Thursday, December 1, 2005

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ISM's Annual Conference

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In This Issue...
  • November Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®: PMI at 58.1%.  Read more.
  • Put Your Knowledge Into Action.  Read more.
  • Volunteer Position Interest Forms Due December 16th.  Read more.
  • Charting and Navigating the Pathways for CPO Evolution.  Read more.
  • Stephen Covey Opens ISM's 91st Annual International Supply Management Conference.  Read more.
  • Web Site of Interest.  Read more.
  • Term of the Day.  Read more.
  • Just in ETime Subscriptions.  Read more.
  • Contact Us.  Read more.

November Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®: PMI at 58.1%

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in November for the 30th consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 49th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.

The report was issued today by Norbert J. Ore, C.P.M., chair of the Institute for Supply Management™ Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. "The manufacturing sector expanded in November based on the ISM data. The PMI again showed significant strength in manufacturing activity as the index indicates strong growth during the month. The New Orders and Production indexes continue to drive the sector. While energy costs and supply interruptions remain a concern, purchasers are satisfied in general with current business conditions."

To read the entire report click here.

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Put Your Knowledge Into Action

ISM presents the 39th Annual Supply Management Program, March 6-10, 2006, Tempe, Arizona. This program delivers a complete leadership and education package featuring a hands-on computer simulation that closes the gap between theory and execution. The Supply Management Program demands that you roll up your sleeves and be prepared to work on real-world challenges.

Seating is limited so register now.

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Volunteer Position Interest Forms Due December 16th

This notification outlines ISM national volunteer positions available in May 2006.

ISM members interested in a national volunteer position may submit their qualifications and personal commitment to serve ISM in the desired position on the Volunteer Position Interest Form.

Available positions include:

  • Certification Committee
  • Diversity Committee
  • Educational Resources Committee
  • Ethical Standards Committee
  • Permanent Conference Committee (PCC)
  • Affiliate Support Council (ASC)
  • Groups and Forums Support Council (GFSC)
  • Leadership Training Committees (LTC)

For more information or to access the Volunteer Position Interest Forms click here.

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Charting and Navigating the Pathways for CPO Evolution

December 5-7, 2005
Miami, FL

Presented by the A.T. Kearney Center for Strategic Supply Leadership (CSSL) at ISM, and in line with CSSL's mission of defining the future for supply and the profession's leading CPOs, this session will focus on personal opportunities and challenges as a CPO. During this executive program, you will hear what skills and abilities are needed to increase your effectiveness in your current position and how to gain / use those traits to propel you forward. Also hear from CPOs and CEOs the ways they managed their careers and employed those skills to move forward. Identify your "personal how" for continued success in your career.

For more information or to register click here.

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Stephen Covey Opens ISM's 91st Annual International Supply Management Conference

We are pleased to present Stephen Covey during our opening keynote session. His program "Leadership is a Choice! Not a Position" offers Dr. Covey's insights into the many opportunities to become a leader.

Save $170 when you register for the complete Conference package by February 24, 2006. The package includes over 100 workshops from which to choose, as well as entrance to the Educational Exhibit Hall and many other amenities (Cyber Café, Career Center and Educational Resource Center.)

Register now!

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Web Site of Interest

This month's Web Site of Interest is: Supply Chain Today.

This site offers quick access to supply chain and business news resources, and links to various supply chain third-party Web sites. The site also offers a section on a supply chain refresher which includes terms with descriptions and links to articles and tools to help better understand the term.

To access this Web site click here.

Please note: This external Internet address contains information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of ISM. Links from this Web site, or any other Web site(s) accessible from this Web site, to any product, entity, service, or information, do not constitute a recommendation by ISM. ISM is not responsible for the contents of any other Web site.

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: CROSS-DOCKING.

Definition: A distribution system in which freight moves in and out of a distribution center or point without ever being stored there.

A different Term of the Day is posted on the ISM Home Page ( each day -- 7 days a week. The Term of the Day is taken from the Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms.

ISM members can access the online Members Only Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms which includes terms from the private, public, and various industry sectors, and from a wide variety of sources. The Glossary can be browsed alphabetically, or searched by keyword.

To access the Glossary click here.

If you are not a member but would like membership information click here.

Help us update this Glossary! If you don't find the term or definition that you are looking for let us know. We will be updating the ISM Glossary in the coming months, and your input will be useful for the new edition. To contact us regarding the Glossary, e-mail:

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Just in ETime Subscriptions

The Just in ETime e-mail newsletter delivers ISM- and purchasing/supply-related news and updates to subscribers' desktop every other week -- FREE! Breaking news, such as the ISM Report On Business®, information on upcoming seminars and programs, changes to certification rules/requirements, as well as Web sites of interest to supply/procurement professionals.

For your free copy of the Just in ETime newsletter click here.

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Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

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