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ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference

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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine.  Read more.
  • ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit.  Read more.
  • Your Vote Counts -- Ballot Deadline January 11, 2007.  Read more.
  • CPSM Exam and Bridging Exam Specifications Now Online.  Read more.
  • Latest Issue of Supply Line 2055: Certification Update Newsletter.  Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for January.  Read more.
  • Term of the Day.  Read more.
  • Contact Us.  Read more.


This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine

Have you checked out this month's issue of Inside Supply Management® magazine? Here are a few highlights:

  • From the mountains of Golden, Colorado, Coors Brewing Company is making strategic inroads in its supply management organization.
  • Initiating change in an organization requires a strategy that helps in the transition from A to C.
  • Looking for a recent article about supplier relationships or risk management? Our annual Article Index is just the resource for finding articles related to a variety of supply management topics.
  • Is your organization decentralized, centralized or center-led? Find out if your organizational structure best fits your strategy.

To access the December magazine's table of contents, which contains links to all of this month's articles, click here.

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ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit

The 2007 ISM Annual Conference information has been posted on the ISM Web site. Information includes: keynote speakers, workshop descriptions, hotel information, as well as a list of the Conference's sponsors and exhibitors.

For more information or to register for the 2007 ISM Conference click here.

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Your Vote Counts -- Ballot Deadline January 11, 2007

The 2007 Proxy for the Annual Meeting of Members of the Institute for Supply Management, Inc.™ (ISM) was mailed to members on November 30, 2006. You are being asked to vote on the election of ISM Board members and changes to the ISM Bylaws. The report of the vote and other business of the organization will be made at the Annual ISM Membership Meeting that will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2007.

A brochure is included with your Proxy that explains each issue on the Proxy. For more information click here.

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CPSM Exam and Bridging Exam Specifications Now Online

Exam and Bridging Exam specifications for ISM's new Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) qualification are now available on ISM's Web site.

For links to both of these documents (PDF format) click here.

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Latest Issue of Supply Line 2055: Certification Update Newsletter

The latest issue of Supply Line 2055: Certification Update newsletter was posted on the ISM Web site on Monday, December 18th. Highlights from this latest newsletter include:

  • Companies Need Strategic Supply Leaders — Are You in Demand?
  • Download the Certification Programs Presentation, Fall 2006
  • Want to Be Involved in the CPSM Development Process?
  • Check Out ISM's Career Center
  • Save Money While Earning Your Certification — Take the C.P.M. Exam at Half Price!
  • You Still Have Time to Complete Your A.P.P. Accreditation
  • C.P.M. Exam Fees Increase in 2007
  • Power Negotiations Self-Study Workbook Available in February 2007
  • C.P.M. Online Self-Study Courses

To access this issue of Supply Line 2055: Certification Update click here.

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Calendar of Events for January

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE.

Definition: A methodology used to develop, maintain and replace information systems. Typical phases in the SDLC are: analysis; design; development; integration and testing; and implementation and maintenance.

A different Term of the Day is posted on the ISM Home Page (www.ism.ws) each day -- 7 days a week. The Term of the Day is taken from the ISM Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms.

ISM members can access the online Members Only ISM Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms which can be browsed alphabetically, or searched by keyword.

To access the online Glossary click here.

If you are not a member but would like membership information click here.

Note: The new ISM Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms (4th Edition) is now available for purchase. For details click here.

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Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

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