Thursday, March 1, 2007


Georgia State University


ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference

In This Issue ...
  • February Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®: PMI at 52.3%.  Read more.
  • March is Supply Management Month.  Read more.
  • Register for ISM's Online Instructor-Led Courses and Receive $100 Discount.  Read more.
  • Over 150 Exhibitors Scheduled for ISM's Annual Conference.  Read more.
  • Web Site of Interest.  Read more.
  • Term of the Day.  Read more.
  • Subscribe to Just in ETime Newsletter.  Read more.
  • Contact Us.  Read more.

February Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®: PMI at 52.3%

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February following a decline in January, while the overall economy grew for the 64th 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. "February proved to be a good month in the manufacturing sector as New Orders, Production and Employment contributed to a solid growth scenario. The Inventories Index showed significant reduction in manufacturers' inventories for the second consecutive month, and the Backlog of Orders Index is growing once again. While the prices manufacturers pay reached their highest level in five months, concern about prices is still minimal due to the small number of commodities indicated as up in price. The trend in manufacturing, as well as the overall economy, is for slow but continuing growth."

To read the entire release click here.

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March is Supply Management Month

Supply Management Month offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the value of an increasingly influential profession. Every March, Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) and its affiliated organizations endeavor to bring attention to the significant role supply professionals of all titles and organizational roles bring to all business sectors.

This month, on air credits can be heard on National Public Radio (NPR) during select newscasts and programs including "Day to Day" and "Talk of the Nation." NPR listeners will hear an ISM credit that mentions Institute for Supply Management™. Programming times vary nationally for each NPR affiliate station.

Print ads are also part of our Supply Management Month celebration. Watch for a print ad in Newsweek's March 5 issue and Forbes Magazine's March 12 and March 26 issues. Each of these broadcast spots and print ads are designed to target a specific business audience.

Help make Supply Management Month a success by spreading the word in your own area and among your business contacts. For more information click here.

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Register for ISM's Online Instructor-Led Courses and Receive $100 Discount

Back by popular demand, ISM provides you with new opportunities to participate in online instructor-led courses. Available through the Knowledge Center, these courses are delivered in a format that is convenient because all you need is a computer and an Internet connection. Keep up with the latest trends in supply management and earn 14 Continuing Education Hours while you learn.

ISM is offering a $100 discount to the first 10 people that register for the following courses:

  • Purchasing and the Law
    April 13 through May 11, 2007 (#3783)

  • Supply Chain Management
    March 9 through April 6, 2007 (#3782)

Regular registration fees: ISM Member USD $495 / USD Nonmember $595.

To register, visit the Knowledge Center — click here.

To access the Online Course Guide click here.

For more information, contact ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401.

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Over 150 Exhibitors Scheduled for ISM's Annual Conference

Showcasing more than 150 suppliers, this year's Educational Exhibit Hall provides the latest and greatest for you. Stop by and sample state-of-the-art products and services to equip and support your supply chain.

The Educational Exhibit Hall is a valuable part of your Conference experience. This is your chance to connect with some of your suppliers and also to network with your colleagues. The ISM Exhibit Hall features a cross-section of industries. It's a good time to do some comparison shopping or gather information on special projects or even your routine spend. Use the casual atmosphere of the Exhibit Hall to probe, ask questions and see product demonstrations.

Exhibit Hall Schedule during ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit:

  • Sunday, May 6, 2007
    11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. -- Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Ceremony & Lunch
    5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. -- Networking Reception

  • Monday, May 7, 2007
    1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. -- Dessert Reception
    4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. -- Networking Reception

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2007
    12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. -- Dessert Reception

The Exhibit Hall is your opportunity to meet with current suppliers, identify potential suppliers and bump into old friends. Look for drawings and special events in the Exhibit Hall.

For more information or to register for ISM's 92nd Annual Conference & Exhibit click here.

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Web Site of Interest

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

This Web site offers articles, white papers and case studies, free newsletters, daily headlines, market research reports, employment resources and more. Membership to access the resources is free.

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


Definition: A set of U.S. government regulations that authorizes the President of the United States to control the export and import of defense-related material and services. The regulations are described in Title 22 (Foreign Relations), Chapter I (Department of State), Subchapter M of the Code of Federal Regulations.

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 ISM Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms.

ISM members can access the online Members Only ISM Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms which can be browsed alphabetically, or searched by keyword.

To access the online Glossary click here.

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

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Subscribe to Just in ETime Newsletter

The Just in ETime e-mail newsletter delivers ISM- and purchasing/supply-related news and updates directly to subscribers' desktops every other week. You'll receive 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. And best of all — there's no charge to subscribe!

To subscribe to Just in ETime click here.

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Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

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