Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine — Read more.
  • Feature Article: Negotiating for Mutual Benefit — Read more.
  • ISM Services Group Names 2010 Scholarship Winners" — Read more.
  • ISM Academic Research Support Program Seeks Qualified Applicants — Read more.
  • Register by December 31, 2010 for Best Discount for ISM's 96th Annual Conference — Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for January — 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 December 2010/January 2011 issue is full of useful information, including the following articles:

  • Build a Better Disruption Plan
    Supply management professionals can use mitigation mapping and supply base profiling to effectively pinpoint previously undetected risks in the supply chain.

  • Achieve M&A Supply Synergy
    Supply management professionals bring much more value to the table during an M&A initiative than simply leveraging volume.

  • Strategic Plan and Changes at ISM
    With a revised mission statement and new strategic plan, ISM is entering a time of exciting change.

  • In the Same Boat
    Today's military logistics successes were built on lessons from past conflicts. Many of these tenets apply to private-sector purchasing and supply management, as well.

Access the complete December 2010/January 2011 issue of Inside Supply Management® online.

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Feature Article: Negotiating for Mutual Benefit

Seven tried-and-true strategies can help your organization — and your suppliers — get more of what you both want from procurement negotiations.

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ISM Services Group Names 2010 Scholarship Winners

Sixteen students representing top supply management programs at five universities were honored earlier this month at the 11th Annual ISM Services Conference at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Phoenix. The conference is hosted by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)'s Services Group.

Scholarship recipients exemplify the very best in educational achievement and the future of the supply management profession. Each scholar received US$2,000 plus sponsored registration and travel allowance to attend the ISM Services Conference taking place December 2-3, 2010 in Phoenix. The following students were named 2010 ISM Services Group Scholarship winners:

  • Ana Acosta, Matthew Leung, Stephen Sharr, Debbi Wan: Arizona State University — W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Jason Tan, Josh DeBlaay, Ashley Kincaid: Michigan State University — The Eli Broad College of Business
  • Jaysai Ghayal, Mikhail Naumov, Arnab Senguta: Rutgers Business School — Center for Supply Chain Management
  • Brittany Berg, Thomas Amarante, Kaelen McCrane: University of San Diego School of Business Administration — Supply Chain Management Institute
  • Chelsey Meyer, Trisha Terns, Peter Lyngstad: Western Michigan University — Haworth College of Business

"One of our group's key focuses is investing in the education of future supply management professionals," says Marty Bell, C.P.M., A.P.P., member of the ISM Services Group leadership team. "Scholarships and other funding are a great way to assist students in top supply management degree programs." The targeted universities include Arizona State University, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, University of San Diego and Rutgers University.

The ISM Services Group is one of several groups comprised of ISM members with common interests in education and networking in various topics. Members are either in service industries or are supply management professionals who buy services. The Services Group's University Relations efforts focus on four main areas: mentoring, internships, scholarships and on-site activities. Visit the ISM Services Group online.

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ISM Academic Research Support Program Seeks Qualified Applicants

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), with the support of the ISM Board of Directors, has established an Academic Research Support Program with the goal of increasing academic leadership by the profession and more advanced students entering the supply management profession. The Program will award grants to dedicated researchers and academicians in a career-long grant structure. The Program seeks qualified applicants from a diverse population and international applicants are welcome. Completed application packets are due by January 31, 2011 for all Academic Research Support Program. The four phases include:

Phase 1: The ISM Dissertation Research Grant
This program extends the long-running ISM Dissertation Grant Program and encourages doctoral students interested in supply management to develop and complete their dissertation research in supply management or closely related topics. ISM intends to support up to four dissertations each year at US$12,000 each. Each applicant has three years from the date of the award to complete the grant.

Phase 2: The Professional Research Development Grant
The goal of this program is to help faculty build a research and publication field and establish themselves in the profession (i.e. academic institutions, professional organizations, research fund granting bodies such as CAPS Research, etc.) This grant program is designed to support assistant and younger associate professors and faculty selected will generally have two to eight years of teaching and research experience and have successful publication experience beyond the doctoral degree. ISM will consider and may fund up to two grants each year at US$10,000 per year.

Phase 3: The ISM Professional Research and Collaboration Grant
Supports associate and new full professors to establish themselves as recognized authorities in the field. Faculty selected will generally have nine to 18 years of teaching and research experience with recognition for extensive publications, teaching or expertise in academe or the corporate world. One-year projects will not exceed US$15,000 and multi-year projects cannot exceed three years, with a maximum value of up to US$12,000 per year.

Phase 4: The ISM Distinguished Leadership Grant
Recognizes and supports senior full professors to achieve even greater research, leadership and collaboration distinction in the academic research field. Faculty selected will generally have 16 to 25 years of teaching and research experience with a distinct recognition for extensive publications, teaching and leadership experience both in academe and the profession. This program will support faculty for one or more years as approved in the project plan and award documents. Grants for one year are limited to a maximum of US$25,000. Grants exceeding a one-year term will not exceed US$25,000 per year and will be considered for approval individually by the ISM Board of Directors for a specific term of years.

Each of the four phases of ISM's Academic Research Support Program has specific selection criteria as well as distinct application and evaluation procedures. Visit the ISM website for details.

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Register by December 31, 2010 for Best Discount for ISM's 96th Annual Conference

Essentials for a strong supply management career are in store at the 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, presented by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM). ISM's Conference takes place May 15-18, 2011 in Orlando, Florida at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

Look for these learning tracks: Best Practices in Supply Management; Developing and Leading Impactful Supply Management Organizations; Headwinds; Logistics; Manufacturing; Risk Management; Services Procurement; Supplier Development and Relationship Management; Talent Management. Early registrants have priority when choosing from popular mega sessions, which cover finance, project management, contracting, business practices and negotiations.

Curious about the possibilities of a new position? Take part in the Conference Career Center. Recruiting organizations know that the ISM Annual International Supply Management Conference attracts the best in the profession. Bring your résumé directly to employers or upload to the Conference Career Center database. World-class organizations will conduct on-site interviews. Even Conference attendees who aren't looking for a new position can listen in on the Conference Career Center Special Sessions and come away with tools, tips and strategies to advance their careers.

Pre-Conference Seminars include:

  • CPSM® Exam Review Course
  • CPSM® Bridge Exam Review Course
  • CPSM® Train-the-Trainer: Review Instructor Courseware Program
  • Legal Negotiations
  • How to Develop and Manage a Supplier Diversity Program

Conference Registration

Register by December 31, 2010 for lowest member price of US$979 on the Complete Conference Registration Package. Member price for registrations postmarked by February 15, 2011 is US$1,079. Member price for registrations postmarked after April 15 is US$1,279 and member price for registrations postmarked after May 2 is US$1,349. Visit ISM for online registration, one day registration, nonmember registration, spouse/guest packages and preregistration for mega sessions.

Hotel Accommodations

The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is the official Conference hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of US$229, inclusive of resort fee. Cutoff for special room rate is April 11, 2011. Online ISM group reservations are available.

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Calendar of Events for January

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Term of the Day


Definition: This set of regulations constitutes a further refinement of the U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations for use by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

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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