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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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  • 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



    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.
    Brandon Hummons
  • October



    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.


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