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The Supply Chain Economy Featuring Tom Derry - Part A



Oceanside Meet: To answer the question, "What percentage of the US economy is contributed by the supply chain and its ecosystem?" our host, Helen Wang, talked with Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management®, which publishes economic indicators such as Manufacturing PMI®. As the oldest and largest supply management association in the world, ISM's growth story and over 100 years of history manifested the evolution of the Global supply chain system and its massive impact on the US economy.


Guest speaker's bio: Tom Derry is CEO of the Institute for Supply Management®, with more than 30 years of experience in leadership and general management roles for public and private companies, and in the not-for profit sector. He has executed turn- arounds at the corporate and business-unit level through a variety of means, including acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring, and business process re-engineering. As CEO of ISM, Tom has a unique vantage point to observe major macroeconomic trends and the development of global supply chains through his daily contact with Fortune 500 chief procurement officers and chief supply chain officers, with government agencies and NGOs in the US and abroad, and with leading academics. At ISM, Tom has overseen an increase in revenues, a reduction in costs, the introduction of new revenue streams, and the launch of new product lines.

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