ISM Customer Service will send an email instructing you how to pull a current list of your regular members on record with ISM. The ISM Membership Dues Roster must be updated online by February 13, 2012. The rosters will be processed, and invoices will be emailed to the affiliate mail designate, affiliate treasurer and the affiliate executive secretary that ISM has on file.
All communications will be by email and your roster will be available online in a "live" document. You will have current information to reconcile against, making dues billing updates accurate and timely.
Please carefully update the ISM Membership Dues Roster so the resulting invoice is accurate. Once the invoice is generated, the amount cannot be adjusted.
We appreciate your cooperation.
Take part in this year's Conference Career Center during the 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, May 6- 8, 2012 in Baltimore.
How Does It Work? ISM offers all Conference participants the opportunity to submit their résumés for consideration. Participating employers will have the opportunity to review submitted résumés and meet with top candidates during the Conference.
Who's Attending? The ISM Conference hosts more than 2,000 supply management professionals each year. Global attendees are from both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors:
What You Receive as a Participating Employer
Employer Participation Fee
The employer participation fee for the 2012 Conference Career Center is US$1,875 or save US$200 (US$1,695) by signing up before March 1, 2012. To participate in the 2012 Conference Career Center, please contact Kathy Braase, at +1 480/752-6276, extension 3061, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Trish True at +1 480/752-6276, extension 3086, email email@example.com.
Good news may be waiting for you in Baltimore. Employers hiring for supply management positions will be attending the 2012 Conference Career Center.
It's time to reserve hospitality suites for the 97th Annual ISM International Supply Management Conference, May 6-9, 2012 in Baltimore. For hospitality suite and catering information at Hilton Baltimore, please contact Stephen Edes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make your arrangements early for the suite of your choice!
Hospitality suites are to have a business emphasis as opposed to social in order to stay within the educational purpose of the International Supply Management Conference of the Institute for Supply Management™. Hours of operation should not conflict with other Conference activities.
ISM has no desire to discourage informal get-togethers during periods of time when there are no scheduled Conference events. While it may be difficult to discern the exact difference between business and socially oriented suites, or informal get-togethers, it is intended that such activities not leave the association open to criticism. Ethical considerations are and remain of prime concern to the Institute for Supply Management™.
The latest edition of eSide Supply Management, ISM's bimonthly e-publication for up-and-coming supply management professionals — and exclusive member benefit — is now online. Inside the November/December 2011 edition, you'll find these articles:
To access this edition, read past ones or sign up to receive eSide by email, visit the ISM website at www.ism.ws and select Publications, and then eSide Supply Management.
March is less than two months away, and that means it's time to start planning for Supply Management Month. Keep records from affiliate brainstorming sessions and ask former affiliate officers and committee members for tips on past successes or activities that could be improved or transformed by a fresh look and fresh approach from your 2012 volunteers.
Supply Management Month activities can be customized to fit your affiliate resources and member interests. Log on to the Affiliate Support area of the ISM website and select Supply Management Month Information. You'll find a news release template, timelines and special event ideas. You can also download Supply Management Month 2012 art files in several file formats.
ISM is gearing up to present its first affiliate webcast in February 2012. The first Affiliate Webcast, "Category Management and Understanding the Importance of Relationships," will air on February 9, 2012.
Affiliate webcasts are replacing ISM's satellite seminars. These live streaming, one-hour webcasts will feature content relevant to the supply management profession. ISM affiliates may choose to show the webcasts in a group setting, and individuals will also have the ability to view these programs individually on their own computers. In addition, affiliate webcasts will be archived for ISM affiliate programming options.
We are currently finalizing the details for registration as well as program content and presenters for the February 9, 2012 affiliate webcast. As details become available, they will be posted on the ISM website and communicated by email to site coordinators. An additional affiliate webcast is scheduled for April 19, 2012 on "Managing Demand through Effective Forecasting."
Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) annually honors an outstanding individual in the profession with the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. The 2012 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award Winner will be honored at an awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at ISM's 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Baltimore.
If you wish to nominate someone who has performed distinguished service for the cause and advancement of supply management as an innovator, community leader, mentor and teacher, please contact Janis Kellerman at 800/888-6276, extension 3023 (or, for callers outside the United States, +1 480/752-6276, extension 3023), or by email at email@example.com, for a nomination form and instructions. Nomination deadline is January 31, 2012. Membership in ISM is not required to nominate or to be nominated.