International
Supply Management
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International Supply Management Congress 2017-06-26T15:25:19+00:00

Supply Management 2025: Making the shift happen…
Roadmaps for future-proof Purchasing & Supply Man

Corporations are being challenged by a rapidly changing world. The pace of innovation requires a delicate balance between vision, decisiveness and agility (flexibility). Purchasing & Supply Management has an important task in this. It can enable corporations and supply chains towards the needed transformations, thanks to its intelligence around suppliers and markets and its ability to break down borders between organizations and business functions.

Purchasing & Supply Management can take the lead in guiding them into the future:

  • by identifying relevant (disruptive) innovations in the surrounding markets and supply chain
  • by connecting with suppliers and other business functions
  • by innovating business models together with its partners
  • by guarding responsibility and creating purposefulness in the supply chain
  • by managing the potential risks in the supply chain
  • by defining and executing the right transformation projects

How do we start?
By setting course for a relevant future, or future relevance, while being constantly prepared to adapt to disruptive innovations. By initiating new business models and breaking down traditional barriers. And finally, by receiving the recognition from other business disciplines within the corporation and from our partners in the supply chain.
The 7th edition of the ISMC will address these challenges full on. What scenarios can we expect? And what actions are needed? How do you work the challenges? In an inspiring and interactive setting, thought leaders and innovative practitioners will discuss the art of staying relevant from the viewpoint of Purchasing & Supply Management. We go beyond identifying trends and defining challenges. We share roadmaps and actions already put in progress by industry leaders and innovators. What will be your next step(s) into your future? Stop talking, start acting!

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Due to circumstances the 7th edition of the International Supply Management Congress will not take place on November 21st 2017. Please check our website for updates.

Supply Management 2025: Making the shift happen…
Roadmaps for future-proof Purchasing & Supply Management

Corporations are being challenged by a rapidly changing world. The pace of innovation requires a delicate balance between vision, decisiveness and agility (flexibility). Purchasing & Supply Management has an important task in this. It can enable corporations and supply chains towards the needed transformations, thanks to its intelligence around suppliers and markets and its ability to break down borders between organizations and business functions.

Purchasing & Supply Management can take the lead in guiding them into the future:

  • by identifying relevant (disruptive) innovations in the surrounding markets and supply chain
  • by connecting with suppliers and other business functions
  • by innovating business models together with its partners
  • by guarding responsibility and creating purposefulness in the supply chain
  • by managing the potential risks in the supply chain
  • by defining and executing the right transformation projects

How do we start?
By setting course for a relevant future, or future relevance, while being constantly prepared to adapt to disruptive innovations. By initiating new business models and breaking down traditional barriers. And finally, by receiving the recognition from other business disciplines within the corporation and from our partners in the supply chain.
The 7th edition of the ISMC will address these challenges full on. What scenarios can we expect? And what actions are needed? How do you work the challenges? In an inspiring and interactive setting, thought leaders and innovative practitioners will discuss the art of staying relevant from the viewpoint of Purchasing & Supply Management. We go beyond identifying trends and defining challenges. We share roadmaps and actions already put in progress by industry leaders and innovators. What will be your next step(s) into your future? Stop talking, start acting!

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About the International Supply Management Congress

The ISMC is an initiative of partners who enjoy international recognition in the field of purchasing and supply management and sustainable, innovative entrepreneurship. They organize ISMC annually without pursuit of profit in cooperation with CKC Seminars. The 6th edition took place on Tuesday November 22nd at the World Trade Center, right in the heart of Rotterdam (voted #5 in cities to visit for 2016 by LonelyPlanet).

Target audience

The International Supply Management Congress is a must-attend event for CPO’s, Senior Executives, (Young) Procurement professionals, Thought Leaders and innovators on Purchasing & Supply Management and cooperating end-to-end disciplines. A unique event for all companies and organizations committed with improving & innovating their Supply Management processes and professionals as well for researchers, professors and PhD students from the Academic world.

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Date and Venue

Due to circumstances the 7th edition of the International Supply Management Congress will not take place on November 21st 2017. Please check our website for updates.

World Trade Center (WTC)
Beursplein 37
3011 AA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
www.wtcrotterdam.nl