Monday, October 5, 2009

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ISM's 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference

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In This Issue ...
  • September Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®: NMI at 50.9% — Read more.
  • Latest JPMorgan Global PMI: Global Report on Manufacturing — Read more.
  • Free Webinar October 15: "ISM: What's In It for Me?" — Read more.
  • Learn Services Procurement Strategies for Today's Tough Economy — Read more.
  • ISM Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference — Read more.
  • CPSM® Diagnostic Practice Exam Helps Focus Your Study — 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.

September Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®: NMI at 50.9%

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector expanded in September, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.

The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM, chair of the Institute for Supply Management™ Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee; and senior vice president — supply management for Hilton Hotels Corporation. "The NMI (Non-Manufacturing Index) registered 50.9 percent in September, 2.5 percentage points higher than the 48.4 percent registered in August, indicating growth in the non-manufacturing sector after 11 consecutive months of contraction. The Non-Manufacturing Business Activity Index increased 3.8 percentage points to 55.1 percent. This is the second consecutive month this index has reflected growth since September 2008. The New Orders Index increased 4.3 percentage points to 54.2 percent, and the Employment Index increased 0.8 percentage point to 44.3 percent. The Prices Index decreased 14.3 percentage points to 48.8 percent in September, indicating a significant reversal and decrease in prices paid from August. According to the NMI, five non-manufacturing industries reported growth in September. Even with the overall month-over-month growth reflected in the report this month, respondents' comments vary by industry and remain mixed about business conditions and the overall economy."

To read the entire release, click here.

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Latest JPMorgan Global PMI: Global Report on Manufacturing

Growth of Global Manufacturing Continued in September

The JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI posted 53.0 in September, broadly in line with the 26-month high of 53.1 reached in August. The sector continued to record robust gains in production and new orders, but at less marked rates than in the previous month. The downturn in the labor market continued to ease, although job losses remained substantial.

The headline PMI has now posted above the neutral 50.0 mark for two months running. Over Q3 2009 as a whole, the average reading was the highest since Q4 2007.

For the complete JPMorgan release, click here.

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Free Webinar October 15: "ISM: What's In It for Me?"

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Time: 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT
Price: No-Cost
Length: 60 minutes

Discover information, tools, resources and free products and services available to you as a member of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM). During this Web seminar, you will learn about membership programs and how they can help your career, as well as many of the important features of the ISM Web site, how and where to access information, and how you can take advantage of ISM's many member benefits.

The Web seminar will cover:

  • An overview of ISM
  • Free or low-cost CEH opportunities
  • ISM-sponsored Web seminars and how you can earn CEH credits
  • How you can progress in your career with the Certified Professional In Supply Management® (CPSM®) credential
  • How ISM's Knowledge Center courses can save you time and money
  • The many ISM events where networking opportunities abound
  • How you can add your voice to ISM's professional Groups & Forums
  • What's inside ISM's Inside Supply Management® magazine
  • The role of CAPS Research
  • An understanding of the Report On Business, ISM's Bid Specification Database, Online Resource Guides and Online Career Center

Featured Speakers:

  • Cindy Urbaytis
    Vice President — Sales, Marketing and PR
    Institute for Supply Management™
    With more than 20 years experience in sales and marketing, Cindy oversees ISM's supplier-supported sales activities, marketing strategy, membership growth, public relations and the sales of custom educational programs and assessment tools.

  • Jan Miller
    Vice President — Affiliate Group and Forum Support
    Institute for Supply Management™
    As the primary liaison between ISM affiliates, Groups and Forums, Jan oversees the organization's member benefits and corporate relations initiatives.

Special Guests:

  • Jack P. Peacock, C.P.M., A.P.P.
    Past President, ISM—Cooperative Utilities, Inc.
    Manager of Supply Chain Services
    Talquin Electric Cooperative

  • Julie B. Wulff, C.P.M.
    Past President, ISM—St. Louis, Inc.
    Associated British Foods
    Regional Category Leader — Americas
    Food Chemicals & Ingredients


  • Mike Shirra
    Senior Associate — Marketing
    Institute for Supply Management™

Attendance of the live session of this Web Seminar qualifies for one CEH credit at ISM. For details, or to register, click here.

