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    CIPS Advanced Diploma Prize winner Rob Williams says that studying with people from other sectors and using past papers to revise previous questions and answers was really helpful.

    13 November 2014

    Major David Duddy has been awarded Best Military Dissertation 2014 by CIPS, with a paper that will “make a major contribution to the future of supply chain relationship theory and to successful partnering and collaboration”.

    11 November 2014

    Increased efficiencies in procurement and a shift in attitudes to the function have persuaded South African state-owned logistics company Transnet to sign up to the new, advanced CIPS’ Corporate award programme for the fourth year running.

    11 November 2014

    CIPS has launched an interactive version of its Global Standard for procurement and supply management professionals.

    11 November 2014

    CIPS Oman branch host their inaugural event; the joint CIPS and Oil and Gas UK Supply Chain seminar; developing the skills of Saudi Arabian nationals; and supply chain reporting to the Modern Slavery Bill.

    11 November 2014

    Jane Hutt, finance and business minister in the Welsh Government, is the first woman to receive a CIPS honorary fellowship.

    11 November 2014

    CIPS has developed a knowledge partnership with Total Gas & Power to offer category-specific information to CIPS members around buying and managing gas and electricity for their organisation.

    11 November 2014

    Mitie Technical Facilities Management has been awarded the CIPS Corporate Certification Standard Award, marking the procurement team’s dedication to improving procurement.

    11 November 2014

    The inaugural Fellows of the Future event attracted 40 CIPS Fellows and 40 nominated “Fellows of the Future” – CIPS colleagues who they are mentoring to achieve Fellowship – to City Hall in London.

    11 November 2014

    Her Majesty’s Privy Council has agreed changes to the CIPS Charter and Bye-Laws, meaning CIPS’ name has changed to ‘The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply’ and from January 2015 will offer chartered procurement and supply professional status for qualified and experienced members.

    11 November 2014

    What would you do if two bids tied for first place in your tender process? Put a plan in place to avoid tying yourself up in knots, says Nick Drewe, co-founder of Market Dojo.

    11 November 2014

    Building a positive – and if possible personal – relationship with stakeholders is key to a successful engagement, says James Williams.

    11 November 2014

    A new approach to risk is transforming Australia’s multi-billion dollar mining industry, as companies turn to the Engineering, Procurement and Construction model, coupled with a project management consultant to deliver the goods. Bryan Scruby explains.

    11 November 2014

    New CIPS President Babs Omotowa has risen through the ranks to the boardroom. He explains his theme for the year, procurement and supply comes of age – raise your game, raise your voice.

    11 November 2014

    Measuring shipping logistics has never been more complicated. New carbon taxes, company alliances and work practices mean there are huge questions about what makes a port work, says Nick Martindale.

    11 November 2014

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The Selex and REO teams at the CIPS SM Awards 2014 © Duncan Nicholls

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.

14 Oct 2014

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