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    Sustainability Is More Than a Workplace Initiative; It’s a Lifestyle Initiative
    Sustainability Is More Than a Workplace Initiative; It’s a Lifestyle Initiative Sustainability is often thought of as an energy-savings and environmental measure in facilities management. But
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    ROB Roundup: March NMI®
    ROB Roundup: March NMI® From his usual spot on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade on Wednesday, CNBC analyst Rick Santelli reported the just-released Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On
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    Former Fed Chair ‘Happy’ with theU.S. Economic Outlook
    Former Fed Chair ‘Happy’ with theU.S. Economic Outlook Former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen speaks with Institute for Supply Management® CEO Thomas W. Derry during Tuesday's keynote
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    A Leader at Any Level
    A Leader at Any Level (From left) Mandy Flint and Elisabet Vinberg Hearn devoted much of their closing keynote at ISM2019 in Houston to the topic of leadership. Being a leader doesn’t necessarily
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    Strategic Contracts: InsightVersus Oversight Governance
    Strategic Contracts: InsightVersus Oversight Governance (Editor’s Note: Inside Supply Management® Weekly recently published “Implementing a Successful Supplier Sourcing Contract,” which
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    The Challenges Facing Supply Management Talent — and the Skills Needed
    The Challenges Facing Supply Management Talent — and the Skills Needed There’s a lot of talk about how the supply management profession has evolved from a tactical, purchasing role to a strategic
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    The Monthly Metric: Percentage of Strategic vs. Operational Employees
    The Monthly Metric: Percentage of Strategic vs. Operational Employees As a supply chain manager at Intel Corporation from 2007-14, Jim Fleming, CPSM, CPSD, oversaw several employees whose careers
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    Fueling Collaboration Between Procurement and Marketing
    Fueling Collaboration Between Procurement and Marketing By Sarah Scudder Sourcing professionals have long argued that they should be involved in the procurement of marketing services. And many
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    ISM®’s 2019 Salary Survey Follow-Up
    ISM®’s 2019 Salary Survey Follow-Up Institute for Supply Management®’s (ISM®) annual Salary Survey is designed to do more than pique practitioners’ interests on how their compensation
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    Automation Will Affect How and Where People Work
    Automation Will Affect How and Where People Work As automation becomes a mainstay in the workplace, it will change job roles and job displacement, but new roles and jobs, particularly in certain
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    Building a Better Customer Experience
    Building a Better Customer Experience Improving customer experience is top of mind for supply management organizations. “Everyone wants to improve the customer experience because it’s revenue,”
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    Identifying and Seizing Value-Creation Opportunities
    Identifying and Seizing Value-Creation Opportunities In today’s complex business environment, companies need to differentiate themselves by looking to value rather than only cost — and supply
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    Capitalizing on the Entrepreneurial Mindset
    Capitalizing on the Entrepreneurial Mindset Entrepreneurs in the supply management space can provide organizations with innovative products and services to help them meet customer needs and move
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    Advancing Your Career: Advice from Those Who Have Done It
    Advancing Your Career: Advice from Those Who Have Done It What advice would you give a new supply management professional? Four honorees of Institute for Supply Management®’s (ISM®) 30 Under
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    In the Race Against Time, Supply Chain Skills Matter
    In the Race Against Time, Supply Chain Skills Matter Inside Supply Management Magazine | Talent The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has permanently changed the supply management profession. Over
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    A Growing Need for Workers Means Revamping Processes
    A Growing Need for Workers Means Revamping Processes Inside Supply Management Magazine | Talent With e-commerce hitting new levels during the coronavirus pandemic, the need for hourly, on-site
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    The Power of Responsibility in Your Career and Personal Life
    The Power of Responsibility in Your Career and Personal Life By Charlotte de Brabandt These three words can change your work, career and personal life: I am responsible. By acting on this phrase,
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    An SRM Guide for Navigating Economic Shifts
    An SRM Guide for Navigating Economic Shifts By William Crane, CPSM The Great Recession that lasted for an 18-month period from December 2007 to June 2009 provides invaluable learnings that have
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    10 Ways to Improve Stakeholder Engagement and Alignment
    10 Ways to Improve Stakeholder Engagement and Alignment Stakeholder management and alignment is difficult for most organizations, due to the prevalence of global and cross-cultural teams, and
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    Procuring a Preview: June/July issue
    Procuring a Preview: June/July issue Check your inboxes and mailboxes soon for the June/July issue of Inside Supply Management®, published by Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®).
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    Promote Yourself For a Promotion
    Promote Yourself For a Promotion By Sarah Scudder If you are anything like me, you don’t relish reporting to a boss. You want to be the boss. You want to be a leader, managing and inspiring
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    Mentoring Has No Age Requirement
    Mentoring Has No Age Requirement By Sarah Scudder I got shafted. I didn’t come from a “business” family. My dad was a teacher. My mom was — and still is — a dental hygienist. Growing up, I had no
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    The Right Rotation Programs Offer Knowledge and Opportunities
    The Right Rotation Programs Offer Knowledge and Opportunities By Leah Williams, PMP, CSCP When searching for employment, I was specifically looking for a rotation program. Having no prior supply
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    Creating a Productive Workspace
    Creating a Productive Workspace An office’s layout and its features can have a big impact on a company’s culture. Lately, office layouts have trended toward open environments: wide, open floor
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    Transitioning from Individual Contributor to Leader
    Transitioning from Individual Contributor to Leader By Elizabeth Richter, MBA, CPSM, CPSP Early in their career development, many people are competitive and have a strong personal focus. They