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2009 International Conference Proceedings (May 2009)

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Best Practices in Supply Management
Best Practices in Using Technology in Procurement

Best Practices in Supply Management
Managing the Chain of Custody -- Minimizing Your Risk and Exposure!

Best Practices in Supply Management
A Closer Look at Contracting Excellence

Best Practices in Supply Management
Best Practices in Software Acquisition

Commodity Markets, Management, Forecasting & Strategies
Category Planning and Commodity Management in Unprecedented Times

Commodity Markets, Management, Forecasting & Strategies
How to Identify Commodity Risks and Implement a Corporate Hedging Program

Cost and Price Strategies
Importance of Knowing the S.C.O.R.E. (Supplier Collaborative Cost Reduction Evaluation)

Cost and Price Strategies
Service Contracts - Inside the Price Rate

Cost and Price Strategies
Best Practices in Cost Leadership Organizations

Cost and Price Strategies
Getting Industry-Specific Cost Models to Work for You

Doing Business in China
IBM in China: Talent Strategy

Doing Business in China
Worldsourcing the Global Supply Chain

Finance and Economics
10 Ways to Reduce Lease Spending

Globalization / International
Buyer Beware: Navigating Import Regulations in a Risky World

Headwinds and Trends
Leading-Edge Trends in Supply Management

Headwinds and Trends
Strategic Internal Client Partnerships: CPO Perspective on Process and Payback

ISM
Navigating and Networking at the Conference

ISM R. Gene Richter Award Winners
Transforming the Wireless Handset and Accessory

ISM R. Gene Richter Award Winners
The US Postal Services Uses Optimization-Enabled Sourcing to Deliver Big Savings

ISM R. Gene Richter Award Winners
From Energy Sourcing to Energy Management

Legal
Contract Law for the Supply Management Professional

Legal
Clause and Effect: Strategic Economic Price Adjustment Clauses

Legal
The Legal Structure of an International Supply Chain

Legal
Hidden Issues In Garden- Variety Legal Documents: Pitfalls and Considerations

Logistics, Transportation and Distribution
Looming Issues in Logistics: An Update

Metrics and Measurements
Self-Assessing Supply Management Organizations

Metrics and Measurements
Scorecards: Educate, Facilitate and Motivate

Metrics and Measurements
Creating a Purchased Price Index as a Key Performance Indicator

Negotiations
Let's Make A Deal: Relational vs. Tactical Negotiations

Outsourcing and Insourcing
When Procurement Outsourcing Fails: How to Sidestep Avoidable Blunders

Outsourcing and Insourcing
You Have a Great Outsourcing Contract -- Now What? Transition Issues in Global Outsourcing

Physical Resource Management
Managing Inventories in a Changing Economy

Quality Management
Helping Suppliers Deal with SCARs (Supplier Corrective Action Requests)

Risk
Keys to Narrowing Business Continuity Planning Gaps: Training, Testing & Audits

Risk
The Supply Chain and Business Continuity: Preparing to Survive the Next Disaster

Risk
Supply Chain Risk Management

Risk
Risk in the Supply Chain

Strategic Sourcing
How to Select and Implement Best Practices in Sourcing Organizations with Limited Resources

Strategic Sourcing
The Seven Secrets of Strategic Sourcing

Strategic Sourcing
Offensive and Defensive Supply Chains: A Meta-Strategic Approach

Strategic Sourcing
Staying in the Game: Supply Strategies for a Competitive Advantage

Supplier Management
Status Symbol: What Does It Take to Be a Customer of Choice (CoC)?

Supplier Management
Building Supplier Relationships

Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Supply Chain Support for Developing Environmentally Responsible Buildings

Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Supply Chain Sustainability: Truth or Fiction?

Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Supply Management's Role in Sustainability

Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Attaining Sustainable Savings by Going Lean and Green

Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Making the Grade in Supplier Sustainability Scorecarding

Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Ethics: Let's Talk About the Issues Facing Supply Chain Professionals

Talent Management, Professional Development and Retention
Manage Less, Accomplish More

Talent Management, Professional Development and Retention
Executive Transformation: Building the Ideal Supply Chain Management Career

Talent Management, Professional Development and Retention
Perfection is the Supply Chain Goal: Mutual Change Ensures Success

Talent Management, Professional Development and Retention
Investment in Human Capital: Closing the Competence Gap

Talent Management, Professional Development and Retention
Delivering Value as a Leader

Talent Management, Professional Development and Retention
Upgrade Your Procurement Team Through Recruiting

Talent Management, Professional Development and Retention
The Agile Leader: When Change is the Only Certainty