ISM Rolls Out New Courses for CPSM Program

Attention, supply management professionals and executives: If you’re serious about advancing your career or helping your team to excel, it’s time to seize the opportunity. The Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) program from the Institute for Supply Management®(ISM®) is the gold standard for supply management expertise, achievement and success in the “real world”. CPSM® program requirements…

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U.S. Manufacturing: Up, Up and Away

The U.S. manufacturing industry in February expanded at its fastest pace since 2014, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The ISM’s leading businesses index, the PMI, increased 1.7 percent in February to 57.7 — its sixth consecutive month of growth. New orders played a significant role for the period, increasing by 4.7 percentage…

Purchasing Execs Bullish on 2017

Purchasing and supply management executives expect they’ll be buying more from their suppliers next year as the U.S. economy continues the recovery that began in 2009. More than two-thirds – 67 percent — of manufacturing respondents to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Semiannual Economic Forecast expect their 2017 revenue will exceed 2016’s. The ISM’s…

ISM Hosts Procurement Event on October 13

Attention procurement and supply chain professionals: in today’s business environment, you have the opportunity to influence the most business-critical issues our organizations face today, and senior management is listening! In fact, according to CAPS research, 82 percent of Fortune 500 CPOs surveyed have direct access to their CEOs, up from 60 percent in 1999. But,…