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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine.  Read more.
  • ISM Survey Research.  Read more.
  • CPSM Study Materials Development Update.  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.
  • ISM Online Discount Sale.  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

Have you checked out this month's issue of Inside Supply Management® magazine? The September issue is full of useful information and includes the following articles:

  • Strategies for Protecting Your Company's Database
  • Soft Skills for Global Managers
  • Profile: International Paper's Innovative Training Program
  • Tracing Systems to Track Food Contamination Outbreaks

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

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ISM Survey Research

From time to time, ISM conducts surveys of its members and other audiences to measure the impact of issues or events on the business community and supply management in particular. The results of various research projects are available at this section of the ISM Web site. Research currently available in this section include:

  • Spend Analysis and Supply Base Rationalization
  • Impact of Indian Ocean Tsunamis on the Supply Management Profession
  • Results of the ISM Membership Needs Survey 2006
  • ISM Membership Demographics 2006
  • Standard Terms and Conditions Benchmarking

Research projects are administered through the Research on Demand service of the ISM Resource Center. To suggest additional research or to request research projects of your own contact

To access the current available research projects click here.

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CPSM Study Materials Development Update

CPSM Study Guide
Available fall 2007, the CPSM Study Guide establishes a foundation of the body of knowledge that candidates will be required to demonstrate on the CPSM Exam. It also provides information on test specifications, examples of the testing format and question styles. With the use of additional reference materials to round out your knowledge, the CPSM Study Guide is an essential part of your study program.

CPSM Three-Book Series
Available late fall 2007, the CPSM Three-Book Series is an essential resource for every supply professional. Each volume in the series corresponds with sections of the CPSM Exam.

CPSM Supplemental Reading List
ISM has compiled a CPSM Supplemental Reading List to help CPSM candidates prepare for their exams. The books on the list have been chosen because of their focus on the expanded components of supply management. More books will be added to this list as they are identified.

To access the CPSM Supplemental Reading List click here.

For more information about the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) program 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

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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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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Calendar of Events for October

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: VISUAL FACTORY.

Definition: A work simplification method that focuses on the arrangement of operations, tools and parts so that they are visible from each activity and signal operators or others in the work area.

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 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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Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

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