ISM Web Seminars

ISM presents numerous web-based seminars throughout the year. Join us to learn about new trends that affect your role in supply management. Participate from any location — all you need is a computer with an Internet connection, speakers and/or headphones. Earn one (1) Continuing Education Hour (CEH) for each live web seminar session you attend — And, keep up with the latest developments in supply management.


New ISM Web Seminars

Unraveling the Procure-to-Pay Key Performance Metrics for 2015
December 18, 2014
2:00 p.m. ET

Register to attend here.

Procure-to-Pay (P2P) systems help organizations monitor and control the entire process of a transaction, keeping track of cash flow and inventory spend. While (P2P) automation technology has been around for almost two decades now, very few standard approaches, processes and/or clear best-in-class performance benchmarks have emerged. Zycus recently conducted a P2P benchmark study where more than 450 procurement organizations participated. The study focused on the key performance indicators impacting Next Generation P2P efficiency.

The results of the Benchmarking Report demonstrate the progress that enterprise procurement organizations worldwide have made to date with creating actionable visibility around indirect spending, placing indirect spend categories under management, and identifying and contracting with preferred vendors.

Join Richard Waugh, Vice President of Corporate Development at Zycus Inc., as he walks you through the key findings and implications for procurement professionals from this comprehensive P2P benchmarking study.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • Key Performance Metrics for P2P Benchmarks and what it may mean for procurement organizations in 2015
  • Where your procurement organization fits into the global competitive landscape for performance on indirect spend management and procure-to-pay efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Key tactics that boost P2P system adoption

Join expert presenters as they walk you through the key findings and implications for procurement professionals from this comprehensive P2P benchmarking study.

Featured Speakers:

  • Richard Waugh, Zycus, Inc.
  • Marianna Danchisko, Celgene Corporate
  • Scott Fitzgerald, The MENTOR Network


Big Data, Big Impact on Procurement: Find Out How Procurement's Leaders Gain the Edge
January 13, 2015
1:00 p.m. ET

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The insights gained by analysis of procurement’s big data make it possible for organizations across multiple industries to improve profitability, optimize operations, mitigate risks, and drive revenue growth. In fact, the ability to leverage big data analytics can create a significant competitive advantage for top-performing organizations. IBM's Institute for Business Value (IBV) Chief Procurement Officer Study released in December 2014 detailed specific programs and actions that help procurement organizations outpace the rest. One notable area was big data and analytics. The results showed that 83 percent of high performing companies excel at leveraging analytics. Big data continues to play a significant role in helping best-in-class procurement organizations move ahead of the curve. How can you gain the benefits of in-depth insights that big data can provide? 
Join this webinar with experts from IBM and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) to learn why so many leading organizations are taking advantage of big data and analytics to gain much-needed visibility into supplier data across the global business. Gain insights from the results of the newly-released 2014 Chief Procurement Officer Study and learn about the role big data plays in the success of top performing organizations. Find out how data-driven insights can bring down costs, ensure compliance, reduce risks, and improve supplier management. 

You’ll learn:

  • Why high performing procurement organizations are leveraging big data analytics to meet the needs of customers and significantly boost profit margins 
  • Ways big data can help procurement organizations consolidate and cleanse supplier data while also connecting spend with results 
  • How to tackle complex spend categories, proactively mitigate supplier risks, and actively monitor and develop suppliers 

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