Making Data Analytics Work

Supply chain organizations today are inundated with data, but two key points supply management practitioners need to examine are how critical is valid, accurate, complete and reliable data to their organization and exactly what can solid data analytics provide. Kay Bello, a procurement and supply process transformation professional, delved into those questions during a workshop Monday at … [Read more...]

Sallie Krawcheck Talks the Power of Diversity

Sallie Krawcheck describes herself as a proponent of lifelong learning. As the keynote speaker for Monday's luncheon at ISM2015, Krawcheck commanded the audience's attention as she explained the power of continuous improvement. "The pace of change in business has never been so swift," she said. To remain relevant and successful, leaders must change long-held preconceptions and beliefs to embrace … [Read more...]

Finding the Right Value

The value supply management brings to a company varies depending on where the business is on the maturity curve, whether it’s in a start-up phase or the more mature innovating phase. The challenge for supply management practitioners is bringing the right value at each stage of a company’s growth. In a packed session on opening day of ISM2015, Conrad Smith, senior director, global procurement at … [Read more...]

Keynote speaker Dr. Robert Gates opens ISM2015

ISM's 100th annual conference opened this afternoon with a dynamic keynote by Dr. Robert Gates, former United States Secretary of Defense. Dr. Gates, who served under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, spoke about the many global challenges that currently impact our political and economic future. “Over the last year or so, we are sailing in uncharted and increasingly perilous waters … [Read more...]