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for the volunteer leadership

December 2001, Vol. 13, No. 12


  • In This Issue Members Only Content

    Summer Leadership Training Workshops are tailored specifically for the volunteer leadership of ISM affiliates. These workshops offer invaluable networking opportunities as well as sessions addressing both the tactical and strategic training necessary to run a successful affiliate.

  • Technology Members Only Content

    Supply chain management has evolved into more complex business relationship models such as "demand chain management" (DCM) and "customer relationship management" (CRM). How do you know which model is right for your organization? Join us on Thursday, February 7, 2002, for the next Satellite Seminar, "Complexity Management: Chains, Webs, and Other Business Relationship Models." This program discusses various business models and looks at strategic supplier alliances, virtual supply chains, and value networks. It will also examine how to identify your core competencies, partner selection and contributions, and conduct guidelines for sharing resources.

  • Affiliate Support Members Only Content

    NAPM—New Jersey, Inc. has developed a great way to gather local Group and Forum members and provide value for them. It has developed "T" Time. At each of their regular monthly meetings, two tables are reserved as Topical Group/Forum Tables for random talk time during dinner. Members of the designated Group/Forum, as well as anyone interested, are encouraged to join in. This is a great way for local members to share ideas and stay current on topics that interest them in specific industries. Great idea, NAPM—New Jersey, Inc.!

  • C.P.M. and A.P.P. News Members Only Content

    In 1996, NAPM announced the Age of Modules rule: "Effective January 1, 2001, modules must have been passed within five years of the postmarked date of the candidate’s application for the C.P.M. or A.P.P." Most candidates are aware of the five-year requirement. However, there is an exception to the Age of Modules rule that some candidates may not be aware of. It involves Module 4 of the former C.P.M. Exam.

  • Liner Notes Members Only Content

    ISM supports the men and women who have chosen to serve their country in the armed forces and we sympathize with members who may have lost their jobs to circumstances beyond their control. To show our support, ISM has agreed to waive dues for current members who are unemployed or serving on full-time active duty. ISM will not bill participating affiliates for those members who are reported to be on full-time active duty, or unemployed. The waiver for members on full-time active duty is for dues billed semiannually as long as the member remains on full-time active duty. Members who are unemployed for six months may have their memberships extended an additional 12 months on this program. In order for your affiliate to participate in these programs, ISM must receive signed agreement forms from your affiliate which state that the affiliate agrees to also waive any local dues for members who qualify for these programs. For more information on these two dues waiver programs and to obtain the necessary agreement forms, please contact ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401.

  • Board of Directors Update Members Only Content

    Your attendance is requested at the ISM Annual Membership Meeting. Please plan to join us for a report on association business including the election of the ISM Board of Directors and other matters as stated in the Proxy dated December 7, 2001.

  • Reminders Members Only Content

    Be sure your affiliate receives the recognition it deserves by completing the Affiliate Excellence Award Survey and submitting it for consideration. Submission deadline is January 31, 2002. For more information, log in to the Members Only area of the ISM Web site at www.napm.org and select the Affiliate Support link, or contact David Schultz, Affiliate Support, at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3041.