CIPS Annual Conference

Procurement teams in top performing companies such as Nike have a high level of strategic business alignment ©Getty Images
Strategic alignment equals procurement success
It's important to protect your organisation against supply chain vulnerability, as Target discovered to its cost ©Getty Images
Never leave a man behind
Cora is just one of RBS's digital friends improving engagement with customers - and suppliers
Procurement innovation in action
Boutique catering for the big firms: SMEs are more than capable of scaling up ©Getty Images
SMEs seek partnerships - not just buyers
SRM is best way to get value beyond savings
JLP's Better Jobs programme was based on the seven themes of the workplace, including the worker's voice. © Leon Neal/Getty Images
How John Lewis has given supplier workers a voice
Vodafone and the 'happy PO' metric
JCB's digital catalogue system drives procurement professionals to use the firm's "preferred suppliers". © JCB
How JCB set up a new indirect procurement function
'Enterprise approach' key to cutting infrastructure costs
Outcry over destroyed stock was 'turning point' for Burberry
Shared outcomes key to successful commercial relationships
'Failing fast' is new for SEG Automotive