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November 2002, Vol. 14, No. 11
In This Issue
ISM has been considering offering a Master of Science (MS) degree in supply management. The current concept for the program includes a two-year blended program consisting of primarily distance education (e.g., online, Webcast, telecom) courses with approximately three face-to-face courses of five to six days' duration. The prerequisites for application would be an undergraduate degree in any discipline and one to three years, work experience in supply management (purchasing, logistics, transportation, warehousing, and so on).
That there are only two months left in Sign-Up Safari - ISM's 2002 Member-Get-A-Member Campaign. December 31 marks the official closing of the contest, so there's still time for one final recruitment push. In addition to helping your members win ISM lapel pins and coffee mugs, your affiliate can win a free ISM two-day seminar at the location of your choice!
Below is the list of ISM seminars for the months of December 2002 and January 2003. For seminar details, please refer to inserts published in Inside Supply Management™; call the ISM Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401; or log on to the ISM Web site (www.ism.ws) and select the Seminars and Online Learning link.
Board of Directors Update
R. David Nelson, C.P.M., A.P.P., chair of the Board of Directors, has officially called a meeting of the 2002-03 ISM Board of Directors to be held at the ISM headquarters in Tempe, Arizona. The initial session will be called to order on Thursday, January 16, 2003, at 8:00 a.m. MST. The ISM Annual Membership Meeting will immediately follow the Board meeting at 2:00 p.m. MST.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
The C.P.M. affiliate goals for the 2002-03 Fiscal Year (September 1, 2002-August 31, 2003) were e-mailed to all affiliate presidents, executive officers, and C.P.M. mail designates in mid-September. The new goal numbers reflect your affiliate's performance over the last two goal years. ISM has also added A.P.P. goals this year.
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. The ISM Persons of the Year Awards are:
The nomination process is underway for selecting the 2002 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award recipient. The nomination form can be accessed on the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws/AboutISM/JShipmanAward.cfm or by contacting Judy Waters at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3034, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also fax your request to Judy at 480/752-7890. Nomination forms should be submitted no later than January 31, 2003.