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The Following is a collection of additional links that will be of interest to the ISM - Southeast Michigan membership:

The CPO Perspective: Strategic Business Partnerships with Internal Customers

The CPO Perspective:
Strategic Business Partnerships with Internal Customers
by   Dave Nelson, C.P.M., A.P.P.
       & Nancy Q Smith

In 2008, Exemplary Performance conducted indepth interviews with 15 leading CPOs to better understand how they develop and maintain internal client partnerships that elevate supply management to a strategic business partner.  These supply management leaders also describe in detail the importance of these relationships for them personally, for their teams, and for the entire organization.  In this paper, Exemplary Performance presents their interview findings and maintain the CPO voice with extensive use of quotations. 

The Paper consists of the following sections:

  • Overview
  • Identified benefits of Strong Internal Partnerships
  • Indicaters of Effective Internal Client Partnerships
  • The CPO Approach to Strategic Business Partnerships
  • Establishing and Maintaining Strategic Business Partnerships
  • Key Aspects to Incorporate
  • Organizational Enablers of Strategic Business Partnerships
  • Building and Supporting their Team to Develop Strategic Business Partnerships
  • Conclusion

Click here to see the complete White Paper  .  

ISM - Southeast Michigan expresses its appreciation to Nancy Q Smith for generously sharing this information with our membership.

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Congratulations to our newly elected and appointed Board of Directors!

President: David Rodriguez
Vice President: Lori Sisk
Treasurer: Colleen Lang
and Directors:
Kristen Bennett
Pam Smith
Michele Thompson
Joel Weina
Bob White

and thanks to
Melissa Countryman our Immediate Past President

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