Continuous push towards global excellence with its annual conference and year-round programs
The Philippine Institute for Supply Management (PISM), the premiere organization for Filipino Supply Management professionals, is set to usher in 2013 on a high note with its yearly conference and exhibit: SUPPLYLINK. For SUPPLYLINK2013, which will be held on March 6-7, the PISM (and its industry partners, as well as esteemed partners in the academe) will return to a familiar venue ? the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City ? and will bring together local and international partners to collectively face new challenges in the global setting.
This year’s conference places the spotlight on two factors that are crucial to the success of every business, and the industry as a whole. The 2013 theme, “Innovation + Collaboration: The Keys to Global Supply Management Excellence”, emphasizes the importance of creating partnerships and utilizing unconventional solutions to address the current megatrends in Supply Management.
Professionals in Purchasing, Logistics, Customer Service, and Demand and Replenishment attending SUPPLYLINK2013 will have the opportunity to connect with and learn from colleagues and key industry figures. The conference theme will be underscored by moderators and speakers coming from the Philippines, USA, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, and India. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the Market Meetings sessions, where they can meet suppliers and talk about opportunities and future partnerships.
SUPPLYLINK2013 is also recognizing the country’s top Supply Management professionals through the 2013 Gawad Sinop Awards. Among the citations to be handed out by the PISM’s advocacy arm, the Foundation of the Society of Fellows in Supply Management (SOFSM), are “Supply Management Professional of the Year” and “Corporate Award for Excellence in Supply Management Practices”.
Aside from SUPPLYLINK2013, the PISM provides vital information that would influence and lead to future innovations and collaborations. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which presents a valuable leading indicator for planning and decision-making purposes, is produced from 32 countries via monthly surveys of companies belonging to the private sector. In the Philippines, the PMI is exclusively produced by PISM & SOFSM since 2008. The Central Bank of the Philippines is a major subscriber of PMI Philippines.
The PISM and SOFSM are signatories of the Integrity Initiative, begun in 2009 by the Makati Business Club (MBC), and the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP). The Integrity Initiative aims to improve the Philippines’ economic and social conditions through the implementation of changes in company culture, business ethics, and overall industry norms.
Other important linkages have been done by the PISM to benefit the local Supply Management profession. It works with international firms and groups to exchange knowledge and information on best practices and case studies. The PISM & SOFSM also collaborates with the academe through the provision of undergraduate and diploma courses in Supply Management. Its academe partners include the University of Makati, Jose Rizal University, the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), University of San Juan Recolletos, Angeles University Foundation and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).
With SUPPLYLINK2013 and its supporting projects, the PISM achieves its ultimate goals: facilitating new knowledge using leading-edge techniques and practices and arming local practitioners and firms with everything they need to succeed in the global market place.
About the PISM
The Philippine Institute for Supply Management (PISM) is a non-stock, non-profit organization founded in November 13, 1968 as the Purchasing Association of the Philippines. The PISM is tasked with providing Purchasing executives with the means to network, learn, work together, and share various experiences to help overcome hurdles that impact their companies and local industry.
Its programs and events enable PISM to be the first resource of Supply Management professionals for local and international knowledge and competence. It currently has about 300 member companies, and has official ties with the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM), Institute for Supply Management of the United States (ISM), and the Asia-Pacific Logistics Federation (APLF), among other institutions.
For more information on the PISM (and its chapters, programs, events and advocacies), please visit http://www.pism.org.