As an industry pioneer, Source One recognizes the importance of conferences, tradeshows, and networking events in the strategic sourcing, procurement, and supply management profession. Procurement professionals and executives from all industries, career levels, spend categories, and regions come together to get away from the office, network with other sourcing experts, and learn best practices and insights to bring back to their teams at home.  Industry events and conferences have the twofold advantage of advancing one’s career in supply management and growing one’s personal knowledge base for the benefit of their organization’s value delivery and company bottom line growth.

Since 1992, our sourcing experts have been featured as key sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, moderators, and presenters for dozens of industry conferences all across the US and abroad. But there is one conference that clearly stands above the others – the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Annual Conference. ISM is the most unique and well-respected global organization dedicated to the advancement of procurement and supply management. They offer a variety of industry-recognized certifications, training, educational resources, and networking events. Every year, thousands of supply chain and procurement’s  best and brightest turn out to meet their fellow best and brightest – and further the progress of the Sourcing, Procurement, and Supply Management professions.

At the ISM’s annual conference in 2015 (ISM2015) held in Phoenix, Arizona – Source One’s industry-leading experts introduced ISM members to Source One’s unique Nearshoring Advisory Services, to great success. The firm’s Nearshoring practice was already booming before this presentation, but since then, company interest in Nearshoring to Mexico and Latin America has substantially increased as ISM members learned about all the gains to be had from moving operations closer to home. ISM2015 was also a time for the firm to advance its partnerships with respected organizations like MRA Global Sourcing, ThomasNet, and others.

After ISM2015, Source One’s partnership with the Institute for Supply Management has increased. Source One Associate Director and Nearshoring Expert was featured in the ISM Podcast, and Senior Project Manager Michael Croasdale was recognized by ISM and ThomasNet as a 30 under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star.  In our next post, we'll tell you all about the different opportunities to meet our cost reduction experts at ISM2016.
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