CIPS news round-up - April 2015

8 April 2015

Financial services information provider Markit is recruiting new CIPS members from the manufacturing, construction and services sectors for its Purchasing Managers’ Indices panels.

The monthly PMIs are made up of a set of company surveys which provide a summary of general business and economic conditions in the three sectors. Panel members are required to complete a monthly questionnaire and in return they receive a complimentary copy of the report and access to Markit’s report library. The PMIs – worth hundreds of pounds each year – are used by the Bank of England and economic commentators.

Email press@cips.org to register your interest.

The deadline for companies and individuals in the procurement profession to complete their entries for the CIPS Supply Management Awards is 10 April.

There are 15 categories plus the overall winner. The awards are divided into 12 team and three individual categories covering the full breadth of the procurement field, from corporate responsibility through to people development and best supplier relationship. They include Best CEO, Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year and Young Procurement and Supply Chain Manager Professional of the Year.

The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony in London on 9 September. Further details can be found at www.cipssmawards.com

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