CIPSA Professional Resources : Top 20 websites in the world of procurement

Below is the the list of the top 20 Procurement-related websites identified by CIPSA (CIPS Australia – original source-page is here). I’m proud to see that I’m in, nearby Sourcing Innovation blog, Spend Matters, Supply Excellence…

  • Sourcing Innovation

    Sourcing Innovation is a weblog for sourcing, procurement and supply management professionals with a focus on best practices, education and innovation. The author and editor of the site is Michael Lamoureux, a Computer Science PhD with experience in sourcing and supply chain so technology and e-commerce is a particular focus for the site.

  • Supply Chain Brain

    Supply Chain Brain is the website of Global Supply Chain Media, publisher of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies magazines.

  • Supply Excellence

    Supply Excellence is a weblog “dedicated exclusively to fostering and accelerating supply management excellence”. It is edited by Ariba Inc. so spend management technology is a particular focus of the forum however it references a number of independent sources covering a wide range of procurement and supply related topics.

  • Spend Matters

    Spend Matters is a weblog for “everyone that wants to gain insight into Spend Management”. Its scope includes procurement, sourcing, contract management, spend analysis and visibility, category management, low cost country sourcing, supply chain, lean and other related areas. It is edited by Jason Busch, Founder and Managing Director of Azul Partners, a boutique advisory firm.

  • Supply Management offers selected content from the print magazine, breaking news stories, plus a range of online-only features, including:

    • Streaming business and political news
    • Archive of past articles
    • Searchable events diary
    • E-mail news alerts
    • Commodity price database

    Articles and services are freely available to all users, with the exception of the archive search, “my page” personalisation and the commodity price database, which require log-in and are exclusive to CIPS members and subscribers to Supply Management magazine.

  • Supply Chain Management Review is the website of Supply Chain Management Review, an executive level industry magazine published eight times a year. Their content covers a broad spectrum of supply chain activities including purchasing, production planning, order processing and fulfilment, inventory management, transportation, distribution, and customer service.

  • Supply Chain Digest

    Supply Chain Digest is a weekly online newsletter for supply chain and logistics professionals. Their corporate office is located in Springboro, OH in the US.

  • Queensland Government Marketplace

    Queensland Government Chief Procurement Office is a division of the Department of Public Works and is the Queensland Government’s expert in procurement policy, practice and education. As well as advising government departments on matters of procurement they are also responsible for developing and managing the State Procurement Policy framework and whole-of-government supply arrangements.

  • Purchasing Magazine is the website of the US based Purchasing magazine serving more than 90,000 procurement and supply chain professionals across multiple sectors. It is published 12 times a year and covers a wide range of news and commentary on topics and issues relevant to procurement and supply chain.

  • Office of Government Commerce

    The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) is an independent office of the UK Treasury, established to help UK central government departments and other public sector organisations deliver best value from their spending.

  • Strategic Sourcing Europe became Sourcing and Procurement

    Strategic Sourcing Europe is a weblog for purchasing professionals. The About section of the website references the LinkedIn profile of Jean-Philippe Massin, Vice President at Capgemini located in Paris Area, France. At the time of this research the most recent post on the site was on 2nd April 2009, which suggests the site may no longer be active.

  • IBISWorld

    IBISWorld is a strategic business information provider based in Australia but with overseas offices in the US and Indonesia. In Australia their research covers 501 local industries and the top 2000 companies including data and analysis on economic and demographic statistics, industry risk ratings and business and market intelligence.

  • Indian Institute of Materials Management

    The Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) is based in Mumbai, and is the national body for professionals responsible for planning, sourcing, logistics and supply chain management throughout India. It has over 5500 members drawn from both the public and private sector and it is also a chartered member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

  • Institute of Supply Management

    The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) is the US based professional association for supply management, comprising 40,000 members. It is also a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

  • Kellysearch

    Kellysearch is a business-to-business supplier search engine, with information on over 2 million companies worldwide. Kellysearch is published by Reed Business Information, the largest business publisher in the US.

  • KPI Library

    KPI Library was founded in the Netherlands in 2007 to provide users with an extensive library of KPIs and online services to build and share KPIs.

  • LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is a professional networking site that provides access to an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. LinkedIn is based in Mountain View California, however approximately half of its 40 million plus members are from outside the US.

  • eSourcing Forum

    eSourcing Forum is a weblog edited and authored by Iasta, a global software and services provider of supply management solutions. As the name suggests, this website looks at procurement and supply topics primarily from an e-commerce perspective.

  • CAPS Research

    CAPS Research is a not-for-profit, independent research organisation dedicated to supply and supply chain issues. They are jointly sponsored by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, the Institute for Supply Management, and 130 major sponsor companies.

  • Ariba

    Ariba Inc. is a global provider of spend management solutions comprising
    technology, domain expertise and consulting services.

  • Aberdeen Group

    Aberdeen Group provides fact-based research to business and technology executives across nine research channels: Human Resources, Finance, Technology, Procurement & Supply, Manufacturing, SCM & Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Retail and Product Innovation.

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