Welcome to the Centre for Strategic Procurement and Supply Management

Cranfield School of Management and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) have teamed up to form the Centre for Strategic Procurement and Supply Management (CSPSM). 

With a commitment to improve the practice of procurement and supply management, the Centre has been established to:

  • Deliver quality, research-led executive development procurement and supply activities.

  • Provide world class linkages between business, academia and the profession of purchasing and supply.

We hope that you find what you are looking for within these pages and that you will soon engage with us through our procurement and supply activities.

“As the threat of a double dip recession looms, procurement is quickly becoming the key strategic function in organizations. The Centre provides a forum for individuals and organisations to exchange ideas, benchmark performance and develop innovative strategies for managing procurement and supply. Its aim is to develop talented individuals who can help their organizations thrive in difficult economic times.” 

Director of the Centre for Strategic Procurement and Supply Management