Oceanside Meet: "You have to know the past to understand the present." Tom and Helen took us back to 30+ years ago and highlighted the significant moments, leading countries/players, and historical events that shaped globalization and the present global supply chain. Provided rising geo-political tension, the trade war between the US and China, and the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war, the next era is different and challenging. Watch the video to learn about what drives the supply chain toward the future and the recommended strategy.
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.