Alliance Between CIPS and KPMG in Singapore to Raise the Bar for the Procurement Profession in Singapore

CIPS 31 July 2018
  • More procurement and supply chain management resources for professionals, buyers and corporates in Singapore
  • Leading to real-world best-practices in companies and organisations.

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has partnered with professional services firm KPMG in Singapore to offer training and support leading to the CIPS certification of procurement professionals and supply chain professionals, and the CIPS accreditation of organisations.

A market first for certifying such professionals and working with organisations to up-skill their procurement functions leading to corporate accreditation, this alliance raises the bar for the procurement profession in Singapore and the region, while redefining it to meet modern real-world realities.

The agreement between the two parties will focus on two areas:

The first is a corporate award as training partner and assessor in developing individuals within professional procurement and supply organisations. KPMG’s Business School in Singapore will offer executive applied learning programs for corporate organisations, preparing them for modern procurement realities. This offers procurement professionals certification of their skills with the potential to advance their careers.

The second is by working with KPMG to promote total procurement transformation in organisations, through the use of KPMG’s end-to-end data-powered digital procurement solutions.

Jon Soon, CIPS Country Manager in Singapore said, “I’m delighted that we were able to partner with such a high-quality global organisation to offer more support for our members and corporate clients in Singapore and improve procurement and supply chain management.

“Senior KPMG professionals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in global supply chain management as well as understand the issues our professionals are tackling in Singapore and the wider Asia Pac region. This complements the procurement expertise at CIPS making this a winning combination.”

Irving Low, Head of KPMG Business School in Singapore said, “We are pleased to be collaborating with CIPS in promoting the growth of the procurement profession, and how organisations can advance their capabilities in procurement and supply management with the right strategies, processes, people and leadership.”

“By promoting both the procurement profession at the corporate and individual levels through our consulting work to organisations, as well as the use of more applied rather than classroom learning, we support the professionalisation of procurement in Singapore and the region.”

Press contacts:

Trudy Salandiak
CIPS PR Manager
+44 (0) 1780 761576 / 07554 400 731

Jeffrey Chiang W M
KPMG Business School

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global community of over 200,000 in 180 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability.; @CIPSNews

KPMG in Singapore
KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. With 200,000 people in the network working together to deliver value in 154 countries and territories, we offer a globally-consistent standard of service based on professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge.

In the ASEAN region, KPMG member firms operate across all 10 countries. Our industry focus helps KPMG firms’ professionals develop a rich understanding of clients' businesses and the insight, skills and resources required to address industry-specific issues and opportunities.

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Twitter: @KPMGSingapore

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