The ISM Center for Strategic Supply Leadership



The ISM Center for Strategic Supply Leadership (CSSL) is an exclusive organization where forward-thinking executives convene for:

  • Executive development forums
  • Leading business analysis on the future outlook
    for procurement and supply management
  • Unique networking opportunities

Founded in 2004 in partnership with A.T. Kearney, the CSSL is committed to exploring the future of the procurement and supply chain management profession and translating it into robust, strategic development forums designed for executives.

The Center invites program participation of senior-level supply executives and their direct reports and non-consulting organizations with US$1.5 billion plus in annual sales. Other senior-level business executives are also welcome to attend The Center's symposiums.

Upcoming Symposiums

CSSL Symposium

March 17 – 18, 2015

Geneva, Switzerland

DuPont de Nemours International Sàrl

2, chemin du Pavillon – CH 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex (Geneva)

Registration and Hotel Information

Registration for this event is US$2,495 per attendee. Register online or call Customer Service at 800.888.6276, ext. 8. ISM Corporate Program membership includes one registration for the CSSL event. Hotel is not included. To register as a corporate participant, complete and send this form to Nicole Pattee at

Hotel reservation and discount rates will be posted soon. 



CSSL Strategic Advisory Board

  • Mark Clouse, Partner, A.T. Kearney
  • Thomas W. Derry, CEO, ISM
  • Sam Dowell, Vice President, Indirect Procurement, Pfizer
  • Tim Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., MCIPS, Former Senior Vice President, Supply Management and Chief Procurement Officer, ThyssenKrupp NA
  • Paula Gibson, General Manager, Strategic Capabilities, Chevron
  • Mike Hales, Partner, A.T. Kearney
  • Jim Pazzanese, Vice President, Supply Management, Sodexo
  • Ron Schnur, Vice President, Dairy Supply and Operations, WhiteWave Foods