ISM Debuts eSide Supply Management e-Publication

FOR RELEASE: January 31, 2008

Media Contacts:
ISM Public Relations
Jean McHale
800/888-6276, extension 3143

Lindsey Yentes
800/888-6276, extension 3087

Digital magazine written, designed for up-and-coming ISM members.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) January 31, 2008 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) yesterday announced the debut of its e-publication, eSide Supply Management: Essential Principles for Professional Growth. The online e-magazine is ISM's newest member benefit. Written with entry- and mid-level supply management professionals in mind, eSide Supply Management offers career advice, research survey results, international business tips, social responsibility and sustainability articles and more.

A visually rich Web portal view allows eSide Supply Management readers to quickly scan the entire issue or follow hyperlinks to feature length stories. The inaugural January/February 2008 issue features a robust selection of articles:

  • Low-Cost-Country Sourcing: Is Latin America the Next Big Thing?
  • 6 Solutions for a More Creditor-Friendly Web Site
  • Fashion Forward: The Impact of Fast Fashion on Modern Retailing
  • Career ROI: 10 Networking Strategies to Advance Your Supply Management Career
  • Sustainability: GM Powers Up With Solar Energy
  • Social Responsibility: International Survey Highlights Differences in Executives' Environmental Priorities
  • In Retrospect: The Struggle for Professional Respect
  • Doing Business in Latin America: Spotlight on Brazil and Mexico
  • Research & Surveys: P-Cards Remain an Underused Spend Management Tool
  • Research & Surveys: Most Manufacturers Fear Shortfall of Growth Goals

eSide Supply Management targets the up-and-coming supply management professional — principally individuals in the role of manager, buyer and purchaser. However, ISM's newest e-publication also promises to hold distinct value for supply professionals holding a variety of titles and responsibilities. Senior executives who want to stay current with trends and information important to their employees will also find eSide informative and relevant.

The online, interactive nature of eSide Supply Management allows readers to provide immediate feedback on their reading experience. Readers can choose to participate in quick surveys, rate articles or recommend topics of interest. To suggest an article idea or learn more about future issues, contact eSide Supply Management Senior Writer RaeAnn Slaybaugh at

As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM is proud to recognize professional excellence in supply management with awards such as the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management and the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).