#ISM2017: Bitter-tweet Ending

As the ISM2017 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, wrapped up with a half-day of activity on Wednesday, some hearts and minds likely were already at one of Walt Disney World's theme parks. (Some attendees heeded Institute for Supply Management®'s recommendation and added a family vacation to their Conference experience.) However, bodies were still on-site, and participants showed a desire to … [Read more...]

What Productive Procurement Looks Like

In six years of Return on Supply Management Assets (ROSMA) annual evaluation reports of procurement organizations — a collaboration of A.T. Kearney, Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) — the results have shown remarkable stability. Or disappointing monotony, as ISM CEO Thomas W. Derry remarked in What Good Looks Like, a white … [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...]