ISM’s 98th Annual International Supply Management Conference - Pre-Conference & On-Point Series Seminars

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


ISM’s 2013 Pre-Conference Seminar and ISM On-Point Series Lineup

Each program provides valuable insight into your organization's supply chain to give you an even greater return on your Conference investment. All programs are at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center.

Pre-Conference Seminars

  • CPSM® Train-the-Trainer (T3)
    ISM's Train-the-Trainer program helps prepare qualified professionals who are interested in teaching CPSM® preparation and review courses. The courseware includes all teaching preparation and materials you can copy and use as-is when developing and delivering CPSM® review programs. The CPSM® Study Guide and a laptop with CD-ROM are required for this seminar.

    Program #4300
    April 25-26, 2013
    US$99/ISM Members US$99
    14 CEHs

  • Category Management: Cost and Leveraging Strategies for Supply Professionals
    This program teaches you to use spend analysis and proven category management techniques to remove cost and leverage value from spend categories. Students will get an idea of where the field is headed and why demand for increased contribution requires more sophisticated techniques.

    Program #4223
    April 24-26, 2013
    US$1,899/ISM Members US$1,599
    21 CEHs

  • Contracting for Purchasing and Supply Management: Beyond the Basics
    When writing contracts, one size does not fit all. Supply management professionals often face situations that require customized contracts. This seminar enhances your foundation of contract knowledge and enables you to construct more effective agreements.

    Program #4424
    April 25-26, 2013
    US$1,699/ISM Members US$1,399
    14 CEHs

  • CPSM® Exam Review Course
    The course begins with a brief overview of exam content areas, question format and types, exam characteristics and test-taking tips. CPSM® candidates will spend most of the course reviewing tasks weighted most heavily in the exam specification and where candidates may expect the most exam questions. Attending this course does not guarantee successful completion of the exams.

    Program #4250
    April 24-26, 2013
    US$1699/ISM Members US$1399
    21 CEHs

  • How to Develop and Manage a Supplier Diversity Program
    This innovative program teaches professionals how to develop, manage and grow a program that will contribute to organizational objectives and strategies and embrace supplier diversity. Attendees will learn why leading companies are embracing supplier diversity, and how to transform a compliance-driven program into a strategically focused process.

    Program #4321
    April 27, 2013
    US$849/ISM Members US$699
    7 CEHs



On-Point Series Seminars

  • On-Point: Cost Containment
    Does it feel like you're facing a daily battle with price increases? Combat this all-too-common problem for supply professions with this course. Learn how to succeed in containing cost for your organization with reactive tactics for price increase requests and proactive strategies for continuous price and cost control. Seize the opportunity presented within the requests and leverage your organization's power over costs.

    Program #4315
    May 1, 2013 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    US$299/ISM Members US$299