Wednesday, June 20, 2007
   


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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine.  Read more.
  • Visit the New Career Management Tools & Resources Area.  Read more.
  • July 1st Deadline to Submit Your 2008 Call for Presentation.  Read more.
  • Inaugural ISM Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit.  Read more.
  • What Does ISM Consider as Eligible Work Experience to Fulfill the C.P.M. Requirements?  Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for July.  Read more.
  • Term of the Day.  Read more.
  • Contact Us.  Read more.


This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine

Have you checked out this month's issue of Inside Supply Management® magazine? The June issue is the Annual Awards Issue and includes profiles of the:

  • J. Shipman Gold Medal Award Winner
  • R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership & Innovation Winners
  • National Scholarship Winners

To access the June Inside Supply Management® magazine's table of contents, which contains links to all this month's articles click here.

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Visit the New Career Management Tools & Resources Area

There's a new area in the ISM Career Center designed to put you in touch with tools and resources to assist you in your career/professional development. On the new Web page, titled Career Management Tools and Resources, there are links to tips, articles, newsletters, Web sites of interest and professional development resources. This information is available to both members and non-members.

Here's a sample of what you'll find on the new Career Management Tools and Resources Web page in the ISM Career Center:

Tips:

  • Dress to Impress
  • Ten Tips on Career Advancement

Articles:

  • Cover Letter Myths and Resume Nonsense
  • Networking: The Sine Qua Non of Job Search Success

Career Newsletters:

  • Crossroads
  • The Gladiator

Web Sites of Interest:

  • Job-Hunt.Org — Has a great listing of State Employment Offices along with links to resources for finding jobs in each state.
  • Quintessential Careers: College, Careers, and Job Guide — Offers free career tutorials on a number of topics ranging from cover letters to salary negotiation.

Come check out this new area in the ISM Career Center. Let us know what you think. To access the Career Management Tools and Resources click here.

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July 1st Deadline to Submit Your 2008 Call for Presentation

ISM invites you to submit a workshop proposal for our 2008 Conference. What better way to share your knowledge, ideas, success and insight than to present a workshop session at the premier supply management event of the year. As a speaker at the 93rd Annual International Supply Management Conference, you announce to your stakeholders that you and your organization are leaders in supply management.

Plus, main presenters who submit a paper for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings receive one complimentary full-Conference registration. (One registration per proposal and per person.)

So don't miss this opportunity to answer the 2008 Call for Presentations for ISM's 93rd Annual International Supply Management Conference, May 4-7, 2008, in St. Louis, Missouri -- Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2007.

For more information click here.

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Inaugural ISM Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit

Leading Your Supply Organization
August 23-24, 2007
Marriott Scottsdale McDowell Mountain
Scottsdale, AZ

Be part of this exciting program as the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) presents the inaugural Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit. Our goal is to provide a stimulating program that offers innovation and information to help you lead your supply organization. The added bonus of this summit is that we encourage active networking and we've built time in the schedule for this purpose. Make room for this program on your calendar and be sure to invite your supply management colleagues.

For more information or to register click here.

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What Does ISM Consider as Eligible Work Experience to Fulfill the C.P.M. Requirements?

C.P.M. experience must be full-time and requires decision making and independent judgment (rather than clerical) to be eligible. A majority of the applicant's job responsibilities must be in purchasing and supply management.

Supply management experience is defined as a person working in, or in charge of, a purchasing department, or a related department, essentially concerned with purchasing or procurement or supply management in all of their phases.

Other eligible areas include purchasing research and education, value analysis, supply management, inventory control, materials management, quality, legal staff, marketing, engineering, or any other activity or function which is related to the purchasing, materials, and supply processes. A member of such a department or organization will have responsibility for research, value analysis, inventory control, supply management, or other activity or function which is directly related to purchasing and supply management.

ISM also considers those who have supply management professionals reporting to them even if they themselves do not have supply management as their primary job function.

A teacher, research specialist, department head, director, or dean of a college, university, or other academic institution, who is concerned with purchasing management, supply management, or other related fields or subjects as part of his or her regular assignment may also qualify for the C.P.M.

A consultant whose job includes major "hands-on" emphasis in purchasing and supply management would be eligible as well.

To access other C.P.M. program FAQs click here.

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Calendar of Events for July

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: FIXED PRICE.

Definition: A contract term which indicates that the price is set at a certain amount and is not subject to change (unless the purchaser requests a change in specifications, delivery, or terms).

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 ISM Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms.

ISM members can access the online Members Only Glossary 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 online 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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