2014 ISM Annual Indirect Procurement Conference
December 3-4, 2014
The value indirect procurement brings to an organization is critical. If you are a supply chain professional looking to boost results, this event can’t be missed. Join us for two days of featured speakers, roundtables and extensive networking. Earn 12 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for your participation.
Sign Up for a Tour of the University of Phoenix Stadium –
Home of the Arizona Cardinals
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$30 (lunch provided by ADTRAV at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel)
Spaces are limited – sign up for this tour at the conference registration page.
As part of the ISM® Annual Indirect Procurement Conference, registrants have the opportunity to join ISM® for a private tour of the University of Phoenix stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals and this season’s Championship Game on February 1, 2015. The 90-minute educational and entertaining tour, sponsored by ADTRAV, a leading travel management company consulting to corporations and government contractors, will cover the construction of the stadium, technical talking points on the roof and field and viewing of the visitor’s locker room, a suite and the main concourse.
Conference Agenda - Speakers subject to change based on availability.
Opening Remarks and Welcome
Deborah Stanton, Executive Managing Director | CAPS Research
Forming Strong Alliances with Internal Business Partners
Camille Batiste, Sr. Director, Indirect Sourcing | Honeywell Aerospace
Procurement professionals sometimes feel as though they are working at cross-purposes with internal stakeholders in their organizations. This session will discuss how to gain internal alignment and buy-in on procurement initiatives by treating internal stakeholders like customers.
Meet and interact with individuals like yourself, who are experiencing
issues and challenges similar to your own.
Does Social Technology Make Sense for Procurement?
Joe Walsh, AVP, Procurement | Intermountain Healthcare
Curtis McEntire, Founder & President | Mazree
Learn practical examples of how social media can make global supply chain management more effective. Discover reasons to leverage social technology for supplier collaboration and explore best practices for structuring a “social network” with suppliers.
Optimizing the Source to Contract Process to Maximize and Lock in Savings
Patrick Eckhert, Head of Indirect Procurement and Travel Management | Cardinal Health, Inc.
This session will examine the principles, processes and technologies that Cardinal Health used to make its business more efficient, with a specific focus on the sourcing and contract management processes. Learn how this major health care company has streamlined and automated the contracting process for a system that manages thousands of contracts annually – and how advanced sourcing technology helped the company decrease project cycle time by more than 50% and increase penetration and savings in both indirect and direct materials.
Managing T&E Indirect Contracts in AsiaPac
Issa Issac, Global Service Director, Asia Pacific | Radius Travel
Experience insights and real-world examples across ten countries and dispel myths about doing business in the region. Acquire takeaways to enormously improve your stakeholder relationships, percentage of influenced spend and program compliance.
Managing the Challenge within the Light Industrial Temporary Labor Category
Dave Castro, Sourcing Manager | Republic Services
Multiple challenges exist for managing the temporary labor category in an increasingly complex environment. This session will highlight some challenges in the areas of compliance, cost, safety and availability issues, and offer solutions in overcoming them.
Eileen McCulloch, Operations Director, Netowork for Value Chain Excellence | W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
John Fowler, Motorola Professor and Chair | Arizona State University
Arnold Maltz, Associate Professor | Arizona State University
Joel Greenberg, Director of Global Accounts | APL Logistics
Cindie Blackmer, Manager of Global Logistics Strategic Sourcing | Intel
Learn how to source logistics services in emerging markets and discover how many logistics suppliers you need to be successful.
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Marty Bell, C.P.M., A.P.P., Sourcing Manager | American Family Insurance
Chris Flum, C.P.M., Director of Purchasing | Magna Exteriors
The Services Group interacts with five targeted universities that have Supply Management (Purchasing) undergraduate degree programs. ISM Services Group focuses on five key areas: Scholarships, Internships, On-Site Activities, Mentoring and Student Memberships.
GlaxoSmithKline's Legal Procurement – The Harvard Business School Case Study
Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, Faculty | Columbia Law School, Fordham Law School
This case study will show how pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline
successfully selects law firms with the help of procurement.
Round Table Discussion by Industry
Pick a topic that grabs your interest and interact with leaders in the indirect/services industry. Each table is facilitated by a practitioner, industry specialist or an ISM member so that you get the most out of these timely discussions.
Experts in Corporate and Government Contractor Travel