Services Spend: Your Value Powerhouse

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6th Annual ISM Services Group Conference
December 1-2, 2005
Embassy Suites Golf Resort
Phoenix - Scottsdale, Arizona

This program is SOLD OUT, please e-mail ISM Customer Service or call 800/888-6276 x401 to add your name to our waiting list.

It's time to get more out of your services spend. Use advanced strategies and principles to reap the rewards of a fully leveraged services supply chain. Rewards that include a stronger bottomline, improved supplier relationships and additional value-add approaches. Not to mention the respect, admiration and gratitude of your stakeholders. Attend "Services Spend: Your Value Powerhouse" and find out how to level up your acquisition of services. This Sixth Annual presentation of the ISM Services Group Conference offers valuable insights and proven methods to galvanize your nonmanufacturing spend. Don't give up your search for added savings - there are hidden opportunities within your services spend and we want to help you uncover the gold mine of value.

Discover the rewards of shattering your traditional spend strategies.

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 with a solid foundation will benefit from this program including vice presidents, directors and managers. Additionally, team leaders, project managers and members of cross-functional teams will profit 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 knowledge about sourcing and buying tangible goods into the service arena and reveal hidden savings in the process. 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 10 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for your participation.

Built-in value. This program delivers five general sessions, six concurrent sessions and networking time.

Are you maximizing your services spend?
  • Temporary labor
  • Human capital
  • Contract labor
  • Utility services
  • Healthcare
  • Benefits Administration
  • Insurance Brokerage Services
  • Travel
  • Waste management
  • Advertising
  • Construction
  • Business consultants
  • Telecommunications
  • Janitorial
  • Business services
  • Landscaping
  • Legal
  • Consulting
  • Accounting or Financial Services
  • Information technology
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Delivery and messenger services
  • Training

Back In Time

Before Just In Time theories ruled our lives, there was a simpler time with simpler rules. The Marshall was king and the saloon was his palace! Take a few minutes to capture the magic of the Old West and take home a souvenir from your conference experience.


ARAMARK Corporation
ARAMARK Corporation
A world leader in providing award-winning food and facilities management services to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and corporations, as well as providing uniform and career apparel. ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry in the 2005 FORTUNE 500 survey and was also named one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE magazine in 2005, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 242,500 employees serving clients in 20 countries.

Ariba, Inc.
Ariba, Inc.
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A.T. Kearney
A.T. Kearney
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