Wednesday, August 15, 2012

In This Issue ...
  • This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine — Read more.
  • August 28 Web Seminar: "Maintaining a Talented Supply Management Workforce" — Read more.
  • Feature Article: Building Relationships ... Measuring Satisfaction — Read more.
  • GBTA and ISM Announce New Procurement Symposium — Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for September — 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 August 2012 issue is full of useful information, including the following articles:

Access the complete August 2012 issue of Inside Supply Management® online.

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August 28 Web Seminar: "Maintaining a Talented Supply Management Workforce"

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Time: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. — U.S. Eastern
1 p.m.-2 p.m. — U.S. Central
12 p.m.-1 p.m. — U.S. Mountain
11 a.m.-12 p.m. — U.S. Pacific
6 p.m.-7 p.m. — GMT
Price: No cost
Format: Streaming only
Length: 60 minutes
Sponsor: Zycus

Over the past five years, much has been written on the topic of talent management and the importance of implementing an effective talent management program to retain and develop a workforce capable of meeting the challenges of an evolving economy.

Talent management no longer means simply hiring the most likely candidates to fill job openings. Human resource organizations are still integral to the talent management solution, but effective supply management organizations are starting to consider talent management to be a viable business strategy.

During a recent CAPS Research event for Fortune 500 chief procurement officers, two of the world's leading experts on supply management research — Phillip L. Carter, DBA and Robert M. Monczka, Ph.D. — identified specific megatrends that are impacting supply/value chain strategies in this changing decade.

Learning objectives for this web seminar:

  • Key issues and trends surrounding talent management
  • New strategies and techniques to tackle talent management issues
  • Talent management as a viable business strategy in a shifting global landscape.


  • Steve Wade
    Director of Benchmarking Programs and Marketing Initiatives
    CAPS Research

  • Andrew Bartels
    Vice President, Principal Analyst
    Forrester Research, Inc.


  • John Yuva
    Editor, Inside Supply Management®
    Institute for Supply Management™

Registration is available on the ISM website.

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Feature Article: Building Relationships ... Measuring Satisfaction

An important first step in building a strategic supply management organization is developing solid business-unit relationships. But how many are taking the next steps and asking internal stakeholders pointed, detailed questions about how well the supply management team is meeting their needs? If your organization isn't seeking internal customer feedback — and using it as a learning tool — you may not be as strategic as you think.

Read the full article on the Inside Supply Management® website.

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GBTA and ISM Announce New Procurement Symposium

The GBTA Procurement Symposium 2012 is a unique and cutting-edge event that will bring together the disciplines of procurement and travel management. The event is designed for procurement professionals who are part of the travel management process and travel professionals seeking a better understanding of the procurement side of managed travel.

The symposium features leading industry executives who will share fresh perspectives and approaches to business travel procurement and sourcing. This unique forum offers travel manager and supply managers takeaways, case studies and strategies for aligning procurement with overall business performance and addressing the challenges of building a strong travel program.

The GBTA Procurement Symposium 2012 is developed by an advisory board of leading supply management professionals and features up-to-date insights, tools and strategies to optimize travel spend and align procurement with overall business performance.

This one- and- one-half day program offers a mix of general sessions, concurrent breakout sessions, moderated panels, networking breaks and a lunch keynote economic forecast.

Register by August 17, 2012 and save US$200 off the GBTA/ISM member rate, and to be automatically entered to win an Apple iPad. Registration fee for GBTA/ISM members is US$595 on or before August 17, 2012. (US$695 after August 17 and US$795 after August 21, 2012).

Online registration for the GBTA Procurement Symposium can be found on the GBTA website.

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Calendar of Events for September

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: DELIVERED EX SHIP (DES).

Definition: Incoterm under which seller’s delivery obligation is satisfied when goods are placed at buyer’s disposition on board a vessel at a designated destination port, not cleared for import.

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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