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ISM's 2nd Annual Risk Management Conference

Leverage the Unexpected
July 25-26, 2013
Chicago, Illinois

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

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 upper-level executives from world class organizations such as GE, Eli Lilly & Co. and Kraft Foods Group. 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.


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LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis® offers an array of solutions and support focused on the unique needs of procurement and supply chain departments. For starters, we can help you research and vet potential suppliers to minimize any financial, business, legal or reputation risks. We also provide you with a 360-degree view of your suppliers so you have a clear picture of sourcing activities, assisting with your supplier performance management. Plus, we'll help you keep track of new developments with key suppliers, as well as their competitors and markets. Contact LexisNexis® today to learn how to reduce risk and deliver bottom-line results for your organization. For more information go to or call 1-888-AT-LEXIS.

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For over 30 years, MSR eCustoms has helped companies solve cross-border and supply-chain issues through our compliment of Technology & Services. Specifically for Importers, our ACE Navigator™ breaks down complex "ACE" import data, to improve your post-entry-audit process and strategically recapture money already spent.

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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.

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Rapid Ratingsis a supply chain risk management solution that provides tools to companies looking to most effectively assess the financial health of their suppliers. We offer Financial Health Ratings (FHRs™) on thousands of global public and private companies using a unique proprietary methodology that is proven to outperform traditional ratings and risk metrics. Benefits cited include cost savings, improved efficiency, enriched supplier relationships, and easy integration into existing workflows and systems. In short, we give clients the insight needed to proactively manage their suppliers and best protect their businesses.

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