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Grenfell’s Towering Procurement Inferno

The tragedy of Grenfell Tower is a shocking reminder of the need for competent procurement both in the public and private sector. Fingers have been pointed at officials, contractors and MP's. The sad fact of the matter is that this [...]

Grenfell’s Towering Procurement Inferno2017-07-05T13:31:53+00:00

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?