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May 2002, Vol. 14, No. 5
In This Issue
It is with deep sadness that the Institute for Supply Management™ announces the passing of one of its most valued and influential members. Richard (Dick) V. Bradshaw, C.P.M., A.P.P., lost his battle with cancer on February 16, 2002.
For those supply managers who are new at working with the news media, or need a fresh perspective, the supply management profession offers numerous opportunities to further enhance your relationship with reporters and other media members. The profession is critical to the success of businesses today.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
ISM has introduced the first certification and accreditation quarterly e-newsletter — the Certification Quarterly Update. The newsletter is available to members and non-members, current C.P.M.s or A.P.P.s, as well as those interested in pursuing either designation. Subscribe to the Certification Quarterly Update, and every quarter you will receive an e-mail to keep you updated on the latest happenings to the C.P.M. and A.P.P. programs and to answer some of your frequently asked questions.
ISM Affiliate Support has developed an extensive library of courseware materials to help you with volunteer management and affiliate management issues. Listed below are currently available titles. Most topics are now available as self-guided training courses from the ISM Knowledge Center (www.ism-knowledgecenter.ws). Registration is free for affiliate leaders — check them out! The worksheets and templates included with the courseware packets are also available online for your immediate use. To download them, logon to the Members Only area of the ISM Web site (www.ism.ws) and select Affiliate Support then Courseware Materials Available from Affiliate Support. Paper copies are also available free of charge.
A new self-paced online learning course has been added to the ISM Knowledge Center: Cost Reduction Toolbook (Course #3947). This course is designed to assist new and experienced supply management professionals to perform tasks more strategically and efficiently. Topics covered in this course include:
Please submit your Annual Affiliate Officers Update Form to Christine Hudgins at ISM Headquarters by May 15, 2002. If you have any questions, or require extra forms, contact Christine at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3070. You may also fill out this form online at www.ism.ws under Affiliate Management Tools (www.ism.ws/tools/AffiliateOfficerUpForm.cfm).