From January, CPO Agenda will be relaunched as Supply Business. Editor Rebecca Ellinor explains the reasons behind the change and what this means.
By Rebecca Ellinor | Autumn 2012
As announced by CIPS CEO David Noble at this year’s CIPS Annual Conference, from January CPO Agenda magazine will be relaunched with a new name and new look, and will be called Supply Business.
As every CPO will be aware, the attention on the profession from the higher echelons of senior management has dramatically increased.
As David Noble said at the conference: “The attention I get from chief execs and senior people now is all about this profession called ‘supply’ and how it can make a difference to their competitive strength, whether in the public or private sector. It is right up there on their agenda, believe me.”
The magazine will be changing to reflect this, delivering a publication about procurement and supply chain that is not only relevant for senior leaders in the profession, but also their bosses and their bosses’ bosses.
It builds on the principles that underpinned the launch of CPO Agenda back in 2005. That magazine was founded “on the belief that purchasing and supply management… is a key driver of business success and that excellence in this discipline produces superior performance and significant value”. This statement continues to hold true and promoting this message to the stakeholder community and among senior leadership is a primary reason for the development of a new magazine – in line with the key CIPS objective to promote the profession more widely.
Supply Business will continue to provide the in-depth, thoughtful and practical analysis and interviews CPO Agenda has become known for and will build upon the legacy it has created.
The first issue of Supply Business, which will be published in January, will – among other things – contain articles on a massive procurement transformation project at pharmaceutical giant Novartis, explain what the US election means for government contracting in the US, offer some of the latest thinking from CIPS economist John Glen, provide advice on how to best present your year-end results to the CFO (with input from CFOs themselves) and consider the benefits of a careers coach.
As always, we welcome your input about what you would like to see covered in the magazine and your feedback. If you have any thoughts or questions, please email me at email@example.com
☛ Supply Business will be available on subscription and new subscribers can claim an introductory 50 per cent discount if you subscribe for 2013. Please call Hannah Whittaker on 020 7324 2746 for details.