Global Supply Management Conference

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Positioning Your Supply Organization in the Global Marketplace

Global Supply Management Summit

September 20-21, 2007
Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa
Mesa, AZ
  • Practical Applications from Best Practices
  • China — Cut Through the Hype
  • Benchmarks to Use in Global Sourcing
  • Low-Cost Global Suppliers
  • Evaluating Global Suppliers
  • Direct Relationships versus Local Agents
  • Taking the Global Plunge
  • Finance Trends in Global Trade

Be part of this essential program as the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) presents the Global Supply Management Conference. Our goal is to provide a stimulating program that offers innovation and information to help you lead your supply organization through the truths and myths about the global marketplace. Make room for this program on your calendar and be sure to invite your supply management colleagues.

What This Program Offers

We promise you'll take home ideas to apply to your global sourcing projects and you'll find inspiration in the success stories. This well-rounded program will help you make better decisions about going global. Find out how your peers have handled global versus domestic questions and hear lessons learned. Our hand-picked faculty includes practitioners, researchers and even an editor from a leading trade journal. Their experience transcends both the manufacturing and nonmanufacturing environments.

Who Should Attend

This program benefits supply managers who are currently immersed in global strategies or those contemplating a move to the global arena. To ensure significant discussions and relevant networking, we ask that participants have more than a basic knowledge of supply management.

Why You Should Attend

This program delivers real-world strategies and solutions that you can immediately apply in your organization. Our sessions cover everything from the initial decision to go global through financial variables to finetuning your global strategies. Not only will you take away tangible solutions but you’ll obtain a foundation to begin developing your own analysis and direction for global business. This is also an opportunity to start building relationships with your peers in the supply management community.

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

Built-in value. This program delivers eight general sessions as well as a host of networking time.

Value x 2. Register for the pre-conference seminar, Globalization: It's Impact on Supply Management AND the Global Conference and save $200 on the complete package. Attend both programs and pack in as much value and working knowledge as you can in one trip.

Globalization: Its Impact on Supply Management
Seminar #4316
September 18 - 19, 2007
Phoenix, AZ


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