ISM Metrics Symposium

July 17-18, 2014
New York City, New York

Explore the challenges and opportunities for measuring procurement's strategic contribution to corporate performance in terms that the CFO and CEO understand. Many in the C-suite are striving to determine what metrics to capture as well as what business functions to measure across the supply chain to meet their corporate objectives around growth, profitability and capital utilization. Procurement and supply chain leaders will learn and discuss how to determine whether they are using the right metrics, how to quantify and report the most meaningful metrics, and how to effectively communicate those findings to executive leadership.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jimmy Anklesaria, F.C.A., LL.B., Founder, Anklesaria Group, Inc.

Communication Your Contribution to Corporate Performance
Meaningful metrics go beyond savings and avoidance. Procurement and supply chain must have a solid relationship with finance and an understanding of metrics that conveys growth and profitability. Our presenter is well-versed in the financial aspects of multinationals as well as the procurement component that serves as the strategic bridge between the two functions.
Mark Kindy, Chief Information Officer, Lehman Brothers, and Partner, Alvarez and Marsal

Driving Supply Chain Analytics
How do you set up an analytics organization, where end to end supply chain integration of data exists? The marketplace is a hotbed for volatility creating the need to have a proactive rather than a reactive approach to supply chain fluctuations. Develop a framework where data is generated, synthesized and shared across business functions. This type of exchange enables short-term as well as long-term strategic planning.
Gary Godding, Engineering Manager, Supply Chain Intelligence and Analytics, Intel

Contributing Topline Revenue Growth — Panel Discussion
A must attend session of leading executives who have established a collaborative relationships between finance and their procurement and supply chain organizations. Panelists representing a myriad of industries share their inside point of view during this lively discussion and will answer your questions.
Mike Connolly, VP and Treasurer, Tiffany & Co
James Ezell, VP Finance, Performance Food Group Inc.
Shahid Javed, Vice President PSCM, BP North America
Lara Nichols, Senior Vice President, National Financial Partners

The Right Stuff: Metrics You Need
Learn the results from a recent ISM study, identifying critical metrics necessary in today's global environment, including a few interesting items for discussion. We'll explore the complexities of measuring the contribution of procurement and supply chain for corporate performance.
Thomas W. Derry, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Supply Management®

Roundtable Discussions — Big Data, Analytics, Metrics, Topline Revenue
Get ahead of the game by hearing from other supply chain executives. Select a topic that grabs your interest and interact with these leaders. There are sure to be many innovative ideas to implement when you return to the office.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Boardroom Financials: Translating Supply Chain Results Upstream
Cash flow, working capital, cash-to-cash, return on assets and investment recovery are the topics of financial C-suite conversations. But how should you, the practitioner, articulate your own value? This session connects everyday supply chain decisions directly to their impact on financial statements. We'll discuss how to tie these decisions to corporate goals, as well as how to document and present supply management analyses in a format that resonates with financial professionals.
Craig Reed, CPSM, Former Senior VP Supply Chain Management, Eaton Corporation

Data Assimilation and Exchange — Value of the Human Element
Technology and data are absolute. But without the human element, strategies are unable to evolve. Becoming a strategic partner throughout the enterprise enables data exchange that brings the unknown into the known. Armed with this knowledge supply management brings to the table added value to play a pivotal role in the strategy planning process.
Jim Moyer, Executive Director, Global Sourcing, Aptalis Pharma


  1. Internet: Register online.
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Metrics Symposium: US$1,399/US$999 ISM members

Bundle Package — Metrics Symposium and Risk Summit: US$2,299/US$1,599

Discounts (not to exceed US$300 per attendee):

Early-Bird Discount — Take US$100 off the conference registration fee by registering no later than June 6, 2014. ($899 ISM member/$1,299 nonmember by June 6, 2014)

Team Discount — There is a US$300 discount (per person) for organizations registering three or more people for this program. All registrations must be placed at the same time. (This discount offer is not available online.)


New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street at Albany Street
New York, New York 10006

$245 per night when booked by June 30, 2014 (includes complimentary guest room Wi-Fi).

U.S. Tax Deductions:

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service may permit an income tax deduction to U.S. residents for expenses (including registration fees, travel costs, meals and lodging) incurred in pursuit of continual professional education. Consult your tax adviser for details.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Notification of your cancellation must be in writing. Cancellations received up to the day prior to the program are subject to a US$250 cancellation charge. No refunds are given once the program has begun. Registrants who fail to attend a program are not entitled to a refund. ISM must be contacted within 30 days of the program completion in order for a refund to be considered. ISM reserves the right to substitute speakers. If the program is not held for any reason, ISM's liability is limited to the program fee.

Ground Transportation:

You are responsible for your own ground transportation.

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