I wasn't particularly impress by his recommendations.
Isn't it interesting that Green has now sold BHS for a nominal £1. Isn't it also interesting that the Consortium which have bought BHS allegedly feel it was unloved and deprived of investment for years.
I wonder whether those who championed Green as a procurement guru still sing his praises? I wonder how many of his recommendations were actually proved to be effective for public procurement in implementation? I wonder how many of those in public procurement feel they are also the victim of the 'Green strategy of unloved and deprived of investment'?
The sale of BHS for £1 says a lot about Green and value for money, but it should also ring out caution when politicians clamor to listen to private sector gurus.
Friday, 13 March 2015
Friday, 6 March 2015
I have now decided it's not something for me and I will not be pursuing it further, nor of course will I see it as a designation worth considering when recruiting procurement staff - I no longer feel it will be a positive differentiator.
Why? Well, I have an MSc with Distinction in Purchasing & Supply Management - it was awarded by a University and was accredited at the time by CIPS - it was an MSc which was tailored specifically to P&S, not a couple of bolt-on modules. That now seems to count for nothing - it is spent. I find I would need to take another CIPS Accredited MBA or pursue the Experiential Route - cost £795.
I also have MCIPS and a PhD in strategic procurement. Yes, and over 20 peer reviewed academic publications. And yes, I have been full-time in procurement since 1975. I think I can recognise bad value and not fit for purpose when I see it.
I only wish CIPS had been honest with the membership prior to asking for the vote on Chartered Status - I for one would have changed my vote.
I'd really love to know how much the Congress were aware of this approach and want to be accountable for it.