“ISM Orlando – see you there!”

By Robert A. Rudzki, SCMR Contributing Blogger
April 27, 2011 - SCMR Editorial

This year’s ISM international conference may be the best in several years. Certainly, the choice of Orlando Florida as the location is likely to create widespread interest in attending. Combine that with better economic conditions, and slightly loosened training budgets, and the end result is likely to be a well-attended conference. (ISM insiders confirm that registration numbers are up significantly over prior years).

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of presenting at the main ISM conference over a span of 10+ years. At this year’s conference in mid-May, I’ll be presenting a topic titled “Leading supply management transformation: Key success factors and pitfalls.” At ISM’s request, I’ll be presenting this topic twice: Sunday, May 14 in the afternoon, and Wednesday, May 18 in the morning.

This particular topic has been very well received and attended in the past - and yet it never grows old. Each year we add new insights and learnings based upon the work we do with clients who are on the transformation journey.

As an extra bonus this year, I will be briefly introducing the sequel to the best-selling supply management book “Straight to the Bottom Line®.” The new book is titled “Next Level Supply Management Excellence,” and has a contributors list of 14 supply management experts.

While the book itself will not be physically available at the conference, attendees at my two workshops will have an opportunity to participate in a “fishbowl” drawing for an autographed copy of the book as soon as it is released (anticipated to be during the month of June).

See you there!

For related articles click here.



About the Author

image
Robert A. Rudzki
SCMR Contributing Blogger
Robert A. Rudzki is a former Fortune 500 Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, who is now President of Greybeard Advisors LLC, a leading provider of advisory services for procurement transformation, strategic sourcing, and supply chain management. Bob is also the author of several leading business books including the supply management best-seller "Straight to the Bottom Line®", its highly-endorsed sequel "Next Level Supply Management Excellence," and the leadership book "Beat the Odds: Avoid Corporate Death & Build a Resilient Enterprise." You can reach him through his firm's website: http://www.GreybeardAdvisors.com

Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, reports today that a decision by a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed previous rulings by the District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in three class action cases involving mostly former independent contractors for FedEx Ground

More talking remains before the deal is done

The transpacific U.S.-flag carrier has been ranked number one in the ocean carrier category for Logistics Management magazine's Quest for Quality award

This year, the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will be staging the “Connie” Awards dinner in conjunction with IANA’s Intermodal EXPO in Long Beach

Middlemen comprising the Transportation Intermediaries Association made money last quarter, say researchers.

About the Author

Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review. Patrick covers international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. Contact Patrick Burnson

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.