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CIPS SM Awards – Five Stars From Our Special Reporter!

I’m banned of course from CIPS SM Awards evenings* after that unfortunate incident with Rory Bremner’s dinner jacket, the guests from the Caravan Club, the […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Waste, CIPS, Maistro and Beach Riot

Here are two very happy gentlemen, Paddy Lawton (founder of Spend360, sold to Coupa two years ago) and Garry Mansell (previously Chief Executive of Trade […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Ivalua, Apttus, Crossrail, Awards and Stereo Honey

Raj Sharma, founder of Public Spend Forum was in town yesterday, from Washington DC, and we had a very interesting session with Ian Makgill of […]

Future of Procurement – A Round Up of This Summer’s Series

It’s that back to school, start of a new academic year feeling this week, and suddenly the daily email load will jump 50% as everyone […]

Rob Knott and Beth Loudon – Interesting Reading on Procurement, Hospitals and Prisons,

We don’t claim to have the monopoly on good articles and ideas and are therefore always happy to point our readers at other publications and […]

CIPS Has a New Website: Big Improvement Despite Dizzying Home Page

CIPS (the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) has got a new website! Our research suggests the last big refresh was back in 2012, so […]

Crown Commercial Service Annual Report – CEO Signs Off

Another recent government announcement (amongst the end of term rush) we were slow to pick up on was the Crown Commercial Service Annual Report and […]

The Future of Procurement – Part 2, What Needs To Change Now?

We welcome another two-part guest post on our summer hot topic of the Future of Procurement – this is from Alan Haynes, and yesterday he […]

Overblown Claims From CIPS – Top Procurement Pros List Cannot Be “Definitive”

The current edition of Supply Management, the CIPS magazine, is a strong one, with an interesting piece on storytelling, and a good (if unchallenging) interview […]

CIPS Paper – The Future of Procurement and Supply Management (Part 2)

Today we’re continuing our review of the recent CIPS publication, The Future of Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) (see part 1 yesterday). The second part […]

CIPS Paper – The Future of Procurement and Supply Management

As we said last week, we will be looking at “the Future of Procurement” over the summer. The recent CIPS publication, The Future of Procurement […]

Down the Procurement Pub Debate with the Crown Marketplace (Maybe Not Dead After All), SAP Ariba, Comensura, Jaggaer in Munich and the Go-Go’s

We wrote here about the Comensura workshop last week looking at how to make contingent labour and other category strategies appropriate to your organisation – […]