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Do you have a favorite resource online for getting news and information about the purchasing industry? There are quite a few reputable organizations and publications available, but we wanted to highlight one today called Supply Management: The purchasing and supply website.

The http://www.cips.org/ publishes the latest news, views and analysis for those working in the procurement profession through the Supply Managment website. You’ll want to bookmark this and visit daily or subscribe to receive emails. Every day you can find news, opinions and exlclusive content with a global audience. Much of news is focused in the UK and Europe, but the discussions and lessons that can be learned would apply to purchasing professionals anywhere. They even have their own dedicated job website listing 100s of vacancies all over the world.

Some of the features on the site include:

News: published daily, this gives a broad look at things affecting purchasing and supply chain around the world including, weather, war, management changes, and just about anything you can think of that would be newsworthy.

Blog: “Quick fire topical postings on purchasing and supply chain issues from independent expert commentators and the Supply Management editorial team”

Law: This category narrows the news topic to that consisting of a legal nature. This includes news about bribes, white collar crimes, legal battles between companies and governments, legal battles between companies, and so on.

Analysis: Articles from professionals in the industry or their editorial team giving their opinions and insight into industry challenges and news.

Resources: Webinars, How To Guides, Q&As, Knowledge zone, and case studies make these a great way to expand your personal skills.

Careers: Monthly articles with career tips published in association with London Metropolitan University.

December 2, 2014
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