ISM-Denver, Inc.

A Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management working together to advance the profession of supply management.

Denver's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

ISM—Denver, Inc. strives to provide ongoing opportunities for the professional development of our membership through educational and networking opportunities designed to increase knowledge and foster ethical standards within supply management profession.

As a chapter of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), our efforts focus on a variety of areas including:

  • New trends in supply management and procurement
  • Legal issues which may impact the profession
  • Professional certifications offered by ISM, and assistance in achieving certification
  • Maintaining an environment which promotes leadership, ethical behavior, integrity and professional growth
  • The free exchange of ideas and issues among our members through networking and through the opinions of industry experts.

Upcoming Events

September

12-13

2022

EVENT

Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) Annual

ISM®'s Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) Annual Conference is recognized as one of the premier educational events within the utility supply chain industry. Given the current environment and the impact to supply chain, this virtual event will focus on resilience. Working with our executive committee of utilities professionals, suppliers and thought leaders—and pulling from our continued research data on the impact of COVID-19—we have put together a focused virtual event packed with education, and yes, connection with other supply chain professionals and suppliers within the utilities industry. LEARN MORE AT www.ismworld.org/upmg

Anytime

MEMBER WEBINAR

Ace the Proof-of-Concepts, Champion New Roll-Outs

Servicization of business offerings have increased choices and opportunities for buyers but have also challenged their skillset. Whether it is procurement of emerging technologies like cloud based software and data science services or buying through leasing, financing and rental models or sourcing novel solutions from start-ups, the success of service increasingly lies on how well the proof-of-concept or pilot run was conducted, lacunae identified and risks assessed before full-fledged implementation. It applies to both strategic and tactical purchases. This session will share rules of thumb on how to get it right based on our own experience of buying and implementing new services across a range of categories like IT, supplier financing and cargo vehicles.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion, participant will be able to list steps to follow to plan a successful proof-of-concept.
  • Upon completion, participant will be able to define skills required for buying emerging technologies and novel solutions & services and become more confident of doing first-time-ever deals for the organization.
  • Upon completion, participant will be able to describe importance of customer-centricity and cross-functional skills as pillars of growth in future.
Online

Anytime

MEMBER WEBINAR

ISM’s 2022 Economic Outlook & COVID-19 Round 5 Research Release

This presentation reviews ISM’s 2022 Economic Outlook and COVID-19 Round 5 research. Join Thomas Derry, CEO of ISM, as he reviews the data, shares impacts to the supply management profession and facilitates a live Q&A session. P>

Online

Highlights from the President!

We appreciate all our members who were able to view one or several of our live webinars on various supply management topics.  I hope you will join one of our events scheduled this month. Nina Klimek, CPSM - Chapter President


New Job Opportunity!
Denver Water
Procurement Specialist

 

 

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Your membership in ISM will provide a powerful path to stay connected, engaged, and up-to-date with everything happening in supply management. Serious procurement and supply chain professionals are dedicated to staying in the know about their profession and staying at the top of their game. An ISM membership will provide you with that and more.

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ISM World is Back in Person (and Virtual)

ISM World 2022 is the supply management event of the year. A must-attend event. But, given time, travel schedules and uncertainty we have developed options on how  you can experience this conference to meet your needs.

The ISM World Annual Conference is a world-class event with the mission of providing an educational environment and experience that brings together thought leaders, supply chain and procurement professionals and the solution-driven suppliers that support them.

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