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ISM PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

For more than a century, ISM has been a pioneer in advancing the profession. Part of our community's proud history includes development of global standards like The Principles of Sustainability and Social Responsibility.  We also live our words in our culture and actions. We provide volunteer hours to our team and support local charities  to help our communities in need.

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ISM Principle

No. 6

Global Citizenship

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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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

  • October

    26-28

    2020

    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.

    Online
    Helen M Pohlig, J.D.
  • October

    27

    2020

    Do you know a young professional who is making major contributions in supply chain? Are you ready to submit their nomination but want to be sure you’ve included pertinent details highlighting them?

    This webinar will teach you how to submit a nomination and answer those questions you may have as your prepare to nominate that supply chain star in your network.

    Topics covered include:

    • The nomination process overview
    • Tips and tricks to complete a nomination
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • What it means to be a part of an elite networking of supply management professionals.
    Online
    Bennett Glace, Brandon Hummons
  • October

    28

    2020

    According to a number of research firms, Cybersecurity has become the single largest risk factor that companies face in global enterprise. Costs impacting multiple industrial sectors are expected to be in the $Trillions. Companies can take proactive measures through implementing a cybersecurity framework and business processes. Learn how supply management professionals can engage in skill enhancement and certification programs to reduce organizational risks.

    Online
  • October

    29-30

    2020

    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.

    Online
    William D Agee JR, C.P.M.
  • October

    29

    2020

    Calculating total cost of ownership requires thinking beyond the traditional Procurement goals of reduction in piece price. This course introduces the elements of total cost calculation and encourages the learner to practice developing their own total cost model using templates provided.

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

    Online
    Brandon Hummons

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