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December 2020 Hospital ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the hospital subsector grew in December for the seventh consecutive month, say the nation’s hospital supply executives in the latest Hospital ISM® Report On Business®.

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Supply Management’s Future Depends on Diversity

January 12, 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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An Accelerated Path To CPSM Certification

Ready to enhance your career with a CPSM designation to take control of your career development and create more agility in your professional life? The CPSM Guided Learning Accelerated Bundle helps keep you on track through the certification process. Each course is six weeks long and provides you with self-study reading and activities. Plus, you’ll have weekly webinars with your instructor that you can view live, online or on-demand. Register now and set yourself on the path to achieving CPSM certification.

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Upcoming Education

  • Jan-Feb



    Get prepared for the Supply Management Core 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.

  • January



    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.

  • January



    Contracts guide key aspects of business strategies and relationships. Many organizations spend a considerable amount of time and resources writing, reviewing, and managing contracts. Having deeper knowledge of terms and conditions will protect your organization from legal risk. This course will build and expand your contracting knowledge to ensure positive outcomes for your organization.

    Jeffery K. Sjurseth
  • January



    Member Only

    Industry 4.0 | Supply Chain Digitization

    The future has a funny way of becoming the present sooner than we think. In the Supply Management profession, we are undergoing a seismic rethink as we navigate the early 2020s. One thing is certain, our supply chain data is changing more frequently and growing more quickly than in the prior decade.

    Forward thinking leaders are left with two paths forward, hire more people or get more productive.

    Supply chain digitization of our offline data offers a glimmer of hope to take back control of our days and get more done. However, a deluge of new jargon from Industry 4.0 to AI has seemingly placed out of reach this information race for many. Fortunately, we are in the early legs of a long marathon that has yet to determine winners.

    In this webinar, we will demystify the buzz words and share practical proven actions you, your team and your suppliers can take to get more flow back into your day and win the future.

  • February



    Your ability to understand how supply management departments must align with organizational goals and strategies is an important skill as a supply management professional. Having the skills to align organizational focus across the entire supply chain will set you apart in your career. In this ISM Virtual Learning course, you’ll gain an understanding of global trends and emerging markets and how category plans can be adapted to achieve success. An industry subject matter expert will show you how these plans must encompass dynamic business environments and incorporate flexibility. This ISM supply management course will arm you with new methods to create integrated solutions that benefit the entire enterprise and drive more impact to bottom- and top-line revenue.

    *** Please Note: ISM uses Zoom Meeting for its virtual learning sessions, this free application is required to participate.

    Greg DeSimone, C.P.M.

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