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Purchasing institutes agree on credentials

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing Supply and the US Institute for Supply Management have agreed a reciprocal arrangement that allows members of each organisation to apply for professional credentials from the other.

UK service sector continues to expand

The UK service sector continued to expand in March, as economic recovery remained on track, according to the latest CIPS/Markit Purchasing Managers Index.

16 year high for purchasing index

The CIPS/Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index for manufacturing hit its highest level since 1994 last month rising to 57.2

German army saves millions in outsourcing deal

The German army has beaten its savings targets since outsourcing its clothing management. Savings of some £127 million (145m euros) more than the targeted savings of £630 million (718m euros), during the 12-year contract period, have been achieved so far.

Snow hits service sector growth

Growth in the UK services sector stalled at the beginning of 2010 as a result of snow-related disruptions which undermined activity and new business, according to the latest CIPS/Markit report on services.

Walmart unveils global sourcing strategy

Retail giant Walmart has unveiled a new global sourcing strategy designed to reduce costs of goods, accelerate speed to market, and improve the quality of products.

Service sector expanding, says CIPS

Confidence is on the up in the UK service sector, according to the CIPS/Markit Business Activity Index which rose to 56.8 in December from 56.6 in November.