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Supply Management News & Reports

The Supply Chain Election

September 15, 2020
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From China to COVID-19, from tariffs to transportation, from education to immigration, issues that matter to procurement professionals are on the ballot in 2020.

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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A Pandemic Toolkit to Assist In Your Planning

During these unprecedented times, ISM® has developed a Pandemic Toolkit to allow supply management professionals to gain greater visibility and transparency into their existing supply chains, quickly assess risk, and take informed action. Learn more about the toolkit through an informational webinar.

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Upcoming Education

  • September



    Timely and accurate information is the lifeblood of procurement. This makes it crucial that you have the knowledge and skills to get the most out of business information. This course on business analytics will take your supply management activities to the next level. You will cover essential concepts and best practices in cost analysis, market analysis and opportunity analysis. Not only is this supply management workshop rich in information, it also includes valuable hands-on exercises to put your new knowledge into action.

    David E Malone, CPSM
  • Oct-Nov



    Get prepared for the Leadership and Transformation in Supply Management exam with ISM's Guided Learning course. Designed with today's busy professional in mind, this comprehensive, self-paced course will provide a deep understanding of core supply management competencies and set you up for success on the exam.

  • October



    This webinar provides knowledge regarding the many benefits that come with being a part of the ISM community. Join us and learn about the essential tools, vibrant community, and exceptional learning that enhances your professional development. You'll also gain insight into the array of programs, services, and resources that are available to you through your membership.

  • October



    When it comes to contracting, understanding supply chain terms and conditions is an essential part of the job. This skill is so critical that without it, supply management professionals can place their organization in jeopardy. This popular and essential supply chain course thoroughly addresses many of the standard terms found in most contracts and also examines the impact of electronic purchasing. Discussions delve into key terminology, clauses that can be used in drawing up agreements, and examples of contract language. As with all our supply management courses, you will have the opportunity to put your knowledge into action. In this course, you are encouraged to bring your own contracts, clauses, and/or purchase orders for review and hands-on practical learning and application.

    Helen M Pohlig, J.D.
  • October



    Contractors and suppliers know their business well and most are aware of weaknesses in the supply management system. For better or worse, they know what tactics will work against a given level of experience and sophistication on the supply management side of the table. Having the right skills and knowledge as a supply management professional will help you avoid common and not so common contract and procurement fraud. In this supply management course, you will learn to identify multiple types of fraud such as expense reimbursement, inventory, internet, purchasing specific fraud and more. To make this supply management training practical and applicable, several case examples are provided. Additionally, you’ll receive and learn how to use a tool to counteract contract and procurement fraud activities from occurring in the supply chain operation.

    William D Agee JR, C.P.M.

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