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    A TCO Approach to Labor: Understanding Billable Wages
    A TCO Approach to Labor: Understanding Billable Wages By Leviticous “Vic” Cleveland, CPSM In my line of work managing service agreements for an oil and gas company, it’s vital that my team and I
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    Talent: Succession Plans Can Limit ‘Silver Tsunami’ on Suppliers
    Talent: Succession Plans Can Limit ‘Silver Tsunami’ on Suppliers Inside Supply Management Magazine | Talent (Aging ownership of suppliers) is often a hidden risk that manifests itself in abrupt
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    Talent: Fulfilling a Future Need for Relationships and Soft Skills — Now
    Talent: Fulfilling a Future Need for Relationships and Soft Skills — Now Inside Supply Management Magazine | Talent The switch to automation frees up workers who previously performed repetitive
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    Employees Want Green Workplaces
    Employees Want Green Workplaces April 22 is Earth Day, a perfect time to reflect on green workplace practices. If you’re preparing for a big meeting, you may want to rethink printing two dozen
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    Is the U.S. Facing a ManufacturingSkills Shortage?
    Is the U.S. Facing a ManufacturingSkills Shortage? If your company is considering reshoring, you need to understand where the talent is. When supply chain leaders and manufacturing experts talk
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    Is Procurement Lacking Needed Resources?
    Is Procurement Lacking Needed Resources? Supply chain leaders express concern about a lack of resources to manage their operations. Cost reduction is a top priority for supply chain leaders in
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    Finding the Right Value
    Finding the Right Value The value supply management brings to a company varies depending on where the business is on the maturity curve, whether it’s in a start-up phase or the more mature
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    Nominate a Rising SupplyChain Star This Month
    Nominate a Rising SupplyChain Star This Month Recognize outstanding talent under the age of 30 by July 31! If you know exceptionally talented supply chain professionals under the age of 30, it’s
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    How Did You Get Startedin Supply Management?
    How Did You Get Startedin Supply Management? Young professionals share their insights in upcoming ISM magazine feature. In the November/December 2015 issue of Inside Supply Management®, a panel
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    Nominate 30 Under 30Rising Stars by October 30
    Nominate 30 Under 30Rising Stars by October 30 Nominate the brightest young talent in supply management for the 2016 "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars" program. It's October 1,
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    Young Talent Recognized in 2016's30 Under 30 Program
    Young Talent Recognized in 2016's30 Under 30 Program Find out who's who in up-and-coming supply management talent. Amy Georgi, the 2016 30 Under 30 Megawatt Star Who's who in up-and-coming
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    U.S. Poised to be Most CompetitiveManufacturing Nation
    U.S. Poised to be Most CompetitiveManufacturing Nation The U.S. is gearing to be the No. 1 most competitive manufacturing nation, according to the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index
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    Supply Management Attracts Top Talent
    Supply Management Attracts Top Talent Survey finds supply management field booming with opportunity, growth. By Tisha Danehl Consumer expectations for faster delivery have sparked a tremendous
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    What Productive Procurement Looks Like
    What Productive Procurement Looks Like A ROSMA report white paper details how to become a “leader and leaner” organization In six years of Return on Supply Management Assets (ROSMA) annual
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    #ISM2017: Bitter-tweet Ending
    #ISM2017: Bitter-tweet Ending As the ISM2017 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, wrapped up with a half-day of activity on Wednesday, some hearts and minds likely were already at one of Walt
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    Inside Supply Management’s Best of 2017
    Inside Supply Management’s Best of 2017 At the end of business on Friday, Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) begins its end-of-year close. Our office will be empty until January 2.
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    How to Open Doors to Diverse Suppliers
    How to Open Doors to Diverse Suppliers By Julia Hubbel, CPSD During a recent discussion with a colleague about risk management, I was reminded of why it’s so challenging at times for a diverse
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    The 30 Under 30 Roll Call
    The 30 Under 30 Roll Call The 2017 honorees in the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program, announced today, have collectively saved more than US$10 million, updated technology
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    Becoming an Indispensable Linchpin
    Becoming an Indispensable Linchpin By Sarah Scudder Linchpin is defined as “a person or thing regarded as an essential or coordinating element” by Dictionary.com. “A person or thing that holds
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    Bigger Twitter at #ISM2018
    Bigger Twitter at #ISM2018 In the country-music capital of the world, there were enough tweets on the first day of ISM®'s Annual International Supply Management Conference to fill a 10-gallon
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    #ISM2018: Grand Ole Tweets
    #ISM2018: Grand Ole Tweets Supply management social-media activity continued to be crowded and creative during the second full day at ISM2018 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday. That was
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    Rotational Programs Can Refine Talent
    Rotational Programs Can Refine Talent   One of the biggest benefits of rotational programs for emerging talent is the ability to learn quickly about various aspects of supply management.
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    #ISM2018: Last Blast of Tweets
    #ISM2018: Last Blast of Tweets ISM2018 in Nashville, Tennessee concluded on Wednesday with activity that was limited to the morning, but featured a full day's worth of learning. Attendees
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    Christine Breves Receives 2018 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award
    Christine Breves Receives 2018 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award Christine S. Breves, C.P.M. Christine S. Breves, C.P.M., Senior Vice President – Manufacturing Support & Chief Supply Chain Officer
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    ISM® 2018 Salary Survey: Average Procurement Compensation Rises
    ISM® 2018 Salary Survey: Average Procurement Compensation Rises Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) has published its 2018 Salary Survey. A sampling of the findings from this year's