CIPS Members

CIPS Members

CIPS resources for procurement professionals globally.

Latest Knowledge

Latest Knowledge

CIPS Knowledge is a unique resource offering best practice guidance, tools and templates.

CIPS Membership

CIPS Membership

Join CIPS and become part of a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members, with other leading business people, professional managers and academics.

Become Qualified

Become Qualified

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals.

Training Courses

Training Courses

Our programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value to their organisations. The quality of the programme leaders and range of training are designed to suit professionals at all levels.

Latest News

Take part - CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights Survey 2019

17 September 2018

Your feedback is very important to us and we really value your point of view,  your survey answers will still be anonymous and not attributed to you.  Thank you for taking part.

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LAST CHANCE - Please complete the fourth CIPS Brexit survey for a FREE report and prize draw for Amazon vouchers

6 September 2018

Procurement and supply chain professionals are an essential link in managing risk and opportunity for business and economies and guiding their organisations along this complicated path.

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New CIPS Congress Members Announced

24 August 2018

CIPS is proud to announce the newly-elected CIPS Global Congress members whose term will start from 1 November 2018, as voted in by CIPS members.

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Global Events

27 Sep 2018

Branch SWANSEA

Joint Event West and South Wales Branches - Social, Quiz and Networking Opportunity

Joint Branch Event between West Wales Branch and South Wales Branch.  Social Evening with quiz and networking opportunities.

To build cross Branch relationships, networking and share best practice.

28 Sep 2018

Branch NORTH POINT

ICAC Workshop - Corruption Risk & Safeguards

This Workshop is organized by CIPS HK and sponsored by Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). Monitoring the performance of suppliers is a key aspect for supply chain management, but it may be easily under-resourced and neglected by organisations. This Workshop will help members in understanding the prevention of bribery ordinance, common corruption risks & recommended safeguards to monitor the performance of suppliers through case study and sharing. In addition, ICAC will highlight the corruption prevention advisory service to members.

2 Oct 2018

Branch ACCRINGTON

Ace of Diamonds

Phillip Ainsworth will be speaking to our membership about the trials and tribulations of being in the diamond industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the history of the diamond trade; the supply chain and sourcing strategies; how the market is changing internationally and domestically – and how Brexit may be a factor in future sourcing strategies.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

There is ample on-site parking at the venue - map of venue

2 Oct 2018

Branch SHEFFIELD

GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 - Five Months on

GDPR and the Data Protection Act came into force with much fanfare earlier on in 2018.  Now 5 months on this CIPS event is an opportunity for delegates to hear a refresh of the key changes which occurred, to take stock of these and have a snapshot of the issues that come up time and again:

  • Information rights (privacy notices)
  • Data standards/policies
  • Data Sharing Agreements
  • Data Subject access requests
  • Breach reporting
  • ICO and enforcement

Training Courses

1 Oct 2018

DUBAI

Forecasting & Inventory Management

Understand how to identify potential future demand so you can make efficient inventory management decisions

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Make your demand forecasts more accurate and more useful
  • Understand different forecasting methods, including the basic techniques as well as some more complex models
  • Produce demand forecasts more efficiently
  • Use your knowledge of potential future demand to keep your level of inventory right, improving stock availability, creating cost efficiencies and reducing obsolescence
  • Establish your overall inventory management policy and management framework
  • Address any day-to-day problems that can occur.
2 Oct 2018

DUBAI

Forecasting Techniques

Understand and apply key forecasting concepts to better manage demand

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for forecasting and some of the limitations
  • Demonstrate several elementary and more advanced forecasting techniques
  • Apply forecasting techniques to the business environment
  • Be capable of managing the forecasting process.
2 Oct 2018

BRISTOL

Introduction to procurement and category management

Package deals available:

 

Understand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
  • Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand the importance of supplier appraisal, post-tender appraisal and developing relevant tender documents
  • Know the difference between performance and supplier relationship management
3 Oct 2018

DUBAI

Executive Leadership: Sustainable Procurement

Learn how to operate successfully within a sustainable framework

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a sound  knowledge of sustainability principles
  • Understand how to incorporate sustainability into procurement policies and procedures
  • Articulate the reasons and  drivers for sustainable procurement
  • Promote sustainability strategies within your organisation and with your supply base.
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