Smart Business : Leveraging the Services Spend Program Brochure



Did you know...

... that on average, 54 percent of an organization's total purchase is aimed at service providers?
(CAPS Research)
An ISM Services Group Conference - December 2002

December 5-6, 2002
Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains
Scottsdale, Arizona

Managing the services spend provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the bottomline. Services run the gamut from low-cost, routine purchases to the high-dollar expense of consulting services. Either way, smart sourcing for services can have a significant impact on your bottomline. Attend "Smart Business: Leveraging Your Services Spend" and find out how to apply your traditional strategies to the acquisition of services and become an invaluable contributor to the success of your organization.

You are invited to attend the third annual presentation of the ISM Services Group Conference: "Smart Business: Leveraging Your Services Spend." The focus is on how to leverage the purchase of services to become a true strategic force within your organization.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for supply management professionals responsible for acquiring services. Because supply managers in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing arenas buy services every day, many diverse examples will be included. Supply management professionals from all levels are invited to attend this one and one-half day program. Additionally, team leaders, project managers, and members of cross-functional teams will benefit from this experience.

Why You Should Attend

Realize a high ROI when you direct your supply management expertise to the world of purchasing services. Discover how to translate your "make versus buy" knowledge to the service arena revealing hidden savings. Currently, only 27 percent of the purchase of service dollars is handled by supply management professionals - find out how to turn your co-workers into customers and streamline your service purchases. Explore the role of your stakeholders in the sourcing decision and optimize the process. This is an opportunity to learn from other practitioners and experts. Networking time is built into the schedule to allow you time to find out how your colleagues are leveraging the power of this multibillion-dollar proposition.

Earn 9.25 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for your participation.

Are you maximizing your services spend? (examples of typical services)

  • Temporary labor
  • Utility services
  • Healthcare
  • Travel
  • Waste management
  • Advertising
  • Construction
  • Business consultants
  • Telecommunications
  • Janitorial
  • Business services
  • Landscaping
  • Legal
  • Information technology
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Delivery and messenger services