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January 2005, Vol. 17, No. 1
In This Issue
Over the last 12 months, supply management continues to be discussed by corporate leaders, stock analysts and journalists as a source of competitive advantage. Outsourcing, as a means of cost control, is still popular. More and more attention is being paid to the integration of technology into supply chains in order to service customers faster and more efficiently. As we look to 2005, our supply management strategies must meet even more aggressive targets.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
ISM has announced a change to the Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) designation. After February 28, 2005, ISM will no longer accept new exam registrations for the A.P.P. designation. Those individuals who have registered prior to March 1, 2005, will have up to one year to take their exams. If they are interested in securing A.P.P. Original/Original Lifetime accreditation, they will need to apply by February 28, 2007. Individuals already holding the A.P.P. designation may still apply for reaccreditation.
ISM's Leadership Training Workshops are tailored specifically for affiliate leadership. The workshops offer invaluable networking opportunities as well as sessions addressing both the tactical and strategic training necessary to run a successful affiliate.
Spread the Word - Sharing the Value of Supply Management
Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) encourages all affiliates to participate in 2005 Supply Management Month. The theme for 2005 Supply Management Month is: Maximizing Opportunities. Managing Risk.
Like so many supply chain professionals, if you are realizing increasing challenges in your transportation operations, you won't want to miss this new two-day seminar. The focus is on issues that affect your transportation spend and what you can do to improve the process. From post-9/11 security requirements, to cost evaluations, to global sourcing initiatives, leave this seminar with the "know-how" and capability to achieve true collaboration and influence within your organization.
Have you registered for the 90th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in San Antonio, May 8-11, 2005? This year's theme is "Start Your Legacy in 2005." If you haven't registered yet, why not register online? It's quick, it's easy, and ISM offers a $25 discount when you register online. Note: This discount cannot be combined with other special discounts.
January 31, 2005, is the deadline for the 2005 Shipman nominations. For more information or for instructions and nomination forms, please contact Judy Waters at ISM, 800/888-6276, extension 3034, or firstname.lastname@example.org.