Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
CIPS is a global not-for-profit organisation, serving the procurement and supply management profession. Dedicated to promoting good practice, CIPS as a professional body provides a wide range of services for the benefit of members and the wider business community, including qualifications, education and training and thought leadership in procurement and supply. With a community of 115,000 in 150 countries their Royal Charter means we exist for the public good.
As an influential professional body, CIPS helps all kinds of organisations achieve all-round excellence in procurement and supply management. They do this by offering a range of products and services to equip you with the knowledge, training, and practical skills you need to derive maximum benefit from your procurement practices.
They will achieve universal recognition that excellence in purchasing and supply management is an imperative for responsible organisational success and hence the public good.
They aim to fulfil the objectives of their Royal Charter, deliver value to their stakeholders and be recognised as a point of reference and authority. Specifically, they will:
Promote, represent and explain the business discipline and good practice of purchasing and supply management
Research, develop and endorse improved methods in purchasing and supply management
Assist all organisations in developing their capability in purchasing and supply management with the right strategies, processes, people and leadership
Support individuals in developing, demonstrating and qualifying in the profession of purchasing and supply managementSee more