Content Directory

Stay up to date with new thinking and current guidelines through the CIPS Knowledge area.

The Knowledge content has been mapped against relevant books, events and other key procurement topics to provide you with the knowledge you need:

    Topics and Skills

    A-Z Glossary of Terms


    CIPS Knowledge Partnerships

    Continuous Improvement
    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

    eCommerce / Systems
    Application of Technology
    Cloud and Mobile Solutions
    Coding and Classification
    Cyber Security
    eSourcing / eProcurement systems P2P
    MRP / CRP

    Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)
    Collaborative Working
    Value Generation

    External Environment
    Carbon Climate

    Game Theory
    Game Theory - TWS Partners

    Innovation and Technology
    3D Printing in the Supply Chain
    Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    CIPS Innovation Cycle
    Digitalisation in Procurement and Supply
    Future of the Profession
    Industy 4.0 for Procurement
    The Future of Procurement and
        Supply Management

    Operations Management
    Driving Standards - FORS
    Stock Control
    Supply Chain Network Design (SCND)

    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

    Risk / Mitigation
    CIPS Risk and Resilience Assessment Tool
    Diligent Procurement
    Fraud and Transparency
    Intellectual Property (IP)
    Risk Analysis and Management
    The Business Continuity Institute (BCI)
    Supplier Assurance Questionnaire (SAQ)

    SRM and SC Management
    Global Supply Chains
    Lean and Agile
    Models (SC / sourcing / procurement / cost)
    Supplier Development
    Supplier Co-ordination / Association
    Supplier Positioning
    Supplier Relationship Management

    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)
    Procurement Policy Development
    Procurement Strategy Development
    Setting KPIs
    Whole Life Costing

    Supplier / Bid / Tender Evaluation
    Supplier Evaluation and Appraisal
    Sourcing and Tendering

    Circular Procurement
    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
    Diversity and Inclusion
    Ethics Test 
    Modern Slavery 
    Supplier Diversity
    Sustainable and Ethical Procurement

    Understand Need - Market and Options Assessment
    Cartels / Competition
    Commodity Specific Knowledge
    Data Analysis / Business Intelligence
    Indirect Category Report
    Market Analysis
    Market Development
    Market Intelligence 
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Outsourcing / Offshoring and Insourcing
    Specification Development

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