Value X 4: The Essential Supply Management Conference

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November 11-13, 2002
Marriott's Camelback Inn Resort, Golf Club and Spa
Scottsdale, AZ

This specialty conference captures leading practices of the four cornerstones of today's supply networks: physical, informational, relational, and financial.

  • Increase market share
  • Drive revenue growth
  • Make your mark on the competitive edge
  • The nuts and bolts of supplier evaluation
  • Uncover the secrets to successful collaboration
  • Practical applications for world-class benchmarks
  • Become a lean team player
  • Leverage hidden value opportunities
  • Make sense of data chaos
  • Learn how to identify and overcome inefficiencies
  • Discover demand forecasting and its critical role in success
  • Seize key initiatives and be a leader

Your business is our business. Best practices and success stories cover a variety of industries including manufacturing, educational providers, retail, financial management, technology, and non-manufacturing services. Our workshop speakers represent decades of experience and dedication to a successful supply management framework.

What Makes This Program Different?

Using the four cornerstones of competition as a backdrop and relying on real-world success stories, this program presents new trends, fresh ideas, and practical solutions to directly impact your organization's success. Every organization has four distinct supply chains (or networks) that drive business: financial, informational, relational, and physical. Only when the four networks are working in harmony can the organization develop a winning strategy. With a focus on bottomline results, no other arena has the same direct impact on the well-being of the organization. ISM recognizes that effective supply management professionals have the responsibility to deliver value to all facets of the network and presents this conference in support of that model. Value X 4 attempts to focus on lessons learned and real-world successes, giving you new perspectives and proven strategies to help you give your organization a competitive edge.

Who Should Attend?

Supply management professionals who realize the value-add when the organization is working in concert. Managers with a desire to improve effectiveness and communicate value. Supply managers, purchasing managers,and directors, as well as purchasing agents, negotiators, contract managers, buyers and financial managers dedicated to strengthening the bottomline. Members of cross-functional teams outside the traditional boundaries of supply management will find this program beneficial. Participants should have an eye on the future and a commitment to all stakeholders to achieve better results.

Earn up to 13.25 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for your participation.

Nineteen sessions to choose from.



Commerce One is a software company dedicated to helping customers connect and optimize applications and business processes throughout and between enterprises to improve business productivity. Initially focusing on the supply chain, where customer demand is greatest, Commerce One solutions utilize Web services technology to streamline the sourcing and procurement process, and make the supply chain more flexible. To learn more about Commerce One and our SRM solution, please visit our website at or call us at 1-877-261-8516.

MSC Industrial Supply

MSC Industrial Direct is one of the premier distributors of MRO supplies to industrial customers throughout the United States. MSC distributes more than 500,000 industrial products from more than 2,700 suppliers. In-stock availability exceeds 99.5 percent and standard ground delivery is next day to 80 percent of the industrial United States. MSC reaches its customers through a combination of more than 35 million direct-mail catalogs and CD-ROMs, 90 branch sales offices, more than 450 sales people, the Internet and associations with some of the world's most prominent B2B e-commerce portals.

American Express

Thousands of corporations have adopted the American Express® Corporate Purchasing Card as their payment standard for purchases of indirect goods and services. Launched in 1994, the Corporate Purchasing Card program helps companies reengineer purchasing processes by offering a streamlined alternative to the outdated - and labor-intensive - purchase order process. American Express supports your company throughout the purchasing process and in every aspect of your Corporate Purchasing Solutions program - from initial implementation to in-depth program consulting for complete integration and maximum efficiency.


PeopleSoft SRM connects an organization's customers, suppliers and employees directly to the complete source-to-settle business process. The award-winning solution allows the management of complete enterprise spend -- including business and manufacturing supplies, raw materials, capital assets and contract services. PeopleSoft SRM enables fact-based supplier management to optimize supplier performance while leveraging the supplier base for business advantage.


Procuri provides self-directed, strategic sourcing solutions, services and knowledge. It's suite of applications, Procuri 4.0TM, provides advanced functionality and ease-of-use for both buyers and suppliers. With over 50 customers, Procuri gives companies a flexible, Web-based tool to significantly decrease sourcing time, improve supplier communications and buyer efficiency and deliver Fast-Track ROITM.