Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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In This Issue...
  • This Month in Inside Supply Management®.  Read more.
  • Social Responsibility Survey.  Read more.
  • New ISM Web Seminar -- Basics of Intellectual Property (IP) Laws.  Read more.
  • Hospitality Supply Management Fall Conference.  Read more.
  • ISM and OnVantage Present a FREE Web Seminar.  Read more.
  • Term of the Day.  Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for September.  Read more.
  • Contact Us.  Read more.

This Month in Inside Supply Management®

Everyone knows business relationships are key, but supply management professionals also know relationships can be far more complicated than just a buyer-supplier transaction. Add into the mix multiple tiers in the supply chain, geographically dispersed global conglomerates and a volatile economy and you've got relationships that are both challenging and critical. The August cover story of Inside Supply Management® takes a deeper look at supplier relationships and details how they can be your critical edge.

Also in August:

  • You may have invested heavily in strategic sourcing, but there's always room for improvement. We look at 10 areas where there may be an opportunity to fine tune your efforts.
  • The premiere research organization for supply management, CAPS: Center for Strategic Supply Research, has been busy this summer. We bring you highlights of what they've got in store for the rest of the year.
  • The Toolbox column looks at the nuts and bolts of spend management.
  • Legal Briefs details the legal implications of joint ventures.
  • And much more!

To access the August Inside Supply Management® table of contents and its article links click here.

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Social Responsibility Survey

Do you have an opinion on supply management's role in company-wide social responsibility initiatives? Let your voice be heard!

Please take 30 seconds to answer our three-question Yes or No survey. The results will be published in the article "Social Responsibility: A Business Case" in the October issue of Inside Supply Management®. This article details a tool available on ISM's Web site that helps companies work through the process to establishing a social responsibility program.

To participate in this survey, click here.

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New ISM Web Seminar -- Basics of Intellectual Property (IP) Laws

September 7, 2005
10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Join ISM for this one-hour Web seminar to find out how IP rights and requirements impact your role in supply management. Providing a solid overview of the various laws associated with patents, copyrights and trademarks, you'll walk away with an understanding of the requirements, objectives and benefits to support and protect your organization.

For more information or to register click here.

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Hospitality Supply Management Fall Conference

September 21-23, 2005
Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort
Garden Grove, CA

Early registration ends August 21, 2005. All sessions focus on supply management in the hospitality industry.

For more information or to register click here.

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ISM and OnVantage Present a FREE Web Seminar

Managing Meetings Related Spending: Process Change and Data Analysis for Greater Control
September 8, 2005
11 a.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. Eastern

Over the last 5 years, the Strategic Sourcing Group at Washington Mutual has achieved a high level of sophistication in most areas of procurement. One of their most interesting challenges has been the meetings and events category. Sign up for this Web cast and hear how Washington Mutual has controlled the meeting spend.

For more information or to register click here.

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: DATA WAREHOUSE.

Definition: A collection of data received from various transaction systems, which are accessible to many people at varying levels within an enterprise.

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.

Not currently an ISM member, but would like membership information? click here.

Help us update this Glossary! If you don't find the term or definition that you are looking for let us know. We will be updating the ISM Glossary in the coming months, and your input will be useful for the new edition. To contact us regarding the Glossary, e-mail:

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Calendar of Events for September

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Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

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