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November 2021 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the services sector grew in November for the 18th month in a row — with the Services PMI® setting a record for the fifth time in 2021 — say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Services ISM® Report On Business®.

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Infrastructure Rx: Beyond a Bandage

November 01, 2021

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  • December



    Another technological sea change is upon us and Procurement is poised to help leading organizations reap the benefits. When Procurement is empowered with access to data and the appropriate resources, there's no function capable of doing more.

    Organizations are currently using just 10% of the data available to them. The rest of this digital brainpower presents an untapped opportunity for organizations who embrace AI-enabled solutions. In this presentation, Julien Nadaud will discuss how artificial intelligence introduces new complexities and possibilities and offer insights for making Procurement into a trusted innovator.

  • December



    Whether you are building a business, managing a team, landing clients or anything in between, Discovering our WHY is the first step to making it all so much faster, simpler, and easier. In this invigorating and interactive session, James Madison will illustrate the internal operating system that drives the decisions and direction of your life.

    Defining our unique gifts, where we fit best in the world, and how to live with passion supercharges our experiences and outcomes. Recognizing team members’ personal operating systems, individual talents and how to maximize them fuels business growth. When you know WHY you do what you do, it has more impact and attracts greater success.

  • December



    Category managers assess demand for a product or service across the organization. The goal of category management is to find innovative ways to reduce cost and increase the competitiveness of the enterprise – not always an easy task. This supply management course will put you on the fast-track to using spend analysis and proven category management techniques to their full advantage. Leave equipped with new skills to excel in your role. During the two days, there will be ample time to participate in practical exercises utilizing new tools and methods to put to immediate use in your job.

    Greg DeSimone, C.P.M.
  • December



    Join the executive leaders from ISM and Resilinc as they come together as part of a quarterly series to discuss the latest and emerging risks impacting global supply chains. In December, topics such as port congestion, factory shutdowns in China, the upcoming winter Olympics and more will be addressed. ISM CEO Tom Derry and Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil will also dive into what to expect looking ahead into 2022 based on respective data and research from both organizations.P>

  • January



    If the thought of unseen risk lurking along your global supply chain keeps you up at night, then this course is for you. It’s impossible to eliminate all risk, but you can prepare for it by learning to identify it, analyze it, anticipate its impact and determine its probability. This must-attend seminar will help you in your quest to reduce and mitigate risk and will give you a solid understanding of risk analysis, managing risk, compliance and execution. Excel based tools and templates will be provided for weighted risk factors, financial impact and probability analysis.

    David E Malone, CPSM

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