ISM’s 98th Annual International Supply Management Conference - Learning Tracks

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April 28 - May 1, 2013
Dallas/Ft. Worth (Grapevine), Texas


Many of the sessions held at Conference this year fall within a number of topic-specific tracks — each chosen for their own particular relevance in our profession. If you have a specific interest in risk management, for example, this format makes it easy for you to plan your days so you'll get as much information on that area as possible. We recommend planning your sessions around the track(s) of interest to you and filling in with our selection of other general supply management topics.

LEARNING TRACKS


Track 1
Best Practices in Supply Management

  • AH Sunday, April 28, 2013
    3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
    Lean Transformation of a Hospital Supply Chain

  • BF Monday, April 29, 2013
    9:20 am - 10:20 am
    Best Practices in Holistic Supply Management Transformation

  • DA Monday, April 29, 2013
    3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the Use of Diversity Suppliers During Rapid Technology Change

  • ED Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    10:20 am - 11:40 am
    Enterprisewide Supplier Spend Visibility and Analytics

  • IA Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Structuring, Negotiating and Managing Performance-Based Contracts

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Track 2
Leading Impactful Supply Chains

  • AC Sunday, April 28, 2013
    3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
    Effective Scheduling at Welch Foods

  • BG Monday, April 29, 2013
    9:20 am - 10:20 am
    Critical Decisions

  • DB Monday, April 29, 2013
    3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    The Essential Elements of a Successful Ethics and Compliance Program

  • EE Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    10:20 am - 11:40 am
    Elements of World-Class Procurement Organizations

  • FD Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Healthcare Industry — Supply Chain to the Rescue!
  • GB Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    4:15 pm - 5:15 am
    Breakthrough Distribution Technologies

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Track 3
Supply Management for Emerging Professionals and Their Managers

  • AA Sunday, April 28, 2013
    3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
    Maximizing Networking Opportunities

  • AB Sunday, April 28, 2013
    3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
    Supplier Relationship Management

  • CE Monday, April 29, 2013
    10:40 am - 11:40 am
    A Few Good Mentors

  • EF Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    10:20 am - 11:40 am
    Things My Professor Never Taught Me

  • GD Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Charting the Course for the Career-on-Demand Generation

  • IB Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Sourcing and Category Management 101

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Track 4
Essential Skills

  • AJ Sunday, April 28, 2013
    3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
    Using Technology and Social Media

  • BB Monday, April 29, 2013
    9:20 am - 10:20 am
    Impacting Company Drivers

  • GC Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Critical Skills 101: What CPOs Want

  • GE Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Personality Traits of Leaders

  • HB Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    7:45 am - 8:45 am
    Successful Managers Do This

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Track 5
Game Changers

  • AI Sunday, April 28, 2013
    3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
    SRM: Game Theory, Metrics and Exemplars

  • BA Monday, April 29, 2013
    9:20 am - 10:20 am
    Understand Uncertainty Before Building Strategy

  • DD Monday, April 29, 2013
    3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Driving Transformation in Healthcare Sourcing

  • FA Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Drive Adoption and Get Results: Google’s E-Auction Experience

  • GF Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Innovating Value Through a Supplier Relationship Center

  • IC Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Outsourcing: An Insider’s Perspective to Getting It Right

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Track 6
Risk Management

  • AG Sunday, April 28, 2013
    3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
    Integrating Business Continuity Planning and Incident Management

  • BH Monday, April 29, 2013
    9:20 am - 10:20 am
    Fundamentals of Product and Social Compliance

  • CF Monday, April 29, 2013
    10:40 am - 11:40 am
    Building Collaborative Relationships as You Assess the Risk of Private Companies

  • HC Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    7:45 am - 8:45 am
    Anatomy of A Settlement: What to Include When Documenting a Business Divorce

  • ID Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Avoiding Risky Afterthoughts: Integrating Supply Risk Management and Business Continuity Management

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Track 7
Services Procurement

  • AF Sunday, April 28, 2013
    3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
    How to Properly Contract for Services

  • CG Monday, April 29, 2013
    10:40 am - 11:40 am
    What Is Best-in-Class in Contractor Management?

  • DE Monday, April 29, 2013
    3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Selection, Evaluation and Optimization of Agency Partners

  • FE Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    How to Establish, Implement and Manage a High-Value Contingent Workforce Program

  • HD Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    7:45 am - 8:45 am
    Ground-Breaking Outside Counsel Selection Initiative (OCSI)

  • IE Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Improving Cloud Service Sourcing and Supplier Management

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Track 8
Supplier Strategies

  • DF Monday, April 29, 2013
    3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Secrets of Highly Effective Relationships

  • FC Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Building Superior Supply/Value Chain Collaboration

  • FF Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Virtual Vertical Integration

  • HE Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    7:45 am - 8:45 am
    How Robust is Your Supply Chain?

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Track 9
Talent Management

  • DG Monday, April 29, 2013
    3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Implementing Talent Management Metrics for Maximum Effect

  • EG Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    10:20 am - 11:40 am
    Enhance Global Supply Chain Team Collaboration

  • FG Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Building Diverse Teams to Optimize Procurement Capability

  • GD Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Charting the Course for the Career-on-Demand Generation

  • GH Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Global Recruitment Trends

  • IF Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    The CPO’s Advantage: Effective Talent Management Strategies

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Track 10
Think Globally

  • AD Sunday, April 28, 2013
    3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
    Fair and Equitable: Managing a Global Supply Chain During Restructuring

  • BI Monday, April 29, 2013
    9:20 am - 10:20 am
    Offshore or Reshore? How to Decide

  • CH Monday, April 29, 2013
    10:40 am - 11:40 am
    Taking Purchasing Processes Global

  • GG Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    The Global Interconnected Supply Chain

  • HF Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    7:45 am - 8:45 am
    Governance of Outsourced Relationships and SRM

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