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Episode 671: Supply Chain Management Has Been Like Two Years Of Running Around With Your Hair On Fire

ISM World 2022

Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management, discusses the incredibly challenging conditions that supply chain executives and staff members have successfully weathered since January of 2020 when Covid reached America’s shores. Although many businesses were shut down, manufacturing continued to operate while the operations of their suppliers and shipping lines around the world were also closed for several months. Tom touches on the areas that were affected and two significant sea changes that will be with us for years, if not decades, to come.

Don’t miss our other interviews from ISM World 2022 in Orlando!

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Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.

Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


Tom Derry, CEO of ISM

Tom Derry is the CEO of the Institute for Supply Management, a non-profit organization that has been serving supply chain executives and staff members for 107 years. Over the last 10 years as ISM’s CEO, Mr. Derry has led the organization through substantive changes in its operations and offerings including the launch and continuing development of the CPSM® and CPSD™ certificate programs for staff of member companies, the expansion and digital availability of its annual conference, and this year’s patent-pending Advance™ Digital Platform that delivers online talent capability and organizational maturity assessments. The talent assessments generate a complete picture of skill strengths and gaps that drive talent management strategy. The organizational assessments identify the maturity level of an organization and help create a roadmap to support long term strategies.

“Companies have a real need to measure the progress of their talent objectively and to invest in their talent. The AdvanceTM Digital Platform does both,” said Thomas W. Derry, chief executive officer of ISM. “Executives I talk to understand that Advance is as much a career development tool for them as it is about measuring their team. This platform provides participants complete transparency into the performance expectations of the organization and empowers them to take control of their personal development.”

Prior to his leadership at ISM, Mr. Derry was on the Board Of Directors of the Society for Human Resource Management, and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Association for Financial Professionals.

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