What CIPS Does - The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

What We Do

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Leading global excellence in procurement and supply

Our mission:

Think global, be local

CIPS, the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, is the dynamic champion driving the global procurement and supply management profession.

For the public good

Not-for-profit

Holder of a Royal Charter, CIPS is a not-for-profit organisation with offices around the world. We reinvest our income to advance global best practice

Voice

of the profession

CIPS is the world’s largest organisation dedicated to the profession, with a global community of over 200,000.

CIPS is...

A professional institute

A professional institute

We are the world’s largest professional body serving procurement and supply; a not-for-profit organisation that exists for the public good.

An awarding body

An awarding body

We set the Global Standard in procurement and supply management and are an awarding organisation recognised by regulatory authorities.

A membership association

A membership association

We have the largest membership of procurement and supply professionals in the world, covering all industries, sectors and job activities.

A commercial organisation

A commercial organisation

We help businesses around the world to excel in procurement and supply, supporting them to improve and deliver results, and raise standards.

A global network

A global network

We have a global community of over 200,000 procurement and supply professionals and members in over 150 countries.

CIPS supports individuals to achieve and excel at every stage of their career, from student to CPO:

Learn

Study our qualifications, training courses and professional development programmes to support your career progression.

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Knowledge

Access a wealth of resources to help progress your career and support your day-to-day role.

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Network

Network with our global community of over 200,000 procurement and supply professionals.

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CIPS Foundation

CIPS dedicated charity to support those who struggle to get into, and further themselves within, the procurement and supply profession.

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CIPS membership:

Study CIPS

Study CIPS

CIPS qualifications are globally recognised as the drivers of leading-edge thinking and professionalism, leading to award of MCIPS and beyond.

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MCIPS

MCIPS

The Professional Licence (MCIPS), signifying high achievement and an ongoing commitment to excellence.

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FCIPS

FCIPS

Fellowship is the highest grade of CIPS membership; an accolade that recognises outstanding achievement, knowledge and experience.

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Affiliate

Affiliate

Access all the benefits of CIPS membership with no entry qualifications or past experience.

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Chartered Professional

Chartered Professional

MCIPS/FCIPS members can step up to evidence a commitment to their professional career and ethical procurement and supply practices.

Upgrade to Chartered

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CIPS for organisations

Develop Your People

Develop Your People

Upskill your procurement and supply teams so they spend money wisely, manage suppliers effectively and achieve optimum management outcomes.

Improve Performance

Improve Performance

Improve your value, build influence and drive transformational change with CIPS support.

Recruit the Best

Recruit the Best

Use CIPS resources to help you recruit the top procurement and supply professionals.

Interested in working with CIPS to build strong skills in your team and drive performance?

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