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Procurement managers 'are making global impact'
David Noble, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), has stressed the global nature of procurement and supply chain management.
During his opening speech at this week's CIPS Annual Conference in London, Mr Noble said there is "no more global a profession currently than supply management". He illustrated the point by noting the recent launch of new CIPS offices in the Middle East and China.
His speech was followed by Rick Grimm, chief executive of the US National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), who spoke about the partnership between the two organisations.
In comments reported by Supply Management, Mr Grimm said: "CIPS and NIGP are taking the risk to improve best practice in the public sector.
"We will create a more robust sector and with CIPS we will strengthen the capacities and contributions of procurement to the public good across the globe."
Other speakers at the conference on Thursday (October 4th) included the government's chief procurement officer Bill Crothers and Gerry Walsh, procurement director for London 2012.
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