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ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference

In This Issue ...
  • This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine.  Read more.
  • Future Dates of ISM's Annual Conference.  Read more.
  • Latest Issue of Spotlight on Groups & Forums Newsletter Available.  Read more.
  • Continuing Education Hour (CEH) Program Changes.  Read more.
  • Application Deadline is September 29 — Don't be Left Out!  Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for October.  Read more.
  • Term of the Day.  Read more.
  • Contact Us.  Read more.


This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine

In the September issue of Inside Supply Management® magazine read about:

  • The burgeoning growth of global sourcing spend.
  • Success in acquisition activity — one company's story.
  • How to mitigate risk exposure.

To access the September table of contents click here.

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Future Dates of ISM's Annual Conference

The next ISM Annual Conference, ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, takes place May 6-9, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV at the Bally's Hotel and Casino. Future dates for the ISM Annual Conference include:

  • 2008:  May 4-7 — St. Louis, MO
  • 2009:  May 3-6 — Charlotte, NC
  • 2010:  April 25-28 — San Diego, CA
  • 2011:  May 15-18 — Kissimmee, FL (Orlando)
  • 2012:  May 6-9 — Baltimore, MD
  • 2013:  April 28-May 1 — Grapevine, TX (Dallas)

For more information on ISM Conferences click here.

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Latest Issue of Spotlight on Groups & Forums Newsletter Available

Now available online, on the ISM Web site, the latest issue of Spotlight on Groups & Forums newsletter. Some of the topics covered in this issue include:

  • ISM's Chemical Group and Pharmaceutical Forum are co-sponsoring the 2006 Fall Sourcing Summit along with the Supply Management Committee of DCAT
  • Hospitality Supply Management Forum's (HSM) 2006 Fall Conference is scheduled for October 17-19 in Dallas, TX
  • The 9th Annual Indirect-MRO Group Conference & Workshops is scheduled for October 2-3 in Chicago, IL
  • The Materials Management Group (MMG) has a panel of materials management experts standing by to take your queries.
  • The 7th Annual ISM Services Group Conference is scheduled for December 7-8 in Scottsdale, AZ
  • 60th Annual Southwest Purchasing Conference (SWPC), sponsored by the Southwest Forum, takes place October 4-6 in Albuquerque, NM

To access the Spotlight on Groups & Forums newsletter click here.

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Continuing Education Hour (CEH) Program Changes

Did you know that organizations do not need an ISM program number for their program offerings in order for candidates to get credit toward their C.P.M. recertification and A.P.P. reaccreditation?

Any program that is business-related is eligible for Continuing Education Hours (CEHs). Some exceptions are classes involving: safety, first aid, forklift driving and most sales-related classes. CEH credit will only be allowed for programs that are educational in content. Networking sessions and vendor exhibits are considered informational and not educational.

The subject matter of a class need not be about purchasing/supply management. For example, a Microsoft Excel class or human resources class would count toward C.P.M. recertification and A.P.P. reaccreditation.

Classes need to be at least one hour in length and must be documentable.

When calculating CEHs for participants, do not include lunch or break times in the total number of hours.

And whether or not an organization applies for/receives an ISM program number, please understand that ISM does not approve, endorse, certify or sponsor program content.

For more information about Continuing Education Hours and the C.P.M. program click here.

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Application Deadline is September 29 — Don't be Left Out! ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management now Accepting Entries from Innovative Supply Management Departments

Organizations invited to apply via ISM Web site no later than September 29, 2006.

While the inaugural ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management have been presented, the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is announcing its call for entries for the second annual awards. ISM's Richter Awards are open to supply management departments of all sizes and geographic locations, both domestic and international. Entries should address big challenges for which new solutions have had wide organizational and/or supply chain impact.

ISM will accept entries through an online submission process from July 3 to September 29, 2006. Multiple entries are welcome in four award categories, including process, organization/structure, people and technology. Winners will be notified in January 2007, and award recipients will be publicly announced and honored at an awards dinner on Monday, May 7, 2007, at ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Las Vegas. Winners agree to present at ISM Conference sessions the Tuesday afternoon following the awards dinner.

Questions regarding the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management can be directed to Scott Sturzl, C.P.M., at 800/888-6276, extension 3105 (or, for callers outside the United States, 480/752-7890, extension 3105), or by e-mail at richterawards@ism.ws.

For information on entry categories, applying for the 2007 awards or to download the 2006 Richter Award Winners Brochure click here.

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Calendar of Events for October

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: BREACH OF WARRANTY.

Definition: This occurs when the material or product fails to meet the quality or other specification warranted by the supplier.

A different Term of the Day is posted on the ISM Home Page (www.ism.ws) 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: mpeck@ism.ws

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Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

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