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November 2005, Vol. 17, No. 11
In This Issue
ISM's mission to "lead supply management" continues with the creation of a new supply management qualification that will recognize the expanded education, skills and experience needed to be successful as a supply manager. The development of this new qualification is a forward-thinking move designed to enhance professional capabilities and the impact supply management may potentially have within organizations. To be unveiled in 2008, the new qualification will include information on all segments of supply management.
Board of Directors Update
On January 12, 2006, ISM will hold its Annual Membership Meeting in Tempe, Arizona. The meeting will include the election of four new members to the ISM Board of Directors with one member completing a current vacant Board term.
Purpose: The purpose of the ISM Persons of the Year Awards is to honor members who go beyond the regular scope of work to make outstanding contributions to ISM and the profession.
Spread the Word — Sharing the Value of Supply Management
Following the August 2005 Board of Directors meeting, ISM released three official position statements.
The news continues to address the topic of ethics in the wake of ongoing business improprieties. ISM's next satellite seminar, "Ethics in Supply Management: Minding Your Actions and Decisions," explores how to develop and enforce a strong code of ethics within your supply organization. Join us for this satellite seminar on Thursday, February 9, 2006 to learn about your ethical obligations in a global society. Leading the panel discussion will be Carla Lallatin, C.P.M., of Lallatin & Associates®, chair of ISM's Ethical Standards Committee.
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