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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine.  Read more.
  • Latest Issue of Spotlight on Groups & Forums Newsletter Now Available.  Read more.
  • Free Web Seminar — Value-Based Sourcing: People, Processes and Technology.  Read more.
  • ISM Online Discount Sale.  Read more.
  • Is Your Organization a Potential Winner? Don't Forget the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards Application Process Closes September 28, 2007.  Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for September.  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 August issue is full of useful information and includes the following articles:

  • Earn More From Dispositioned Assets
  • Professional Profile: UPS at 100
  • Risk Management Strategies
  • Keys to Creativity
  • Web Site Auditing

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

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Latest Issue of Spotlight on Groups & Forums Newsletter Now Available

The latest issue of the Spotlight on Groups & Forums newsletter has been posted on the ISM Web site.

Highlights from the August Spotlight newsletter's contributors include:

  • Chemical Group
    2007 Fall Sourcing Summit
    October 24-25, 2007
    New Brunswick, NJ

  • Federal Acquisition and Subcontract Management Group
    The Federal Acquisition and Subcontract Management Group (FASMG) serves to facilitate the networking of those ISM members involved in acquisition and contract management at the federal agency, prime contractor or subcontractor level.

  • Global Group
    Global Group Conference
    September 20-21, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ

  • Hospitality Supply Management Forum
    Fall Hospitality Supply Management (HSM) Conference
    October 9-11, 2007
    Atlanta, GA

  • Indirect-MRO Group
    10th Annual ISM Indirect-MRO Group Conference and Workshops
    September 24-25, 2007
    Chicago, IL

  • Logistics and Transportation Group
    The mission of the Logistics and Transportation Group is to provide, for ISM membership, networking opportunities, educational programs and a forum for professional interaction in the fields of logistics and transportation for acquisition, contracting, purchasing, procurement and supply management professionals.

  • Materials Management Group
    The Materials Management Group (MMG) promotes professional development, best practices and networking opportunities in our broad profession. Our field encompasses all aspects of supply management, including production planning, inventory management, warehousing, traffic, transportation and other related activities.

  • Medical Industry Group
    Our goal is to communicate current and future events, and provide educational opportunities and other valuable tools to benefit the Group members.

  • Minority and Women's Business Development Group
    The mission of the ISM Minority and Women's Business Development Group (MWBDG) is to educate, motivate and provide leadership and expertise to ISM members in order to drive minority and women's business initiatives.

  • Services Group
    8th Annual ISM Services Group Conference
    November 29-30, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ

  • Southwest Forum
    61st Annual Southwest Supply Management Conference
    October 24-26, 2007
    Galveston, TX

  • Supplier Management Group
    The Supplier Management Group recently kicked off an initiative to develop a maturity model for supplier relationship management. This model will define world-class supplier relationship management programs and provide methods and best practices other members can use in their journey to become world-class and improve organizational effectiveness.

  • Utility Purchasing Management Group Forum
    76th Annual UPMG Conference
    September 30 - October 2, 2007
    Atlanta, GA

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

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Free Web Seminar — Value-Based Sourcing: People, Processes and Technology

August 28, 2007
2:00 pm Eastern, 11:00 am Pacific

Strategic Sourcing has become a misnomer. Today, the term is primarily used to describe tactical negotiations. In this Web cast, Mickey North Rizza, Research Director, AMR Research, will help participants understand how they can create a value based sourcing organization and systems that will help them enhance their department's value contribution to their business.

Ms. Rizza will also demystify sourcing strategy concepts and highlight how strategic sourcing processes can help create teams that always win.

Don't miss this one-hour STREAMING ONLY Web event hosted by ISM and sponsored by Zycus.

For more information or to register click here.

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ISM Online Discount Sale

Save up to 15 percent off the listed price when you purchase any of these professional supply management reference books!

  • International Business Negotiations
  • Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment: How to Create a Supply Chain Advantage
  • Strategic MRO: A Roadmap for Transforming Assets into Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Outsourcing: A Structured Approach to Outsourcing Decisions and Initiatives
  • Streamlined: 14 Principles for Building & Managing the Lean Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model
  • Supply Chain Project Management: A Structured, Collaborative and Measurable Approach
  • Supply Chain Redesign: Transforming Supply Chains into Integrated Value Systems
  • Supply Chain Strategies: Customer-Driven and Customer-Focused
  • The Outsourcing Revolution: Why It Makes Sense and How to Do it Right
  • The Strongest Link: Forging a Profitable and Enduring Corporate Alliance
  • The Supply Chain Imperative: How to Ensure Ethical Behavior in Your Global Suppliers

For more information about this sale or any of the above books click here.

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Is Your Organization a Potential Winner? Don't Forget the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards Application Process Closes September 28, 2007.

Submissions for the prestigious ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management close September 28.

The 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.

Online submissions are open from July 2 to September 28, 2007. Multiple entries are welcome in four award categories, including process, organization/structure, people and technology. Winners will be notified in January 2008, and award recipients will be publicly announced and honored in May 2008 at an awards dinner at ISM's 93rd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in St. Louis, MO.

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 2008 awards or to download the 2007 Richter Award Winners Brochure click here.

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Calendar of Events for September

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: SUPPLIER VISIT.

Definition: A trip to inspect supplier facilities, meet supplier personnel and gather relevant information. A well-planned and executed supplier visit can be an invaluable learning experience and source of information.

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 currently 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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