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 netw

orking 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.

 

 

Educational Opportunities

We appreciate all our members who were able to view one or several of our live webinars on various supply management topics.  We hope you will join one of our events scheduled this month. 

Please visit the Education Calendar to see upcoming events with ISM- Denver and Institute for Supply Management. 

 

To see events hosted by other ISM chapters, please visit the Other Education Opportunities page. 

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

May

07

2023

EVENT

ISM Supply Chain Trailblazers Awards Gala

The ISM Supply Chain Trailblazers Awards Gala is the culmination event to celebrate the organizations and teams that demonstrated excellence, created innovative solutions, and set the bar for the supply chain management profession across key categories in the last year. The event includes an hour reception followed by a dinner and awards gala ceremony. Entertainment, networking and celebrating some of the best in the profession will be a highlight of the evening.

Anytime

MEMBER WEBINAR
Member Only

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.
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Supply Management News & Reports

ISM Annual Membership Vote

July 06, 2022

Cast your ballot for the next members of the ISM Board of Directors.



 

Notice of ISM Annual Membership Meeting

Notice is given that the Institute for Supply Management, Inc. (ISM) Annual Membership Meeting will be held on August 25, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. ET at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA, USA. At any meeting of the members, every eligible member may vote either in person or by proxy. Each such proxy should be filed electronically with the Secretary before or at the time of the meeting.

Join ISM

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.

More than 100 years of experience speaks for itself – ISM can help you succeed. It's our mission.

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Women’s Supply Management Community

This is an inclusive and welcoming group, and all who wish to celebrate and empower women practicing within the supply management profession are invited. This group is for creating connections, networking, celebrating successes, sharing news, tips, stories, job opportunities, ideas and empowerment for women within the supply management field.

We encourage you to share your supply chain questions, thoughts, ideas, and comments with ISM and other group members.

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