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Organizations’ Global Leadership Depends on Supply Management’s Peak Performance

March 13, 2018 / by Tom Derry


Upgrade Your Knowledge to Maximize Your Value, Starting at ISM2018

“Global vision. Peak performance.” Not only is this the theme of ISM2018; it perfectly captures the reality of today’s exciting, challenging and complex supply management profession.

With responsibility for 86 percent of corporate spending, across industries, we play a critical role in our companies’ competitive positioning on the worldwide stage. The days of our focusing primarily on cost reduction are long gone. Today, we are directly involved in opening new markets, building regional and local supplier networks, activating alternate plans when supply chain disruptions occur, and improving innovation and revenue growth through our supplier relationships.

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