Wednesday, November 15, 2006


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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine.  Read more.
  • ISM Volunteer Positions Available.  Read more.
  • Important Certification Documents Available Online.  Read more.
  • ISM Manufacturing Report On Business® PMI History.  Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for December.  Read more.
  • Term of the Day.  Read more.
  • Contact Us.  Read more.

This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine

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

  • The Singapore success story.
  • Global tectonics trends.
  • High impact succession planning.

To access the November magazine's table of contents click here.

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ISM Volunteer Positions Available

This notification outlines the ISM volunteer positions available in May 2007. ISM encourages all members to express their interest in ISM volunteer opportunities.

Submit your Volunteer Interest Form by December 15, 2006.

ISM Volunteer Positions Available:

  • Affiliate Support Council (ASC) — 5 positions
  • Leadership Training Committee (LTC) — 8 positions
  • Diversity Committee — 4 positions
  • Permanent Conference Committee (PCC) — 1 position
  • Project Based Volunteer Activities — periodic, need-based positions

Descriptions for each position are available on the ISM Web site and include term of office, eligibility, qualifications, duties and time commitment.

For Affiliate Support Council or Leadership Training Committee positions click here.

For Diversity, Permanent Conference, or Project Based Committee positions click here.

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Important Certification Documents Available Online

Use the Certification Forms area to access all the forms you need for certification and accreditation. The available online forms include the following:

  • C.P.M. Computer Exam Registration and Information Brochures
  • C.P.M. Original/Original Lifetime Application
  • C.P.M. Recertification/Lifetime Recertification Application
  • A.P.P. Original/Original Lifetime Application
  • A.P.P. Reaccreditation/Lifetime Reaccreditation Application
  • Exam Score Request Form
  • Work Experience Documentation Information
  • Conference Documentation Forms
  • Continuing Education Documentation
  • College Credit for the C.P.M. — Request for Transcript
  • Replacement Certificate Request

Our online Certification Forms page can be found on the ISM Web site in the Professional Credentials area click here.

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ISM Manufacturing Report On Business® PMI History

Are you one of the thousands of individuals who follow the monthly Manufacturing Report On Business® release? Did you know that ISM has been publishing this Report since 1948?

The Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® and the PMI have earned immense recognition over the years from the economists and forecasters in government and business because of the report's early and accurate reflection with the manufacturing sector of the economy and the PMI's close correlation with the entire economy.

ISM maintains a history table that contains the monthly PMI number dating back to January 1948. By viewing the PMI history table you can track the ups and downs of the Manufacturing Report On Business® PMI.

To view the Manufacturing Report On Business® PMI History Table click here.

If you would like more information on the PMI and what it's all about click here.

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Calendar of Events for December

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: INSOURCING.

Definition: The act of brining together a function that was performed outside the organization (outsourced) to being performed inside the organization.

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.

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Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

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