About Procurement Professional
Procurement Professional is the official publication of CIPS Australia P/L, the peak body serving the needs of the procurement profession in Australasia. Published bi-monthly, Procurement Professional is the only journal in the region dedicated to addressing issues faced by procurement practitioners in the day-to-day execution of their roles.
A New Publisher
CIPSA appointed BTTB Marketing Pty Ltd as publisher of Procurement Professional in January 2009. BTTB is best known to the procurement community in Australasia as the publisher of Business Travel Monthly for the last 12 years and the organiser of the highly successful CIPSA and BTTB Conferences and Exhibitions.
Procurement Professional aims to keep the profession, and others interested in purchasing and supply issues, up to date with the latest developments and thinking. The magazine takes an analytical look at the major challenges and opportunities in the procurement area, tapping into CIPS’s extensive global resources as well as local experts, practitioners, consultants and academics. With contributions from business writers and experienced commentators, Procurement Professional strives to educate anyone with procurement and purchasing responsibility and provides hands-on and practical advice to assist with all aspects of the discipline.
With the appointment of a new publisher, the circulation of Procurement Professional has been increased significantly by the adoption of a broader range of delivery formats. These will be:
• Traditional Hard-Copy Publication – to CIPSA Members only
• PDF Version available for CIPSA Members
• Digital Publication using Realview Technologies – available to anybody
While everybody is familiar with the first two formats mentioned above, the digital format using Realview Technologies will be less familiar.
The digital format allows the publisher the opportunity to cost-effectively promote the professional procurement and CIPSA agenda to a considerably wider audience than those that currently receive the hard-copy magazine. While the growth of CIPSA Membership has been extremely impressive, there are a huge number of practising procurement professionals in the region who are not yet members. By providing the digital publication to these non-member procurement professionals, we aim to introduce these non-members to the benefits of CIPSA Membership, while providing our advertisers with significantly greater opportunities to reach a wider, yet still targeted audience.
The digital version of each issue of Procurement Professional will be available to be viewed by any reader until the publication of the next issue. At that point, the current issue will be archived and the new issue published. So the February issue will be “live” and open to be read by anybody, until the publication of the April issue.
The digital format also lends itself extremely well to developing easily searchable archives of back issues. This archive will only be available as a member benefit to CIPSA Members.