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Welcome to ISM's new Podcast Channel. Browse our ever-expanding library of audio podcasts covering a broad spectrum of supply management and general business topics — from the basic to advanced. Download and listen while you work, during your commute or even in your down time.

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The 60 Second Supply Chain Manager series is a collaboration between Institute for Supply Management, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and the University of Tennessee.


  1. Asset Management — Jennifer Turner
  2. Career Management for Supply Professionals — Brent Edmisten and Nancy Q. Smith
  3. Developing Supply Chain Talent — Nancy Q. Smith, Linda Lundquist and Brent E. Edmisten
  4. Lessons Learned in the World of Indirect Procurement — Jason Kwan
  5. Maximizing Talent — Shawn Casemore
  6. Mentor-Protégé Relationships in Light of Supply Management Strategy — Robert McCormes-Ballou
  7. Uncovering Power Through Effective Data Use — Kevin Williams
  8. Time Management: Stop Working on the Wrong Things — Robi Bendorf
  9. Implementing Talent Management Metrics for Maximum Effect — Lee Webster (NEW!)
  10. Supply Management Team Effectiveness — Lisa Martin (NEW!)
  11. Supply Chain Management Best Practices — Ron Schnur (NEW!)
  12. Supply Chain Management Best Practices — Shelly Stewart (NEW!)
  13. Finance for the Supply Management Professional — Daniel Feiman (NEW!)

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  1. Keeping Tabs on Ethics — Carla Lallatin

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  1. Defining Value Through Supply Management Integration — Clint Wood
  2. MRO Challenges and Trends — Missy Decker (NEW!)
  3. Project Management Tools for the Supply Professional — Rene G. Rendon
  4. Savings with Source-to-Pay — Philip White
  5. Selling Supply Management's Value — Kevin J. Williams
  6. The "Cloak of Invisibility" Making the Supply Chain Truly Visible to Top Management — Steven A. Melnyk
  7. Understanding the Extent of Supply Management — Frank J. Kosakowski

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  1. A Global Mindset: Time, Technology and People — Lara Nichols
  2. Global Supply Chain Management — Elizabeth A. Vazquez
  3. Global Supply Management Strategies — Shawn Casemore
  4. Unfolding a Global Evolution — Nik Hiremath

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  1. Best Practices in Negotiating Software Contracts — Henry W. (Hank) Jones, III
  2. Force Majeure — Mark Grieco
  3. Insurance — Mark Grieco
  4. Limitation of Liability — Mark Grieco
  5. Termination for Cause — Mark Grieco (NEW!)
  6. Termination for Convenience — Mark Grieco (NEW!)
  7. Suspension — Mark Grieco (NEW!)

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  1. Debriefing After the Negotiation — Michael Bohon (NEW!)
  2. Keys to Successful Negotiations — Mike Inman (NEW!)
  3. Loose Lips Sink Companies and Your Negotiations! How to Stop Back Door Selling — Bob Benedict(NEW!)
  4. Using a BATNA to Drive Your Success in Negotiations — Michael Bohon (NEW!)
  5. Using Time to Your Advantage in Negotiations — Michael Bohon (NEW!)

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  1. Leadership Tools for Your Career — Judy Baranowski
  2. Lifelong Education: A Critical Endeavor — Robert A. Kemp
  3. Making it in General Management — Timothy M. Stratman
  4. Managing Your Employability — Kathi M. Jobkar

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  1. American Airlines Negotiates Largest Aircraft Order — John R. MacLean
  2. Innovation: Hidden Frontier — New Opportunities for Purchasing — Steve Melnyk (NEW!)
  3. Procurement Change and How to Manage — Lara Nichols (NEW!)

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  1. Identifying and Mitigating Supply Chain Risk — Ernest G. Gabbard
  2. If It Can Happen... — Gerry P. Bundle
  3. Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management — Cathy Herr
  4. Risk Management: Strengthening Your Supply Chain — Richard D. Rich
  5. Risk Management Tracks — Risk Management Group
  6. Uncovering and Managing Supplier/Supply Chain Risk — Louis Ferretti
  7. Integrating Business Continuity Planning and Incident Management — Nghi Luu (NEW!)
  8. Avoiding Risky Afterthoughts: Integrating Supply Risk Management and Business Continuity Management — Betty Kildow (NEW!)

