Wednesday, February 17, 2010

BSI: Supply Chain Security Solutions

The New Normal

ISM Knowledge Center Specials

ISM's 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference

In This Issue ...
  • This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine — Read more.
  • Webinar Today — Hackett Group 2010 Key Issues Study: Results and Analysis — Read more.
  • Discover New Strategies in Hospitality Supply Management — Read more.
  • ISM's Solution to Improving Your Talent Management Strategy — The 2010 Conference Career Center — Read more.
  • 20th Annual NARTS on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Scheduled for March 2010 — Read more.
  • On-site CPSM® Exam Review and Testing — Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for March — 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 February 2010 issue is full of useful information, including the following articles:

  • Competition: A Procurement Perspective
    How is supplier competition defined in your organization: the right supplier for the need, or for the price?

  • Strategizing in the New Normal
    As supply management professionals face economic forces unheard of in recent decades, will your organization rise with the tide?

  • Managing Product Data
    For more accurate inventory management and spend analysis results, organizations must look to how product data are being classified.

  • Winning Buy-In
    You have an idea that could prove profitable for the organization, but are you communicating and presenting it effectively to gain buy-in?

To access the complete February 2010 issue of Inside Supply Management® magazine, click here.

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Webinar Today — Hackett Group 2010 Key Issues Study: Results and Analysis

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Time: 2 p.m. EST / 11 a.m. PST
Length: 60 minutes
Hosts: ISM and Ariba (sponsor)
Price: No-cost

What are the key issues facing procurement organizations in 2010? What are the top concerns for your CPO and CFO? And how best can organizations address these issues and concerns in today's environment?

This interactive webinar will feature the results of Hackett Group's recent 2010 Key Issues study. Topics that will be discussed include enterprise plans for budgets/staffing; plans for globalizing processes (including procurement processes); and procurement and finance realignment. The discussion will also highlight how to successfully create and measure realized savings in broader value streams, such as supplier collaboration, risk and innovation.

Attendees will learn:

  • How your procurement plans compare to those of your peers.
  • Hackett Group's advice on measuring procurement value.
  • How you can do more with less — agility being key — in this new state of normal.

Featured Speakers:

  • Christopher S. Sawchuk
    Procurement Practice Leader
    Hackett Group

  • Hari Candadai
    Ariba Solutions Marketing

Attendance of the live session of this Web Seminar qualifies for one CEH credit at ISM.

Register online.

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Discover New Strategies in Hospitality Supply Management

Hospitality Supply Management, an Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) Forum, presents the 2010 Hospitality Supply Management Conference, May 19-21, 2010 in Downtown Chicago. The program features a wide variety of session topics specifically geared toward the supply management professional in the hospitality industry. Come prepared to learn about:

  • Taking Responsibility for Food Safety in the Produce Industry
  • Detecting and Preventing Supply Disruptions to Your Business
  • Lean Supply Management: How to Do More With Less
  • Using Collaborative Technology to Combat Costs
  • Best Practices for Purchasing Energy in Deregulated Energy Markets
  • Economic Outlook

"We invite supply management professionals in all segments of the hospitality sector to attend," says HSM Forum Chair Don Miller, C.P.M., CFPM. "Year after year, this event delivers relevant, updated content as well as networking opportunities that give our attendees unmatched opportunities to exchange best practices and explore new ideas."

Registration fee is $595 (USD) for ISM members and $795 (USD) for nonmembers registering before April 19, 2010. After April 19, 2010, add $200 (USD) to the registration fee. Student Member fee is $250 (USD). Team discounts and guest/spouse packages are available. To register by phone, contact ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276, or 480/752-6276, option 8.

To view the agenda, or to register, visit the ISM Web site.

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ISM's Solution to Improving Your Talent Management Strategy — The 2010 Conference Career Center

Take part in this year's Conference Career Center during the 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, April 25-28, 2010 in San Diego.

Employers: How Does It Work?
ISM offers all Conference participants the opportunity to submit their résumés for consideration. Participating employers will have the opportunity to review submitted résumés and meet with top candidates during the Conference.

Who's Attending?
The ISM Conference hosts more than 2,000 supply management professionals each year. Global attendees are from both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors:

  • 90 percent of attendees have three or more years of experience in the supply profession.
  • 25 percent of attendees have at least one professional credential.
  • 50 percent of attendees have a bachelor's degree and/or some graduate school experience.
  • 29 percent of ISM members have a graduate degree.

What You Receive as a Participating Employer

  • Review résumés in a special online database designated for the event prior to and after the Conference.
  • List job postings, company profile and link to your organization's Web site on the Conference Career Center portion of the Web site.
  • Prescreen your candidates by phone and schedule onsite interviews at the Conference.
  • Interview walk-in attendees.
  • Your own private interviewing room.
  • Lunch daily for up to two recruiters.
  • 10'x10' interviewing space, draped table and two chairs.
  • Access to the Conference Career Center Cyber Café.
  • Company profile and logo in the Conference Guide and Navigator if the commitment is made by March 1, 2010.

Employer Participation Fee
The employer participation fee for the 2010 Conference Career Center is $2,150. To participate in the 2010 Conference Career Center, please contact Toni Caserta, Manager — Professional Development Services, at 480-752-6276, extension 3095 or via e-mail.

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20th Annual NARTS on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Scheduled for March 2010

When: March 11-12, 2010
Where: Embassy Suites Phoenix-Tempe in Tempe, Arizona
Sponsors: Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), Educational Resources Committee, CAPS Research, and the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC)
Cost: US$295

20th Annual North American Research and Teaching Symposium (NARTS) on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 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
  • Supplier issues.

This program offers a unique opportunity to network with your colleagues within an atmosphere of constructive discussion and insightful exchange. You will also earn 12.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for your attendance.

For more information, call ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, option 8, or log on to the ISM Web site for conference and registration information.

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On-site CPSM® Exam Review and Testing

Get a group of your members certified for the CPSM® at your affiliate's location (minimum number required). On-site exam review and testing gives you control of the schedule while you reduce test anxiety and increase networking opportunities among your members.

You choose if you want to offer your members on-site exam review, on-site testing or both. Both computer-based testing and paper-and-pencil testing is available — you decide the best option.

Schedule your on-site exam review or testing now with Kelly Rich or Trish True by calling 800/888-6276 or +1 480/752-6276, extension 3061 or 3086.

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Calendar of Events for March

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Term of the Day


Definition: Not-for-profit public service organization founded in 1926 that provides resources for alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Its services include rules and procedures, education and training, and a roster of impartial experts to hear and resolve cases.

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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