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Learn Services Procurement Strategies for Today's Tough Economy

What: 10th Annual ISM Services Conference
When: December 3-4, 2009
Where: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort (Phoenix, Arizona)

The 10th Annual ISM Services Conference offers lessons learned over the last decade, and real-world accomplishments from some of the world's most visible and successful organizations. During the two-day Conference, the following breakout sessions will be offered:

  • Practical Ways to Select and Manage Service Suppliers in a Challenging Economy
  • Putting Service Back into Services Procurement!
  • Developing an Effective Strategic Procurement Plan
  • Developing a Well-Defined Program to Manage Contingent Workers
  • Six Sigma Applications in the Indirect Sourcing Process
  • Academy Award Performances: Big Screen Lessons for Supply Chain Professionals
  • Reviewing the Contract: What to Look For in the Terms and Conditions
  • Outsourcing: When, Why and How to Manage
  • High-Quality Service Delivery: Collaboration — The Ultimate KPI
  • End-to-End Supplier Management in a Telecom Environment
  • A Practical Guide to Agency Compensation Assessment and Benchmarking
  • Procurement's Value in the Midst of Mergers & Acquisitions

All sessions will take place at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020. For reservations, call 602/866-7500. Be sure to mention ISM to receive the special room rate of $169 Single/Double. The ISM rate is offered until November 8, 2009. Rooms sell out quickly, so be sure to reserve your room early.

For complete details or to register, click here.

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ISM Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference

When: November 5-6, 2009
Where: Marriott Inn and Conference Center UMUC* (Adelphi, Maryland) — a LEED-Certified facility

  • Get past the hype to the nuts and bolts and the bottom line.
  • Discover best practices in sustainability and social responsibility.
  • Follow the trail as you discover how organizations have taken sustainability and social responsibility from concept to execution.

Whether your organization is in manufacturing or the services sector, it's time to discover the benefits of a socially responsible organization. Find out how social responsibility and sustainability strategies have benefited other organizations. These sessions are presented by the cream of the crop in supply management.

Learn how other organizations have embraced social responsibility and turned it into an effective business practice for everyone. Sustainability is here to stay, and your organization's level of commitment can make or break your bottom line.

Who Should Attend

  • Supply management professionals engaged in developing and supporting corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives.
  • Supply management professionals might want to invite those outside of supply management to gain buy-in and to build the foundation for organizational success.
  • Corporate sustainability and social responsibility initiatives are holistic strategies that involve the entire organization, from the CEO to administrative support.

ISM™ Definitions

Sustainability — the ability to meet current needs without hindering the ability to meet the needs of future generations in terms of economic, environmental and social challenges.

Social responsibility — a framework of measurable corporate policies and procedures and resulting behavior designed to benefit the workplace and, by extension, the individual, the organization and the community in the following areas: community, diversity and inclusiveness — supply base, diversity and inclusiveness — workforce, environment, ethics, financial responsibility, human rights, health and safety, and sustainability.

Pre-Conference Seminar

Attend this pre-conference seminar and double your strategic takeaways:

What: Finance for the Supply Management Professional
When: November 3-4, 2009

Register for the pre-conference seminar and the SSR Conference and save $200 on the complete package. Attend both programs and pack in as much value and working knowledge as you can in one trip.

Visit the ISM Web site for a complete outline of this valuable seminar.

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CPSM® Diagnostic Practice Exam Helps Focus Your Study

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) has released the much anticipated CPSM® Diagnostic Practice Exam, Web version. It is designed to help candidates focus their study efforts by identifying areas of supply management that need strengthening — right from their computers. The Diagnostic Practice Exam provides a sample test for the CPSM® Exam(s) with automatic scoring and correct answers, including justifications and references for further study. The Web-based CPSM® Diagnostic Practice Exam more closely simulates the test-taking environment than its print equivalent and is used along with the CPSM® Study Guide.

The Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) gives supply professionals a career edge as well as an enhanced ability to see the big picture to impact their organization's supply operation. The CPSM® surpasses the demands of the international marketplace with multifaceted skills in areas such as supplier relationship management, commodity management, risk compliance issues and social responsibility.

For questions on the CPSM®, contact ISM Professional Credentials or visit the ISM Web site.

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Term of the Day

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

Definition: An entire business organization, from front-line employees to top management, and all functions in between.

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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