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CIPS presents "Procurement: People, Planet, Profit: The Living Supply Chain" A Collaboration with ITN Productions Industry News

CIPS 5 September 2019

Combining key  interviews and reports “Procurement: People, Planet, Profit: The Living Supply Chain” will launch at CIPS annual conference in October and will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring CIPS members and professional partners, as well as journalists, writers and bloggers.

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and ITN Productions Industry News are producing a news and current affairs-style programme, Procurement: People, Planet, Profit: The Living Supply Chain” launching in October 2019.

CIPS, the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation, and ITN Productions Industry News will be co-creators of the programme designed to raise awareness about the importance and value that procurement and supply professionals contribute to business, society and our everyday lives. 

Production has started and the first film featuring Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO, CIPS is available to view.

Anchored by national TV presenter Kate Garraway, “Procurement: People, Planet, Profit: The Living Supply Chain” will address perceptions of the profession beyond cost cutting by highlighting the highly strategic and intellectually demanding roles within it.  Providing a greater understanding of the issues affecting the profession, it will explore the key themes driving the sector forward with particular focus on technology and innovation, ethical and responsible sourcing, sustainable and environmental procurement, education and skills, risk management and unlocking value for organisations.

Combining key  interviews and reports “Procurement: People, Planet, Profit: The Living Supply Chain” will launch at CIPS annual conference in October and will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring CIPS members and professional partners, as well as journalists, writers and bloggers.

Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO, CIPS, said: “This is a great opportunity to help inform, educate and promote our profession.  This is a really exciting profession to be at the heart of right now, focusing on topics that really matter to society and guiding organisations through very challenging times. We look forward to working on this important programme”

Vicki Clubley, Head of Industry News, ITN Productions said: “We are really excited by the opportunity to work with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply to create a programme that we hope will educate and inform viewers about the vital role of the procurement and supply profession, and will challenge industry perceptions.  We also hope the film will inspire graduates to pursue a career in the sector.”

For more information, or to participate in the programme, please contact Nathan Wilson, Senior Programming Director, Industry News at ITN Productions, on 0207 430 4052 or nathan.wilson@itnproductions.com.  

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About ITN Productions Industry News

ITN Productions Industry News produces bespoke creative and commercial content for broadcasters, businesses, brands, rights holders and digital channels. Industry News forms part of this offering and is a communications tool for leading industry bodies and national associations produced in a broadcast news-style programme format, including interviews, news items and sponsored editorial profiles.

For more information visit ITN Productions.

About the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

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 officials 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 professional education, training and corporate solution packages to improve business profitability.

www.cips.org; @CIPSNews

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