ISM World 2024 Detailed Agenda

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  Registration and Information Desk
  • Sunday, April 28, 2024 2:00pm - 4:30pm

    Monday, April 29, 2024 8:00am - 5:30pm

    Tuesday, April 30, 2024 7:30 am - 5:00pm

    Wednesday, May 1, 2024 7:30am - 5:00pm

Monday April 29, 2024 - Day 1

Team Building Charity Challenge

4/29/2024, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Those organizations bringing teams (5 or more attendees) will be invited to kick off the conference with a team building event. Partnering with Clean the World, teams will build wash kits for a local homeless shelter and in the process connect with their fellow team members and other organizations. Teams also get a chance to win fun prizes with experiences you can enjoy together while in Vegas! 

MGM's Sustainability Story

4/29/2024, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Workshop details coming soon! Just a hint... attendees will get a chance to also signup for a behind-the-scenes tour to see MGM's sustainability operations in action or, take a trip out to see their solar array that powers their facilities. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Kenyatta Lewis, Matt Esper. Michael Gulich

TBD Workshop

4/29/2024, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Workshop details coming soon, but think in-depth topic and highly interactive session.

TBD - AI Workshop

4/29/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Workshop details coming soon, but think in-depth topic and highly interactive session.

Managers / Directors

Women's Supply Management Community: Voice of the Emerging Leader

4/29/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Join the Women’s Supply Management Community, supported in partnership by ISM® and Power Your Impact, for an extensive and interactive session focused on the voice of emerging women leaders in the profession. Through a diverse panel and roundtable networking discussions, attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities ahead for women.

You’ll hear personal stories from young leaders in supply management and be able to network with other women in the profession, as well as male advocates and colleagues. The session will include a discussion and feature tangible takeaways for attendees to use as part of their personal action plan. 

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Speaker(s): Shami Anand

TBD Networking - Topic or Group Option 1

4/29/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We are still reviewing your responses on how you'd like to network (incorporated in the conference registration process). Be assured, we will have a networking event designed with your feedback in mind. More details coming soon! 

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TBD Networking - Topic or Group Option 2

4/29/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We are still reviewing your responses on how you'd like to network (incorporated in the conference registratin process). Be assured, we will have a networking event designed with your feedback in mind. More details coming soon! 

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TBD Networking - Topic or Group Option 3

4/29/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We are still reviewing your responses on how you'd like to network (incorporated in the conference registratin process). Be assured, we will have a networking event designed with your feedback in mind. More details coming soon! 

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First Time/Single Attendee Networking

4/29/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Back by popular demand, this information (and networking) event is designed for first-timers and solo attendees to learn more on how to navigate the conference and make a friend or two in the process. 

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Women's Supply Management Community Networking

4/29/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Women's Supply Management Community for a kickoff networking session before the conference Welcome Party. Meet and connect with community members you'll see and interact with throughout the remainder of ISM World. 

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Welcome Party

4/29/2024, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Good music, good food and the opening of the ISM World Innovation Park. Walk through the neighborhoods, meet new suppliers and connect with old friends and new.

Tuesday April 30, 2024 - Day 2

Opening General Session

4/30/2024, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This is a power-packed session discussing the latest impacts on the supply chain including thought-provoking insights from keynote, Ian Bremmer, the President and Founder, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media.

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Speaker(s):  Ian BremmerTom Derry

ExecIn (Invitation only): Keynote Behind the Scenes Q&A with Ian Bremmer

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Exclusive to ExecIn attendees, get a behind-the-scenes opportunity for a question and answer session with Opening Keynote, Ian Bremmer.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Ian BremmerBob Mahlik

Top Trends, Tips and Tricks from ISM's Emerging Professionals Committee

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Designed by ISM's Emerging Professionals Committee, this session will highlight the top 10 trends within the profession from the young practitioner's perspective, and address tips, hacks and tricks to stategically tackle the impact of those trends. 

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Coming Soon

Best Use Cases of Machine Learning in Procurement and Supply Chain

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

There are many theoretical use cases of Machine Learning and AI in procurement and supply chain, but actually implementing these tools is a completely different ball game. In this session we will share a case study the covers the top use cases of Machine Learning and AI in the procurement and supply chain domain. We will also cover how to lay the foundation for implementing data science in procurement and the results of the implementations. 

Managers / Directors

Managing Supply Chain Risk in a High Growth Environment

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Supply chain risk continues to be top of mind for most organizations. However, translating risk management from the theoretical to something implementable and scalable is a tall task. In this session, Intuitive Surgical will share its journey with supply chain risk management against the backdrop of high company growth.

