Wednesday, October 17, 2007


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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine.  Read more.
  • Free Web Seminar — October 25.  Read more.
  • Latest Issue of Supply Line 2055: Certification Updates Newsletter.  Read more.
  • New A. T. Kearney & ISM White Paper: Chain Reaction: Your Firm Cannot be "Sustainable" Unless Your Supply Chains Become Sustainable First.  Read more.
  • eDigest: Chemicals Newsletter Now Online.  Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for November.  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 October issue is full of useful information and includes the following articles:

  • A Fresh Viewpoint on International Sourcing
  • Conflict-of-Interest Issues in Supply Management
  • Profile: News Corporation and its Carbon-Neutral Policies
  • Leveraging Knowledge Management in a Global Market

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

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Free Web Seminar — October 25

Want to Control Services Spending? Treat Your Employees Like Consumers!
October 25, 2007
3:00 pm EST, 12:00 pm Pacific

Join Rearden Commerce and GlaxoSmithKline for a thought-provoking, interactive Web cast and learn about the economic, demographic and technology trends changing how organizations manage employee services spending. Learn how GlaxoSmithKline is saving money and improving employee productivity.

For more information, or to register for this free one-hour event click here.

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Latest Issue of Supply Line 2055: Certification Updates Newsletter

The October issue of Supply Line 2055: Certification Updates is now available on the ISM Web site. Highlights from this latest issue include the following:

  • Contact Your ISM Affiliate or Participating Company for Pilot Testing
  • Here's What Your Colleagues Are Saying About the CPSM
  • The New Era of Global Supply Management Approaches
  • The CPSM Bridge Exam: What C.P.M.s Should Know
  • CPSM Candidates $ave on Study Materials
  • Free Membership?

To access this issue of the Supply Line 2055 newsletter click here.

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New A. T. Kearney & ISM White Paper — Chain Reaction: Your Firm Cannot be "Sustainable" Unless Your Supply Chains Become Sustainable First

The white paper, Chain Reaction: Your Firm Cannot be "Sustainable" Unless Your Supply Chains Become Sustainable First, provides in-depth information on the findings of an A.T. Kearney and Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) survey of 25 North American Fortune 100 companies.

To access the white paper click here.

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eDigest: Chemicals Newsletter Now Online

The quarterly issue of eDigest: Chemicals newsletter was released last week. Highlights of from the October 2007 issue include:

  • EH&S Compliance: For biotech companies, even the most basic environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance programs involve keeping a variety of permits up-to-date, performing regular employee training, conducting inspections, complying with a myriad of chemical storage and handling requirements, and keeping a number of contingency plans current and complete. A new whitepaper from environmental engineering and consulting firm EH&E identifies the most common pitfalls, plus four simple steps to keeping current.

  • America's Debt Dilemma and the Chemical M&A Market: According to ICIS Chemical Business magazine, the growing U.S. debt market crisis has slammed the brakes on what editors call a "white-hot" global chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market.

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Quality: With safety issues making headlines, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers face a rugged regulatory landscape. Many are relying on their quality function to navigate regulatory difficulties that could affect production. Proper staffing of quality roles is just one to optimize their quality function.

  • Chemistry Lessons Made Fun, Easy: A pair of weekly and monthly podcasts from BASF — The Chemical Company bring chemicals down to an informative, entertaining level.

  • New DHS Regulations Encompass Wider Range of "Chemical" Facilities: On April 9, 2007, U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulations imposed new risk-based standards on high-risk chemical facilities. Facilities not traditionally characterized as "chemical plants" will have to implement a comprehensive site vulnerability assessment taking into account threat scenarios developed by DHS.

  • Market Report: No longer new and novel, a recent study of 600 executives released by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences shows in the last five years the increased significance of nanotechnology to both traditional and emerging fields.

Produced in conjunction with the ISM Chemical Group, the eDigest: Chemicals newsletter is a quarterly e-newsletter that provides timely information on supply management topics pertinent to the chemical industry and those purchasing chemicals. Each issue contains articles, facts, strategies, and resources to help you understand the sourcing issues that face this dynamic field.

If you would like to access the October issue of eDigest: Chemicals newsletter click here.

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Calendar of Events for November

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: TIME-TO-MARKET.

Definition: The time interval between product concept development and introduction to the marketplace. It includes specification development, product development and release to production.

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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