Wednesday, February 20, 2008


University of San Diego School of Business Administration


93rd Annual International Supply Management Conference

In This Issue ...
  • This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine.  Read more.
  • The 19th Annual North American Research and Teaching Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.  Read more.
  • Latest Issue of Supply Line 2055: Certification Updates Newsletter.  Read more.
  • Hospitality Supply Management Forum Spring Conference.  Read more.
  • ISM's Professional Development Services.  Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for March.  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 February issue is full of useful information and includes the following articles:

  • New Safeguards in Food Safety
  • Growing Opportunities In Eastern Europe
  • Profile: Bon Appetit Food Company
  • Confidentiality Issues With Coworkers

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

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The 19th Annual North American Research and Teaching Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

March 27-29, 2008
Embassy Suites Phoenix-Tempe
Tempe, Arizona

Join us to learn about new research that addresses dynamic topics in supply management and instruction.

This innovative program features an inventive mix of presenters, from business and academia, creating opportunities to explore the application of theoretical research to create business solutions. Symposium highlights include the presentation of research papers which focus on current and ongoing research, emerging trends, research methodologies and business research needs. Selected through a rigorous review process which looks at both an organizational and academic view, this year's event covers the best new ideas and best practices in:

  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Global Issues
  • Journal Editors Panel
  • Educational Programs and Models
  • Human Resources
  • Social Responsibility
  • Supply Chain / Management
  • Supply Chain Models
  • Outsourcing and Supplier Issues

Don't miss this unique opportunity to network with your colleagues within an atmosphere of constructive discussion and insightful exchange. And, earn 12.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for your attendance.

Pilot testing for the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) is offered during the symposium on Saturday, March 29, 2008. Register for exams with your symposium registration.

Program Fee: $295 USD - CPSM Pilot Exams: $50 USD

Sponsored by the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), Educational Resources Committee, CAPS Research, and the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC).

Register Now!  Click here.

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Latest Issue of Supply Line 2055: Certification Updates Newsletter

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

  • 2008 — The Year of the CPSM
  • CPSM Work Experience Requirement
  • Pilot Testing Update
  • Save Over 60% — Pilot Study Package
  • Conference Exam Specials
  • Calling all C.P.M.s with a Bachelor's Degree! — Debut of CPSM Bridge Exam
  • Attention Instructors! — CPSM Train the Trainer
  • SCORE! New Professional Development Scorecard
  • Improve Your Résumé and Enroll in Free Mini-Workshops at this year's Conference Career Center
  • Up to 75% off! — ISM's Online Discount Sale
  • Free Membership?

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

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Hospitality Supply Management Forum Spring Conference

May 14-16, 2008
Hilton Chicago Hotel
Downtown Chicago, IL

ISM's HMS Forum delivers a wide array of educational sessions—everything from selecting safe food suppliers and recall procedures to leadership and sustainable best practices. Take this opportunity to find out what's new and what's on the horizon. This is a chance to ensure you have a fresh, safe, efficient supply chain that delivers quality at the right price. Learn many of the attributes of successful supply chain managers, leadership, best practices and innovation, food safety and recall issues. Plus, green & sustainability issues and supplier diversity.

Join us this Spring — in Downtown Chicago!

Program highlights include:

  • Supply Economics: Trends From a Non-Manufacturing Perspective
    Anthony S Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM, A.P.P., Senior Vice President, Supply Management, Hilton Hotels Corp.
  • Food Recall Procedures and Related Outbreak Litigation
    Keith R. Schneider, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, University of Florida
    Denis W. Stearns, Principal, Marler Clark L.L.P., P.S.
  • Selecting a Safe Food Supplier
    Judi A. Lazaro, Director, Customer Relations, AIB International
  • Minority Supplier Development: Recipes for Successful Growth Partnerships
    Sheldon B. Ross, CEO, Hospitality Solutions Corporation
  • The Greening of Yellowstone National Park
    Jim Evanoff, Environmental Protection Specialist, Yellowstone National Park
  • What's Your Type? Building Leadership Effectiveness Through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
    Joe Frodsham, Vice President, Executive Solutions, Batrus Hollweg International
    Ashley Hollweg, Executive Consultant, Batrus Hollweg International
  • To Infinity and Beyond?—The Outlook for Commodity Input Costs in the Coming Year
    William G. Lapp, President, Advanced Economic Solutions

Plus, get powerful take-away tools and valuable networking opportunities. Earn 9.25 CEHs!

Testing for the CPSM, CPSM Bridge Exam, C.P.M. and CFPM will be offered Wednesday, May 14th. Register for exams with your conference registration. For CPSM Pilot Exam re-takes, please register directly through ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401.

Register Now!  Click here.

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ISM's Professional Development Services

Training You Want — On Your Schedule — At Your Location — In Your Language

ISM Professional Development programs strengthen your organization by building and aligning the talent and resources needed to increase efficiency across the entire supply chain. From off-the-shelf courses to fully-tailored programs that include blended content and delivery options, ISM is dedicated to preparing your team's contribution toward your organization's dynamic future. Our programs also represent a green, sustainable solution to your organization's professional development. By eliminating transportation costs and holding training on your own schedule and location, you reduce your organization's carbon imprint.

For additional information, click here.

Or contact: Rene A. Yates, C.P.M., Manager, Professional Development Services, 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, Extension 3080,, or Toni J. Caserta, Manager, Professional Development Services, 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, Extension 3095,

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Calendar of Events for March

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: BAILMENT.

Definition: Delivery of property by one party (bailor) to another (bailee) who then has possession and control of the property for a period of time but does not take ownership of it.

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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