From networking to insights: our 5 favorite parts of ISM 2018


ISM 2018 in Nashville, TN was a whirlwind of an event! From speakers like Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, to Dan Bartel, chief procurement officer at ABB, the conference was full of highly informative presentations, forward-thinking ideas from thought leaders, and big goals for the supply chain management community as a whole. Many companies just automate procurement and haven’t created autonomous procurement. Chatting the future of procurement.

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

Next year’s conference will be on September 8th-11th in Franklin, TN, south of Nashville, TN. Most can only measure functional costs—transportation, manufacturing, and procurement. It has been awhile. After the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , I took the time to recharge and took a month off from writing. The presentations from the Summit are posted now on the Supply Chain Insights You Tube Channel. This blog post formed in my head as I worked with clients this month.


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Guest Post: An MBA student’s perspective on the ISM Meeting 2019


The first was the CSCMP Edge Conference in Nashville last year, and more recently the ISM Conference in Houston. The procurement function has experienced much growth over the past 15 years and is viewed as an enabler of driving innovation and change. This week’s guest post is from my MBA student, Nikhil Singh, who accompanied me to the recent Institute for Supply Management conference in Houston.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. On Wednesday Amazon announced “the expansion of Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery to even more metro areas including Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson, plus new areas in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego.”

Guinea 108

The last American cowboy and next American hero


As I sit at my home in Nashville, TN, observing the aftermath of the recent tornados while playing witness to daily changes in the world, I had a thought. We help you with the “thinking” and the “doing” on strategy, planning, and management as you adapt your supply chains and indirect procurement.

Top 10 Companies with Best Corporate Responsibility Records

Material Handling and Logistics

They plan to produce/procure 35% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020 and aspire to power all facilities with renewable energy by 2050. Smokeless Tobacco canning process taken at the Nashville, Tenn. There was a time when corporate responsibility was just a report. Now it's a living, breathing activity that many companies must embrace publicly to ensure support from employees, shareholders and customers.