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Institute for Supply Management™ CEO, Thomas W. Derry, to Speak at the Consumer Goods Supply Chain Officer Summit 2013

FOR RELEASE: November 6, 2013

(Tempe, Ariz.) November 06, 2013 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) CEO Thomas W. Derry will be a speaker and act as a conference chair at the Consumer Goods Supply Chain Officer Summit 2013. Derry's session, "Forward Scan: Global Supply Chain Trends," is slated for November 20, 2013. The event takes place in Shanghai, China, from November 20-21, 2013.

"I'm thrilled to share valuable ISM research findings and insight into the future of global supply chain management at the Consumer Goods Supply Chain Officer Summit," says Derry. "This insightful data can help practitioners proactively assess their supply chain for any changes needed to meet future demands."

Derry's session will discuss the evolution of CEOs' perceptions of their procurement and supply chain departments and how the changing global environment has influenced current perceptions. He will also share which industries should view their supply chains as a competitive advantage and why governments will assert themselves into complex global supply chains. Additionally, Derry will examine future implications for the profession.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

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Linda Michels |
Vice President, Strategic Marketing
Institute for Supply Management™
(U.S. only) 480-752-6276, extension 3048
(International) +1 480-752-6276, extension 3048

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