The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is the largest organization dedicated to advancing and supporting the practice of supply management across the globe, and this year’s ISM2017 Conference is an event you won’t want to miss, especially if you are a supply management or procurement professional. Meet other companies and hear from keynote speakers in different industries about some of the biggest supply management challenges we face today.
For the sake of speed and efficiency we have narrowed down the top 7 booths that supply management and procurement professionals should not miss.
1. Amazon Business: Booth #201
Amazon is the leader in all things supply chain oriented. Learn about Amazon Business’s analytics dashboard that features dynamic charts and tables. Find out more about customized packages, multi-user accounts and payment options. The software’s visual data serves to illuminate patterns for efficient analysis of spending. It is suited for small to large businesses within the education, government and healthcare industries, among others.
2. Atlas Van Lines: Booth #513
Atlas Logistics is a full-service 3PL that offers consulting as well as trucking and warehousing services. The professionals staffing this booth offer information regarding white-glove handling, materials recycling and reverse logistics as well as managing expedited, international, intermodal and air freight solutions.
3. BIC USA Inc: Booth #134
Since 1999, BIC USA Inc. has distributed stationary supplies, lighters and razors across the United States. The team at this booth understands the unique issues related to working as a subsidiary of an international organization. In addition, BIC is working to reduce its environmental footprint in all areas, including shipping and packaging. Through controlled emissions and minimizing packaging, BIC has made progress in reducing non-recycled waste and energy consumption.
4. National Veteran Business Development Council: Booth #728
With Colin Powell as a keynote speaker, it is no surprise that veterans are among those represented at this diverse conference. The National Veteran Business Development Council offers information on how to achieve Veteran Owned Business Certification within 30 days, even if you own a business that has grown beyond the SMB level. Getting certified opens the door to Supplier Diversity business opportunities.
5. SAP, Ariba: Booth #317
Play around with SAP, Ariba’s software and gain hands-on experience with their powerful cloud-based B2B applications. With the application’s real-time information and cost-cutting collaborations you can make informed decisions for your supply chain.
6. BuyerQuest: Booth #207
Offering a full suite of Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solutions, BuyerQuest is a world-class P2P software provider delivering an unmatched eCommerce experience to several of the world’s largest and most complicated procurement organizations. BuyerQuest’s software streamlines and enhances the corporate buying process in order to increase user adoption, drive contract compliance, and save money. Visit their booth (#207) and ask about their new ConnXus platform integration.
7. ConnXus: (Bonus) Booth #232
Of course, you should also visit the ConnXus booth (#232) where we will demo our cloud-based supplier diversity management solutions. Our global registration portals collects diversity certifications and real-time supplier information while our supplier financial Risk Scorecard and ConnXus Economic Impact Reporting™ software allow buyers to make informed decisions about the suppliers they do business with.
For more information on supply chain management and supplier diversity, please contact us.