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ISM- Delaware Affiliate Webinar. “Uncovering and Managing Supplier and Supply Chain Risks”
November 2014


Thursday, December 4. 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Rescheduled from February 13, 2014 as it was snowed out—an example of a risk event!

As companies expand their sources of supply from local to global, it is inevitable that the level of risk in the supply will increase. Coupled with this, supply chains are becoming more complex and thus the risk incurred grows cumulatively. So how can companies benefit from the advantages of a global supply chain and yet not expose themselves to dangerous levels of risk? One way is to uncover, manage and mitigate risk at a supplier and supply chain level. Learn how IBM is uncovering and managing risk across its global supply chain comprised of 100s of companies in over 50 countries, and how IBM is using various tools and data analytics to uncover supplier and supply chain risk.

The session will include an outstanding one hour ISM webinar, presented by Louis R. Ferretti, Project Executive, IBM Integrated Supply Chain. Participants can then network and share their organizations’s experiences in risk management.

ISM- Delaware members who cannot attend the group session can access the webinar through this link.

Who should attend? Supply management and supply chain personnel who are interested in improving their organization’s management of risk.

Place: DuPont Chestnut Run Plaza. 974 Centre Road. Wilmington DE 19807 Building 735. 1336 Conf Room. Please check in with the Receptionist in the Lobby.

Registration. Please let Pam Lewis know if you plan to attend.

Workshop on “Industry Knowledge and Analysis, Including in Emerging Markets”
January 2014


Sponsor: ISM- Delaware and DuPont

Program Description: To successfully grow and utilize suppliers in key markets, multinational companies (MNCs) need to develop appropriate strategies and tactics tailored to the local market yet consistent with overall corporate goals and guidelines. This requires detailed insights into local industries, customers, competitors, supply chains, government agencies and regulations, risks, and key success factors. We are honored Bruce Deckman, President of SAI Industrial (SAI), will help us build knowledge and skills in this area. SAI, a leading international business research firm with operations in United States, Europe, Japan, China, India, Latin America, Russia and other countries globally, has provided a powerful array of business research services to many of the world’s largest and most successful corporations as well as to financial institutions, trade associations and government agencies. Since its founding in 1977, SAI has conducted hundreds of studies helping MNCs develop and grow their businesses globally, including in emerging markets. Drawing from this experience base, Bruce will provide:

  • Examples where industry insights are essential, such as in market assessments and planning, cost and manufacturing analyses, analyzing potential sources of goods and/or services, sales and supply management pricing strategy and management, competitive intelligence and benchmarking, and customer intelligence
  • A brief review of:
    • Reasons for expanding into emerging markets
    • Issues addressed in a typical market entry study
    • Typical challenges encountered
  • A contrast of typical industry dynamics in emerging markets relative to traditional western markets and the subsequent impact on industry and business analysis
  • Ethical means to obtain needed information
  • Case studies profiling:
    • Do’s and Don’ts
    • Pitfalls to avoid
    • Examples of how to gain competitive advantage

Following the presentation, Theo Hunte, Senior International Trade Specialist for the U.S. Commercial Service will speak of other learnings and resources. Panelists from other multinational organizations will join Bruce and Theo in a Q&A session.

Who Should Attend? This workshop is geared for business and supply management professionals seeking to learn how to understand industries and develop innovative business and supply options in traditional and emerging markets. For DuPont S&L participants, this is a VH offering for Supplier & Industry Knowledge. Participants will earn 3 CEH towards certification maintenance

Date & Time
Thursday February 6 (Snow date, if necessary, is February 13), 1:00pm to 4:00pm
DuPont Chestnut Run Plaza
974 Centre Road Wilmington DE 19807
Building 730, Conf Ctr Room 2378-2379.

Check in with the Receptionist in the Lobby.

Participants are encouraged to meet for lunch and to network beforehand in DuPont’s Renaissance Café adjacent to the workshop conference room.
Please let Pam Lewis know if you plan to attend.

ISM- Delaware Seminar on “Best Value Procurement”
September 2013

by Dr. Dean T. Kashiwagi. 3 CEH

Sponsor Co-sponsored by ISM- Delaware and DuPont

Program Description:
Dr. Dean T. Kashiwagi will review Best Value Procurement. The model, which is based on leadership principles, drives accountability and efficiency through the use of measurement. It has been implemented in over 1,500 projects across the globe with total procurement over 5.7 billion dollars. These approaches have been most frequently utilized in the procurement of construction and services, but are applicable to change initiatives like new information systems, new professional services, move to a 4PL logistics provider, outsourcing, and rationalization of suppliers in all categories. Dr. Kashiwagi will describe the Performance Information Procurement System which provides clients with a tool to identify and select the Best Value vendors for their projects, based on performance instead of just lowest price. Unlike other Best Value methods out there, PIPS also has mechanisms to measure the vendor’s performance throughout the duration of the project.