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  1. Buying the Law — Silvia Hodges, Ph.D.
  2. Bringing Cloud Computing Down to Earth — Services Group
  3. Enlightened Marketing Procurement — Chuck Hatsis and Shannon Puhl
  4. Group Purchasing Organizations — A Low Risk, High Value Proposition — Rosanna Yang and Tom O'Neill
  5. However You Slice it Buying Energy is Unique — Services Group
  6. Life Span — Technology Recycling — Services Group
  7. Meaningful Involvement in Services Purchasing — Lisa M. Ellram, Ph.D., C.P.M., CMA and Wendy L. Tate, Ph.D.
  8. Saving Lives, Saving Money: Supply Chain Management at the American Red Cross — Jill Bossi
  9. TCO and Mobility — David Barlow and Jon Gilbertson

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  1. Contract Manufacturing: Another Way to Satisfy Customer Requirements — Anthony Humphrey
  2. Playing to WinInside Supply Management® Article
  3. Sourcing and Supplier Relationships — Lauchlin McKinnon (NEW!)
  4. Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules that Will Transform Outsourcing — Kate Vitasek

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  1. Benefit By Building Great Supplier Relationships — Christopher Silva
  2. Dog Training and Supplier Management — Would Cesar Milan be a Good Supply Manager? — Susan Modeland and Rene Yates
  3. Research in Supply Chain Management: Academic Insight for Managerial Relevance — Steven Carnovale, Jr.
  4. Supplier Collaboration — A Paradigm Shift — Jeff Shulman and Jehanzeb Noor
  5. Supply Chain Collaboration — Arnaud Deshais
  6. Vested: How P&G, McDonald's and Microsoft are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships — Kate Vitasek
  7. Importance of Supplier Relationships — Frantz Tiffeau (NEW!)
  8. Building Collaborative Relationships — Rose Kelly-Falls (NEW!)
  9. Supplier Relationship Management — Claire Auroi and Mandy Clairfield (NEW!)
  10. Working More Effectively With Your Suppliers to Protect Your Intellectual Property — Craig Moss and Allen N. Dixon (NEW!)
  11. Innovation through Supplier Relationship Management — Rainey Alben

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  1. How to Develop and Leverage Diverse Suppliers — Joan Kerr
  2. Important Elements for a Successful Supplier Diversity Program — Valerie Nesbitt
  3. Mentoring Diverse Suppliers — Yvette Porter
  4. Supplier Diversity from the CPO Perspective — Joan Kerr
  5. Utilizing Diverse Businesses in Emerging Technologies — Joan Kerr
  6. Value of Diverse Suppliers — Frantz Tiffeau
  7. The Business Case for Supplier Diversity — Rainey Alben

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  1. CAPS Research Benchmarking Report: Conflict Minerals Reporting Requirements — CAPS Research
  2. Sustainable Procurement — Robert W. Kuhn
  3. Sustainable Procurement Metrics — Robert W. Kuhn
  4. Sustainability 2.0 — What Comes Next — Robert W. Kuhn
  5. Sustainability Buzz — Robert W. Kuhn
  6. Sustainable Water Management — Robert Kuhn

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  1. Social Media in Supply Management — Shawn Casemore
  2. Turmoil in Europe / Social Media in Europe — the Promise and Peril — Chris Martus
  3. Social Media: A Waste of Time or A Catalyst for Supply Chain Innovation? — Adrian Gonzalez
  4. The Real World (Today and Tomorrow): Social Media on the Front Line — Lara Nichols, Daliah Saper and Adrian Gonzalez
  5. The Social Supply Chain — Part 1 — Tim Minahan (NEW!)
  6. The Social Supply Chain — Part 2 — Tim Minahan (NEW!)
  7. Drive Adoption and Get Results: Google's E-Auction Experience — Bernd Huber and David Natoff (NEW!)
  8. The Plugged-In Professional: Social Media and Business Technology — Terri Griffith (NEW!)
  9. Importance of Social Media in Supply Chain — Lara Nichols, Tim Zhong and Victoria Riley (NEW!)

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A.T. Kearney Procurement & Analytic Solutions' Wave of the Future podcast series provides valuable insights on current issues impacting business today, with viewpoints from our consultants and guest speakers. Each podcast presents a unique perspective on topics ranging from globalization, sustainability, business analytics, and supply chain management to the latest trends in procurement, providing listeners with practical ideas for meeting the challenges of today's increasingly complex world.

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