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ISM Risk Management Conference

Buying the Umbrella Before It Rains
A 2-Day Risk Management Conference
July 26-27, 2012 | Chicago, Illinois

Takeaways and Tools | Create Value | Sell the Plan
Technology | Address Uncertainty | Continuous Improvement

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For many industries, the supply chain is the number-one arena for risk susceptibility. In the past few years, we have seen natural disasters dramatically impact international supply chains. Think of your own supply chain and where gaps can be found — anywhere from supplier weakness to economic uncertainty and fluctuating markets.

This conference is designed to provide an overview and practical information to help you connect the dots from risk management to your supply chain planning and execution.

The conference theme focuses on the many facets of risk management. Discover how organizations successfully confront risk using innovative tools and processes, and make those solutions part of your risk management survival kit. This program includes takeaways and success stories to apply to your enterprise. Practitioners share their tried-and-true stories to help companies avoid pitfalls.

If the past few years have taught us anything, it's that we must be prepared if we want to succeed.


Supply management professionals engaged in developing and supporting corporate risk management initiatives. Supply management professionals may want to invite those outside of supply management to gain buy-in and to build the foundation for organizational success. Risk management initiatives are often holistic strategies that involve the entire organization. Strong risk analysis can improve negotiating postures, contract writing and gap analyses. If you're involved in any of these areas, consider attending this conference to strengthen your position.


This is an opportunity to gain insight from supply chain professionals who have been in the trenches. Featured speakers include the chief risk officer from General Motors — who will share tools and examples from his experiences at this Fortune 500 company. Other speakers are from the American Red Cross, Gartner, Inc., R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Avery Dennison and many more world-class organizations. Each session includes practical tools, assessments and takeaways so you can develop your risk strategy — or fine-tune your existing plan. Don't wait until disaster strikes; be prepared for what may be around the corner.

Earn 9.5 Continuing Education Hours for your participation.


IHS Logo

IHS (NYSE: IHS) helps organizations prepare for and respond quickly to supply chain disruption — from everyday risks of doing business, to navigating dangerous supply chain floodwaters. Leveraging the IHS country risk rating framework, the supplier risk rating service combines industry expertise, macroeconomic predictions, and company level metrics to provide a comprehensive view of supplier performance.

JVKellyGroup, Inc. Logo

JVKellyGroup, Inc. provides cost-reduction and risk-mitigation solutions to help some of the world’s largest organizations increase cost savings, mitigate supply chain risk and improve supplier relationships. We provide an integrated set of sourcing and procurement services as well as desktop technologies that ensure that your company’s addressable indirect spend is effectively analyzed, sourced, managed and monitored. JVKG can assist in the control of internal processes together with the more open flow of information within and between buying and supplying organizations. We help companies manage the supply base, reduce risk and proactively address changes in the market. Visit to learn more.

Northrop Grumman Corporation Logo

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Our core competencies are aligned with the current and future needs of our customers and address emerging global security challenges in key areas, such as unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR and logistics that are critical to the defense of the nation and its allies.

Rapid Ratings Logo

Rapid Ratings’ supply chain risk management solution enables companies to most effectively assess the financial health of their suppliers and vendors. We offer Financial Health Ratings (FHRs™) on thousands of public and private companies in 71 countries using a unique proprietary method that is proven to outperform traditional ratings and risk metrics. We save you money, improve your efficiency and enrich your supplier relationships. In short, our goal is to give you the insight you need to proactively manage your suppliers and best protect your business. Visit for more information.

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Resilinc is the leading provider of supply chain resiliency solutions. Resilinc brings the power of resiliency by enabling supply chains to proactively plan for, monitor and respond to multi-tier disruptions in hours rather than weeks or months. Resilinc helps customers achieve supply chain resiliency through innovative and patent-pending technology, powerful supply chain mapping and visibility, global event monitoring, and a resiliency supply network. For more information, visit

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