Position Your Global Sourcing Projects for Success

FOR RELEASE: July 16, 2007

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ISM Public Relations
Jean McHale
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Lindsey Yentes
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ISM Global Supply Management Conference September 20-21, 2007 offers essential information for supply professionals in the global arena

(Tempe, Ariz.) July 16, 2007 — Global sourcing experts will gather September 20-21, 2007 in Mesa, Ariz. for a Global Supply Management Conference hosted by Tempe, Ariz.-based Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM). The conference, "Positioning Your Supply Organization in the Global Marketplace" will include eight general sessions:

  • China — Supply and Logistics
  • The Global Sourcing Decision
  • Location and Qualification of Global Sources
  • Global Suppliers Gain Your Trust
  • Open Discussion of Current Best Practices in Global Sourcing
  • Sourcing Labor in Low Cost Countries
  • Global Sourcing Operations: Taking the Plunge
  • Trade Finance and The Supply Chain: A Survey of Shippers

The Global Supply Management Conference offers real-world strategies for supply managers who are currently immersed in global strategies or those contemplating a move to the global arena. Session presenters include practitioners, researchers and a senior editor from a leading trade journal. All presenters possess expert knowledge that spans both the manufacturing and service sectors.

Global Supply Management Conference general sessions and networking activities will take place at the Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa. Cost is $695 (USD) for ISM members and $895 (USD) for non-members. ISM members receive a $100 discount on the program registration fee. ISM offers a $25 discount (per person) for organizations registering three or more people for this program. All registrations must be placed at the same time.

A pre-conference seminar, "Globalization: Its Impact on Supply Management," will be held September 18-19, 2007. Cost is $1,245 (USD) for ISM members and $1,545 (USD) for nonmembers. For complete information on early bird and regular registration, agenda, and exhibit opportunities visit www.ism.ws and check Upcoming Events.

As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM is proud to recognize professional excellence in supply management with awards such as the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management and the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

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