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ISM's 2013 Annual International Supply Management Conference, April 28-May 1, 2013

AbdelGhani Sinan, Managing Director ADR Middle East and Bill Michels, President ADR North America and ADR-ISM China are speaking at the 2013 ISM Annual International Supply Management Conference, for more information on the conference

Wednesday May 1, 2013 7:45 am – 8:45 am
Minimizing Risk - Building Supply Chain Resilience in the Middle East
Session HJ
This presentation discusses the importance and relevance of minimizing supply chain risk by building resilient supply chains in Middle East organizations today. It introduces an overall view of the characteristics of Middle Eastern supply chains, the key pillars of a resilient supply chain and a suggested approach of how to construct resilient supply chain for organisations in the region.  We also include examples of some leading organisations in the Middle East that have succeeded in introducing resilient supply chains. 
AbdelGhani Sinan, BA, MBA
Managing Director, ADR Middle East

Wednesday May 1, 2013 7:45 am – 10:00 am
Mega Session: Accelerate Your Career: Do You Have What It Takes?
Session BUS
As supply managers, we are very focused on cost and value improvement, supplier relationship management, supply chain integration and efficiency and forecasting. While all of these skills are essential for a successful career in supply management, they are the very skills that can limit your ultimate progression through the organization. The missing link is the ability to display and practice our command of business issues, business strategy and solutions that drive revenue. Just having the supply management skills is not good enough. Our roles have changed as the world has flattened and the expectation of our executives has increased. Do you have what it takes to survive and thrive? This session highlights what it takes to be an effective businessperson with supply management skills.
William L. Michels, CPSM, C.P.M.
ADR North America and ADR-ISM China
Senior Vice President
Institute for Supply Management™

Seminar delivered by Bill Michels: On-Point: Cost Containment
Does it feel like you’re facing a daily battle with price increases? Combat this all-too-common problem for supply professionals with this course. Learn how to succeed in containing cost for your organization with reactive tactics for price increase requests and proactive strategies for continuous price and cost control. Seize the opportunity presented within the requests and leverage your organization’s power over costs.
Program #4315
May 1, 2013 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
US$299/ISM Members US$299 3.5 CEHs