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ISM™ Video Casts

Welcome to ISM's videocasts webpage! Throughout the year ISM produces educational videocasts. Tune in to gain insights into topics such as sustainability and social responsibility and personal career development.

Image for Sustainable Procurement Videocast - Robert Kuhn Sustainable Procurement — in the first of a 3-part series on sustainability, Robert W. Kuhn (President, Kuhn Associates Management Advisors LLC) defines sustainable procurement and discusses some of the ways an organization can start the process. (13:30)
Image for Sustainability 2.0 Videocast - Robert Kuhn Sustainability 2.0 — What Comes Next? — in the second of a 3-part series on sustainability, Robert W. Kuhn discusses the next level of sustainability — what organizations do after a basic framework has been put in place. (12:15)
Image for Sustainable Procurement Metrics Videocast (Part 1) - Robert Kuhn
Image for Sustainable Procurement Metrics Videocast (Part 2) - Robert Kuhn
Sustainable Procurement Metrics — you've got a sustainability effort in place but how do you know if it's working? In the final installment of a 3-part series on sustainability, Robert W. Kuhn discusses all-important measurement tools and metrics. (21:40)
Image for Savings with Source-to-Pay Videocast - Philip White Savings with Source-to-Pay — in this exclusive ISM videocast Philip White, Senior Consultant at Nitor Partners, discusses ways procurement pros can add value to their organization. (4:30)
Image for Leadership Tools for Your Career Videocast - Judy Baranowski Leadership Tools for Your Career — Judy Baranowski, Director at AlixPartners LLP, discusses valuable lessons she's picked up along the way which can help you be a more effective, inspiring and passionate leader. (10:00)
Image for Risk Management: Strengthen Your Supply Chain Videocast - Richard Rich, C.P.M. Risk Management: Strengthen Your Supply Chain — Richard Rich, C.P.M., Senior Administrator of Enterprise Risk Management at Seminole Electric Coop, shares valuable insights in the increasingly-popular, even vital, area of supply chain risk management. (12:45)
Image for Water is water. Or is it?: Sustainable Water Management - Robert Kuhn Water is water. Or is it? — Though easy to overlook, water management is a crucial link in an effective, profitable supply chain. In this informative Q&A session, sustainability expert Robert Kuhn delves deeper into the science of water management, including the three types of water that exist, withdrawal considerations, measurement tools, and risk management response strategies to consider should a problem arise. (14 minutes)
Image for Benefit by Building Great Supplier Relationships Benefit by Building Great Supplier Relationships — Building and sustaining the right buyer-supplier relationship is no small feat, yet doing so can lead to significant improvements. Benefits of great supplier relationships are numerous — lower inventories, improved service, faster response time and closer collaboration on new projects. In addition, suppliers will be more likely to engage in creative selling, increasing opportunities for innovative ideas when they feel that the buying firms are working with them in a win-win model. (5 minutes)
Image for Buying the Law Buying the Law — Long considered untouchable, legal services are more and more often the responsibility of corporate procurement. How can procurement add value to the sourcing of legal services and negotiate the best deals to earn its seat at the table when buying legal advice? Hear how GlaxoSmithKline, a pioneer in legal services procurement, cracked this new category. (7 minutes)

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Vested: How P&G, McDonald's and Microsoft are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships - Kate Vitasek Vested: How P&G, McDonald's and Microsoft are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships — In this exclusive podcast, Kate Vitasek cites research compiled during the writing of her book, Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing, while discussing measures being taken by some industry leaders to stay at the top of their game. (12 minutes)

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Image for Lessons Learned in the World of Indirect Procurement - Jason Kwan Lessons Learned in the World of Indirect Procurement — With decades of experience across multiple continents, Jason Kwan knows a thing or two about successful indirect sourcing. After listing to this exclusive podcast, you will too.

Learn how to overcome a lack of engagement with the customer, why 'success' may mean something different to them and how that should affect your actions, and how the successful use of soft skills — habitually and with passion — almost always yields success. (13 minutes)

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Image for Meaningful Involvement in Services Purchasing Meaningful Involvement in Services Purchasing — What does it mean to have meaningful involvement in services purchasing? Would it surprise you to learn that some of your peers have very different answers to this question?

In this exclusive podcast, researchers will share results from focus groups held with services supply managers at various levels in various companies, including concepts of what service supply managers can, and should, do to have a positive impact on organizational success. Do differences in industry, company maturity and corporate culture have an effect on what works and what does not? Listen and find out. (21minutes)

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Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules that Will Transform Outsourcing - Kate Vitasek Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules that Will Transform Outsourcing — In her book, Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing, Kate Vitasek talks about outsourcing practices. Vitasek talks about 3 case studies, with P&G, McDonald's and Microsoft and their successful supplier relationships and how and why organizations need to be vested with their supplier. A common theme found in her study with suppliers was the shift away from a traditional customer-supplier relationship to a highly collaborative relationship aimed at developing a comprehensive, real win-win solution. (11 minutes)

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