Member Monday

Exclusive Member-Only Benefit to Kick Off Your Week

Membership goes beyond discounts. It's about providing you with valuable tools and education to keep you updated on the latest topics and trends within the profession. Member Monday is just one of the many benefits of ISM membership. Every Monday, as a member, you receive an exclusive resource delivered to your inbox. From tools to templates to leading industry articles, start your week off with practical and useful resources! 


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Cyber Supply Chain Management

This is an exclusive member Monday webinar on cybersecurity in the supply chain. This is especially important today as a number of research firms say, cybersecurity has become the single largest risk factor that companies face in global enterprise.

Cybercrime costs impacting multiple industrial sectors are expected to be in the trillions. Companies can take proactive measures by implementing a cybersecurity framework and business processes.

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60-Days of ProPurchaser for Free

This an exclusive ISM member benefit of 60-days of ProPurchaser for free. This tool is especially important today as many companies and supply management professionals are looking to cut costs and increase their bottom line.

This tool will give you greater insights into the cost of your commodities so you can negotiate more successful deals with your suppliers. Watch this video to learn more about ProPurchaser.

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How to Avoid the ‘Bias Trap’

This is an article and tool on how to avoid biases within your organization. This is a topic that is especially relevant in light of the increasing focus on diversity in the world today.

Diversity has many forms. It can pertain to the cultural, ethnic, and generational makeup of the workforce, supplier base, and company ownership, as well as to geographic location and company culture, among many other ways.

In this article, we discuss personal and institutional biases and how we can overcome and avoid them. 

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Contract Review Letter

This is a template for creating contract review letters. This particular letter is useful in formally communicating between all parties of a contract.

Within a contract, there is a section called the Notice provision that articulates how parties of a contract are to inform each other of an action (review, renewal, termination, acceptance, etc.) The purpose of this Notice is to reduce possible disputes by clearly defining what constitutes a legally-binding notice.


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Variable Cost Analysis Template

This is an exclusive Variable Cost Analysis Template. This template will help you leverage your position on volume discounts by calculating what the actual price should be on various quantities. This is is especially valuable today as it can directly impact your bottom line. 

Timely and accurate information is the lifeblood of procurement. This makes it crucial that you have the knowledge and skills to get the most out of business information. Using ISM’s Variable Cost Analysis template will help you determine if your supplier’s volume discount numbers are optimized.

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Building Trust: "Smartnership" Strategy

This is a member-exclusive webinar on how to build trust and optimize your negotiations. This is a topic that is especially relevant as companies around the world look to rebuild, alter, and change their supply chains due to the current pandemic and geopolitical climate.

Typically, most negotiations leave approximately 42% of the value on the table that is not captured by either side. This session shows how to use trust to gain that 42% back by treating trust as a monetary value.

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