Extending Your Influence for Even Better Performance in Your Supply Network

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A Supply Management Conference
Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains
Scottsdale, AZ
November 17-19, 2003

  • Finance
  • Information
  • Relationships
  • Physical

Supply Management
  • Find out how and why to become a strategic influence
  • Witness supply chain integration at its best
  • Resolve cost issues through objective analysis
  • Explore competitive intelligence as a strategic weapon
  • Gain tools for enterprise relationship management
  • View a legal perspective to partnership agreements
  • Discover a roadmap to adaptive supply networks
  • Sell strategic change to your leadership
  • Align your business processes
  • Improve performance
  • Focus on lean cost engineering

What Makes This Program Different?

Using the four cornerstones of business 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. And only when supply management professionals are actively involved in processes and development can your organization realize its full potential.

Better Performance for Your Enterprise

Supply management in its purest form delivers even better performance for your enterprise. 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. This conference focuses on lessons learned and real-world successes with new perspectives and proven strategies to give your organization a competitive edge. 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.

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 11.75 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for your participation. Fourteen sessions to choose from.

Our Sponsors


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.


SAP is the world's largest inter-enterprise software company, and the world's third-largest independent software supplier overall. Through the mySAP Supplier Relationship product, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers, suppliers and partners, streamlining operations and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 19,300 companies in over 120 countries run more than 60,100 installations of SAP® software. SAP professionals are dedicated to providing high-level customer support and services everyday, in all regions of the world.

The Program

ISM Program #4055 - Commodity Teams: Leveraging Value across the Entire Organization

Schedule At-a-Glance

Registration Information

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available

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