ISM® Corporate Program Case Studies

As stewards of the profession and the first professional association for supply chain professionals, our “why” is to advance the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage, and contribute to a prosperous, sustainable world.

We guide organizations supply and procurement growth, transformation, evolution, education and more so much more. From the C-Suite to the newest hire, we have a connected set of solutions. What we value most is the success that our partners realize. 

Enjoy partners success stories, their journeys and how ISM services have been a part of that story.  


Dematic’s Transformation Journey: Procurement as a Strategic Asset

As the largest global provider of warehouse automaton solutions and the second largest provider of supply chain solutions and materials handling systems, Dematic Corporation has experienced explosive growth and transformation of its procurement organization. Click below to learn how Dematic’s leaders, Wanda Jackson-Davis, Senior Vice President, Procurement, and Stephanie Williams, Senior Director, Global Procurement, are transforming the procurement function as a strategic asset and embracing new opportunities. 

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Procurement at U.S. Steel- A True ‘Learning Organization’

United States Steel Corporation’s procurement group oversees over US $12.5 billion in annual spend with 85 employees, demonstrat­ing an enviable FTE-to-spend ratio. Led by vice president and CPO John Foody, Jr., learn how Mr. Foody has led his organization to achieve this goal, the value delivered and the mindset of a learning organization.

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How Zimmer Biomet Drives Value with ISM Corporate Programs

In a recent interview with Zimmer Biomet’s Vice President of Global Sourcing, Howard Levy, we learned the personal story of how his professional development has morphed from “Me to We”, thus creating the mindset required to drive organization and team development and growth.  Follow along as Levy explains how Zimmer Biomet continuously grows talent to the next level of skills in sourcing and supply chain and how the company utilizes the ISM Corporate Program to develop all team members regardless of career stage.

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How ADM is Transforming Procurement

In recent years, ADM’s procurement function has leveraged technology to accelerate its digital transformation and create new capabilities to drive greater agility and growth. In the process, the team has evolved from a corporate-ser­vice function to a business-critical team.  Learn how their partnership with ISM guided this transformation, how ISM helped to “professionalize the function”. -Joe Canaday, Vice President ADM procurement center of excellence (CoE).

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How Carnival Cruise Lines Builds Management Expertise

In a recent interview with Norbert Dean, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain and Site Services for Carnival Cruise Line, we learned how the organization has used ISM for everyday solutions. Read how both experienced and new supply management profes­sionals use the ISM® Supply Chain Assessment to gauge their specific strengths and gaps.

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An ‘Evolution Journey’ for DuPont’s Global Procurement

DuPont’s global procurement oversees the sourcing and delivery of more than US$10 billion worth of goods and services. Follow along as Miguel Gonzalez, CPO, DuPont discusses the company’s “evolution journey” in creating a strategic organization, focused on #enabling partners. Learn how ISM provided an “ecosystem of interconnected solutions”.

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