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90th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit

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What's in the February Issue of Inside Supply Management®

How did you get into the field of supply management? For many seasoned professionals, the route may have been through some other function, but increasingly, colleges and universities are producing supply-minded students who have chosen the field as a major, a concentration and a career. The cover story in the February issue of Inside Supply Management® looks at how schools are aligning curriculum to meet business needs and how business thinks the model is working. We even talk with some future up-and-comers. Speaking of education, you won't want to miss the latest information on ISM's 90th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit. The February issue gives you a peak at the sessions and keynotes that will make San Antonio worth the trip.

Also in the February issue of Inside Supply Management®:

  • The tsunami that struck southeast Asia in December of last year shook the world. While the long-term effects on many global supply chains has yet to be determined, relief organizations and locals felt the impact immediately. We talk with the global procurement director of one organization to learn how they reacted when the wave came.
  • It may be early in 2005, but the date July 1, 2006 is looming for many. That's when the European Union will ban lead in electrical and electronic applications. Some are already preparing, and there may be many more who aren't, but should. Learn how the lead-free way will impact you.
  • Your questions about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act are answered by an expert.
  • Six Sigma for assessing the supply environment.
  • The latest on energy.
  • And much more!

To access the February issue of Inside Supply Management® click here.

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ISM Supplier Directory

The ISM Supplier Directory is an online resource to use when searching for suppliers. Supplier searches can be conducted using any of the following search categories: by name, by descriptive keywords, by category, by state or by country. You can also simply click on the Search button, without putting in any criteria, to pull the entire list of suppliers. There are currently over 70 suppliers listed in the online Supplier Directory.

To search for a supplier in the ISM Supplier Directory click here.

Suppliers: Is your company listed in the ISM Supplier Directory? Like to see your company listed here? Contact the ISM sales department to get listed -- Cindy Urbaytis at or Kelly Rich at

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Term of the Day


Definition: Formal counseling program to assist employees with emotional problems due to family crises or substance abuse.

A different Term of the Day is posted on the ISM Home Page ( each day -- 7 days a week. The Term of the Day is taken from the Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms.

ISM members can access the online Members Only Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms 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.

To access the Glossary click here.

If you are not a member but would like membership information click here.

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2005 Exhibit Hall Schedule

The Educational Exhibit Hall offers an informal forum to touch base with your peers and to meet your suppliers face-to-face. A strong supply network is essential for a healthy organization and what better way to move forward than at the first checkpoint? Over 100 suppliers will be on hand to answer your questions and offer solutions for your unique supply management challenges. Don't miss this chance to network with suppliers and colleagues.

Educational Exhibit Hall Schedule

Sunday, May 8, 2005
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. — Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. — Exhibit Hall Networking Reception

Monday, May 9, 2005
1:00 -3:30 p.m. — Exhibit Hall Dessert Reception
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. — Exhibit Hall Networking Reception

Tuesday, May 10, 2005
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. — Exhibit Hall Dessert Reception

For a list of this year's Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors click here.

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Calendar of Events for March

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