95th Annual ISM International Supply Management Conference
Ride the wave and submit a workshop proposal for ISM's 2010 Conference. Demonstrate to the supply management world that you have the knowledge, abilities and track record to contribute to the profession.
Papers may be submitted July 1, 2009 — July 31, 2009.
Make a Splash in 2010!
Motivate your colleagues to reach new heights. Inspire newcomers to embrace the profession.
ISM seeks presentations from all sectors — manufacturing, service, institutional, public — and from the perspective of small as well as large organizations.
This professional development program is unmatched by any other supply management educational event. Remember these Conference goals as you develop your proposal.
The ISM Annual Conference provides content and educational opportunities for three primary constituencies (1) senior thought leaders, (2) mid- to high-level supply management professionals, and (3) others active in supply management practices. ISM seeks presentations from all sectors — manufacturing, service, institutional, public — and from the perspective of small as well as large organizations. While reviewing the topics keep in mind trends, headwinds, best practices, and challenges met. Our audience is looking for answers on "how" to address issues.
ISM is specifically looking for proposals in the focus areas listed for each topic. Please refer to the list of 2010 Call Topics for more information.
|1||Commodity Markets, Management, Forecasting & Strategies||forecasting models, futures, historical/future prices & trends, continuity of supply, capacity constraints, energy, raw materials|
|2||Contracting||contracting, administration, RFx processes, management|
|3||Cost & Price Strategies||modeling, reduction, cost & price analysis, total cost of ownership|
|4||Facilities & Real Estate Management||receiving, warehousing, asset management, inventory, packaging, disposal|
|5||Finance & Economics||inflation, deflation, exchange rates, credit & other financial markets, volatility|
|6||Globalization/International||emerging markets, political issues, global power & revenue shifts, tariffs, increasing government regulations|
|7||Innovation & Collaboration||defined, supply management's role, engaging suppliers, engaging internal departments|
|8||Leadership, Management & Talent||identifying/developing talent, attracting/retaining talent (domestically & internationally), qualities of successful leaders, thinking like a "business owner," important business drivers, financial acumen, communication & presentation skills, innovation|
|9||Logistics||transportation (outbound/inbound), distribution, warehousing, regulation, relationship between supply chain & logistics, domestic and global, 3PL|
|10||Metrics & Measurements||scorecards, benchmarking, KPIs & other performance indicators|
|11||Negotiations||pre-planning, conducting, strategies, documenting|
|12||Offshoring||the decision process (who, what, when, where, why, how), strategies, challenges, legal issues, rewards, the future, lessons learned|
|13||Outsourcing & Insourcing||managing outsourcing & insourcing, challenges, value equation|
|14||Quality Management||acceptance, control, assurance, process improvement programs, measuring, six sigma|
|15||Risk||defining, allocation, life cycle, probability analysis, management, mitigation, contingency planning, types of risk (regulatory, operational, security, environmental, financial, enterprise-wide, supply chain)|
|16||Services Procurement||SOW development, compliance, outsourcing, offshoring, cost analysis, contracting for services, performance measurement, cost analysis, specific spend areas (HR, marketing, legal, staffing, travel, etc.)|
|17||Strategic Sourcing||initiatives, market intelligence, organizational structure, innovation, teaming and cross-functional teams|
|18||Supplier Management||selection, management, relationships, performance, SRM, collaboration|
|19||Sustainability & Social Responsibility||environment, "green", diversity (supply base & workforce), ethics & business conduct, health & safety, human rights, financial responsibility, metrics|
|20||Technology in Supply Management||selection, application, management, business process design, infrastructure, e-commerce, shifts|
Workshops are 60 minutes long including time for questions from the audience. At the discretion of ISM, sessions may be extended to two hours and/or may be repeated. ISM welcomes presentations that are lecture, interactive or panel-based.
In principle and in practice, ISM values and seeks a diverse membership. Individual viewpoints and contributions are pursued and respected. There are no barriers to full participation in ISM on the basis of ethnic background, gender, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
ISM's Conference Leadership Committee reviews the proposals using a standardized rating system. The proposals are judged on a variety of criteria including content, benefit to the audience and speaking experience.
All prospective speakers and co-presenters are notified of selection status in Fall 2009.
Direct your questions to Becky Nawrocki at ISM, 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3135, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative and innovative approaches to the topics are encouraged. Rely on your career experiences as well as best practices, management successes, tools and techniques for topic ideas. Look for the dropdown box with the topic choice when you submit your proposal on the ISM Web site: www.ism.ws