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04/07/2011 | Channel: Manufacturing

Cranfield School of Management and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) have joined forces to create the Centre for Strategic Procurement and Supply Management (CSPSM) at Cranfield.

Adding to Cranfield’s existing portfolio of research centres, the CSPSM will be committed to improving the leadership of procurement and supply management across industries, delivering quality, research-led development and providing world class links between business and academia.

The Centre launched on 16 June with the first meeting of the ‘Executive Procurement Network’ – an exclusive network for executives, directors and senior managers involved in procurement and supply chain management.

Alan Smart, director of the new Centre and of the Executive MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield School of Management, commented: “With public, private and voluntary sectors all facing challenging targets and with limited funds over the next few years, we see procurement and supply strategy as a key area for review and development. The Executive Procurement Network will create a pathway for broader business skills so members can master the increasingly strategic role that is demanded of the profession.”

www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/cspm