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CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Zebra Study: Record Number of Enterprises Becoming “Intelligent” with Growing IoT Investments

Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced the results of its third annual “Intelligent Enterprise Index” which indicates a record 61 percent of enterprises worldwide are on the path to becoming “intelligent,” compared to only 49 percent in 2018.

This global survey analyzes the extent to which companies connect the physical and digital worlds to drive innovation through real-time guidance, data-powered environments and collaborative mobile workflows. Their “Intelligent Enterprise” Index scores are calculated using 11 criteria that include Internet of Things (IoT) vision, adoption, da

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ProcureCon Indirect 2015 Benchmarking Study

In anticipation of the 2015 ProcureCon Indirect 2015 conference, the organization released the results of this year’s benchmarking study. Take a look to see how your peers answered such questions as:- Which five indirect categories does your business spend most on today?- Which three are growing fastest and why?-  >>

CILT LSPs Roundtable: Does your logistics technology give customers what they want?

Thanks to the “Amazon effect,” customers expect short delivery windows that comply with their terms. With older technology designed for yesterday’s expectations, Logistics Service Providers’ growth potential is limited. Most LSPs have defined goals to improve the customer experience but are n ...

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CIPS Breakfast Briefing - Digitally Transforming Supply

The procurement and supply profession is transforming digitally, are you ready? Join us for a morning of innovative knowledge sharing with top organisations that are leading the way in the digital space within procurement and supply. At the CIPS Breakfast Briefing – Digitally Transforming Supply, discover  ...

8 Fenchurch Place, LONDON EC3M 4PB  
AGM and Presentation: ‘The Procurement Metrics That Matter: View from Global Procurement Services Organisation GEP’

GEP will present the findings of a survey of over 300 CPOs regarding what procurement metrics are important to them and to their stakeholders. The results will both surprise and intrigue you!   This event is for CIPS members and non-members to attend. A buffet will be provided at the event. &nbs ...

Felix Lane, SHEPPERTON Middlesex TW17 8NP  
Introduction to RPA (Robotics Process Automation)

An introduction to Robotics Process Automation, what it does and how it is at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.   This event is available for CIPS members and non-members to attend. The presentation will cover the basics of RPA, where and what it has been deployed to and the benefits t ...

Felix Lane, SHEPPERTON Middlesex TW17 8NP  

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Supplier Relationship Manager - IT
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Supplier Manager - £50k + Benefits
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Buyer - Manufacturing and Production - Manchester
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Senior Sourcing Manager - Indirects
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Strategic Buyer
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Last update 6 Feb 2020
UK manufacturing sector stabilises as political uncertainty subsides
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Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Maximum safety and reliability and reducing the costs for our customers at the same time: we are able to offer the chemical industry an extensive range of chemical logistics services that hardly any other logistics specialist can match. It is our goal to harmonise our services with your specifications in s...

Five major changes in Incoterms® 2020

The International Chamber of Commerce has released Incoterms® 2020 and points to five changes as important to contracts in global trade.   The International Chamber of Commerce, ICC, recently released the 202...

Supplier and Contract Management
Introduction to Purchasing and Procurement
Purchasing Strategy and Leadership
Negotiating with Suppliers
Supply Chain Strategy and Leadership

Local & Regional Agenda

MOTOVARIO: A new Planning & Scheduling software to boost service level

Motovario is a leading Italian ompany which manufactures gear reducers, motovariators and electric motors; it was founded in 1965 in Formigine, a small town near Modena. Over the years it has become an international c...

Five Essential Elements that Transform Transportation Management

Superior transportation management planning is characterized by optimized planning, proactive carrier management, improved visibility, and comprehensive control over operations and freight accounting. This white paper ex...

International Agenda