Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In This Issue ...
  • This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine — Read more.
  • Feature Article: Brewing a Better Future — Read more.
  • November 27 Web Seminar: "The Buying Black Hole — Closing P2P Compliance and Usability Gaps" — Read more.
  • Register Now To Attend 13th Annual ISM Services Conference — Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for December — 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 November/December 2012 issue is full of useful information, including the following articles:

  • Cars and Effect
    When Symantec brought its European fleet spend under supply management's control, the savings and value resonated throughout the company.

  • Make Better Decisions With Cost Modeling
    Cost modeling produces information to help supply managers negotiate, reduce procurement costs and make sound business choices.

  • Pay It Forward
    Mentoring helps guide young professionals as seasoned supply managers share their knowledge and experiences.

Access the complete November/December 2012 issue of Inside Supply Management® online.

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Feature Article: Brewing a Better Future

As one of the largest brewers in the world, Heineken's efforts to deliver better energy and water use and reduce CO2 emissions have had a significant impact on its breweries, warehouses and offices around the globe.

In April 2010, as a result of extensive discussions with key stakeholders around the globe, Heineken launched a new strategic initiative, Brewing a Better Future. This has provided a clear roadmap for the company, reflecting Heineken's long-term objectives.

The initiative is focused on three pillars: 1) continuously improve the environmental impact of Heineken's brands and business, 2) empower its people and the communities in which they operate, and 3) positively impact the role of beer in society.

Supply management is a vital aspect of this strategy, with the clear objective to reduce energy consumption, adding renewables to the energy mix and reducing water consumption in 2012 and in the years that follow.

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

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November 27 Web Seminar: "The Buying Black Hole — Closing P2P Compliance and Usability Gaps"

Date:   Tuesday, November 27, 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
7 p.m.-8 p.m. — GMT
Format:   Streaming only
Price:   No cost
Length:   60 minutes
Sponsor:   Zycus
Host:   ISM

First-generation purchase-to-pay (P2P) technologies — inclusive of e-procurement and electronic invoicing — have existed for more than 15 years. Yet, adoption levels inside many companies remain far below what they should be.

This web seminar will address one of the primary reasons why P2P adoption levels are, all too often, subpar: the failure to effectively enable the frontline business user — not just the procurement organization — in both buyer and supplier organizations.

In exploring this topic, we will consider the impact of this failure and how/why this "buying black hole" came to be created across a range of categories, including indirect and services spend.

This live online discussion will explore how next-generation P2P solutions can enable organizations to escape P2P mediocrity to achieve maximum user adoption and full spend coverage and compliance.


  • Jason Busch
    Spend Matters, Executive Editor
    Azul Partners, Managing Director

  • Richard Waugh
    Director of Business Development


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

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Register Now To Attend 13th Annual ISM Services Conference

Registration is available 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. To register online, visit 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.

*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 December

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: PORT AUTHORITY.

Definition: National, state or local government agency that owns, operates, or otherwise provides wharf, dock, and other terminal investments at marine or air ports.

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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