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May 11th
ISM Dinner Meeting
Introduction to
Vendor Management Systems
with Frank Corris, Corris Consulting Group
Frank Corris - Corris Consulting Group

A vendor management system (VMS) is a web-based application that acts as a mechanism for business to manage and procure staffing or contingent labor services. Typical features of a VMS application include requisitioning, order distribution, consolidated billing, and significant enhancements in reporting capability that outperforms manual systems and processes. This presentation is intended for mid to upper level Procurement and HR professionals interested in learning how to use an application to control their external labor costs.


Frank Corris recently retired from American Eagle Outfitters where he was the Global Director of Non-Merchandise Procurement (NPM). There he built a procurement organization from scratch, build NMP delivery channels in China, Hong Kong, Mexico, and the United Kingdom all in his first year. Frank is a seasoned veteran of both Non- Merchandise and its non-retail cousin Indirect Procurement. After more 35 years of experience with; American Eagle Outfitters, Westinghouse, L Brands, and the Ohio State University, Frank retired and started the Corris Consulting Group.


Institute for Supply Management—Pittsburgh
Celebrates 100th Anniversary

ISM chief executive officer to present
“ISM State of the Union”

The Institute for Supply Management—Pittsburgh (ISM—Pittsburgh, Inc.) is pleased to announce that it will culminate the celebration of its 100th anniversary with a presentation from Thomas W. Derry, ISM chief executive officer. Derry will present the “ISM State of the Union”, May 19, 2015 at the Pittsburgh Sheraton Station Square, 15219.


ISM advances the practice of supply chain management through the renowned ISM Report On Business®, highly regarded certification programs, industry-standard training and educational resources, including the newly launched ISM Mastery Model. This year, ISM celebrates 100 years of leading the profession, serving more than 47,000 members in over 90 countries.


“Our affiliates are instrumental in generating and maintaining such an impressive ISM membership base,” said Derry. “I am honored to be present at such an honorable achievement and am confident that our new programs will continue to serve supply chain professionals in the next 100 years.”


Prior to joining ISM in July 2012, Derry spent nine years with the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), a $23 million professional association serving 17,000 corporate treasury and finance professionals. As chief operating officer, Derry directed a global staff in both the United States and United Kingdom. Prior to AFP, Derry was general manager of the LexisNexis® business intelligence group headquartered in New Providence, NJ.


Today, ISM—Pittsburgh, Inc. is among the strongest ISM affiliates in the world with more than 400 members representing Pittsburgh’s most prominent corporations.  The mission is to serve the education, certification, communication and networking needs of supply management professionals in the greater Pittsburgh area to enhance the supply management profession, its image and ethical standards to maximize membership value.


We invite you to attend this very special dinner meeting presentation.  We are pleased to offer the ISM-Pittsburgh Member rate to all other affiliate members who would like to join us as we welcome Mr. Derry.  Attached is a dinner meeting registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Paula Massey; ISM-Pittsburgh Secretary at 724-508-0200.  We look forward to seeing you in May!


Lisa Romango

Executive Director


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