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ISM Sponsored Webinars

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. 

New ISM Sponsored Webinars 

The ROI of a Best-in-Class Procurement Department
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 11:30 pm Eastern
Sponsored by Zycus

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Leading executives today understand that a top-performing procurement operation can deliver a competitive advantage. But the simple truth is that a majority of business leaders have never been exposed to a Best-in-Class procurement team and simply lack the belief that one can exist within their enterprise. Over the past decade, Ardent Partners has benchmarked the performance of thousands of distinct procurement organizations and examined and quantified the impact that these teams can have on the business results and operations. This webinar presents the key findings of this ongoing research and, for the first-time in this industry, delivers a quantified ROI of a Best-in-Class procurement department.


Andrew Bartolini
Chief Research Officer
Ardent Partners

Predictive Resilience: Using Analytics to Uncover the Hidden Opportunities Across Your Supply Chain
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm Eastern
Sponsored by RapidRatings

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Supply chain organizations are moving to a more proactive approach to address their most critical concerns. In order to develop processes for risk mitigation and embedding those into team development, leading organizations are turning to predictive analytics to make a true investment into managing risks. The ROI is not only in the potential risk avoided, but even more so in the opportunities uncovered to build agile and resilient supply chains. Using financial health as the foundation of your risk management strategy provides that early warning and ability to build predictive resilience.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Financial health evaluation will help mitigate all types of risk
  • The need for robust and predictive analysis is critical
  • Developing processes for risk mitigation can help uncover hidden opportunities
  • Building financial acumen and its application can build organizational resilience


Peter Murray
Managing Director, Supply Chain Market Development
Rapid Ratings

Building Procurement Agility with Collaborative P2P
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm Eastern
Sponsored by TradeShift

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One of the most powerful elements to achieving superior procure-to-pay performance also happens to be one of the simplest. With it you enable procurement agility, elevate your entire enterprise, and deliver engagement levels most CPOs only dream of. Collaboration is king for a process which involves multiple stakeholders, the business and suppliers, like P2P. For most procurement departments, the development and execution of a highly collaborative P2P operation can create significant value and enable procurement to be more proactive and responsive to the needs of all stakeholders – in a word, more agile. For procurement and supply chain technology, collaborative functionality is the next logical evolution.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Why collaborative technologies are the next step
  • Where collaboration sits on the CPOs priority list
  • What the pitfalls are of not considering a collaborative process
  • How seamless collaboration can impact key procure-to-pay metrics
  • The role of collaboration in improving supplier relationships


Vishal Patel
Director, Solutions Marketing

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Previous ISM Sponsored Webinars

  • Building a Resilient Third-Party Management Program
    Hosted by MetricStream. March 16, 2017 
Interested in sponsoring? For information contact:

ISM Sales Department
480/752-6276 or 800/888-6276

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