Innovation and Real-World Strategies: Optimize Your Services Spend

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7th Annual ISM Services Conference
presented by
Institute for Supply Management™

December 7-8, 2006
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
Scottsdale, Arizona

Innovation and real-world results are at the forefront during the 7th Annual Services Conference. By now, you know the basics and have applied your knowledge of the traditional spend to your services spend. This year, we take things a step further. Use the lessons learned from others to blaze a trail within your own company. Avoid pitfalls, minimize weaknesses and leverage your strengths by learning from the leaders in the field.

Did you know...

Depending on the industry, between 30 to 80 percent of all purchasing is service-related?
(Survey by CAPS Research)

Imagine the benefits of an effective services spend!

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for supply management professionals responsible for acquiring services. Because supply managers in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing arenas buy services, look for many diverse examples. Supply management professionals with a solid foundation will benefit from this program. Additionally, team leaders, project managers and members of cross-functional teams will profit from this experience. And if you've attended previous ISM Services Conferences, this program is still for you. Each year we build on the previous year to include the latest innovations and ideas that can re-energize your services initiatives.

Why You Should Attend

Realize a high ROI when you direct your supply management expertise to the world of purchasing services. Discover how to translate your knowledge about sourcing and buying tangible goods into the service arena, and reveal hidden savings in the process. Currently, only 27 percent of the purchase of service dollars is handled by supply management professionals (from CAPS Research) — find out how to turn your coworkers into customers and streamline your service purchases. Explore the role of your stakeholders in the sourcing decision and optimize the process. This is an opportunity to learn from other practitioners and experts. Networking time is built into the schedule to allow you time to find out how your colleagues are leveraging the power of this multibillion-dollar proposition.

Earn 10 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for your participation.

Built-in value. This program delivers five general sessions, three concurrent sessions and ample networking time.

Are you maximizing your services spend?
  • Temporary labor
  • Human capital
  • Contract labor
  • Utility services
  • Healthcare
  • Benefits Administration
  • Insurance Brokerage Services
  • Travel
  • Waste management
  • Advertising
  • Construction
  • Business consultants
  • Telecommunications
  • Janitorial
  • Business services
  • Landscaping
  • Legal
  • Consulting
  • Relocation
  • Accounting or Financial Services
  • Information technology
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Delivery and messenger services
  • Training


Ariba, Inc.
Ariba, Inc.
Ariba, Inc. is the leading provider of spend management solutions to help companies realize rapid and sustainable bottomline results. Ariba's world-class solutions, which include software applications, services and network access, are designed to provide organizations with technology and business process improvements to better manage their spend and improve their bottomline. Ariba helps organizations overcome business obstacles to success by offering solutions that address speed, sustainability, coverage and flexibility. Ariba can be contacted in the U.S. at 650/390-1000 or at

IQNavigator is the leading global provider of services procurement and optimization solutions that enable Fortune 500 companies to increase profitability by reducing and controlling costs for all types of outside services spending worldwide. By leveraging the IQNavigator solution to source, procure and manage outside services spending, organizations quickly achieve significant cost reductions and ensure compliance with both internal policies and government regulations.

JVKellyGroup, Inc.
JVKellyGroup, Inc.
JVKellyGroup, Inc. is a complete expense management consulting firm headquartered in New York. Our team brings innovative strategies to deploy true cost reduction throughout a corporation. We have the ability to work on a single project or provide a suite of services tailored to your company's needs. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as growing companies that can benefit from our expertise in shrinking expenses and expanding their bottomline. Telephone: 631/427-2888 E-mail:

Peopleclick is the leading global total workforce acquisition provider for salaried, hourly and contingent workers. We deliver solutions that help companies attract, acquire and deploy a diverse and productive workforce. Peopleclick empowers clients to radically simplify, improve and measure their workforce acquisition lifecycle, while integrating affirmative action and diversity goals into their hiring processes.

By focusing exclusively on relocation, Primacy has become one of the five largest third-party relocation resources in the world and the first choice among discerning companies. Primacy focuses its business on process improvement in both client and transferee satisfaction, delivery of the highest level of service and value to global 1,000 customers and beyond.

Rearden Commerce, Inc.
Rearden Commerce, Inc.
Rearden Commerce, Inc., provides the world's largest marketplace for services of all kinds, including travel, entertainment, package shipping and meeting services. Through our online personal assistant, employees can purchase services from a trusted network of over 133,000 global services merchants based on personal preferences and company policies. Rearden Commerce is headquartered in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit

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