CIPS - leading global excellence in procurement and supply

By Sean Galea-Pace
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is a global not-for-profit organisation and serves a range of procurement and supply manageme...

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is a global not-for-profit organisation and serves a range of procurement and supply management professionals.

As the world’s largest organisation dedicated to the supply chain, it has a global community of more than 200,000 in over 150 countries. With a mission is to “think global, be local”, CIPS is considered the voice of the profession. CIPS is recognised an important force in the supply chain world. Helping businesses to control their spend, the company affirms that even small cost reductions can have a major impact on their bottom line. 

CIPS can help improve procurement in organisations through:

  • Developing people - CIPS helps to drive efficient, capable teams to deliver the most value from your supplier base.

  • Improving performance - CIPS can evaluate and accelerate the performance of companies’ procurement and supply functions.

  • Source responsibly - Guard against reputational damage by stamping out slavery and corruption and embeding ethical practices.

  • Recruit the best - Work with CIPS to bring fresh talent into the business.

Developing people

By developing people, CIPS helps to build skills, knowledge and capability within procurement and supply chain teams. This can be done through; accreditation, short courses, skills assessment, apprenticeships, creating an academy and keeping up to date.


Improving performance

Procurement Excellence Services is a flexible toolkit which allows organisations to achieve their goals through continuous improvement, procurement’s value is shown, a competitive edge, opportunities are identified and the team is sufficiently strengthened.

Source responsibly

Take steps to reduce corruption and embed ethical and sustainable practices by inspiring ethical practice.

Recruit the best

Through CIPS official job board, there is the opportunity to reach up to 200,000 professionals through SM Jobs. Apprenticeships allow for fresh talent to be brought into the business or develop existing staff with apprenticeships in procurement and supply in England.

CIPS works in a variety of different industries such as aerospace and defence, construction, engineering, international development, manufacturing, oil, gas and energy, public sector, services and transport. The company has offices in the UK, Australasia, Middle East & Africa, Southern Africa and the Americas. The firm’s core values are personal excellence, customer first, one CIPS, clear thinking and delivering CIPS excellence. With a vision to achieve global recognition in the procurement and supply management space, it is crucial to help companies realise responsible organisational success long-term.

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