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A-Z Glossary of Terms Brexit•Brexit CIPS Knowledge Partnerships Continuous Improvement •Benchmarking •Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) •Total Quality Management (TQM) Developing and Managing Contracts •Conflict Resolution •Contract Management •Cost Reduction •Demand Management •Intellectual Property (IP) •Performance Analysis and Management •Purchase Order Cycle / Process •Setting KPIs •Terms and Conditions and the Developing of Contracts Efficiency •Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) •Collaborative Working •Value Generation External Environment •Carbon Climate •Legislation Game Theory •Game Theory - TWS PartnersInnovation •CIPS Innovation Cycle Innovation for Procurement and Supply Chain Mitigating Supply Chain Risk •CIPS Risk and Resilience Assessment Tool •Counterfeit•Cyber Security•Diligent Procurement •Fraud and Transparency •GDPR •Intellectual Property (IP) •Risk Analysis and Management •Supplier Assurance Questionnaire (SAQ) Operations Management •Driving Standards - FORS •Logistics •Stock Control •Supply Chain Network Design (SCND) •Warehousing People and Skills •Behavioural Procurement •Career Development - Hays •Change Management •CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply •CIPS/Hays Salary Guide •Emotional Intelligence (EI) JCA •Financial Analysis and Reporting for Purchasers •Influencing Skills •Leadership and Promotion of Procurement and Supply Management •Marketing for Purchasers •Project / Programme Management •Soft Skills Procurement Organisation •Carbon / Climate •Future of the Profession •Procurement Team •The Future of Procurement and Supply Management •Stakeholders Procurement Systems and Technology•3D Printing in the Supply Chain •Application of Technology •Artificial Intelligence (AI) •Blockchain •Cloud and Mobile Solutions •Coding and Classification •Digitalisation in Procurement and Supply •eSourcing / eProcurement systems P2P•Industy 4.0 for Procurement •MRP / CRP Strategy and Policy •Balanced Scorecard •Business Case Development •Business Continuity Management (BCM) / Business Continuity Planning (BCP) •Category Management - GEP •Category Management •Complex Procurement •Cost Reduction •Models (SC / sourcing / procurement / costs) •Negotiation •Procurement Policy Development •Procurement Strategy Development •Setting KPIs •Whole Life Costing Supplier / Bid / Tender Evaluation •Supplier Evaluation and Appraisal •Sourcing and Tendering Supplier Relationship Management •Global Supply Chains •Lean and Agile •Models (SC / sourcing / procurement / cost) •Supplier Development •Supplier Co-ordination / Association •Supplier Positioning•Supplier Relationship Management Sustainability •Circular Procurement •Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) •Diversity and Inclusion•Ethics Test •Modern Slavery •Supplier Diversity •Sustainable and Ethical Procurement •Waste Understand Need - Market and Options Assessment •Cartels / Competition •Commissioning •Commodities •Commodity Specific Knowledge •Data Analysis / Business Intelligence •Indirect Category Report •Market Analysis •Market Development •Market Intelligence •Mergers and Acquisitions •Outsourcing / Offshoring and Insourcing •Sourcing •Specification Development
Buying Commercial and Professional Services •Consultancy •Legal •PR •Professional Services •Recruitment Outsourcing - Hays Talent Solutions Energy and Water•Energy Buying Guides•Energy Institute•Energy Specialist Knowledge Group •Renewable Energy Chemicals•Agrochemicals•Chemical Commodities Construction and Engineering•Apres•Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC)•Construction Facilities•Catering Services•Facilities Management•Laundry / Uniform•MRO•Maintenance, Repair, and Operational Supplies (MRO) - RS Components•Security•Waste Management•The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Financial Services•Insurance•Purchase / Credit Cards IT and Telecoms•Computer Hardware•IT and Telecoms•IT Services and Software Logistics / Freight•The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)•FORS•Freight Marketing Procurement•Creative•Digital Marketing•Experential Marketing•Media•Print Services•Marketing Knowledge Services•Music Metals and Mining •Metals and Mining Outsourced Services•Business Process Outsourcing•Shared Services Public Sector Services•Crown Commercial Service (CCS)•Delivering Public Sector Efficiencies through a Framework Approach - Fusion21•Partnership for Public Procurement•Public Sector ServicesTravel •The Institute of Travel Management•Travel Services
Category Management Commodities and Market Intelligence CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply Developing and Managing Contracts•POD: A new business model•Standard Terms and Conditions•Guidelines to ISBA / IPA / CIPS above the line agreements• Model forms of contract
Management and Leadership•Belbin's Team Roles•Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Procurement Team Risk Analysis and Management•CIPS Risk and Resilience Assessment Tool•CIPS Risk Index•Risk and Compliance Landscape•Risk and Reward•Risk Assessment•Risk Reward Matrix•Supplier Assurance Questionnaire (SAQ) Sourcing and Tendering•Confidentiality Agreement•Declaration of No Conflict of Interest•Selection Criteria•ITT Template•Tender Documents / RFI / RFP Stakeholders