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What to Develop: A Lean Supply Chain, Agile or Leagile?

The debate continues over the decision to develop a lean supply chain, an agile supply chain, or a hybrid model: leagile. Lean supply chain thinking was developed by Toyota to develop their production capabilities through constant innovation in resource reduction  [...]

What to Develop: A Lean Supply Chain, Agile or Leagile?2019-11-12T00:13:43+00:00

Supply Chain Management and its Integral Role in Business Today

"Supply chains compete, not companies" So say Martin Christopher, Emeritus Professor of Marketing and Logistics at Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University. More and more companies are beginning to realise the importance of this statement as they turn their thoughts to [...]

Supply Chain Management and its Integral Role in Business Today2019-11-12T00:15:20+00:00

Oxford College of Procurement and Supply Celebrates CIPS Exam success!

Oxford College of Procurement and Supply are delighted to share their CIPS exam result success for the recent November 2016 examination board. Our students achieved an overall pass rate of 80% across both CIPS Diploma and CIPS Advanced Diploma qualifications, [...]

Oxford College of Procurement and Supply Celebrates CIPS Exam success!2019-11-12T00:15:30+00:00

How to Avoid a Contract Management Nightmare

Contract management should be a smooth process. Ask the supplier to do something, they do it, everybody gets what they want. If only life was that simple. The reality is that contract management doesn't always go according to plan and [...]

How to Avoid a Contract Management Nightmare2019-11-12T00:15:42+00:00

Career Focus: Why Should You Get a Procurement Job?

Who actually chooses a procurement job? At what point did the careers advisor at school turn to you and say "You know what? You should think about a career in procurement". Many who ended up in procurement jobs didn't exactly [...]

Career Focus: Why Should You Get a Procurement Job?2019-11-12T00:16:58+00:00

5 Rules for Successful Supplier Relationship Management

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) forms a key part of the procurement cycle. It could be argued that a contract should merely be agreed upon and the rest will take care of itself. In reality, this is rarely the case. A [...]

5 Rules for Successful Supplier Relationship Management2019-11-12T00:19:06+00:00

CIPS May Examination Board Success!

Oxford College of Procurement and Supply students are celebrating another superb set of exam results for the CIPS May 2016 examination board. We’re pleased to announce that the overall pass rate across both CIPS Diploma and CIPS Advanced Diploma qualifications [...]

CIPS May Examination Board Success!2019-11-12T00:20:49+00:00

Brexit: Keep calm and carry on procuring

So the scaremongerers have scuttled under the rocks and the cloud of doom and gloom known as Brexit is upon us. The list of fear for procurement starts to build: higher prices, change to contract law, future contracting methods, access [...]

Brexit: Keep calm and carry on procuring2019-11-12T00:21:04+00:00