Economic Growth to Continue in 2024

The U.S. economy will continue to softly expand for the rest of 2024, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the Spring 2024 Semiannual Economic Forecast.

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Expectations for the remainder of 2024 are similar to those expressed in December 2023, despite continued inflation concerns and geopolitical uncertainty.

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Manufacturing Revenue to Increase

2.1%


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Being certified by ISM, whether it's a CPSM or CPSD, is one of the most important decisions you will make.

Those four letters after your name carry a lot of weight in the global supply management field because ISM certification has been respected as the foundational benchmark by the profession for nearly 40 years.

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Upcoming Education

  • May-Aug

    02-13

    2024

    The ISM World all-access pass combines the best of both worlds. You get the in-person experience and the time to dedicate to networking, supplier discovery and the specific supply management breakout sessions you select to attend onsite. In addition, you get 90-day access following the conference to a library of the breakout sessions you may have missed or would like to watch again. It’s the ultimate package extending your conference education beyond the live event to maximize your value.
  • June

    05-06

    2024

    Are you ready to maximize your supplier performance and supply management negotiation skills? This supply management course will provide you with new knowledge on how to develop effective performance-based statements of work (SOW) to improve your performance with suppliers. Get strategic and practical insight into SOW that aren’t just theoretical but will result in more successful contracts. During the two-day intensive supply management training, you’ll explore specific tools and techniques and examine common mistakes – and, most importantly, learn how to avoid them. You will gain hands-on experience using actual case studies and Q&A sessions. If your organization seeks to maximize supplier performance and it is one of your functional responsibilities, you won’t want to miss this practical and applicable course.

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    Brandon Hummons
  • June

    17-28

    2024

    This course has been designed for Certified Professional in Supply Management®  (CPSM®) designation holders who would like to assist others as they prepare for their CPSM exams. This course will cover best practices in the educational and association fields, including ISM's vision for the CPSM, adult learning theory, ADDIE Model, Engaging and motivating learners, updates to exam specifications and candidate courseware. Upon completion, instructors are granted a qualification status demonstrating they have made the commitment of excellence. Eligible instructors must have a current CPSM certification. Instructors will also receive the CPSM 2018 Instructor Courseware to deliver their own workshops. This course is worth 10 CEH's.

    This is a two week online course with 3 live webinars. If you are not to attend live they are also available ON-Demand after the live event.

    Monday- June 17, 2024 from 2:00-3:00 PM EST

    Friday- June 21, 2024 from 2:00-3:00 PM EST

    Friday- June 28, 2024 from 2:00-3:00 PM EST

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    James Fleming, CPSM, CPSD
  • June

    19-20

    2024

    The importance of supply chain sustainability has been growing in recent years with consumers increasingly prioritizing environmental, social and governance  (ESG) responsibilities. In response, companies are recognizing the benefits of sustainable practices for their bottom line. A sustainable supply chain can help companies maximize value by reducing costs, improving their reputation, and building stronger relationships with suppliers and customers.
    Sustainability has become a critical issue for the global supply chain, as companies look for ways to reduce their impact on the environment and ensure long-term economic viability. From green procurement and sustainable packaging to energy efficiency and waste reduction, there are many ways that companies can address sustainability in their supply chain. As the world continues to prioritize sustainability, it will be interesting to see how the global supply chain evolves and embraces sustainable practices.

    To help procurement professionals address this goal, we will examine current case studies from around the world to learn how organizations are driving sustainable procurement.
    Enroll in this course, and you will walk away with a roadmap to drive sustainable procurement in your organization.


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    Caldwell Hart, Jr, CPSM, CPSD
  • June

    20

    2024

    Join our Women’s Supply Management Community for a fun hour of virtual speed networking. Come get to know a handful of new people within our growing community!

    *ISM membership is not required to attend this meeting. All are welcome.

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