Dr. Kashiwagi, a noted public speaker, is a professor at Arizona State University and a leader in Best Value Procurement.

Members of the Delaware Public Purchasing Association, Project Management Institute, and APICS will attend, also, so there will be opportunities to share insights with other professionals.

Who Should Attend? This seminar is geared for supply management and project management professionals who wish to learn better methods to drive accountability and efficiency through the use of measurement to get better business results.

Participants will earn 3 points towards certification maintenance

Date & Time
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
DuPont Chestnut Run Plaza
4417 Lancaster Pike Wilmington DE 19807
Building 730, Room 2377

Check in with the Receptionist in the Lobby.

Participants are encouraged to meet for lunch and to network beforehand in the Renaissance Café in lobby level of building 730.
Please let John Barineau know if you plan to attend.
(302) 992-4267

Best Practices in Forecasting: A Seminar by Arkieva
May 2013

Opportunity to earn re-cert points

Arkieva offers you state-of-the-art supply chain planning software and now also its brand- new analytics services.

Obviously, these activities cannot be conducted in a professional and efficient manner without thorough supply chain knowledge.

And we like to share that knowledge with you!

Seminars on Best Practices in Forecasting

Many companies these days are perfectly aware about the importance and added value of an integrated demand management process. However, a lot of companies are still facing a lot of challenges. Do you recognize some of the following issues?

What does an effective and mature demand planning process require? How do you optimize the limited time you have as a demand planner? What is the most appropriate level of aggregation to forecast?
How to measure and interpret forecast accuracy?

Do you also hear some of the following statements on a regular basis?

Forecasts are always wrong, why should we care?
Sales people should forecast every SKU at every location every month.
There is no added value for my sales department, why should I cooperate?
Forecast whatever you want, budget must be reached anyway.

If you are looking for an answer on at least one of these questions, or if you are eager to exchange experiences with other demand management professionals, it will certainly be worthwhile to spend some of your valuable time on one of our seminars on ‘Best Practices in Forecasting’.

June, 19th 2013
9:00 am ‘Best Practices in Forecasting’ by Sujit Singh, COO Arkieva

12:30 pm Lunch Break

1:30 pm ‘Forecasting Professional Discussion Forum’ to exchange lessons learned with colleague demand planning professionals

4:00 pm Closing Networking

TBD- Wilmington, Delaware

ISM Satellite Seminar – “Controlling Cost through Controlling Inventory”
April 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Co-sponsored by ISM- Delaware and DuPont
Program Description
Major purchasing and supply management textbooks estimate that an average company’s inventory represents between 25 and 40 percent of its invested capital. Supply managers need to know how inventory impacts the bottomline and how reducing inventory costs frees up cash that can be used for business growth. This 2004 satellite program is designed to provide tools and techniques for inventory management. Members of APICS will attend, also, so there will be opportunities to share insights with other professionals.
Who Should Attend?
This satellite seminar is geared for supply professionals:
Seeking information on the impact of inventory on a company’s bottomline or a government entity.
Needing an understanding (or refresher) of inventory processes, tools, and techniques.
Seeking to add more value to supply management through a better understanding of inventory issues.
Wanting to gain an understanding of how inventory can affect customer service levels and an organization’s competitive advantage.

Participants will earn 4 CEH towards certification maintenance

12:00 noon to 4:30pm EDT
DuPont Chestnut Run Plaza
4417 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington DE 19807
Building 735, Room 1335. Check in with the Receptionist in the Lobby.
Light refreshments will be provided during a Seminar break
Please let John Barineau know if you plan to attend. (302) 992-4267

Now And Into The Future
August 2010


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear directly from Dr Eli Goldratt the author of “The Goal” and father of Theory of Constraints (TOC).  Dr Goldratt will be in New Jersey from November 15 to 17th, 2010 to present a seminar titled ‘Now And Into The Future’ (NIF).

Dr Goldratt is one of the world’s most innovative management strategists and author of many books.  His best-selling business novel The Goal has sold over 5 million copies and has been published in 21 languages.  He has been described as a genius by Business Week and a guru to industry by Fortune Magazine.

The NIF events have recently been conducted in China, Japan, India and in the America’s and have been highly appreciated for there content and applicability.  Dr. Goldratt’s visit to the USA and his seminar has contextual relevance to today’s global business challenges.

APICS Brandywine Valley Chapter current members can enjoy a unique opportunity to spend 3 days with Dr. Eli Goldratt, developer of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and author of the popular book THE GOAL. There is a significant discount for multiple registrations from the same company and a special 10% discount for single chapter member registration on either Early Bird or Standard pricing.

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