The ISM 2015 Annual Conference came to a close yesterday in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. The conference, which celebrated 100 years for the Institute for Supply Chain Management, was filled with industry expert attendees and speakers, enlightening sessions, and relationship building.

At this year’s conference, William Dorn, Vice President of Operations and Diego De la Garza, Senior Project Manager & Latin America Liaison shared their expertise on navigating the many business opportunities Mexico and other Latin American countries offer in the presentation: Nearshoring from Mexico: The Supplier Development Challenge. Mexico and Latin America are ripe with opportunities to reduce supply chain costs and risks and gain access to innovation, and this session illustrated how companies can overcome some of the associated challenges.

In addition to the presentation, Source One also hosted an exhibition booth at the event. Members of the Source One team were met with interesting discussions and questions on topics such as benchmarking, strategic sourcing, and procurement transformation.
Dorn shared his thoughts on the event:

“I look forward to attending the ISM Annual Conference every year and this year was no exception. Joining the excellent ISM roster of educational sessions and presenting on the topic of nearshoring was a great experience. There is a growing interest of companies looking to move elements of their supply chain away from distant countries to places like Mexico and other Latin American countries, so it was a great opportunity for Source One to shed light and demonstrate our expertise on the challenges of nearshoring, but also how to companies can overcome those challenges to gain a competitive advantage.” 

Here is an overview look at Nearshoring in the form of an infographic:

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Carole Boyle

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