CIPS news round-up - July 2015

6 July 2015

CIPS and Dun & Bradstreet have launched a dedicated knowledge area providing analysis on cross-border risk.

It provides analytical techniques and strategies to manage operational risk and capitalise on the opportunities that supply chains can bring. Members can view videos, webinars, case studies, events, the Risk Index report and D&B analyses. Visit

Demonstrating savings is the “licence to operate” for procurement functions, Henrik Larsen, vice president, group procurement at AP Moller-Maersk Group, told a CIPS networking event in Denmark.

Procurement professionals must challenge the business, but also earn their mandate to influence, by creating value from the wider supply chain. Copenhagen and Stockholm events are planned for 2 and 3 September. Contact

CIPS has launched a MRO knowledge section with an academic paper based on research of its members.

Improving monopoly MRO supplier’s performance by reducing shirking and opportunistic behaviour: A Western Australia (WA) Mining Buyers Perspective, by Aiden Platt at Curtin University, Australia, focuses on six options to improve suppliers’ performance – contract management, effective management practices, parallel/cross sourcing, reverse engineering, insourcing and reliance on market forces. Visit

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