for the volunteer leadership

February 2007, Vol. 19, No. 2

  • In This Issue Members Only Content

    The 2006 ISM Board of Directors Meeting, the Annual Meeting of the Members of the Institute for Supply Management, Inc.™ and the 2007 ISM Board of Directors Meeting were held on January 11, 2007, at ISM Headquarters in Tempe, Arizona.

  • Affiliate Support Members Only Content

    To date, 40 percent of ISM's 172 affiliates have updated their bylaws to comply with a bylaw change approved by the ISM membership on January 14, 2004. Although each affiliate is its own incorporated organization and, as such, develops its own bylaws and operating policies, ISM requires affiliates to update their bylaws to reflect this change.

  • Upcoming ISM Seminars Members Only Content

    Below is the list of ISM seminars for the months of March and April 2007. For seminar details, please refer to the seminar section in the ISM Educational Resource Catalog, call the ISM Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, or log on to the ISM Web site ( and select the Education — Seminars, Conferences link.

  • Spread the Word — Sharing the Value of Supply Management Members Only Content

    Newsrooms are inundated with media advisories and news releases. It can be a challenge to make your affiliate's news releases stand out when editors and reporters receive dozens or even hundreds every day. In the past, the goal was to keep your news release out of the dreaded "cylindrical file." Today, it's a matter of thwarting the "Delete" key.

  • Certification Members Only Content

    ISM is changing the Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) program.

  • Technology Members Only Content

    ISM presents several Web-based seminars throughout the year. Join us to learn about new trends that affect your role in supply management. Participate from any location — all you need is a phone line and computer with Internet connection. Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) while keeping up with the latest developments in supply management.

  • Liner Notes Members Only Content

    While we're pretty sure Bob Dylan never held membership within ISM, his lyrics are still appropriate given the latest news regarding ISM's yearly Affiliate Recruitment Challenge (ARC).

  • Reminders Members Only Content

    ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit is May 6-9, 2007 at the Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas. It’s not too early to start planning. Look for complete program information on the ISM Web site under Education — Seminars, Conferences. Click on Conferences, then ISM’s 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit.