Oxford College of Procurement and Supply are delighted to announce they have been awarded CIPS Centre of Merit status. Such awards are only made to study centres who can show the high standards of provision and performance set out by CIPS. [...]
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Sustainability is in vogue at the moment. Especially in supply chain management where along with Corporate Social Responsibility and ethical sourcing adhere to the mantra that the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) is the best way to create greater [...]
The tango is a dance you would expect to see in the ballroom. But how appropriate is it to the boardroom? Well, it takes two to tango and if we are to get supply chain into the boardroom, then it [...]
Oxford College of Procurement and Supply is celebrating another fantastic set of results for the July 2016 CIPS exam board. Students achieved a 90% pass rate across both CIPS Diploma and CIPS Advanced Diploma – with just under 60% of [...]
The Internet of Things (IoT) is not new. Taking into account that the internet is simply a network, as opposed to the World Wide Web which is a way of accessing information over the medium of the internet, we can [...]
According to the Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey 2016 cost reduction remains the focal point for many organisations around the globe. 324 of the most senior procurement leaders in organisations from 33 countries around the world took part, with [...]
With modern slavery revelations worldwide, many organisations are being revealed as having less than ethical business practices alive and well in their supply chains. One of the areas that these scandals are hitting businesses the most is internally, as procurement [...]
This interesting article from Louis Columbus on Forbes.com hints towards advancements in tech use, particularly analytics in procurement and supply chains, will accelerate supply chain performance in 2016. 24% of global manufacturers ($500M+) predict advanced analytics will make the greatest impact [...]
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is a long overdue legislation that ensures all businesses within the supply chain are working consciously and ethically. As globalisation grows, so does the complexity of international supply chains and many companies have been involved [...]
Supplier relationship management (SRM) and the more recently devised method of supplier engagement are both equally important to the modern procurement professional. They each have their advantages and disadvantages, and determining which one is more applicable to the situation, if [...]