Basics of Global Sourcing

June 21, 2019
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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Liberty Hall
800 Eisenhower Drive
Kimberly, WI 54136

Basics of Global Sourcing

One-Day Seminar

June 21, 2019

Location:       Liberty Hall

                       800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly

When:             8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.     

                        Lunch and a snack will be provided        

What you will earn:   8 CEH credits                                  

 Program Fee:          ISM Members: $175          Non-Members: $275       

Registration Deadline:  Friday June 7, 2019 at noon.

How to Register:  Visit to register and pay

Agenda for Basics of Global Sourcing  

Section One                              Introduction

Section Two                              Domestic Compared to International

Section Three                           How To Begin Purchasing Outside the U.S.

Section Four                             How To Define and Develop Your Strategy

Section Five                              Negotiations with Your Overseas Partner

Section Six                                Business Customs and Cultures

Section Seven                           U.S. and International Legalities

Section Eight                            The International Purchase Order

Section Nine                             Methods of Payment

Section Ten                               Controlling the Cost of Logistics

Section Eleven                          Ethical Considerations

Section Twelve                         International Data and Statistics

Section Thirteen                       Overview and Summary

Section Fourteen                      Case Analysis

Section Fifteen                          Evaluation

Seminar Speaker

William D. Agee, Jr. is President of William D. Agee & Associates and instructs ISM National seminars throughout the United States. 

Prior to starting his own firm in 1991, William Agee, C.P.M., C.E.M, CMN, CPE, CPP, CPIM, SSBB, was a vice president in a large international management, consulting, and educational firm specializing in world class education, financial reviews and audits, procurement service, quality management, manufacturing and human resources.

Agee has been involved in purchasing and materials management at various levels for over 30 years. His purchasing experience includes governmental (federal and state), wholesale, retail, service, industrial and manufacturing.

Previously, Agee was the Manager of Purchasing and Contract Administration at Allergen, Inc., a Fortune 300 corporation, which manufactures pharmaceutical and over-the-counter eye care products. While in residence, he also became familiar with the manufacturing and planning process for the 17 different lines of production both for their domestic operations as well as their international branches.

Additionally, Agee taught for Baylor University in the areas of purchasing and materials management. He developed a computerized purchasing simulation program entitled The Smart Buyer to provide realistic perspective of marketplace fluctuations and potential results. In addition, he has developed over 172 educational programs for organizations primarily focused in the areas of SCM, contracting and purchasing.

He is the 2005 ISM Award Winner of the Howard W. Cosgrove Award for outstanding contribution to the profession.

Agee holds degrees in marketing and management. He is affiliated with many companies and organizations including the American Wholesale Marketers Associations, CIBA-Geigy, Allergen, Inc., American Contract Manufacturers Association (AMCON), The Fritz Company, Inc., Diamond Shamrock Corporation, Kodak, Medtronics Interventional Vascular. He is a CPE and CPP, both certified by the American Purchasing Society (APS) and a C.P.M. by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). He has also been certified for the Certified Production and Inventory Manager by the American Society of Production and Inventory Control Society and Six Sigma Black Belt.

In addition to being a speaker for ISM, he has held both local and national offices with the organization and has written several articles for leading purchasing and business publications.

Limited Seats Available

Register today to insure availability.  The cost is a great value for a one-day seminar with a National Speaker and seats are limited.    



$175.00 Member Ticket

$275.00 Non-Member Ticket

$175.00 Member Ticket


Agee Bio