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What's Up (or Down) with your data?

Strange as it seems – one way to get a handle on all that data that surrounds us is to, yes, gather more data.

Tell us about your experience managing, using, and protecting your data. We’ll share the results of the short survey from North Carolina State University once we have them.

 

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Latest News & Opportunities from CIPS Americas

INSIGHTS

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Life After Spreadsheets?

Research shows that Microsoft Excel may still be the most popular way that procurement organizations store and analyze data. Dr. Rob Handfield from North Carolina State University and others discuss trends in data management and analysis.

NEWS

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Fleet Electric Future?

Making the move to electric-powered fleet vehicles may not be as "fleet" as some might want. Cost and short supplies are among the obstacles cited in this analysis.

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Meet Your Peers

Meet your peers across North America and the Caribbean! Connect and converse with your professional colleagues. Discuss an issue or solve a problem in the breakout rooms. Note the new date!

Wed. Sept. 22, 1:00 pm EDT. Join us.

The purchase is just one part of the process.

You found the right part -- or service. Are you forecasting the correct demand for it? Once it arrives, is there a place for it? Procurement and operations are tightly bound.

We have tools to help you confront the rapid changes going on in the business world. Maybe it's a tip, or maybe it's an overhaul. Either way, start here increase your productivity.

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Strategies for Shortages

As the Rolling Stones might say, "When you can't get what you want, can you get what you need?" Here are seven strategies that might help.

TOOLS

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 Operations Management

Operations management encompasses the processes that can surround procurement – including demand forecasting, inventory management and logistics. CIPS members can find rich resources here.

KNOWLEDGE

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Intelligence Hub

Unlock resources here to help you do your job. The Intelligence Hub focuses on relevant new topics twice each month, so check in regularly to keep tabs on trends and keep you in synch with the thought leaders in the profession.

Featured Resources in the Americas

Digitalization in Procurement

Digitalization in Procurement

Read a new paper about the digitalization of supply chains and how digital can increase efficiency in the fourth industrial revolution.

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CIPS Americas News

CIPS Americas News

See the latest news and sourcing insights from CIPS Americas

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Listen to our latest podcasts

Listen to our latest podcast, featuring CIPS America's sourcing expert, Bill Michels and other expert guests

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CIPS is...

A professional institute

A professional institute

We are the world’s largest professional body serving procurement and supply and a not-for-profit organization that exists for the public good.

A global network

A global network

We have a global community of over 200,000 procurement and supply professionals and members in over 150 countries.

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Quality guaranteed

Our qualifications are recognised by regulators in various countries, demonstrating that they meet specific quality standards.

The Global Standard

The Global Standard

CIPS Global Standard in procurement and supply management sets the benchmark for what good looks like in the profession.

A commercial organization

A commercial organization

We help businesses around the world to excel in procurement and supply, supporting them to raise standards and deliver results.

A membership association

A membership association

We have the largest membership of procurement and supply professionals in the world, covering all industries, sectors and job activities.

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Cheron Lessmeister

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V.P. of Operations, Americas

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