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ISM Minutes/Reports  – August 13, 2018 Members-Only Content
The most recent Minutes and Reports from the Institute for Supply Management are available from this page.
Supplier Relationship Management for Collaboration, Impact and Business Success  – August 01, 2018 ISM Seminars - Looking for a competitive advantage and a proven method to improve profits? Communicating and collaborating with suppliers in a mature supplier relationship management (SRM) program could be the answer. This seminar examines key aspects of a world-class SRM program from the key elements that make up a mature program to the critical steps in developing trust. It explores how an SRM program can reduce lead-time, and the total cost of acquisition, transportation and possession of goods and services for all parties. It might just be the competitive advantage your organization is seeking.
Project Management: Optimize Processes & Performance  – August 01, 2018 ISM Seminars - Take control of your organizations capital spend budget. This popular seminar will help you purchase high-dollar capital equipment while minimizing risk and maximizing profits. The seminar focuses on achieving organizational objectives by enhancing the capital expenditures process and determining when to use lease-versus-buy alternatives.
Negotiation Strategies: Beyond the Basics, Optimizing Value  – August 01, 2018 ISM Seminars - Improve your negotiating skills and strategy. This seminar can significantly increase your negotating advantage so you can aggressively identify and capitalize on opportunities. This three-day seminar is designed for the professional who wants to learn advanced, value-focused negotiating skills. It will help you optimize value at the negotiating table and get results.
Legal Foundations of Supply Management: The Basics You Need to Succeed  – August 01, 2018 ISM Seminars - A broad understand of legal concepts that impact supply management is a must for todays professionals. From ethics to e-commerce, legal issues play a key role in the supply chain. This seminar will help practitioners understand the laws that affect their work with suppliers and customers. It will examine various aspects of contract law, international contracts and electronic communications. When you complete this seminar, you will have a solid legal foundation to better protect yourself and your organization.
Fundamentals of Strategic Sourcing  – August 01, 2018 ISM Seminars - You have the fundamentals down, now its time to take the next step. This seminar is an excellent follow- up to the Fundamentals of Purchasing because it offers the knowledge you need to succeed as you grow in your supply management career. This strategic-focused seminar offers hands-on exercises using quadrant analysis and supplier evaluations. It also examines how to developing content for a service-related RFP.
Fundamentals of Purchasing: The Building Blocks of World-Class Professionalism  – August 01, 2018 ISM Seminars - Begin with the fundamentals and build a foundation for world-class professionalism. This seminar starts with key procurement and supply management concepts and moves to leading-edge supply chain issues affecting worldwide organizations. Through a variety of interactive methods, participants will explore innovative techniques and effective tools to become a valuable asset to their organizations. This foundational seminar will give you the confidence to effectively perform your job.
CPSM<sup>&reg;</sup> Exam Review  – August 01, 2018 ISM Seminars - This review course will help prepare supply management professionals to take the CPSM Exam. Participants will gain an understanding of the CPSM programs and of the breadth of content covered in each of the three exams.