“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!

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About the Author

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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

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