Tuesday, July 1, 2008
   


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In This Issue ...
  • June Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®: PMI at 50.2%.  Read more.
  • 2009 ISM Call for Presentations.  Read more.
  • Register now for the Second Annual Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit.  Read more.
  • ISM's Professional Development Services.  Read more.
  • Web Site of Interest.  Read more.
  • Term of the Day.  Read more.
  • It's Easy to Subscribe to the Just in ETime Newsletter.  Read more.
  • Contact Us.  Read more.


June Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®: PMI at 50.2%

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June following four months of contraction, while the overall economy grew for the 80th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.

The report was issued today by Norbert J. Ore, C.P.M., chair of the Institute for Supply Management™ Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. "The manufacturing sector showed a slight improvement in June as the PMI registered above 50 percent after four months of decline. While the PMI indicates minimal change is taking place month over month that is hardly the situation. When viewed from the manufacturer's perspective, they are experiencing higher prices for their inputs while demand for their products is slowing."

To read the entire release click here.

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2009 ISM Call for Presentations

94th Annual ISM International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit
May 3-6, 2009
Charlotte, North Carolina

Break away from the pack and submit a workshop proposal for ISM's 2009 Conference. Demonstrate to the supply management world that you have the knowledge, abilities and the track record to contribute to the profession.

Papers may be submitted July 1, 2008 — July 31, 2008.

ISM seeks presentations from all sectors — manufacturing, service, institutional, public — and from the perspective of small as well as large organizations.

For more information about submitting your proposal, click here.

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Register now for the Second Annual Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit

Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit
August 7-8, 2008
Doubletree Hotel
Washington, D.C.

  • Project Management
    Theory and practice: how it can strengthen your supply chain
  • Low-Cost-Country Sourcing
    Update on Latin America
  • Networking and Building Relationships
    How one Fortune 500 company made it happen
  • Managing Supply Chain Disruptions
    Mitigate your risks
  • Coaching
    Senior executives reveal secrets to success
  • Sustainability
    It's on everyone's agenda
  • Counterfeit Parts
    Avoiding risk

For more information, or to register for this program, 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 more information, click here.

Questions? Contact: Rene A. Yates, CPSM, C.P.M., Manager, Professional Development Services, 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, Extension 3080, ryates@ism.ws, or Toni J. Caserta, Manager, Professional Development Services, 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, Extension 3095, acaserta@ism.ws.

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Web Site of Interest

This month's Web Site of Interest is: THE OUTSOURCING INSTITUTE.

This outsourcing site gives you access to downloadable white papers/research on best practices and benchmarking, news articles, resource links, discussion forums and more.

Current focus areas include:

  • Outsourcing 2.0
  • Governance & Relationship Management
  • Culture and Chemistry
  • Offshore / Near Shore alternatives
  • Procurement and transition best practices
  • Sales and marketing best practices

To access the Outsourcing Institute Web site, click here.

Please note: This external Internet address contains information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of ISM. Links from this Web site, or any other Web site(s) accessible from this Web site, to any product, entity, service, or information, do not constitute a recommendation by ISM. ISM is not responsible for the contents of any other Web site.

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: RETURN ON ASSETS.

Definition: A profitability ratio used to measure how hard the assets of an organization are working. ROA is calculated by dividing the net income by total assets.

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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It's Easy to Subscribe to the Just in ETime Newsletter

The Just in ETime e-mail newsletter delivers ISM- and supply/procurement-related news and updates directly to subscribers' desktops every other week. You'll receive breaking news, such as the ISM Report On Business®, information on upcoming seminars and programs, changes to ISM's certification programs, as well as Web sites of interest to supply/procurement professionals.

It's easy to subscribe to the Just in ETime newsletter, all you need is your e-mail address. Best of all — there's no charge to become a subscriber!

To subscribe to Just in ETime click here.

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Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

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