“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?”
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.
Procurement professionals are the one community that can have a “profound” impact on stamping out modern-day slavery, according to the CIPS president.
CIPS has worked with the BSI (British Standards Institute) to develop a standard to raise awareness of procurement fraud.
The purchasing team at Turkish household appliances manufacturer Arçelik has worked hard to build a strong relationship with its suppliers.
The CIPS Fellows committee wants to increase the number of Fellows to 1,000 by 2015 and increase diversity with more women, younger people and global members.
Steve Fox, owner and director of consultancy firm SFCL, and Chibwe Mwelwa, procurement director at Millennium Challenge Account – Zambia, have been awarded Fellowship.
I am considering moving from the private to the public sector as the government is pushing for a more commercial approach to the procurement service. What would be the main challenges I face if I make the move?