Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) May 02, 2014
This May 5–7, more than 2,500 sourcing and supply management professionals will join presenter John Long and ISM The Institute for Supply Management, the global leader in supply management certification and education, to enhance their relevancy in the global economy at the 2014 ISM Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Tons of professional networking. Best-in-class continuing education. The biggest names in procurement. Keynote speakers like T. Boone Pickens! The educational program is made up of ten Learning Tracks to help attendees increase their knowledge and expertise in a variety of areas, and John Long will share Best Practices with the companies represented on how to achieve “Heightened Performance and Advancement by ISM Education in a Global Company”.
With this being the 99th, ISM International Conference has provided opportunities for supply management professionals to increase their functional knowledge, understanding of emerging issues and best practices, and professional network.
“The theme for this year, ‘The Focus Is You,’ puts front and center how critical the supply function is to an organization’s success and competitive edge. Your knowledge, expertise, experience and leadership are instrumental to achieving your organization’s strategic goals and objectives.,” said Pat MacMonagle - Chair, ISM Conference Leadership Committee - “Our goal is to offer ideas and solutions to help you provide huge value for your organizations and help lead our profession into the future.”
“Companies spend millions on training and development, yet return on investment often is questionable. This session will explore techniques for maximized learning for both individuals and teams. Learn from a company that has done well with ISM training in house. You will find helpful information in this session presentations on how to adopt the common body of knowledge as an integral part of any successful global supply chain improvement initiative. Transformative and transactional leadership styles will be investigated, as well as how to direct a learning culture, achieve collaborative inquiry processes, and apply optimal management styles.” John Long said.
About ISM The Institute for Supply Management
Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. ISM's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education.
Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).
About the Speaker
John Long, CPSM®, CSCP, LSSBB, MBA is the President & Principal Consultant of NMT Company, LLC. He is an ISM-credentialed T3 Instructor, and frequently spoke at ISM’s local chapter meetings. He also spoke in APICS International Conference, District and Local Chapter meetings. In addition, he teaches CPSM® Review Course in Tulsa Chapter and in-house corporate trainings. He offers proven successes in strategic global sourcing and supply quality management in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific Rim countries.
Prior to running his own consulting practice, John was Director of Strategic Sourcing of a 3500-member industry leader, which designs, manufactures and markets valves used in the energy, aerospace and industrial markets. He also managed 107-member supply chain organization for three years in a $4-billion utilities & midstream pipeline company. With more than 20 years of operational, tactical, and strategic sourcing experience, John has developed proven methods to manage OEM sourcing projects, train personnel and assure supplier quality to improve supply chain efficiencies. He regularly leads international sourcing teams in benchmarking efforts and has developed global sourcing strategies that ensure continuous supply and timely procurement of goods and services.
John thoroughly understands the supply chain and the significant impact that it can have on the bottom-line. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. His unique ability lends himself to view global supply chain as a strategic vision for growth, while fully capturing and comprehending the details, enables him to understand the most complex and intricate business situation and communicate clearly across all functions.
John is a member of ISM, APICS, and ISSSP (International Society of Six Sigma Professionals) and active in the NAPM-Oklahoma City chapter and APICS Tulsa chapter for Education & Membership.