Institute of Supply Management ISM

ISM – Institute of Supply Management

ISM, the Institute for Supply Management, will hold its 100thAnniversary Annual Conference May 3-6 in Phoenix, Arizona with over 100 supply chain speakers, along with keynote speakers Robert Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense who will speak on the impact of geo-stability, Sally Krawcheck, former trillion dollar investor on reaching career goals, and Dr. Barry Asmus, celebrated economist on supply-side economics and your business.  Manufacturing Talk Radio will be covering this exciting event from beginning to end, including interviews with many of the key speakers at the conference.

For more than 18 months, Manufacturing Talk Radio has given additional voice to the vital industry information released by ISM, especially the Report on Business® that is presented on the air each month in detail by committee chair Brad Holcomb.  Within the pages of this survey consolidation that provides the data for calculating the PMI number for the previous month is the commentary and summary of hundreds of respondents to carefully crafted questions that give consistently reliable data about what the industry has been experiencing in a 30-day cycle.  While you may hear the PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index) number in a sound bite on the news the day it is released, no other media covers the story behind that key number as thoroughly as Manufacturing Talk Radio.

Mr. Brad Holcomb has also shared several golden nuggets of information during the show that listeners have benefitted from, including the metrics used to measure suppliers regardless of the company being supplied, and it is invaluable for purchasing managers and supply chain leaders around the world.

ISM is the premier provider of supply chain training and development programs, with information for all levels of supply chain professionals, from the new hire to the most seasoned purchasing executive.  ISM is the largest global organization dedicated to advancing the practice of procurement and supply management with over 45,000 active members worldwide.  It is the leader in supply chain resources with two widely-recognized certifications, the Manufacturing Report on Business® and the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business®, a vast library of educational resources and many networking events globally.

Manufacturing Talk Radio is an international broadcast media company discussing the trends, breaking news, and forecasts from around the globe.  The show is presented live each Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. ET with co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady, along with a panel of guests or leading industry experts from business, industry and government.  Podcasts of all previous shows are available at for review, many of which contain timeless golden nuggets of information.

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