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ISM presents numerous web-based seminars throughout the year. Join us to learn about new trends that affect your role in supply management. Participate from any location — all you need is a computer with an Internet connection, speakers and/or headphones. Earn one (1) Continuing Education Hour (CEH) for each live web seminar session you attend — And, keep up with the latest developments in supply management. 

Why Risk Monitoring Matters: A Practical Guide for Increasing Visibility to Potential Risks


Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm Eastern
Sponsored by LexisNexis

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Globalization means you have a much wider array of suppliers available, enabling you to optimize sourcing to realize time and cost savings. However, it also means that your supply chain is more complex—and less transparent—which leaves you vulnerable. How can you take advantage of the benefits while reducing risk exposure? Join LexisNexis for a webinar that takes a deeper look at the risks you face and how to mitigate those risks more efficiently.

You will Learn:

  • The Rise of Reputational Risk
  • Ongoing Challenges and New Lines of Defense
  • The Evolving Landscape of Third-Party Due Diligence

Speakers:

Karen E. Gray, at LexisNexis

Note: This Webinar Event includes 1 CEH Certificate that will be provided 24 hours after the conclusion of the event.


The Cost of Delaying System Upgrades


Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time: 11:00 am Eastern
Sponsored by Zycus

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Purchasing has changed faster in the last 5 years than it has over the past 100 years. Megatrends point to increasing change via digital disruption; futurists predict we are moving to connected, linked, integrated supply networks. This will have a profound impact on all suppliers in the supply chain as they rely on real-time data transfer to communicate demand, inventories, changes, and accounting transaction automatically. It is also predicted that transactions that are now human based will be automated with the improvements of computers with artificial intelligence.

While the integrated, connected supply chain is just now forming, the reality is that many firms are not automated, lack the ability to transfer data and in some cases the Procure to Pay process is still manual and inefficient. While procurement professionals can see the inadequacies of their current systems, they are unable to influence the organization to invest since many organizations still adhere to old models for ROI payback in systems based on headcount and other hard costs. Senior management in these organizations fails to understand the cost of operating with obsolete systems that cause them to lose market share.

You will Learn:

  • Help organizations and purchasing practitioners understand the strategic imperative for change
  • Detail the positives and negatives for delaying implication of a world class procurement
  • Benefits of implementing both, a world class procurement system alongside implementing an ERP with a minimum of resources

Speakers:

Bill Michels, CEO and founder at Aripart Consulting

Note: This Webinar Event includes 1 CEH Certificate that will be provided 24 hours after the conclusion of the event.


Customer-Centric Procurement: Correlating Customer Experience to World-Class Performance


Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2017
Time: 11:00 am Eastern
Sponsored by Zycus

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World-Class Procurement teams are focusing more on their stakeholder’s customer experience – providing self-service tools for end-users to engage the procurement team and to create a more transparent process to track the status and disposition of their requests. As a result, procurement not only stands to improve their brand within the enterprise and boost their Net Promoter Score, but also increases the potential to get involved earlier on key initiatives and increase Spend Under Management, resulting in more opportunity to create strategic value.

Join this webinar to learn the following:
This webinar will examine the best practices and innovative technologies that leading procurement teams are using to put their customers first and in so doing, achieve world-class procurement performance. Case studies will be used to illustrate the potential benefits which can be realized by:

  • Enabling self-service customer access to request procurement involvement for any type of initiative ranging from requests for sourcing, requisitions, supplier on-boarding, contracts, or scorecards – to name just a few
  • Providing real-time status visibility to user requests and automated workflow to route requests for approvals as necessary
  • Communicating value-added by procurement in fulfilling user requests
  • Creating a user-friendly environment that encourages stakeholder collaboration with procurement instead of inviting non-compliance

Speakers:

Richard Waugh, VP, Corporate Development at Zycus


Guarding Your Tomorrow


Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm Eastern
Sponsored by SAP Ariba

Thursday

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As reliance on third parties continues to grow, it becomes more difficult to effectively and efficiently manage today’s complex business environment. Companies must begin to leverage technology to proactively identify and act upon pre-established risk thresholds. During this webinar SAP Ariba will discuss how their Supplier Risk solution is helping customers utilize technology to proactively manage third party relationships while ensuring the necessary policies and procedures are met throughout the source to pay process.

Join this webinar to learn the following:
This webinar will examine the best practices and innovative technologies that leading procurement teams are using to put their customers first and in so doing, achieve world-class procurement performance. Case studies will be used to illustrate the potential benefits which can be realized by:

  • Automate the process
  • Streamline the workflow
  • Simplify the approach

Speakers:

James Edward Johnson, Director, Risk Management and Analytics at Nielsen
Kristen Jordeth, Director, North America GTM, Supplier Management Solutions at SAP Ariba


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