ISM T&E Conference Focuses on Complexities of Travel

"Travel is often undervalued and misunderstood in companies despite the significant impact on people and their productivity,” says Frederic Khalil, former chief procurement officer for Guardian Life, in his opening remarks Thursday at ISM’s inaugural T&E Conference in Miami.  “However, the role of travel is becoming more important as we’re tasked with balancing people’s satisfaction and … [Read more...]

ISM T&E Conference: What’s in Your Travel Policy?

Achieving a high level of compliance is where a comprehensive, straightforward travel policy can make a difference, panelists said during the discussion T&E Policy: Implementation and Compliance on Thursday at ISM’s inaugural T&E Conference in Miami. Carol McDowell, manager of corporate travel services for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, says a travel policy should be written … [Read more...]

Shelley Stewart Case Competition Winners Announced

This morning at ISM Diversity 2016, the winner of the inaugural Shelley Stewart Case Competition was announced. The competition — held at ISM’s annual Diversity Summit — pits teams of top supply management college students against each other as they demonstrate analytical and reasoning skills in a professional setting, much like they will face in the business world. The universities with their … [Read more...]

Meet Your Rising Supply Chain Stars

A major highlight of ISM2015 was celebrating the brightest young supply chain professionals as part of the "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars" recognition program, sponsored by ISM and ThomasNet. It was an opportunity to meet many of the “30 Under 30” stars and listen to their insights about the profession. Presented as a roundtable discussion, the dialog was moderated by M.L. Peck, senior … [Read more...]

Succeed With ISM Mastery Model

While part of ISM2015 is celebrating the past 100 years, it's more about focusing on the 100 years ahead. Thomas W. Derry, ISM CEO, made that focus front and center during his press conference to launch the ISM Mastery Model. The ISM Mastery Model is a major step forward in training practitioners and growing the profession. Comprised of 16 competencies and 69 sub-competencies, the Mastery Model … [Read more...]

Change Lives, Change the World

In February, I had the pleasure of attending ISM’s Supply Chain Diversity Summit in Atlanta. The program featured an array of topics ranging from talent diversity on the horizon, to lessons of a high-performing team, to messages about leadership. What was truly inspiring, however, was the opening keynote by Derreck Kayongo. Founder of the Global Soap Project, Kayongo spoke in detail about his … [Read more...]

ISM Magazine Launches New Site

Welcome to Inside Supply Management® magazine’s new website. This is more than a website about the magazine, though. We’re excited to provide procurement and supply chain management practitioners, consultants and academics with a variety of information ranging from current events relevant to the profession to blog posts about issues affecting today’s companies and their supply chains. On the … [Read more...]