96th Annual ISM International Supply Management Conference
Brighten your career and submit a workshop proposal for ISM's 2011 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, 2010 — July 31, 2010.
Where do our attendees work?:
58 percent have an annual compensation of $85,000 or higher including 41 percent, $100,000+
15.3 percent Buyer/Sr. Buyer
5.1 Purchasing Agent
28.7 Purchasing/Supply or Materials Manager
23.7 Director/VP Supply/Purchasing/Materials
Years in the Supply Management Profession:
0-2 years: 7.2
3-8 years: 21.1
9-15 years: 26.5
16-24 years 22.1
25 or more years: 21.2
2.0 percent do not work in supply profession
85 percent of attendees have a Bachelors Degree or higher
|1||Best Practices in Supply Management||Applied best practices in supply management; Lessons learned from implementation; "How" to achieve successful results; Revenue enhancement (bottom and top line); Use of technology; Metrics and measurement; Other value initiatives|
|2||Business Management (Developing and Leading Impactful Supply Chain Organizations)||Thinking like a CEO; Thinking like a CFO; Understanding, anticipating and meeting needs of key stakeholders; Stakeholder engagement; Influencing the bottom line; Improving top line; Improving customer service; Ensuring alignment with strategic objectives; Strategic dashboard (e.g., scorecards, KPIs, etc.); Sustainability and social responsibility; Virtual procurement (multinational/global organizations)|
|3||Headwinds||Compliance (e.g., environmental, FCPA, etc.); Challenging economic environment; Challenging regulatory environment; Policy and legal implications across the supply chain (e.g., healthcare reform, sustainability, economic, etc.); Commodities and markets; Implications of new environmental policy changes|
|4||Logistics||Case studies about adding value through inbound/outbound transportation; Distribution; Warehousing; 3PL transportation relationships/agreements; Impact of logistics-related regulation changes; Impact of sustainability to logistics|
|5||Manufacturing||Sustainable competitiveness; Demand planning; Lean; Flexible supply chain strategies (e.g., offshore, nearshore and back); Innovation; Sales & operations planning; Quality; Warehousing; Inventory management; Life cycle; Process; Certification; ESI; Sustainability and social responsibility; Hedging; Working capital management|
|6||Risk Management||Global sourcing; Management and mitigation; Defining; Allocation; Life cycle; Probability; Contingency planning; Types (e.g., regulatory, operational, security, environmental, financial, enterprise-wide, supply chain, etc.); Managing supply swings|
|7||Services Procurement||SOW development; Compliance; Outsourcing; Offshoring; Cost/price analysis; Contracting; Performance measurement; Across specific spend categories (e.g., healthcare, HR, marketing, legal, staffing, travel, etc.)|
|8||Supplier Development and Relationship Management||Case studies about adding value through supplier development; Building local capabilities; Ensuring sustainable competitiveness; New supplier development; Supplier collaboration; Innovation; Selection; Performance; Metrics; Assessment; Supplier scorecards; Relationship management|
|9||Talent Management||Managing a global workforce; Building local capabilities; Managing around time zones and cultures; Critical and new skill sets; Policies and procedures; Leadership; Business acumen; Attraction and retention; Generational challenges; Training and development; Social networking|
Workshops range from 60-80 minutes including time for questions from the audience. At the discretion of ISM, sessions may be extended and/or may be repeated. ISM welcomes presentations that are lecture, interaction 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 (CLC) reviews the proposals using a standardized rating system. The proposals are judged on a variety of criteria including content, benefit to the audience, and the presenter's speaking experience.
All prospective speakers and co-presenters are notified of selection status, Fall 2010.
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 website: www.ism.ws.