#ISM2017: Magic Tweetdom

In time, we'll find out if the 2017 edition of ISM®'s Annual International Supply Management Conference is the biggest ever. However, if Monday's Twitter activity is of any indication, ISM2017 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, is on pace to shatter supply management social-media records. Inside Supply Management® asked Conference attendees, presenters and exhibitors to make liberal use … [Read more...]

ISM’s Thomas W. Derry Offers Tips during Procurious Career Boot Camp

Procurious has launched a free digital career boot camp for procurement professionals. The 15-day event, which began September 19, features 15 five-minute training podcasts, including one by Thomas W. Derry, CEO at Institute for Supply Management®. During the series, participants will learn networking strategies to elevate their career, incubate big ideas on the job, build a personal scorecard … [Read more...]

Seminar provides purchasing playbook

ISM Seminar spoiler alert: One of the first things instructor Edward F. Cocca does in “Fundamentals of Purchasing: The Building Blocks of World-Class Professionalism” is hold up a blank sheet of paper. “I’ll hold it up and point out that it has boundaries, horizontally and vertically, with a flat plane. It’s defined. That’s theory,” says Cocca, a Scottsdale, Arizona, based consultant and … [Read more...]

Mentoring Is a Familiar Method for Transferring Knowledge

Mentoring programs are common among organizations across the globe. But the idea of mentoring as a method to transfer knowledge to others is nothing new, says Kathy Kram, R.C. Shipley Professor Emerita at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. In the '80s and '90s, formal mentoring programs became very popular, says Kram, who has been working with organizations in all industries for … [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...]

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...]