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In This Special Issue ...
  • December 2010 Semiannual Economic Forecast — Read more.
  • Web Seminar: Leveraging Supply Base Intelligence to Keep Procurement on the CEO's Agenda — Read more.
  • Vote on Important Issues for Your Institute — Read more.
  • Register for the Annual Conference by December 31, 2010 for the BEST Discount — Read more.
  • It's Easy to Subscribe to the Just in ETime Newsletter — Read more.
  • Term of the Day — Read more.
  • Contact Us — Read more.


December 2010 Semiannual Economic Forecast

Economic Growth Continues in 2011

Economic growth in the United States will continue in 2011, say the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in their December 2010 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations are for a continuation of the economic recovery that began in mid-2009. The manufacturing sector continues to outpace the non-manufacturing sector and has greater expectations for growth in terms of revenue, say the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in their December 2010 Semiannual Economic Forecast. The overall forecast projects optimism about the U.S. economy for 2011. The manufacturing sector, overall, is positive about prospects in 2011 with revenues expected to increase in 16 of 18 industries, while the non-manufacturing sector appears slightly less positive about the year ahead, with 12 of 18 industries expecting higher revenues. Business investment, a major driver in the U.S. economy, will increase substantially in the manufacturing sector, while investment in the non-manufacturing sector will increase at a lower level.

These projections are part of the forecast issued by the Business Survey Committee of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM). The forecast was released today by Norbert J. Ore, CPSM, C.P.M., chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee; and by Anthony S. Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM, chair of the ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee.

To read the entire Forecast, click here.

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Web Seminar: Leveraging Supply Base Intelligence to Keep Procurement on the CEO's Agenda

We already know that decisions being made in the management of a supply base have a direct impact on enterprise-wide strategic initiatives. Helping the enterprise understand the importance of the linkage between business level KPIs and procurement decisions is critical to earning and sustaining a place on the CEO's agenda. As these KPIs become tied to the procurement organization, making the right choices when managing a supply base is vital. Procurement organizations must have actionable supply base intelligence at their fingertips to ensure that the right decisions are being made at the right time.

Join us as we discuss how leading procurement organizations are harnessing the power of supply base intelligence to play a key role in enterprise-wide decision making. As a result, procurement is helping to shape and achieve corporate objectives while increasing shareholder value.

For complete details, or to register, click here.

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Vote on Important Issues for Your Institute

The 2011 Proxy for the Annual Meeting of Members of the Institute for Supply Management, Inc.™ (ISM) was mailed to members on December 6, 2010. You are being asked to vote on the election of ISM Board members and change to ISM Bylaws. The report of the vote and other business of the organization will be made at the Annual ISM Membership Meeting that will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time at the headquarters of ISM at 2055 E. Centennial Circle, Tempe, Arizona.

For an explanation of the ballot proposals, click here.

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Register for the Annual Conference by December 31, 2010 for the BEST Discount

Mark your calendar for ISM's 96th Annual Conference. For nearly 100 years ISM has delivered the essentials for a strong supply management career. Our 96th conference year is no exception and includes a schedule with learning tracks that focus on what you need to know for you and your organization to be successful.

Early registrants have priority when choosing from our popular mega-sessions which cover finance, project management, contracting, business practices and negotiations.

Register by December 31, 2010 for the best discount.

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

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If you have any questions or encounter any problems, please contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

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Term of the Day

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

Definition: Protective software used to prevent unauthorized access to confidential records.

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.

Access the online Glossary.

If you are not a member but would like membership information, visit the ISM website.

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Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

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