Source One's Procurement and Supply Management Experts at ISM2016
The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Annual Conference stands apart from all other conferences in the Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, and Supply Management fields. As you’d expect from an organization of their prestige and magnitude, the ISM Annual Conference is a landmark event – planned over the course of an entire year and highly anticipated by all ISM members. ISM2016 will be no exception, with a predicted turnout of over 2,500 global supply chain and procurement professionals for the three+ days of learning, sharing, and networking.
Source One can be found in quite a few areas at ISM2016:
First, our team of experts is sponsoring and exhibiting in the main exhibition hall, Booth #528, where our senior managers will be available to answer attendee questions, meet new customers and partners, and enhance our service offering by hearing all the buzz as thousands of industry experts discuss their goals, pain points, and ideal solutions. Catch Source One’s cost reduction and category management leaders near the Staples Relaxation Lounge!
Source One’s VP of Operations, Joe Payne, will be leading Session KH within the ISM2016 People Track, entitled “Navigating Ahead in an On-Demand World — Procurement’s New Realm.” During this session, Joe Payne and Rebecca Karp of Sourcing Synergies will discuss the variety of human capital strategies (e.g., training, recruiting, outsourcing, managed services, on-demand resources) available to procurement professionals looking to cement Procurement’s significance and its delivery of value to the larger organization.
Longtime advocates for Procurement and Sourcing groups to market themselves internally, Source One Associate Director Diego De la Garza will partner with Executive Search Consultant at pre-eminent search firm MRA Global Sourcing to present Session KE within the ISM2016 Reward Track, entitled “Who’s that under the helmet? How to Brand Yourself and Your Team for Greater Reward.” This session will help ISM members realize the importance of professional branding for themselves and for their Procurement teams. Now more than ever, Procurement holds the power to be a strategic partner to the C-Suite- but both Procurement and its stakeholders must realize that power through better value articulation, better networking, and better professional advancement.
Every year, ThomasNet and ISM partner to recognize up and coming supply management leaders. Ordinarily reserved for non-consulting organizations, the award this year was given to Source One’s MRO Expert Michael Croasdale for his innovative work in the difficult maintenance, repair, and operations spend category. As a 30 under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star, Croasdale will receive special recognition during the conference at a meet & greet with senior procurement executives as well as the winners of the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program.
In years past, Procurement, Sourcing, and Supply Management Executives from companies with at least $1.5 billion in annual sales held a special sub-conference during the ISM annual conference (known as the CSSL). This year, ISM has rebranded the event as Exec IN – a knowledge-sharing, networking, and career-enhancing milestone. Source One’s decades of contribution and thought leadership in supply management led us to being chosen as the premier, sole sponsor of Exec IN.
To preview all the lessons and insights that ISM2016 attendees will gain from the conference, Source One’s team of procurement thought leaders have been recording Procurement podcasts sharing the firm’s best practices cultivated from our decades of experience. Topics have included the basics of sourcing including RFP design and administration, stakeholder engagement, and supplier engagement – as well as more focused topics in the Marketing spend category such as social media sourcing and pitch presentations. We’ve even gotten industry leaders from ISM2016’s People Track to discuss human capital strategies, the Exec IN Forum, professional advancement, and lessons learned from consulting and private equity.
ISM2016 is an event not to be missed in the supply management, procurement, and strategic sourcing professions, and Source One is honored to be a partner of ISM in making this landmark procurement conference a success. Contact Source One’s industry experts and procurement thought leaders at ISM2016 to make our decades of experience part of your sourcing arsenal.