CASME, the global membership network for corporate procurement, has announced a partnership agreement with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) to provide continuing professional development (CPD) hours for CIPS members who participate in CASME events.
CASME specialises in bringing procurement professionals together to share detailed knowledge and best practice, and runs over 175 events every year, as well as publishing research and benchmarking reports for its global network of over 115,000 members.
CIPS members, who are corporate subscribers of CASME and participate in RoundTable events and online Mini-RoundTables, will be awarded CPD hours and a certificate towards CIPS recognition for learning and maintaining professional procurement knowledge and skills. Subscribers can log-in to the CASME Resource Centre (www.casme.com) to download their Certificate of Participation after attending an event.
As part of the agreement CASME will also make its Global Digest research reports available to CIPS members. These provide best practice strategies on specific procurement categories and insight into future trends, which are compiled from input by experienced procurement managers. CASME Global Digest reports are issued on a quarterly basis and are available for CIPS members to download at www.cips.org/CASME.
Commenting on the CIPS and CASME partnership, David Noble, Group CEO, CIPS said:
“I am always extremely pleased when we are able to offer our members valuable research and resources, relevant to working in a global landscape, with our partners. CASME is a great addition to this portfolio of knowledge. At CIPS we recognise the value CPD holds for procurement professionals, as it demonstrates they are keeping up to date with the latest trends and topics currently shaping the profession.
Jonathan Lyles, CEO, CASME, added:
“CASME is delighted to be working in partnership with CIPS to help promote continuing professional development within the global procurement community. This initiative will complement our strategy of working with prestigious professional bodies across the world.
Notes to editors:
CASME is a global membership of corporate procurement organisations from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 businesses spread across EMEA, the Americas, Asia and Australasia. Membership of CASME facilitates networking and the exchange of real and practical intelligence that helps members make substantial savings for their business. Every year CASME delivers over 175 RoundTables and online Mini-RoundTable meetings around the world. CASME generates over 40 annual research reports, Global Digests and Good Practice Guides across common indirect procurement categories and strategic procurement topics, which are compiled from input by its global membership of procurement professionals. For more information visit www.casme.com; @CASMENetwork
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation. It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues. CIPS has a global community of over 115,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics. The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability. www.cips.org; @CIPSNews