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Will Green joined delegates at the CIPS Pan African conference in Zambia to hear how procurement can help SMEs to drive economic growth across the continent.
Owen Standen, senior vice president of professional services at Citi, has won CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year 2014.
Fabienne Lesbros, Britvic CPO was named the CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year at the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2014
A partnership between Jaguar Land Rover and Customs Connect challenged the negative mindset surrounding import and customs duties and delivered excellent benefits to the automotive manufacturer.
A collaboration between public buying organisations (PBOs) YPO, ESPO and NEPO (on behalf of Pro5) and the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has led to £3.2 million of savings.
A re-tendering process and a move to one national contract have allowed the Canal and River Trust to make significant savings on their annual spend.
Who would have imagined that pre-packaged mince pie shipping units cause such a headache for food manufacturers?
A project that involved training a supplier with no aeronautical experience to make parts for F-35 fighter planes is this year’s winner.
Lloyds Banking Group moved procurement to a pivotal place to aid in the bank’s recovery following the financial crisis.
In April 2012, one of Europe’s largest investment managers, Henderson Global Investors established its first centralised procurement function.
The Tier 5 IA visa subcategory allows employees of a non-EEA overseas company to work in the UK for an applicable contract.
NG Bailey realised it had a problem. The engineering company did not have enough information about low-value products that were being purchased, and many were being ordered against the wrong codes in its system.
Imagine a talent development programme that scrutinises the skills of individuals within the procurement function and ensures they are honed to improve business performance. Marks & Spencer’s iLEARN Talent Development Programme has achieved this.
A ground-breaking project that will save millions of lives through the procurement of malaria-preventing mosquito nets has won this category.
BT clinched the award with its Better Future Supplier Forum (BFSF) that resulted in carbon savings of more than 25,000 tonnes.
It can often be hard to ask for help, especially when a contract is involved. But the overall winner in this year’s CIPS SM Awards proves it can be a bold but brilliant move.