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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine — Read more.
  • June 18 Webinar: Strategic Sourcing Stimulus Plan — Read more.
  • ISM Extends C.P.M. Exam Registration Deadline to September 30, 2009 — Read more.
  • Free ISM Web Seminars — Earn while you Learn — Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for July — 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.

This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine

Have you checked out the latest issue of Inside Supply Management® magazine? The June 2009 issue is full of useful information, including the following articles:

To access the complete June 2009 issue of Inside Supply Management® magazine, click here.

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June 18 Webinar: Strategic Sourcing Stimulus Plan — Leveraging Meetings Related Spend for Dramatic Costs Savings

Date: Thurs., June 18, 2009

Time: 12 p.m. EDT / 9 a.m. PDT

Note: This no-cost, streaming-only Web seminar is 60 minutes long.

Applying the principles of strategic sourcing to meetings and travel is often new territory for procurement. Harnessing an organized and collaborative process for leveraging meetings and associated travel spend with select suppliers can dramatically lower costs while more readily achieving broader corporate goals — but how?

This Webinar provides corporate procurement, travel and meetings professionals with guidance regarding strategic sourcing opportunities for meetings and how to successfully take that effort into the supplier marketplace. You'll also get a sneak peak at the latest Strategic Meetings Management research from Aberdeen.

In this one hour event, we will discuss:

  • Garnering percent discounts for guaranteed meetings business;
  • Negotiating rebates for excellent performance;
  • Establishing service-level expectations and ensuring meetings quality;
  • Reducing planning time/resources; and
  • Minimizing risk in your organization.

Featured Speakers:

Bill Browning, Research Analyst, Aberdeen

Browning is responsible for research into complex category management, covering travel and entertainment (T&E), meetings and events management, real estate and facilities, and print management. These are areas of significant corporate spend for which focused processes and technologies have been developed to drive visibility, operational efficiencies and savings.

Browning provides fact-based research and actionable recommendations around strategies for automation and best-in-class practices regarding his topics of coverage. He also leads supply management research that concentrates on process-related challenges such as contract lifecycle management, procurement outsourcing and supply risk management.

Prior to joining Aberdeen, Browning was a consultant for CGI Spend Management Solutions (formerly Silver Oak Solutions), a leading strategic sourcing and spend management consulting firm. At CGI, he led several category sourcing efforts, analyzing more than $200 million of spend and achieving significant client savings, while also performing operations and technology assessments for various clients.

Kevin Iwamoto, Vice President, Enterprise Strategy, StarCite

As Vice President, Enterprise Strategy, Iwamoto guides StarCite's overall strategy for engaging with buyers and suppliers. Prior to joining StarCite, he was a key manager in the Hewlett-Packard Global Travel & Meetings Team, serving as Global Corporate Card, Hotels & Meetings Category Manager. His responsibilities included working with HP's management team and global offices negotiating and creating worldwide purchasing and supplier strategies. Iwamoto previously managed HP's worldwide airline, car rental and ground programs for many years before assuming new responsibilities in 2006.

Iwamoto is a former president & CEO of the board of directors for the National Business Travel Association (NBTA).


Nora Pollard Neibergall, CPSM, C.P.M., Senior Vice President at Institute for Supply Management™

Starting her career with ISM in 1994, Nora now oversees ISM's educational program development, professional credentials, public relations, marketing and sales efforts. Prior to ISM, Nora was a supply management professional for manufacturing and retail firms. Nora holds a B.S. from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University.

To register, or for more information, click here.

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ISM Extends C.P.M. Exam Registration Deadline to September 30, 2009

Due to overwhelming demand, ISM has extended the Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) Exam registration deadline. Don't miss this opportunity to earn a globally recognized credential and boost your competitive edge in today's tough job market.

Since the C.P.M. Exam registration deadline on December 31, 2008, ISM has been inundated with requests from individuals for additional time to register for the C.P.M. Modules. C.P.M. Exam registrations will be accepted through September 30, 2009. All exams (including retakes) must be completed by December 31, 2009. No exceptions.

ISM encourages candidates to schedule testing as soon a possible to avoid scheduling conflicts at testing centers. Register for C.P.M. Modules by calling or ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276, option 8, or online.

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Free ISM Web Seminars — Earn while you Learn

Each month, ISM presents sponsored Web seminars that bring you new trends, methods and products that can make you more effective as a supply management professional. Participate from any location — All you need is a computer with an Internet connection, speakers or headphones. Plus, you will earn one Continuing Education Hour (CEH) for each event you attend.

2009 Completed ISM Sponsored Web Seminars:

Now, Get Your Affiliate Link!

Affiliates can now receive their own link to new ISM Sponsored Web Seminars. Just contact Mike Shirra with your full contact information, including phone and preferred e-mail address and you'll be updated for each new event.

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Calendar of Events for July

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: EXPORT BROKER.

Definition: An individual or organization organized and operated primarily for the purpose of exporting goods and services or providing export related services to other companies. For a fee or commission, it establishes overseas contacts that bring buyers and sellers together and may interface with U.S. Customs, other government agencies, international carriers and others.

A different Term of the Day is posted on the ISM Home Page ( each day — seven days a week. The Term of the Day is 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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