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Rebecca Johnson, Austin Boehrer

Trailblazer Winner Case Study

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

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Building a Better Services SOW

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Supply chain professionals often struggle with how to ensure they get their money's worth with services spend, particularly for professional and corporate services. Fixed fee engagements can be particularly difficult to compare and/or ensure competitive pricing. This session will help you critically evaluate any supplier's Statement of Work (SOW), building in what your team should always ensure is clear - timeline, deliverables, terms and fees.

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Cesar Ayala

State of the Procurement Profession Survey 2024 - Key Insights

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Procurement professionals are facing a number of challenges, including the need to reduce costs, build capabilities, and manage crises. Last year’s survey found that the most challenging performance roadblock is "people," followed by "technology," "tasks," and lastly "structure". Companies are responding to these challenges by localizing supply chains, centralizing procurement, and establishing dual and multi-sources. Sustainability is also a top priority for procurement professionals, with larger companies further ahead on their journey to reach their sustainability targets. Technology is playing an increasingly important role in procurement, with larger companies putting more emphasis on technology implementation and process automation. This session will provide an update on 2024's survey results, what's changed, what's trending and what to plan for. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Ruth Schültken, Christoph Bode, Ph.D., Marcell Vollmer, Ph.D. 

Trailblazer Winner Case Study

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

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What Does a Modern Supply Chain Look Like?

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

What does a truly modern supply chain look like? Northrop Grumman has built a fully digital ecosystem that drives manufacturing excellence, fosters collaboration in partnerships, is resilient in the face of disruption, trains talent for the next generation, and embraces sustainability in the drive for growth.
 
This session will discuss the importance of this approach, and how it has provided Northrop Grumman with a platform to deliver mission-critical, pioneering solutions that will advance human discovery (like Webb Space Telescope, designed and produced by Northrop Grumman), to programs that safeguard the U.S. and its allies (like the Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent and B-21 programs), while protecting the environment for future generations.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Matt Bromberg

The Future of the Profession: The Critical Role of Soft Skills

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

As the role of procurement functions become increasingly strategic, the skills needed for success have also evolved. Procurement and supply management leaders of the future will demonstrate mastery of behavior skills like influence, collaboration, and communication. Join this interactive session to explore how soft skills are impacting your company, your peers, and industry leaders based on BDO's deep library of benchmarking data, and walk away with tools and frameworks you can use to become a trusted advisor to the business and advance your own supply management career.    

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Ashley Hetrick

The Future of Procurement: Leveraging GenAI for Competitive Advantage

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This session shares smart and strategic uses of GenAI in procurement based on real-world cases. You will discover how to use GenAI for tactical purposes in day-to-day buying, data analysis, and category management. We will cover how you can leverage GenAI to prepare for negotiations, gain market insights, and analyze complex data more efficiently. You will walk away with understanding the limitations and risks involved in using GenAI so that you can make informed decisions. Come join the discussion on how GenAI can future-proof your procurement function, drive competitive advantage, and optimize benefits of data analytics!

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Dagmar Laue

Using Practical Tools In Value Analytics to Yield Mutually Beneficial Supplier Relationships

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In this session we will review the multi-step sourcing process (Strategic Sourcing Road Map) including highlighting the use of Decision Analytics (tenants of a Cost Model) and introduce an objective Supplier Common Assessment Audit process. In the session we want to help you: 
-Increase your confidence in methodically sourcing and resourcing for transitions and NPI Projects to identify, evaluate and implement better value suppliers
-Understand how gathered facts, data and analytics can be leveraged into carefully prepared negotiations

Through this presentation become passionate about the procurement profession.

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Mihaly Mike Hangyas, John Silvestri

Leveraging the ISM Report On Business®

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The ISM Report On Business® makes the news each month with its Manufacturing and Services PMI® Indexes as they have been referenced on-air for more than 40 years. The Report On Business® has been a reliable month-by-month indicator of economic conditions for more than 80 years, and the methodology for compiling the data has been adopted in dozens of countries and other industry sectors in cooperation with ISM®.

