Supply Management Attracts Top Talent

By Tisha Danehl, Vice President, Ajilon Consumer expectations for faster delivery have sparked a tremendous change in the way things are operating in both logistics and throughout the supply chain itself — with a greater emphasis being placed on speed and enhanced technology. Amidst this changing business landscape, specialized workers in supply chain and logistics are becoming more valuable … [Read more...]

Chief Spend Officer as the Next Procurement Trend

The Indirect CPO as The Next Chief Spend Officer ISM2016 session on Wednesday, May 18 Presenter: David Hearn, chief advisory officer, CPO Advisement Services and former indirect CPO at Juniper Networks, Kaiser Permanente and Sun Microsystems. Think of the indirect chief procurement officer in a new way: as an organization's chief spend officer, Hearn says. Such a position enables an … [Read more...]

Leave a Lasting Imprint: Tips for Moving Up the Corporate Ladder

Leadership Fast Track — Learn How These Young Professionals Have Raced Ahead and Plan to Stay There ISM2016 session on Monday, May 16 Presenters: Dion Ferrell, vice president, strategic sourcing, Simmons Bedding Company, and Scott Ottenheimer, vice president, QBE North America. What prevents employees from moving up the corporate ladder? Often it’s lack of experience, say the presenters … [Read more...]

Creating Leaders Out of Managers

How Do Managers Become Leaders? ISM2016 session on Monday, May 16, 2016 Moderator: Alpar Kamber, managing partner, Denali Group. Panelists: Miriam Limbach, director, medical device sourcing, Bayer; Vytas Silesoraitis, strategic sourcing leader, Google; Jennifer Cicinelli, director of procurement, Ann Inc.; and Krystelle Bilodeau, assistant director, retail and wholesale debt … [Read more...]

Young Talent Recognized in 2016’s 30 Under 30 Program

Who's who in up-and-coming supply management talent? To find out, one only need take a look at the newly announced list of 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars. This year's list was released on February 29 by ThomasNet and Institute for Supply Management, recognizing some of today's top supply management talent. Founded in 2014, the list is compiled annually to call attention to the achievements … [Read more...]

How Did You Get Started in Supply Management?

In the November/December 2015 issue of Inside Supply Management®, a panel of supply management practitioners share their thoughts about the profession, how to best add value to one's organization, and what companies can do to attract and retain young employees. Most supply management professionals come from a range of backgrounds, and the panelists in our article, "Through the Eyes of the Next … [Read more...]

Nominate 30 Under 30 Rising Stars by October 30

It's October 1, and the clock is ticking. If there is a young (30 or under) supply management professional that deserves recognition for the contributions and talent he or she lends to your organization, nominate them now for 2016's "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars." This unique recognition program from ThomasNet® and Institute for Supply Management® was launched last year and attracted a … [Read more...]

Nominate a Rising Supply Chain Star This Month

If you know exceptionally talented supply chain professionals under the age of 30, it’s time to nominate them for the 2nd annual “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” recognition program. Nominations are due by July 31, 2015. The program was a great success in its inaugural year, and was launched by ThomasNet® and Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) to inspire members of the Millennial … [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...]

The Top Universities for Supply Chain Tech

Supply management has become a sophisticated and strategic function in organizations around the globe, requiring well-trained practitioners. And knowing how to use digital tools, supply chain software and other technology is key to building a career in supply management. To answer the need for a trained workforce, supply management courses are gaining traction at some of the top business … [Read more...]