ISM Annual Indirect Procurement Conference

December 3-4, 2014
Phoenix, AZ

The value indirect procurement brings to an organization is critical. If you are a supply chain professional looking to boost results, this event can’t be missed. Join us for two days of featured speakers, roundtables and extensive networking.

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Why You Should Attend

Direct your supply management expertise to the world of indirect procurement and get ahead. Discover how to translate your knowledge about sourcing and buying tangible goods into the services arena, and uncover hidden savings in the process. Find out how to turn your coworkers into customers and streamline crucial services purchases. Explore the role of your stakeholders in the sourcing decision and optimize the process.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for supply management professionals responsible for not only acquiring services, but also for developing the supply chain strategies that move the organization forward. Team leaders, project managers and members of cross-functional teams will profit from this unique experience. This program will keep you current and share best practices from top organizations.

Earn 9.50 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for your participation.


Day 1:

Opening Remarks and Welcome
Tom Derry, CEO | Institute for Supply Management

Forming Strong Alliances with Internal Business Partners
Camille Batiste, Sr. Director, Indirect Sourcing | Honeywell Aerospace
Additional details available soon

Speed Networking
Meet and interact with individuals like yourself, who are experiencing
issues and challenges similar to your own.

Does Social Technology Make Sense for Procurement?
Joe Walsh, AVP, Procurement | Intermountain Healthcare
Curtis McEntire, Founder & President | Mazree
Learn practical examples of how social media can make global supply chain management more effective. Discover reasons to leverage social technology for supplier collaboration and explore best practices for structuring a “social network” with suppliers.

Optimizing the Source to Contract Process to Maximize and
Lock in Savings

Patrick Eckert, Head of Indirect Procurement | Cardinal Health
This session will examine the principles, processes and technologies that Cardinal Health used to make its business more efficient, with a specific focus on the sourcing and contract management processes. Learn how this major health care company has streamlined and automated the contracting process for a system that manages thousands of contracts annually – and how advanced sourcing technology helped the company decrease project cycle time by more than 50% and increase penetration and savings in both indirect and direct materials.

Managing T&E Indirect Contracts in AsiaPac
Speaker to be announced
Experience insights and real-world examples across ten countries and dispel myths about
doing business in the region. Acquire takeaways to enormously improve your stakeholder
relationships, percentage of influenced spend and program compliance.

Managing the Challenge within the Light Industrial
Temporary Labor Category

David Castro, Sourcing Manager | Republic Services
Multiple challenges exist for managing the temporary labor category in an increasingly complex environment. This session will highlight some challenges in the areas of compliance, cost, safety and availability issues, and offer solutions in overcoming them.

The Future of Logistics Procurement/Sourcing: Critical
Issues Impacting the Future

Arnie Maltz, Associate Professor | Arizona State University
Joel Greenberg, Director of Global Accounts | APL Logistics
Cindie Blackmer, Manager of Global Logistics Strategic Sourcing | Intel
Learn how to source logistics services in emerging markets and discover
how many logistics suppliers you need to be successful.

Day 2:

Welcome Back

Student Recognition
Marty Bell, C.P.M., A.P.P., Sourcing Manager | American Family Insurance
Chris Flum, C.P.M., Director of Purchasing | Magna Exteriors
The Services Group interacts with five targeted universities that have Supply
Management (Purchasing) undergraduate degree programs. ISM Services
Group focuses on five key areas: Scholarships, Internships, On-Site Activities,
Mentoring and Student Memberships.

GlaxoSmithKline's Legal Procurement – The Harvard
Business School Case Study

Silvia Hodges Silverstein, Faculty | Columbia Law School, Fordham Law School
This case study will show how pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline
successfully selects law firms with the help of procurement.

Round Table Discussion by Industry
Pick a topic that grabs your interest and interact with leaders in the indirect/services
industry. Each table is facilitated by a practitioner, industry specialist or an ISM member
so that you get the most out of these timely discussions.

Closing Keynote
Quave Burton, VP, Global Expense Management | Abercrombie & Fitch
Additional details available soon

Case Competition



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