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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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Performing Supply Chain Cost Reduction Surgery

As the U.S. health-care industry stares down rising costs, quality maintenance challenges, and possibly more government reforms, supply management practitioners seek elective solutions.

This article is designed to help you better understand the significance and importance of the changes happening within the medical supply chain and how they impact you.


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July 29, 2020
60 Day Online Access

Four Steps to Automation Procurement Webinar

In this webinar you will learn:

  • A basic overview of the road to autonomous procurement
  • How procurement will develop over the next 10 years
  • Why it’s important to start now in-order-to succeed ten years from now 
July 28, 2020
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COVID-19 Research and the Impact on Supplier and Supply Chain Health

In this webinar members will learn more about:

  • The research results latest results from ISM’s coronavirus impact research series
  • Macro view of impact over time to the global supply chain including data on lead times, manufacturing capacity, as well as insights into revenue projections and customer demand
  • An overview of Rapid Ratings Stress Test and insights into global supplier health
  • Discussion on trends and tips for consideration on managing supplier risk

Mind the Gap: Why Strategic Sourcing is Often a Let Down for Buyers and Suppliers

In this article, you will learn the answer to the question:

"Why are purchasers and suppliers so often disappointed by the results of strategic sourcing, and how can they stop the value leaking out of their hard-won contracts?"

In addition, the article covers:

  • Main areas of "Value Leakage"
  • Satisfaction of different negotiation relationships
  • How often is targeted value actually realized
  • Differences between high and low performers
  • and more
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Service-Level Agreement (SLA)

A SLA, defines the level of service expected by a customer from a supplier, laying out the metrics by which that service is measured, and the remedies or penalties, if any, should the agreed-on service levels not be achieved. Usually, SLAs are between companies and external suppliers, but they may also be between two departments within a company.

The main schedules included in this template are:

  • Levels of Service
  • Service Costs
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Problem Management and Reporting
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How will companies hold up under the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic?

The white paper delves into the differences in US private companies and Chinese privates to understand the resiliency of these entities through and post-crisis. We’ve also provided a survey containing primary source perspectives from private companies around the world. They reflect on how the crisis is affecting them, how long they can ship product and service clients in the face of full or partial business shutdown as well as many other insights.

For this resource, RapidRatings has conducted a stress test to aid our clients in modeling extreme potential outcomes of the COVID-19 crisis on their portfolios of public and private third parties, suppliers, borrowers, and other counterparties.

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