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CIPS resources for procurement professionals globally.

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Latest Knowledge

CIPS Knowledge is a unique resource offering best practice guidance, tools and templates.

CIPS Membership

CIPS Membership

Join CIPS and become part of a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members, with other leading business people, professional managers and academics.

Become Qualified

Become Qualified

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals.

Training Courses

Training Courses

Our programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value to their organisations. The quality of the programme leaders and range of training are designed to suit professionals at all levels.

Latest News

Take part - CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights Survey 2019

17 September 2018

Your feedback is very important to us and we really value your point of view,  your survey answers will still be anonymous and not attributed to you.  Thank you for taking part.

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LAST CHANCE - Please complete the fourth CIPS Brexit survey for a FREE report and prize draw for Amazon vouchers

6 September 2018

Procurement and supply chain professionals are an essential link in managing risk and opportunity for business and economies and guiding their organisations along this complicated path.

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New CIPS Congress Members Announced

24 August 2018

CIPS is proud to announce the newly-elected CIPS Global Congress members whose term will start from 1 November 2018, as voted in by CIPS members.

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Global Events

25 Sep 2018

Conferences BIRMINGHAM

Celebrating Procurement Success in the Charity Sector

The Charities Sector Procurement Group (CSPG) are holding their annual event to support procurement professionals come together and undertake an opportunity to network with like minded professionals who work for a charity.

25 Sep 2018

Branch LONDON

Modern Slavery - 2018 Review

The aim of this event is to provide an update on the latest facts and figures relating to Modern Slavery.

25 Sep 2018

Branch ADELAIDE

SA/NT Event: Breakfast Networking

The Breakfast Networking Event series continues with our last event for the year and the CIPS SA Committee invites you to join a morning of networking and knowledge sharing with your fellow practitioners.

26 Sep 2018

Branch STEVENAGE

Bottling Brexit - A CPO’s Perspective

Philip Molnar, Chief Procurement and Technical Officer at Britvic will share his insights on the impact that Brexit is having on this international business and its supply base. Although Brexit raises challenges, it is also driving his Procurement team to ‘unshackle’ their thinking.

Training Courses

25 Sep 2018

LONDON

Introduction to forecasting techniques and inventory management

Understand how to identify potential future demand so you can make efficient inventory management decisions

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Make your demand forecasts more accurate and more useful
  • Understand different forecasting methods, including the basic techniques as well as some of the more complex models
  • Produce demand forecasts more efficiently
  • Use your knowledge of potential future demand to keep your level of inventory right, improving stock availability, creating cost efficiencies and reducing obsolescence
  • Establish your overall inventory management policy and management framework
  • Address any day-to-day problems that can occur.
25 Sep 2018

MELBOURNE

Introduction to Procurement - Two days

A two-day overview of the essentials of procurement from end-to-end, exploring the various ways each process can add value.

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be equipped with:

  • An understanding of the procurement process from end-to-end, with a particular focus on how value is added with each component. Within this, delegates will also understand how the role of procurement is far more intensive than straightforward transactional purchasing.
  • A look at appropriate demeanour and approach when going out to tender and dealing with suppliers, and how to mitigate potential risks posed by supplier behaviour.
  • The ability to identify and separate the tools used to engage the market, such as Requests for Information and/or Proposals, and ultimately the usage of those systems.
  • An understanding of how expertise in the procurement field is ultimately essential, particularly around how that expertise is applied.
  • The ability to demonstrate and define value by implementing a variety of evaluation tools and theories.
26 Sep 2018

LONDON

Buying services

A different skill set is needed to buy services – this is how to acquire it

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities for value enhancement, improving supplier delivery in relation to business objectives and maintaining the quality of service delivery
  • Understand the key differences and approaches to buying services
  • Try out your learning on your next services purchase through syndicate exercises and case studies
  • Be confident in interpreting supplier objectives and be better equipped to explore service delivery cost drivers.
1 Oct 2018

DUBAI

Forecasting & Inventory Management

Understand how to identify potential future demand so you can make efficient inventory management decisions

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Make your demand forecasts more accurate and more useful
  • Understand different forecasting methods, including the basic techniques as well as some more complex models
  • Produce demand forecasts more efficiently
  • Use your knowledge of potential future demand to keep your level of inventory right, improving stock availability, creating cost efficiencies and reducing obsolescence
  • Establish your overall inventory management policy and management framework
  • Address any day-to-day problems that can occur.
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