This interactive session will provide background and expert analysis on the economic data in a discussion with the chairs of the Business Survey Committee for the Manufacturing and Services PMI®. It will also focus heavily on how best to leverage the data from a procurement leader’s standpoint, as well as how to use it within your team to improve strategic decision making. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Timothy R. Fiore, Anthony Nieves

Trailblazer Winner Case Study

4/30/2024, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

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R. Gene Richter Scholarship Lunch at ExecIn (Invitation Only)

4/30/2024, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Celebrate the latest class of scholarship recipients of the R. Gene Richter and Nancy D. Richter Foundation supply management scholarship award. Meet the students first-hand and hear their amazing accomplishments while also networking with peers. It's a great way to give back and invest in the future of the profession.

Trailblazer Winner Case Study

4/30/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

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Nearshoring: The Never Ending Consolidation of the Mexican Economy

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Mexico currently ranks 7th in the world for location options for nearshoring. If you are considering or in the process of reshoring to Mexico, this session will adress the following topics:

  • Conducting appropriate spend and risk analysis when embarking on global sourcing plans and nearshoring.
  • Weighting all involved global issues and cultural considerations when nearshoring.

Is Mexico a real nearshoring alternative or just a low cost sourcing option? What part of the analysis are we missing or underestimating? Walk away understanding the real benefits and risks of nearshoring to Mexico. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Rodrigo Alcantara Fernandez

Intelligent eProcurement and Supplier Relationship Management Using Strategic and Tactical Spend Analytics

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Spend Analysis is the process of collecting, cleansing, classifying and analyzing expenditure data from all sources within the organization (i.e. purchasing card, eProcurement systems, etc.). This valuable information can be used to make strategic decisions by first providing answers to such questions as: what was bought; when was it bought; where was it purchased; how many suppliers were used and how much was spent with each; how much was paid for the item. This session we will show step-by-step with examples and case studies of strategic purchasing and supplier relationship management (SRM) initiatives with an intelligent spend analytics system. Smart eProcurement guided by insights from aggregate spend data, benchmarks, trends, dashboards, and Pareto analysis can provide an incredible result for procurement processes and well as optimized SRM. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Sheema MirchandaniSam Adhikari

Trailblazer Winner Case Study

4/30/2024, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

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ISM International Student Case Competition

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join the final four student teams as part of the final round of the annual ISM International Student Case Competition as they present their creative and compelling solutions to this year’s case. The competition gives students an opportunity to gain real-world case solving experience within supply management while also applying their knowledge and diverse perspectives to a solution.

Of the final four teams, the top three will receive a financial reward among other benefits from ISM. Attendees will be able to view case details and vote for their top selections within the conference mobile app, and input will be compiled along with votes from a panel of judges. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 1. 

EXECUTIVES/SENIOR LEADERS

Joint Talent Management and University Committee Session

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Designed by ISM's Talent Management and University Committees, this session will discuss varied perspectives on the challenges and future of talent for the profession. More details to come.

Managers / Directors

Generative AI: Hallucinations and Real-World Applications

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

This session will provide an overview of generative AI and its capabilities in the field of procurement. Speakers will discuss the pitfalls of AI, such as hallucinations (when false or misleading information is presented as fact). Attendees will get practical examples on how AI can be integrated into existing systems and processes to solve procurement’s problems as well as insight into what the future holds.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Gregor StühlerMichael DeWittMaria Jesus Saenz

What Comes Next for Labor Intensive Outsourced Services Contracts?

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Join the GSK Facilities Management Category Management team as they share their own case study on the outsourced services that are essential to the safe and effective operation of their global portfolio of manufacturing, R&D and offices buildings. These contracts consist of direct labor inputs that makes up 85% or greater of the total supplier costs to GSK that brought their own unique challenges during the pandemic. In this session get an understanding of the key considerations in their facilities management and similar agreements for contracts with a significant component of direct labor. You'll hear their key lessons learned and GSK's forward focus as they prepare to move into our next generation of contracts.  

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Thomas Bailey

Establishing a Strategic Approach for Climate in Procurement

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Did you know that up to 90+% of an organization's greenhouse gas emissions typically come from its purchases? Due to this emerging data, procurement and supply chain professionals stand uniquely positioned to drive meaningful impact. But how do you get started? This session will provide an opportunity to learn the business case and basics of climate management in the context of purchasing and hear about the critical success factors for standing up your own strategic supply chain greenhouse gas emissions program.

