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Jan 25

January 2018 PDM - Speaker & Dinner at The Melting Pot

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Feb 22

February 2018 PDM - TBA

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Feb 23

CPO Forum hosted by Finish Line

An invitation-only forum of senior leaders for sharing ideas and developing a Community of Practice on Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management.

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Apr 19

April 2018 PDM - TBA

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May 17

Strategic Commodity Management Process

September 15, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Morrison Opera House
49 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Goal: Manage commodity objectives effectively

 This course provides the keys to building, implementing and communicating effective commodity strategies that are tied to your company's objectives. Participants will learn how to:

  • Understand and apply seven-step and vested business partner strategic sourcing processes
  • Establish measurable commodity objectives that reflect company goals using the SMART format
  • Harness the power of cross-functional teams to deliver commodity objectives
  • Analyze which party has the power in the buy-sell relationship and develop strategies to improve buy side power
  • Develop clear and concise storyboards to communicate objectives, coordinate cross-functional activities and measure results 


 Instructor: Kenneth Jones, CPSM, C.P.M.

Western Michigan University
Director, Education & Applied Solutions
ISM-CI Academic Member


$179.00 ISM-CI Member

$259.00 Guest