04 March 2004
Former CIPS president Peter Smith has started his own consultancy, ProcurementExcellence, to help companies turn purchasing theory into savings.
Smith was previously at consultancy Shreeveport, where for three years he led the procurement and outsourcing practice.
"I will continue to do some work with Shreeveport," he said.
"My consultancy work will look at how leading-edge procurement theories can be used by top-level purchasing people to add to their company or organisation's bottom line."
Prior to Shreeveport he was group purchasing director at NatWest before its takeover by Royal Bank of Scotland (see Features, 5 October and Features, 2 November 2000) and before that with the Department for Social Security.
Smith, CIPS president in 2002-03, said he will also be lecturing, particularly at the Bordeaux Business School.