As we begin the third and final day of ISM2016, the conference continues with a packed agenda of learning and networking sessions. The premier supply chain event of the year, promised an agenda for supply management professionals at all stages of their career - and today is no exception. Here are three sessions you don't want to miss!
Navigating Ahead in an On-demand World - Procurement's New Realm
Presented by: Joe Payne, VP of Professional Services, Source One Management Services
Rebecca Karp, Founding Partner at Sourcing Synergies
The role of Procurement is evolving. During this session learn how leaders must mange the changing responsibilities by leveraging new tools and resources in an increasingly contingent workforce.
Who's That Under the Helmet? - How to Brand Yourself and Your Team for Greater RewardPresented by: Diego De la Garza, Associate Director, Source One Management Services
Kaitlyn Krigbaum, Executive Search Consultant, MRA Global Sourcing
Can you recognize great branding when you see it? Learn how to develop your brand as a procurement professional including how social media can be a useful tool. Beyond this, learn how branding can be leveraged to better market your strategic sourcing and procurement department to your organization as whole and how it can be helpful for gaining necessary stakeholder buy-in from the C-suite.
"Doesn't Anyone Out There Want my Business?" Why it's Tought to Connect with SMBs, and What You Can do About It.Ed Edwards, Director, Partner Program Management, THOMASNET.com Natalie Menke, Sales Manager, Universal Blower Pac and INOHVA Pneumatics
Working with small and medium businesses offer an array of advantages including supporting diversity mandates as well as offering agile and customization capabilities. However, getting these types companies to even respond to an RFQ can be challenging. During this session, learn how to better engage SMBs to make for a successful relationship when adding these valuable partners to your supply chain.