How to

    Susan Rashid emphasises how important it is for students to plan answers, understand command words and make sure their work is in context.

    11 February 2014


    “I am responsible for purchasing services from third-party logistics providers. What does the market currently look like and what should I be demanding of potential suppliers?”

    08 April 2014

The knowledge zone

    A best-practice model for IT procurement allows for a degree of market testing without the burden of running a full competitive tender process, says Simon Scarrott.

    09 February 2011


    We need to be able to drive better deals in this particularly challenging economy, says Sue Preston. She shares her top 10 tips.

    08 April 2014


    CIPS has worked with CMI (Chartered Management Institute) to provide access to an online management resources portal at a discounted rate.

    08 April 2014

    The EDF Energy Nuclear Generation supply chain team has achieved the CIPS Corporate Certification – Platinum Standard, the highest level of recognition for world-class procurement.

    08 April 2014

    Procurement professionals are the one community that can have a “profound” impact on stamping out modern-day slavery, according to the CIPS president.

    08 April 2014

    CIPS has worked with the BSI (British Standards Institute) to develop a standard to raise awareness of procurement fraud.

    08 April 2014

    The purchasing team at Turkish household appliances manufacturer Arçelik has worked hard to build a strong relationship with its suppliers.

    08 April 2014

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