of the overall winning entry in the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2014.

    09 December 2014

    Procurement often struggles to influence marketing spend. But as a recent roundtable concluded, a strong relationship is key to maximising both the creative and financial investment.

    09 December 2014

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Peak periods can carry extra challenges for procurement professionals who have to source items at the last minute, with higher prices and a definite deadline. Our experts reveal the answers to some tricky festive dilemmas.

09 Dec 2014

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