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Partnering for Success: Supply Chain & Fleet Management

Fleet management is on the rise with predictions to double in size by 2025. This white paper delves into the relationship between procurement and fleet management and the growing strategic connection between them. Wheels, NAFA Fleet Management Association and the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) contribute their insights and advice on relationship building for better overall results. Download this complimentary white paper today.

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Fleet Management


by 2025

Supply Management News & Reports

‘Peak Season’ Has Been Here for Months

November 10, 2020

COVID-19 has challenged companies’ supply, materials handling and delivery networks, but the holiday online sales surge will be an even greater test.

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

  • December



    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.

    David E Malone, CPSM
  • December



    Are you a current supply management major preparing to graduate in December 2021 or Spring 2022? Attend this webinar to learn about the ISM R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program. This webinar will teach you how to complete an application, what supporting information is required and answer those questions you may have as you strive to make your application stand out. In addition you will have the opportunity to hear from former scholarship recipients on how the scholarship has changed their lives personally and professionally.

    • Topics covered include:
    • Recipient criteria
    • Tips and tricks to complete an application
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • What it means to be a part of the ISM and Richter family and this elite networking of supply management professionals..
  • December



    Legal issues play a significant role in the supply management profession. It’s essential as a supply management professional that you have a strong understanding of the legal concepts that impact your role and work. This course will provide you with a broad and necessary understanding of the legal concepts that impact our profession. It is a “must attend” course for today’s modern supply chain professional. From ethics to e-commerce, legal issues play a key role in the supply chain, and you need to have a strong grasp of these roles. This supply management education course will help professionals understand the laws that affect their work with suppliers and customers. It will examine various aspects of contract law, international contracts and electronic communications. Gain a solid understanding and legal foundation to better protect yourself and your organization.

    Helen M Pohlig, J.D.
  • December



    It is imperative to differentiate cost and price to gain a competitive advantage. Cost analysis is made up of several components and it is our goal to calculate, document and leverage each. In this course, you will gain insights on application with various supplier segments. Having solid cost data allows an organization to use multiple strategies to gain the best value. You will learn how to gather information from many sources and make an educated decision on how to proceed.

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

    Richard G Weissman, C.P.M.
  • December



    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.

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Increase the agility and broaden access to education, tools, research and more for your supply chain team. ISM offers programs for organizations to help provide a framework for continuous learning and access to valuable membership resources and products 24/7/365

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