Speaker(s): Kris Spriano, Andrew Baer

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Source to Pay Transformation on a Single System of Action with ServiceNow

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Corteva is deploying the ServiceNow Customer Service Management (CSM) solution to connect people, processes, and technologies all in one place. Learn about their journey as they continue to partner with ServiceNow in IT, HR and Source to Pay operations. In this session, gain the knowledge to define what "self-service" means to your own organization. Learn how to expand partnership with your provider to accelerate digital transformation as well as define the critical elements to unlock the full potential of digitization. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Tamra PawlowskiDean Ocampo

Reshoring: Rethinking Your Global Supply Chains

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

"Time to act," is what many companies are feeling now that global supply chain risks and vulnerabilities have been exposed by the pandemic. The supply chain continues to challenge the profession with shipment delays, freight rate volitility, ongoing trade war with China and the ebb and flow of changing market demand. Layer on economic uncertainty and geopolitical instability. Ultimately, it's time to rethink, plan, and act.

This session will discuss the strategies, planning and commitment needed to address the challenges of rebalancing a global supply chain.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Rosemary Coates

The Value of Supply Chain Stress Testing

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Managing risk, complexity, and disruptions are not new topics for supply chain leaders.  However, the ranges of factors, multiplicity and frequency of events that impact supply chains today offer more challenges than ever before.  Agility and flexibility to ensure the supply chain continues to deliver on its commitments requires a different approach. This session covers the value of stress testing your supply chain.  We will discuss what it is and what's different about this approach to help you leverage the insights to design resiliency into the supply chain.  Learn how you can achieve  benefits from this process like margin preservation, business continuity and competitive advantage. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Caldwell Hart

Maximizing Value from Market Intelligence Investments

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Sourcing and category management teams need outside market knowledge to support their stakeholders in making fact based decisions. In fact, research has shown high performing teams have a higher investment in market intelligence (MI). However, many sourcing organizations under-invest or under-utilize their memberships with research and MI organizations. Memberships go unused, research goes unread, and budgets get auto-renewed with incumbent providers. The best way to spend your MI budget is different for every organization and how you get value from that investment depends on both the MI provider and your own team.

In this session we’ll lay out the fundamentals sourcing teams and leaders should know to get the most value for their investment. You'll get advice on selecting the right portfolio of MI providers and the internal change management to capture value from those memberships. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Amy Fong

Trailblazer Winner Case Study

4/30/2024, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

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ISM Awards Gala Opening Reception (Tickets Required)

4/30/2024, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

To kickoff the ISM Awards Gala, registered gala attendees can enjoy a networking cocktail reception.

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ISM Awards Gala (Tickets Required)

4/30/2024, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The ISM Awards Gala is a celebration of both our individual and organizational award winners. Join this year's award season winners from the ISM 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars, the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award, the R. Gene Richter Scholarship & Award as well as the organizational winners of the ISM Supply Chain Trailblazer awards. You will be among the best of the best to network and celebrate amazing contributions to supply chain excellence.

This supply management celebration is a can’t miss event at ISM World 2024. Don’t miss your chance to network and celebrate with the best in supply chain.

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Wednesday May 1, 2024 - Day 3

Closing General Session

5/1/2024, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Kick off the day with inspiration! This session will include a marquee keynote speaker and this year's J. Shipman Gold Medal Award Winner. Details coming soon.

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Trailblazer Winner Case Study

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

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Implementing Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

In this session learn what "SIOP" is, it's value to the organization and why to consider implementing it. Hear from a supply chain leader on the preplanning process and requirements for SIOP as well as the process of conducting SIOP on a monthly and yearly basis. He will share his own experience with implementation, lessons learned and best practices for you to consider in your own SIOP planning. 

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Nathaniel Rynas

Leveraging Procurement Skills to Break Out of the Box

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Procurement and the supply chain provide critical skills not only for success in your position, but a pathway to success in your career (whether inside or outside the profession). In this session, we will review interpersonal and technical skills critical to succeeding in procurement and share examples of how these skills lead to success. You'll see successful leaders in the industry who will discuss their roles and the skills that were critical in their own success. Last, you will walk away with suggestions on how to get the most out of skill-development opportunities. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Steve Miller, Ana Paula Zamorano

Reactive vs. Proactive vs. Predictive Supply Chain Strategies

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

This session will include historical and modern-day events to show the evolution and application or reactive vs. proactive vs. predictive supply chain strategies. You'll get a deep dive on how current supply chains have been built to withstand natural disasters, geopolitical conflicts, and world crises. However, it will also delve into a time before commonly used proactive strategies were used and into the future where technology may be able to eliminate a lack of visibility. A simple timeline of reactive → proactive → predictive strategies will be used to help us all navigate together on this journey of ever-changing supply chains.

