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CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

UK retailers brace for fiercely competitive Christmas amid cautious consumer appetite

  • Deloitte’s European Christmas Survey 2018 predicts Europe’s shopping habits in the run up to Christmas;
  • UK consumers reveal signs of caution despite their expectations to spend £567 (€646) this Christmas, 42% more than the European average;
  • 42% of Christmas spending will be made online, making the UK the biggest online spender in Europe;
  • 37% of UK consumers plan to do the majority of Christmas shopping in November.

UK consumers intend to spend £567 (€646) this Christmas, according to the latest findings from Deloitte’s 2018 European Christmas Survey. The research, based on responses from 9,169 consumers across 10 European countries, reveals a modest increase in expected spending in the UK of just one per cent from 2017.

The flat year-on-year com

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Manage your transports more efficiently: a how-to guide for controlling large shipping volumes at bustling distribution hubs

Transports need to keep moving. But all too often, they end up stuck in traffic. That’s when time slots close, delivery deadlines are missed – and customers lose patience. Logistics hubs are flashpoints for this type of negative chain reaction: The concentration of events to be managed at such hot spots   >>

Sc Johnson Professional - Denby Site Visit

The SC Johnson Professional™ product range provides solutions ranging from skin care, floor care and surface care, through to air care, storage and pest control. Deb skin care solutions draw on deep technical expertise and extensive field sales support to provide workplaces and public environments across i ...

Ace of Diamonds

Phillip Ainsworth will be speaking to our membership about the trials and tribulations of being in the diamond industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the history of the diamond trade; the supply chain and sourcing strategies; how the market is changing internationally and domestically –  ...

Brexit and International Procurement & Branch AGM

Brexit is already hitting procurement and supply chains hard, but can there be a soft landing outside the European Union?   This event is available to CIPS members and non - members to attend. As you consider your global sourcing and outsourcing needs, you need to balance trying to find low-cost sou ...

The Royal Mint (Presentation and Tour)

This is a unique opportunity for local professionals to hear about procurement at The Royal Mint before enjoying a tour of the site. Two members of the supply chain team will share rich insights to sourcing challenges which includes an overview of managing procurement and supply chain management at The Royal Mint, a ...


Job Opportunities
Category Manager IT
     London  -  PERM  -  Beaumont Select

Procurement Manager
     Barrow-In-Furness, England  -  PERM  -  JAM Recruitment

Supply Chain Data Analyst
     West Midlands  -  PERM  -  mvp

Senior Procurement Consultant
     London  -  PERM  -  Procurement People

     Warwickshire  -  PERM  -  Procurement People

Category Manager - Machining
     Hertfordshire  -  PERM  -  Procurement People

Distribution Centre Manager
     East of England  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson

NVQ Assessor Warehouse and Management
     International  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson

NVQ Assessor Warehouse and Management
     South East  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson

Purchasing Manager
     Coventry, West Midlands  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment

     Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Procurement Manager - London 45k + Package
     London, England  -  PERM  -  1st Executive

Design Manager - Warehouse Automation
     Oxford, Oxfordshire  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Interim Vendor Manager - Networks - Telecoms
     London, England  -  TEMP  -  1st Executive

Interim Category Specialist - Indirects
     Staines, Middlesex  -  TEMP  -  1st Executive

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Last update 1 Feb 2019
Series-record stockpiling of inputs at UK manufacturers as Brexit preparations continue
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
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The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...

Blockchain in Logistics

DHL has released a trend report in cooperation with Accenture, a leading global technology consultant, on blockchain technology's potential to transform the logistics industry. Global supply chains are notoriously...

Introduction to public sector procurement
Applying the public procurement regulations
The future of public procurement
Introduction to contracts
Introduction to contract management

Local & Regional Agenda

HOYER: Future-Proofs System for Managing Intermodal Rail, Road, and Sea Transport to Meet High Growth Potential

HOYER is an independent family enterprise that dates back to 1946, and which has become one of the world’s leading bulk-logistics providers, offering comprehensive transport services and complex logistics soluti...

The Agility Agenda for Procurement

This year, Ardent Partners explores a key characteristic that separates best-in-class procurement teams from all others – agility.While the 318 procurement and finance pros who were surveyed continue to focus on sa...

International Agenda