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Supply Management


The latest news, views, practical advice and issues affecting the procurement and supply profession.

Supply Management is CIPS’ official magazine. It features the latest news, opinions and analysis of the latest developments and thinking in the procurement and supply profession.

Published monthly by Redactive Media Group, the publication is sent to all CIPS members automatically and is also available on subscription. 

The accompanying website – www.supplymanagement.com - provides daily news and opinion and exclusive content, in addition to access to more than 10,000 articles published since 2000. There is also a dedicated jobs website – jobs.supplymanagement.com – with the latest UK and international vacancies.

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The history of Supply Management

14 March 1996: Supply Management is launched as a fortnightly magazine in partnership with Personnel Publications Ltd (now Redactive Media Group), replacing previous titles Purchasing and Supply Management, Procurement Weekly, Logistics and Pactum Serva.


7 September 2000: The magazine is redesigned for the first time “to give the magazine a fresher, more business-like feel and to make it a quicker and more engaging read”. It coincides with the launch of the publication’s website, www.supplymanagement.com


30 October 2003: The first CIPS Supply Management Awards, recognising excellence in the procurement and supply profession, takes place.Supply Management took over from Kelly’s Directories, which had been the partner since the awards’ inception in 1999.


March 2005: CPO Agenda, a subscription magazine aimed at senior procurement executives, is launched as a companion title to Supply Management.


26 September 2006: Supply Management is redesigned for a second time, and changes sizes to US A4. The first issue features an interview with the star of The Apprentice Sir Alan Sugar.


March 2008: Supply Management is named the UK’s best membership magazine at the MemCom Awards.


10 September 2009: The Supply Management Daily, a free daily email procurement and supply chain email news service is launched.


1 April 2010: To coincide with the launch of CIPS Southern Africa, Supply Management begins publication of a separate edition sent to readers in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland featuring specific content for CIPS members in Africa.


17 March 2011: Supply Management switches frequency to become a larger monthly title, reflecting changes in online news and the recruitment market. The southern Africa content is incorporated into the main edition


January 2013: Supply Business in launched, replacing CPO Agenda, aimed at both procurement leaders and senior executives such as CEOs and CFOs with an interest in procurement and supply operations.


November 2013: Members of CIPS Australasia receive Supply Management for the first time.