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February 2021 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in February, with the overall economy notching a ninth consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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Supply Management News & Reports

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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Contracting: Go Beyond the Basics

Many supply chain professionals learn the basics of contracting on the job. However, to advance in your profession, you’ll need to develop more sophisticated contracting skills. This Virtual Classroom course bundle combines two essential courses in the Legal competency, Contracting: What all the T’s & C’s Mean and Contracting: Beyond the Basics. In both courses, you are encouraged to bring your own contracts for hands-on practical learning and application. Save 10% when you buy these courses in this bundle.

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  • March



    Guided Learning

    Sourcing in a Modern World

    Eliminate bottlenecks and master strategic sourcing with this ISM guided learning online course. The demands placed on today’s purchasing managers and buyers require more advanced skills, knowledge and expertise than in years past. Strategic sourcing is essential to the procurement process and will help practitioners continuously improve and re-evaluate the company’s purchasing activities and the requirements of its stakeholders. Led by an ISM subject matter expert, this course covers sourcing in the modern world through weekly webinars and daily online training modules that consist of multimedia, knowledge checks and practical application activities.

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    Get prepared for the Supply Management Integration 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.

  • March



    Materials management is an organizational approach used to integrate the supply management functions within a company. It involves the planning, acquisition, flow and distribution of production materials from the raw material state to the finished product. Logistics is the process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient, cost-effective flow and storage of raw materials, in-process inventory, finished goods and related information from point of origin to point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to customer requirements. This course will focus on the integrated approach to optimize an organization.

    Joseph P. Gallagher, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P.
  • March



    Navigating risk is critical for any business. This course will show you how to identify risk and prepare a risk management strategy in a dynamic business environment. Supply management professionals require knowledge, skills and tools to effectively understand the scope of risk, domestically and internationally. Delivering proactive solutions will ensure the organization is adequately prepared for the known and unknown.

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

    Ralph L Carlton II, CPSM
  • March



    As we continue to navigate our personal and professional lives amid a pandemic, we don’t know when we’ll be allowed to shake hands with strangers again.

    In this 1-hour virtual presentation, you will learn how successful networkers are not only strengthening existing relationships, but also building new, dynamic relationships without ever leaving the couch. You will also learn how to build a strong virtual brand to drive clients and prospects toward you, rather than chasing after them.

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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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