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Hannah Bai

Easy Continuous Confidential Data for Supply Chain Statistics

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

New hardware based “confidential computing” allows a company to send encrypted data to a cloud computer enclave where it is processed ensuring that no human or program has seen it. Once in the enclave that is invisible to the rest of the computer, the data is decrypted and summed and deleted, enforced by a computational contract that the data provider agrees to. Once in the enclave the data can be matched to other “private unseen” data to map detailed aggregated supply-chains by detailed geography and product. This scales massively and relatively inexpensively on the cloud infrastructure, potentially providing nightly low burden, low-cost mappings of supply-chain activity and bottlenecks. In this session, learn about confidential computing and the new possibilities of data aggregation in the supply chain space.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Cavan Capps

Sustainability & Strategic Sourcing Committees Session

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Designed by ISM's practioner committee members, this session will discuss varied perspectives on hot topics, trends and tools impacting the profession. More details to come.

Managers / Directors

ExecIn (Invitation only): Exclusive Executive Roundtable

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Exclusive to ExecIn attendees, this roundtable discussion will dive into hot topics and concerns identified and facilitated by ISM's Thought Leadership Council. This includes discussion on the current and future state of the profession, talent challenges, geopolitical risks, digital transformation, and more. Collaborate and share learnings with an elite group of peers in this freeform set of table topics and networking. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Kee Chang, Heidi DeMello, John Foody

Trailblazer Winner Case Study

5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

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ESG Metrics - How to Get Started

5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

There is a lot of information available on fundamental procurement metrics, but it's hard to know where to start when it comes to ESG in the supply chain and how to get started with competing priorities for time and resources. IHG Hotels & Resorts will walk through their journey, how they began, and where they plan to go next on their responsible procurement journey. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Molly Rumple, Katie Nunn

Best Practices from Billion Dollar Roundtable & NMSDC

5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This interactive session is presented by Billion Dollar Roundtable and the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).

Managers / Directors

ExecIn Economic Update: Show Me the Money (Invitation Only)

5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Soft landing? Something harder? Whither inflation? This session (exclusive to ExecIn attendees) will supply in-depth analysis of the major factors shaping economic outcomes, including central bank policymaking, worker attitudes, business confidence, and geopolitics.  It will then turn toward a forecast for the year to come, highlighting the major risks that economic stakeholders will likely encounter.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Anirban Basu, MPP, MA, JD, Ph.D.

Making an IMPACT in the Business Sphere

5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This session will focus on how to make an IMPACT in three dimensions of the business sphere that include communicating effectively through writing, face to face, and remotely within and outside the organization at all levels.  This highly interactive presentation will provide attendees with examples and a framework on building important relationships throughout the world. You'll learn how building relationships in the right way are the keys to making an impact and adding value to the organization.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Lori Sisk, Jay Glanton

6 Negotiation Strategies to Mitigate Procurement Challenges and Risks

5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

From inflationary concerns and supply chain resiliency to geopolitical pressures and natural disasters, global enterprises must develop robust strategies to tackle common problems that affect their procurement strategies. Negotiation skills are a critical component in tackling the challenges that will inevitably arise. In this session, we will share six proven negotiation strategies that can help any procurement organization: Assessing and mitigating supply chain risk in supplier agreements, using creative tension and manage concessions to craft win-win deals and building stronger supplier agreements that can withstand supply chain challenges.

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Shawn Malone

The "Psych" in Negotiations: Using Human Factors to Attain Superior Outcomes

5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

While navigating through inflationary concerns and supply chain resiliency, procurement leaders must be able to apply negotiation concepts to demanding supplier relationships.  Negotiation skills are a critical component in tackling the challenges that will inevitably arise.  In this session, we will show six innovative ways to intertwine psychological concepts into a sophisticated negotiation strategy:  Identifying the other party’s needs and personality styles, reading (and sending) non-spoken communications, gaining insights through questions/interrogatives, and using creative tension and manage concessions to craft stronger supplier agreements that can withstand supply chain challenges.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Mark Trowbridge, Melanie Trowbridge

Trailblazer Winner Case Study

5/1/2024, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

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Trailblazer Winner Case Study

5/1/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

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CPO Session #2

5/1/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

A session designed and delivered by senior supply chain leadership. Details coming soon!

