ISM® Corporate Program Case Studies
As stewards of the profession and the first professional association for supply chain professionals, ISM’s “why” is to advance the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage, and contribute to a prosperous, sustainable world.
Through education, certifications and so much more, we guide organizations’ supply chain and procurement growth and evolution. From the C-suite to the newest hire, ISM offers a connected set of solutions. Our partners’ success is what we value most.
Below, Corporate Program partners detail their transformation journeys — and how ISM services have been an indispensable part of their success stories.
In addition, explore the lessons learned in the ISM Master Class Series: Talent Management Strategy. Learn how supply chain leaders along with their partnership with ISM® provide their organizations with the tools to success.
Wesco & ISM®: A Learning Mindset
Managing a supply and operation team of 5,000, Wesco Executive Vice President of Supply Chain Operations, Hemant Porwal, leads his team with a commitment to employee development, creating a strong foundation for teams to grow while fostering a learning culture. Why?
In today’s business world, ensuring your team has the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed is more important than ever. The desire to develop a learning culture was a catalyst for engaging the Wesco supply chain team with ISM’s Corporate Program. Committed to employee development, investment in talent is an investment in the future of not only the company, but also the employees.
FedEx: Redefining Sourcing and Procurement Through Training and Core Skill Development
With its fleet of more than 210,000 vehicles and 696 aircraft, FedEx handles more than 16 million shipments per day to 220+ countries and territories around the globe, connecting 99 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. In 2013, the global delivery giant began a transformation into a more centralized world-class Sourcing and Procurement organization. The goal was to develop an organization to champion a “shift from a tactical focus to a deep understanding, planning, and execution of holistic category management”, says Quincy McGlown, Director of Sourcing at FedEx Services. Read more to learn how FedEx developed a vision and to build a world-class Sourcing and Procurement organization.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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”.