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The West of Scotland branch would like to invite CIPS members to join them at their next branch AGM. The event will cover the following:

  •  Review of last year
  •  Election and confirmation of committee
  •  Next event
  •  AOB
  •  Drinks at local bar
Date: Friday 09 January 2015
Venue: Xchanging Procurement Services
Address: GLASGOW
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Wednesday 07 January 2015

CPD 2Negotiation is a key skill within successful contract and supplier management. It can strengthen service delivery and reduce the chance of conflict. During this event delegates will explore how to maintain good working relationships with suppliers whilst maintaining the confidence to effectively negotiate better deals for their organisations. The format of delivery for this event is a factual presentation with a few practical exercises. Delegates will go away with a negotiation tool kit they can use in their daily roles for private, public and voluntary sector organisations.

Date: Wednesday 14 January 2015
Venue: Cardiff Business School
Address: CARDIFF
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Monday 12 January 2015

CPD 2The Co-operative Group opened its state-of-the-art distribution centre in north Derbyshire, in April 2013 and it was fully operational by October 2013.

The 480,000sq ft multi-temperature depot, situated just off junction 28 on the M1 employs around 1,100 staff. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to service 830 Co-operative food stores in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, through more than 3,600 deliveries per week.

CIPS members will get a background presentation by the Co-operative team followed by a tour of the facility.

Date: Thursday 15 January 2015
Venue: Co-operative Group Distribution Centre - Castlewood
Address: South Normanton
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Tuesday 13 January 2015

Our latest Wolverhampton branch event will feature CPD 2Chris Harries from Core Talent recruitment who will speak on how taking control of our CPD is invaluable in succeeding as a purchasing and supply chain professional.

Date: Thursday 15 January 2015
Venue: Park Inn
Address: TELFORD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Tuesday 13 January 2015

CPD 2The aim of the Event is to discuss the differences between the Cloud and Traditional outsourcing which are based on very different business models. Rarely do any white-papers available on the internet consider these and the hidden costs which do need to be considered when contemplating moving into the cloud.

Our speaker Chris Tiernan , Managing Partner, of Grosvenor Consultancy Services, recently wrote a guide for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), on factors to take into account when preparing business cases for cloud. Working with Cranfield and others he has written papers and given numerous presentations on many aspects of outsourcing and cloud and their underlying economics.

Chris will discuss the issues that face Procurement and IT Professionals when dealing with Cloud based services and provide advise on how to tackle them.

Date: Tuesday 20 January 2015
Venue: Best Western Cumberland Hotel
Address: HARROW
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Sunday 18 January 2015