Wednesday, October 17, 2012
In This Issue ...
  • This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine — Read more.
  • Feature Article: Dig Deep to Uncover Supplier Capabilities — Read more.
  • NARS Invites Abstracts and Proposals for 23rd Annual Symposium — Read more.
  • Register Now To Attend 13th Annual ISM Services Conference — Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for November — 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 October 2012 issue is full of useful information, including the following articles:

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

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Feature Article: Dig Deep to Uncover Supplier Capabilities

Your company wants to introduce a new product line in an emerging market and your supply management organization needs to find suppliers capable of adding strategic value while meeting tight delivery time lines. Uncovering supplier capabilities is not an easy task and one that doesn't happen overnight. If your organization hasn't segmented its supply base, developed solid relationships, aligned goals with strategic suppliers and focused on value creation, you may not be able to meet your company's challenge.

Knowing what your strategic suppliers are capable of and what they can bring to the table begins with a disciplined approach to supplier relationship management where value is continually measured and shared among your organization and its strategic suppliers. If such an approach is part of your organization's DNA, uncovering supplier capabilities can be as simple as a conversation.

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

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NARS Invites Abstracts and Proposals for 23rd Annual Symposium

Plan now to join your distinguished colleagues from academia, research and business at the 23rd Annual North American Research Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (NARS). Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is accepting abstracts and proposals for consideration to be presented at the symposium, March 14-15, 2013 at the Hilton Phoenix Chandler. This unique event provides a forum for both academicians and practitioners to share completed research, supports collaboration and encourages increased interdisciplinary research in purchasing and supply management.

October 19, 2012 is the deadline to submit abstracts and proposals for symposium presentations. Submissions will be accepted in five categories: 1) competitive proposals; 2) working papers; 3) symposium session proposals; 4) practitioner papers; and 5) teaching case studies. Submissions are subjected to a blind review by a team of research professionals, who rate them on criteria such as appropriateness of the topic for the symposium, organization (logical flow of ideas), theoretical soundness, appropriateness of the research methodology and their contribution to research or instruction.

Presentations at this innovative program focus on research in the fields of supply chain management, purchasing, logistics, materials management, information technology, professional development and talent management, and decision science. The agenda features a mix of presenters from business and academia, creating opportunities to explore the application of theoretical research to create business solutions.

For complete details, including a list of suggested topics, visit the NARS information page on the ISM website and download a 2013 Call for Papers brochure and writing guidelines.

CAPS Research grants research scholarships of US$900 to up to 25 junior faculty members or current doctoral students to support participation in the North American Research Symposium. The scholarships will be provided for paper/session proposals or cases accepted for presentation at the symposium. Scholarship winners must submit a paper for the online symposium Proceedings, attend the entire symposium, and present a paper. For more information, contact Debbie Maciejewski, research/marketing manager.

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Register Now To Attend 13th Annual ISM Services Conference

Registration is open for the 13th Annual ISM Services Conference, December 6-7, 2012 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. Presented by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) Services Group, this highly-rated program is a great opportunity to learn from other practitioners and experts. The one-and-one-half day program evolves to keep attendees current by building on the previous year.

Topics to be covered in this year's conference include:

  • Sourcing and Managing Telecom Services
  • Developing a Great Services RFP
  • Contracting for Success
  • Facilities Management
  • Legal Considerations
  • Software Licensing

The program also includes collaborative roundtable discussions and networking time.

Registration fee is US$949 for ISM members, US$1,149 for nonmembers and US$250 for students. Attendees can earn 9.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

All sessions are at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020. Book your hotel room online or call +1 602/866-7500. Go online to receive the special room rate of US$139 Single/Double. The ISM rate is offered until November 8, 2012 or until the room block is sold out.

*Save US$200 when you register for both the Services Conference and this year's pre-conference seminar, "Strategic Services Procurement: Applying Strategic Sourcing Principles to the Procurement of Services" (#4458), December 4-5, 2012 in Phoenix.

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Calendar of Events for November

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: GLOBAL TAG.

Definition: An international RFID standard that can be used for general asset tracking.

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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