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ISM-ADR School for Supply Management

ISM-ADR School for Supply Management

The creation of the ISM-ADR School for Supply Management (ISM-ADR SSM) represents more than 100 years of supply management experience. Combined, ISM and ADR create a powerhouse of supply management education and a revolution in professional training and development.

In-company customized training and development programs provide your organization with high-value instruction at a significant time and cost savings. By eliminating transportation costs, time away from work and holding training on your own schedule and at your own location, a greater percentage of your training budget is spent in the classroom. The ISM-ADR School is an effective and sustainable solution to your organization's professional development needs.

Training and Development Services Offered:
Try a Short Demonstration of DNA

Customized and Foundation Training and Development

Professional Development Seminars (In-house, Instructor-Led)

Knowledge Center Courses (Web-based, Online)

DNA (Development Needs Analysis)

ISM-ADR School for Supply Management Brochure - PDF

ISM-ADR School for Supply Management Information Presentation - PPT (5,000 KB)

Don't Train — Make an Investment and Expect a Return — ISM-ADR School for Supply Management White Paper - PDF

Target Your Critical Training Needs

The first step of an effective training program is to identify your critical needs. The Development Needs Analysis® (DNA) is a Web-based tool for identifying the current knowledge of your procurement staff, creating a personal development profile for each member of the team. It is delivered online for each professional to take at his or her own pace and time using a unique login and password. This process identifies specific areas where supply managers can improve their skills.

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Additional languages
by request

By providing your organization with specific knowledge of your team's strengths and weaknesses, critical training can be applied where you need it most. This targeted approach to professional development is the core of our philosophy. Our goal is to develop a program that is effective in raising your procurement organization's strategic skills to a new level.

Summary of all Program Formats

Your Dedicated Program Managers

Greater Return On Investment

With extensive supply management knowledge, resources and professional development experience, we're experts in creating customized training programs that target skill areas where improvement is needed. ISM-ADR instructors are based all over the world, giving attendees a more regional perspective on program content. This saves your organization resources and extends your capabilities in a shorter time frame in comparison to more traditional training programs. Our continual development of processes and introduction of new techniques enables us to offer our clients the best possible training solutions for their specific needs.

With recent clients we have helped them re-train, re-focus and implement new strategies that have proven to generate savings of between 10 and 60 percent. We help our clients discover their own synergies and strategies to build a more sustainable operation over the long haul.

We offer:
  • A wide range of services, including customized in-company training and online learning programs
  • Development Needs Analysis® (DNA), a Web-based tool for identifying the knowledge of procurement staff and creating a personal development profile for each member of the team
  • Global reach with multi-lingual instructors located world-wide and in permanent offices in the UK, Australia, Czech Republic, South Africa, Arizona and Michigan. Global organizations within many industries can recognize a significant return on investment by partnering with ISM-ADR SSM's powerful professional development network. Our instructors are accomplished supply practitioners and academics from across the globe. They are prepared to present their hands-on experience to your team at your location, using your policies and procedures, in your language and in your cultural context.

For additional information, please contact:

Karen P. Collins, CPSM, MCIPS   
Senior Executive - Onsite Education
Institute for Supply Management™
2055 East Centennial Circle
Tempe, AZ 85284
800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276 Ext. 3123