Wednesday, July 16, 2008

University of San Francisco

Fieldglass, Inc.


EBSCO Industries, Inc.

In This Issue ...
  • This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine.  Read more.
  • Expert Supply Strategies — Thriving in a Downturn Economy.  Read more.
  • Professional Credentials Announcements.  Read more.
  • Need to Create Bid Documents? Visit the ISM Members Only Bid Specifications Database.  Read more.
  • ISM Supplier Directory.  Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for August.  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 July issue is full of useful information and includes the following articles:

  • How to Attract and Retain Recruits
  • The Emotional Intelligence Factor
  • Profile: Johnson Controls
  • Management Strategies for e-Auctions

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

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Expert Supply Strategies — Thriving in a Downturn Economy

July 23, 2008
1:00 pm Eastern, 10:00 am Pacific

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

Once again the critical role of Procurement in driving company profitability is highlighted as an uncertain economic environment looms. Faced with a perfect storm of rising prices, fluctuating currencies and stagnant growth, the decisions a procurement team makes today will have profound impacts on their company's competitive performance in the future. In this Webcast, real-life case studies will explore strategies the experts use to offset these impacts by gaining greater control over spending and cutting costs without reducing operational effectiveness.

Attendees will learn:

  • The five strategies supply management experts take to thrive in a downturn
  • Ways to organize for effective supply and category management in a time of uncertainty
  • Four technology keys to drive expert performance
  • Sure-fire approaches to speed program adoption and measure results
  • How GlaxoSmithKline has organized and leveraged technology to reduce cost and improve category performance

Featured Presenters:

  • Gregg Brandyberry, Vice President
    Procurement Global Systems & Operations, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Harlen Pyle, Managing Partner
    Sourcing & Procurement, Accenture
  • Kevin Potts, Vice President
    Marketing, Emptoris

This Web Seminar qualifies for one CEH credit at ISM.

For participation details, or to register, click here.

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Professional Credentials Announcements
  • CPSM® Computer-Based Exams Are Here

    ISM now accepts online registrations for CPSM Exams that can be scheduled and taken at Pearson VUE professional test centers worldwide during any available testing time that meets your needs.

    Once you register for your exam(s) with ISM, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that will include the Pearson Vue link to schedule your exam. You will be able to schedule your appointment(s) within 24-hours or less of receiving this confirmation. Exam registrations are valid for one year. Computer-based testing is available at the standard price of $180 members/$265 nonmembers.

    To register for the computer-based CPSM Exams click here.

    For any questions on the CPSM program, call ISM Customer Service at +1 480/752-6276 or 800/888-6276, extension 401 or e-mail

  • Last Chance to Register For C.P.M.

    Make your plans now to register for your C.P.M. Exams before the final registration deadline on December 31, 2008. Your exam registration is valid for one (1) year from the date you register. Even though the renowned C.P.M. will be moving into recertification-only status in January 2013, ISM recommends that you register and complete all modules before December 31, 2008 to allow time for registration of any failed exams. After the deadline, you will not be able to register any exams including retakes.

    For more information click here.

  • Quantities Limited on C.P.M. Study Materials

    Don't wait to order your C.P.M. study materials. Many items are while supplies last and are limited in quantities.

    For more information click here.

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Need to Create Bid Documents? Visit the ISM Members Only Bid Specifications Database

ISM's InfoCenter includes a members only Bid Specifications Database (BSD) that can give you a leg up when putting together a bid, proposal or contract. Rather than starting from scratch, visit the BSD and see if an existing document there can serve as a starting point — or template — for the document you need to produce.

Within the BSD are hundreds of examples of statements of work (SOWs), requests for quote (RFQ), requests for proposals (RFP), contracts and other documents related to the bidding process that you can review. These documents — more than 1,500 of them — come from organizations across the country, from many different industries and sectors. No matter what you're looking for, you are likely to find an example of a specifications document describing it in the BSD.

A resource like this is only as good as its best examples. If you have a bid document that has proven to be useful, we'd like to add it to our database. Please consider adding your document(s) to the BSD by sending them to us. Check out the BSD Web page for submission instructions.

Check out the BSD — click here.

If you are not a member but would like membership information, click here.

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ISM Supplier Directory

Looking for technology providers? Consultants? Logistics services? Take a look in the ISM online Supplier Directory.

You can search the ISM Supplier Directory by company name, descriptive keywords, state, country or category. You'll find over 20 supplier categories listed.

To check out the ISM Supplier Directory click here.

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Calendar of Events for August

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Term of the Day


Definition: A U.S. Commerce Department document describing all goods exported from the U.S. The shipper of the goods is responsible for making sure the document is filled out correctly, even though it may be done as a service for them by a freight forwarder. This official document must be submitted by a U.S. exporter whenever a shipment of merchandise goes from the U.S. to a foreign destination.

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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