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CIPS and Cranfield launch partnership

CIPS 9 May 2011

CIPS and Cranfield launch Centre for Strategic Procurement and Supply Management

Cranfield School of Management and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) have joined forces to create the Centre for Strategic Procurement and Supply Management (CSPSM) at Cranfield.

The Centre launches on 16 June with the first meeting of the ‘Executive Procurement Network’ – an exclusive network for executives, directors and senior managers involved in procurement and supply chain management. The Executive Procurement Network will create a pathway for broader business skills so members can master the increasingly strategic role that is demanded of the purchasing profession. Membership of the Executive Procurement Network will provide individuals and organisations with access to a range of benefits including; a powerful, collaborative peer network, cutting edge research, subscription to key publications and CIPS affiliate membership.

David Noble, CIPS CEO said: “Strategic procurement and supply chain management lies at the heart of all good businesses and organisations. It can influence economies and be a force for public good, so I’m pleased that we have once again joined forces with Cranfield School of Management to develop that important relationship between theory and academia, and the practical through key business contacts.

“The Executive Procurement Network will also provide those necessary networking opportunities amongst peers that are similarly at the top of their game, to maintain and develop high-quality practices in procurement management, whilst also providing exposure to wider management disciplines as they impact the profession. With cutting edge research and access to real case studies, the benefits of this network will be far-reaching and influential. If you’re a leader in procurement, you should be part of the network and share your experiences as well as learn from your peers.”

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