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Data-Driven Supplier Diversity

5/1/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Charter's Supplier Diversity Program has found success with a data-driven strategic plan. In this session, they will discuss how partnering closely with Data Analytics to make the data more accessible, improve accuracy, and add detail has enabled diversity initiatives and operations at their organization.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Darretta Whitfield, Sheetal Gattani

 

Data-Driven Transformation Case Study (CAPS + ISM)

5/1/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

CAPS Research and ISM present on various organizational transformation case studies and the data-driven approach taken to drive more targeted and customized tactical plans to achieve strategic goals. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Denis Woloweicki, Jim Fleming

Mastering Change with ALICE: A Transformative Approach to Change Management

5/1/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Dive into the intricacies of change management through insights into the individual journey of acceptance and adaptation. Explore the stages of change, from initial resistance to full integration, and discover the ALICE methodology – a set of leadership principles designed to authentically act, lovingly lead, inspire others, create community and engage purposely. By understanding and implementing these principles, leaders can navigate change seamlessly, authentically communicate expectations, build supportive communities and effectively engage influencers to ensure successful change adoption. Whether you're navigating technological shifts or organizational reforms, this session is a roadmap to transformative leadership.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Amanda Prochaska

Cross-Continent Supply Base Transfer: A Case Study for Reflection and Future Success

5/1/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Due to geopolitical reasons, organizations across nearly all industries are migrating their manufacturing foot print and/or supply base for supply chain risk mitigation. It is very important to remind all practitioners that shifting the supply base to a new region/country, if not planned and managed properly, will introduce higher risk instead of risk mitigation. This session covers the case study of a large scale product transfer project led and managed by the presenter.  You will hear a recap of the successes, lessons learned and framework that will benefit those who will handle similar challenges in today's business environment.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Lihong Wu

Thought Leadership Roundtable and Networking

5/1/2024, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Leaders and ExecIn attendees are encouraged to attend this roundtable discussion. Featuring ISM Board of Directors members and thought leaders, this session will focus on the current disruptions and many of the supply and demand challenges and impacts currently affecting the profession. Gain insights from some of the best and the brightest leaders in the business and engage in some freeform networking. Do not miss this enlightening discussion and the opportunity to learn more from one another regarding strategies to navigate these turbulent times. 

Managers / Directors

Trailblazer Winner Case Study

5/1/2024, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

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Success = Culture

5/1/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

At Chromalloy Success = Culture; without every employee, supplier and customer understanding our 3-Circle culture, we will not attain success. Hear how we share our culture and the techniques we use to dissiminate to all of our stakeholders.  

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): David Boynes, Nancy Johnson, Natalie Wills

Data & Analytics & Technology Committees Session

5/1/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Designed by ISM's practioner committee members, this session will discuss varied perspectives on hot topics, trends and tools impacting the profession. More details to come.

Managers / Directors

Bring it in MAD: Mentor, Advice and Debrief

5/1/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

The last two years we have talked about how to AMP your career with Assessing Mentoring and Planning. This year Instead of feeling MAD about rough patches in your career, come join us for a panel discussion on how to find the right Mentors, wade through Advice, and Debrief on lessons learned along the way. We will answer your questions, check in on lessons learned, progress and fumbles.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Linsey Vasilenko, Amy Georgi, Jeanne Rineer

Value Sharing - A Path to Superior Results

5/1/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

This session focuses on the results (greater results) achieved through a value-sharing program with key suppliers and how it helped solve the "how" on generating mutual value with their supplier relationships. Get an overview of the program, tips on exploring when and  when not to use a program like this, key aspects and governance and examples of real results both in the bottomline and the culture. This is a great session for learning about alternative ways to drive value beyond traditional procurement tools.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Matthew Williams

CPO Session #3

5/1/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

A session designed and delivered by senior supply chain leadership. Details coming soon!

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Trailblazer Winner Case Study

5/1/2024, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

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Volunteer Toast (Invitation only)

5/1/2024, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

A special reception for all ISM Volunteers, this event has become a tradition of raising a glass and celebrating those who give back to the profession--from our event volunteers, committee and council members, chapter volunteers and more. We couldn't do all that we do without these amazing people. #weareism

Women's Supply Management Community Reception

5/1/2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Open to all attendees. Join the Women's Supply Management Community at this evening's reception to network prior to the closing party kickoff.

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Closing Party - Reimagine Studio 54

5/1/2024, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Prepare for an unforgettable night at ISM World 2024's closing party! Join us at the legendary Las Vegas nightclub Hakkasan, located in the MGM Grand, for our Disco Extravaganza as we reimagine Studio 54. Pack your disco shoes and unleash your inner dancer for a legendary night of fun and camaraderie!

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