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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. 

 

Why Credit Risk Monitoring Isn’t Enough When It Comes to Mitigating Supplier Risk


Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm Eastern
Sponsored by LexisNexis

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Your supplier risk score is not giving you a full, proactive insight into your supply chain leaving you vulnerable to reputational, regulatory, financial and strategic threats. While conventional company credit scores help you spot third-party risks, there are many reasons you should not potentially jeopardize your business on credit risk monitoring alone.

Learn how to reduce risk in your supply base:

  • Why you should not rely on business credit score alone
  • Importance of ongoing, real time monitoring
  • Strategies for detecting early warning signs of risk

Speakers:

Karen E. Gray, Senior EDDM specialist at LexisNexis


Branding Procurement


Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 11:00 am Eastern
Sponsored by Zycus

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As someone who has been in the supply world for more years than I would care to admit, the old Rodney Dangerfield lament about getting no respect was second only to the "we want a seat at the table" refrain. While the profession as a whole had made some advancements beyond the days when CFOs considered our enterprise contributions to be either minimal or non-existent, it is still safe to say that we procurement professionals have not properly branded ourselves and the value we bring to our organizations.

"Some executives used to think of procurement as the place you send staff away in order to never see them again." - Leading Procurement Strategy, Carlos Mena, Remko van Hoek, Martin Christopher

In this webinar sponsored by Zycus, we will look at where procurement as a profession were, where are they today, and what they have to do to realize their full potential in the future.

Speakers:

Jon Hansen, Editor & Lead Writer, Procurement Insights


6 Key Steps to Help You Get Started with Source-to-Pay


Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm Eastern
Sponsored by BravoSolution

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During this webinar, we will discuss the importance of a fully integrated procurement platform, share critical insights on the best practices for a successful S2P implementation and how your procurement team can decide on the best path forward.

You will learn the six-steps that will help you properly prioritize the implementation process:

  • How to align your program objectives with company goals?
  • Why is spend analysis considered the backbone of your procurement operation?
  • How will you determine which functional area or module to implement first?
  • What are the potential synergies between the functional areas?
  • How data integration from external systems increases program value?
  • How will you insure the goals of your program are met?

Speakers:

David Englebert, Director, Value Engineering at BravoSolution


Supplier Collaboration: Driving Value, Innovation and Growth


Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm Eastern
Sponsored by Tradeshift

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As industry disruption forces companies to be more agile and innovative than ever, companies are realizing that a key to future success is the strength of their supply chain. Once thought of as zero-sum game designed to drive as much savings as possible out of suppliers, progressive Procurement organizations are working towards the development of mutually beneficial relationships with their suppliers that generate strategic value. Attend this webinar to hear how companies are taking a more collaborative approach to working with suppliers, the challenges they face, and what they think the future holds for supplier relationships.

Learning Objectives:

  • Positioning procurement teams with and towards key internal stakeholders to develop the tie to the business and change the mind-set around procurement.
  • Techniques to give business visibility into procurement activities and procurement a deep knowledge of stakeholder needs.
  • Metrics, measurements and strategies to assess and promote the alignment between what your team is doing and the value for the business.

Speakers:

Mike Jud, Director Product Marketing at Tradeshift


Lease versus Purchase in the Era of New Accounting Rules - What is Best for Your Fleet


Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm Eastern
Sponsored by ARI Fleet

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Now more than ever before there are a multiple ways to finance the fleet your organization needs to get business done. From leasing to financing to purchasing the vehicles outright, each method has a different effect on a company’s cash flow and balance sheet. Add to the mix the new accounting standards that will go into effect as early as December 2018 for public companies, and the decision of what to do becomes even more complicated. But it doesn’t have to be. Join ARI’s Director of Global Treasury Jesse Mann as he shares his insights on the lease versus purchase decision and what factors should be a part of your process so you can ensure your fleet stays on the road and delivers the most value to your organization as possible as a revenue generating asset.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between leasing, financing and purchasing and the impact that each can have on your organization’s fiscal outlook, cash flow and balance sheet.
  • Discuss the considerations that go into a lease versus purchase analysis; discover what commonly held beliefs around leasing are actually myths.
  • Learn how the coming changes to the accounting standards may affect your organization and its operations.

Speakers:

Jesse Mann, Director, Lease Portfolio Management, ARI


The Emergence Of The Hybrid P2P Era


Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 11:00 am Eastern
Sponsored by Zycus

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"Enterprises must evolve rapidly to stay competitive in our modern, fast-paced world. This puts a strain on IT and can lead to a chaotic mix of workload-specific hardware platforms and shadow IT that is costly, difficult to manage and high-risk." - Transforming to a Hybrid Infrastructure.

A recent article talked about the emergence of the Hybrid IT model, and how it will "get rid of legacy technology handcuffs."

But what does a hybrid IT model in the P2P world look like and how does it work?

In this webinar, Procurement Insights' Jon Hansen will examine more closely the emergence of intuitive, user-friendly cloud inclusive technologies that are operational within weeks or months as opposed to years, through the collaborative incorporation of "best of breed" process capabilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify capacity and performance gaps in their current procurement practice
  • Learn how to address these gaps through a hybrid P2P model approach
  • Position current procurement practices to achieve organizational objectives

Speakers:

Jon W Hansen, Writer and Speaker at Procurement Insights


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