IMT Procurement Journal participated in the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) International Supply Management Conference in Dallas-Fort Worth, which concludes today. The event has been attended by 2,000 procurement and supply chain professionals.
As always at this annual event, the education sessions headlined the conference, with a slate of diverse learning tracks such as Leading Impactful Supply Chains, Best Practices, Think Globally, Risk Management, Services Procurement, and Talent Management. There were several Mega Sessions on contracting, financial analysis, and social media and business technology.
Bradley Holcomb, ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee Chair, delivered his much-anticipated Business Survey/Economic Outlook presentation.
The ISM International Supply Management Conference is sponsored in part by Ariba, Zycus, LexisNexis, Directworks, and Office Depot.
Stay tuned to IMT Procurement Journal for more conference content and a final word on the ISM annual event.
IMT Procurement Journal speaks with Bill Michels, president of ADR North America, on various manufacturing-related topics including energy, conflict minerals, and reshoring, as well as ADR’s relationship with ISM.
IMT Procurement Journal speaks with Brad Holcomb, chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, on how the economy and market factors will continue to affect manufacturers for the rest of 2013.
IMT Procurement Journal speaks with Tom Derry, president of ISM, about the state of the procurement and supply management professional, the organization’s role in being a voice to national policy issues, the CPSM certification, and whether ISM can become a global organization.
IMT Procurement Journal speaks with Elaine Griffith, director of global strategic sourcing for Sirius XM Radio, and president of ISM-7 Counties, about her association chapter as well as direct spending and indirect spending.
IMT Procurement Journal speaks with Jim Martin, executive director of ISM-New York, about the association chapter’s centennial, the importance of this year’s national conference, and career advancement for procurement and supply professionals.
IMT Procurement Journal speaks with Keith Hines, a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and president-elect of ISM-New York, about the organization’s growth, the importance of supplier diversity, and attracting the next generation of procurement and supply chain professionals.