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

CIPS announces Maistro as knowledge partner

25 October 2018

The partnership will bring a number of benefits to CIPS members 

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CIPS and APICS to offer new procurement certification for North America

3 October 2018

CIPS and APICS continue to drive supply chain advancement, with plans for making professional development tools even more accessible.

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UK manufacturing growth improves at end of third quarter

1 October 2018

Shortages of certain raw materials also contributed to a further lengthening of average vendor lead times.

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Global Events

20 Nov 2018

Branch WATERLOOVILLE

CIPS South of England Branch AGM & The Adaptable Thrive: Developing Supply Chain Resilience

The evening will begin with the branch AGM where the Committee will give a summary of activity throughout the year. The branch will also elect members for the coming year with main positions being; Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Social Media & Communications Officer, Education Liaison Officer and General Committee Members.

This will be followed by Jon Churchill speaking on Supply Chain Resilience.

Daily news regarding geo-political, environmental and economic influences are driving increasing risk into company supply chains. Those same supply chains have generally become more complex and more international as the life cycle, variety and cost effectiveness of the goods and services involved has been ever more challenged for improvement.

This presentation looks at the strategic role of Procurement in understanding and developing resilience in their supply chains, ultimately reducing the exposure of their organisation to continuity of supply risks.

20 Nov 2018

Branch READING

How Game Theory can change the role of Procurement

With in-house production decreasing in most industries, supply chains are becoming more complex and integrated and organisations need to rely on their suppliers’ flexibility and innovations. Game theory can enable Procurement to deal with these challenges, unlock its true potential, and move its role within the organisation from a reactive service provider to a highly strategic value driver.

Furthermore, participants will learn how the application of game theory can enable them to steer supplier negotiations in their favour.

20 Nov 2018

Branch BURY ST EDMUNDS

Round-Table Event

Following the request from our members we are looking to hold a roundtable event which gives you the opportunity to ask/discuss all the procurement related questions/topics that you are currently dealing with or have dealt with previously, which will broaden the knowledge of those that attend this event.

 

20 Nov 2018

Branch SINGAPORE

SG Event: APMP-CIPS Crossover Networking

More than ever, Procurement and Bid Professionals are being expected to work closer together, to produce better business outcomes, and faster time to value. Join us for the first crossover event in Singapore between The Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). This informal end of year networking is the perfect opportunity to meet and build relationships with your counterpart and to set the scene for further crossover topics and events in 2019.

Training Courses

20 Nov 2018

PERTH

Category Management - Two days

An exploration of the methodologies and theory behind category management over the course of two days, focusing in particular on how generate and mitigate the loss of value through this process.

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be equipped with:

  • An overview of the category management process from end-to-end, looking at the various activities and theories that comprise said process. The delegate will also develop a keen understanding of how vital the category management process is and will be able to reinforce this in the eyes of their stakeholders.
  • An understanding of how a category manager influences and drives this process, focusing on how the individual can deliver value to the group though the appropriate application of their understanding.
  • Critical knowledge and confidence around how to engineer plans for category development, factoring in complexity and responding accordingly.
  • A grasp of the strategies behind category management that can assist driving towards the desired outcomes when contending with supplier performance and demand.
  • The skills to delineate between different types of category management relating to procurement, purchasing, and sourcing, as well as awareness around how to mitigate potential risks surrounding role conflict and wrongheaded stratagems.
20 Nov 2018

LONDON

Introduction to public sector procurement

An introduction to the key regulations surrounding the public procurement process

 

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

  • Understand the implications of the specific UK and EU legislation regarding public procurement
  • Understand the processes required to establish good practice and operate within legal parameters
  • Apply the knowledge in your own organisation, ensuring fair and equal treatment of potential suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent case law and the effect this has had on procurement practice.

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk

21 Nov 2018

LONDON

Applying the public procurement regulations

A more in-depth look at EU procurement legislation and the impact of procurement decision making and approaches

 

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

  • Understand the key UK and EU procurement legislation in greater detail and how to operate within its framework
  • Demonstrate greater knowledge of how to implement advanced procurement procedures
  • Understand the most recent changes in legislation and case law
  • Effectively address legal challenges

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
22 Nov 2018

LONDON

The future of public procurement

An exploration of the possible future for procurement in the public sector

 

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

  • Understand the recent guidance relating to public procurement
  • Demonstrate greater knowledge of electronic procurement systems
  • Understand the impact of corporate social responsibility on public procurement
  • Analyse the potential impact of Brexit on procurement legislation and the possible future procurement relationship with EU member states
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
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