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What is MCIPS?

What is MCIPS? MCIPS stands for Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. This is an extremely highly regarded qualification, and one of the most prestigious a professional purchaser can achieve. MCIPS status signifies that you are a fully qualified member of CIPS, and allows you [...]

By | 2018-01-19T12:04:19+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Purchasing & Procurement|0 Comments

“Not Enough” Candidates Entering Purchasing Profession

There are not enough candidates entering the purchasing profession, despite increasing demand for graduate and mid-level purchasers. Duncan Ward, operations director of procurement and supply chain at recruitment consultants Badenoch & Clark, said that while procurement head-counts were rising and demand for skilled purchasing professionals remained high, there [...]

By | 2011-08-15T15:48:00+00:00 August 15th, 2011|Purchasing & Procurement|0 Comments

Public Sector Procurement ‘Stifling Innovation’

Public sector procurement processes are "antithetical" to innovation, settling for “proven solutions” from “existing suppliers” and missing opportunities to develop innovative new products and services, according to a report by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee. The report examined the way the public sector approached [...]

By | 2011-06-06T13:22:46+00:00 June 6th, 2011|Purchasing & Procurement|0 Comments