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“iBuy — and I get paid for it” — A Clever CIPS Initiative for Wannabe Buyers

We’ve been looking at the iBuy website, a CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) initiative to tempt young people into procurement as a career. […]

Down the Procurement Pub with SMEs, iBuy, SAP Ariba and Blitzen Trapper

This week Nancy and I went up to the North-West to interview the victorious Manchester Airports Group (MAG) procurement team and their CPO (until recently) […]

CIPS President Sam Walsh Gets Another Year In The Hot Seat. But Why?

15 years ago last week I was honoured to be appointed President of CIPS – the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply - although in […]

Down the Procurement Pub with CIPS, NHS, Bloom and Grace VanderWaal

It can’t be November already, that’s ridiculous. Oh well, a fairly quiet week after much dashing around recently, so time to get a top secret […]

More On CIPS SM Awards Integrity Issue – A Statement from CIPS

Following our story about the CIPS SM Awards and the preponderance of winners whose procurement heads happened to be on the judging panel, we asked […]

ProcureCon Europe Coming Soon – And a Request for Eyes and Ears

As we reported in August ProcureCon Europe will soon be here - October 17 to 19, Hotel Palace Berlin. And there’s still time to register. […]

Procurement Has Advanced In 30 Years – But Not That Much!

This was from Supply Management last week, in their coverage of the CIPS SM Awards. “When I started 30 years ago [procurement] wasn’t really a […]

Procurement Conferences – Clashfinder for w/c October 16th

If you are a Festival attendee, as I am, you will know the wonderful Clashfinder website, which gives you a timetable of all the artists […]

CIPS SM Procurement Awards – Should Judges Be Allowed To Enter?

Having written positively about the CIPS SM Awards last week, we had a couple of interesting comments, one to the website and one via a […]

CIPS SM Awards – Well Done Everyone! Enjoy the Hangovers …

Congratulations to all the winners at last night’s CIPS SM Awards. We weren’t there to heckle / cheer / get horribly drunk, but followed events […]

ProcureCon Europe – Future Proofing Your Procurement Strategy

ProcureCon Europe is coming round again – surely it can’t be nearly a year since we arrived at the Berlin Palace Hotel (not where we […]

Down the Procurement Patch with CIPS, Proactis, blur Group and Glen Campbell

Not a very social week this week really and when I did go out I forgot to take a picture! So here are the blackberries […]