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ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference

In This Issue ...
  • Upcoming ISM Web Seminars.  Read more.
  • Check Out the Latest Issue of eDigest: Chemicals Newsletter.  Read more.
  • It's Not Too Late To Register For ISM's Online Instructor-Led Courses.  Read more.
  • ISM Membership Jackpot!  Read more.
  • 4th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit (BESMS).  Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for February.  Read more.
  • Term of the Day.  Read more.
  • Contact Us.  Read more.


Upcoming ISM Web Seminars
  • Practical Approaches to Sourcing for Best Value, Not Just Best Price
    Balancing Price, Performance, and Risk in Your Sourcing Strategies
    January 23, 2007
    11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern


    Join Sean Devine, Director, Consulting Services, Emptoris; Laurie Chamberlin, Sr. Sourcing Manager, Cargill and Marc Fuller, Systems and Process Specialist, Cargill as they explore practical approaches to sourcing for best value, not just best price.

    This Webcast qualifies for one CEH credit at ISM. For full information and to register for this FREE one-hour event click here

  • 6 plus 6: Two CPOs Share Their Six Best Ideas for Driving Cost Savings & Compliance
    February 8, 2007
    11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern


    Join Kenneth W. Edwards from Zurich Financial Services and David Peraino from American Express as they discuss their six best ideas for driving cost savings and compliance. This free Web seminar will provide you with tangible strategies and techniques to enhance the contribution and value you bring to your organization's procurement program.

    This Webcast qualifies for one CEH credit at ISM. For full information and to register for this FREE one-hour event click here

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Check Out the Latest Issue of eDigest: Chemicals Newsletter

The latest issue of eDigest: Chemicals newsletter was released last week. Highlights from the January issue include:

  • Biodiesel Building Up in Brazil: Brazil has the potential of becoming one of the world's leading suppliers of biodiesel fuel, a fuel which has gained a competitive edge over other fuels from an environmental standpoint.

  • Pharmaceuticals Losing Billions: Patient non-adherence costs the pharmaceutical industry more than $30 billion in lost revenues, forcing companies to refocus their attention on the growing issue of adherence and disease management programs.

  • EU Renewable Energy Market Awareness: The European renewable energy market earned 8.89 billion euros in 2005 and it is estimated that it will reach 14.54 billion euros in 2010.

  • Greenhouse Gas Regulations Are Coming to Chemicals: Clearly, regulations on emissions of CO2 (plus, to a lesser extent, on the other greenhouse gases of CH4, N2O and various fluorocarbons) are coming to the chemical industry — in Europe by the end of this decade and in the United States probably sometime thereafter.

  • Commodity Report: Benchmarking can provide a snapshot of tactical performance, and benchmarking outcomes can act as an early warning system when trending performance data over a specific period of time.

To access this latest issue of eDigest: Chemicals newsletter click here.

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It's Not Too Late To Register For ISM's Online Instructor-Led Courses

Back by popular demand, ISM provides you with new opportunities to participate in online instructor-led courses. Available through the Knowledge Center, these courses are delivered in a format that is convenient because all you need is a computer and an Internet connection. Keep up with the latest trends in supply management and earn 14 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) while you learn. ISM Member $495 USD / Nonmember $595 USD.

  • Purchasing/Supply Management and the Law
    • February 2 through March 2, 2007 (#3781)
    • April 13 through May 11, 2007 (#3783)

  • Supply Chain Management
    • March 9 through April 6, 2007 (#3782)

To register for one of the above Knowledge Center online instructor-led courses click here.

To access the complete Online Course Guide (PDF format) click here.

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ISM Membership Jackpot!

New for 2007 — Receive a one-year ISM Membership with your 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference nonmember registration fee.* A subscription to Inside Supply Management® magazine, unlimited access to the ISM Web site, discounts on products and services — all benefits enjoyed by ISM members.

*Pending completion and approval of membership application. Direct membership only. $180 USD value. Individual must meet ISM qualifications for membership.

Want to join a local ISM affiliate? Your local ISM affiliate is a rich resource for networking, education and professional development. Call ISM Customer Service (800/888-6276 extension 401) for more information. Additional fees may apply for affiliate membership.

For Conference information or to register click here.

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4th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit (BESMS)

Next-Generation Leadership Strategies is the focus of this year's summit, March 7-9, 2007 at the Nashville Marriot at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Discover what it takes to be a successful leader. Examine the skills and experience companies value when recruiting talent; and delve into the strategies professionals are using to turn procurement savings into company profits.

Proceeds from this program are used for a scholarship fund to send students to the ISM 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, May 6-9, 2007 in Las Vegas.

Constructive Engagement and Program Attendance — ISM embraces and takes a leadership role in constructive engagement at the university and professional levels to positively influence the growth of a diverse workforce of supply professionals. Constructive engagement includes the creation and delivery of programs for specific audiences. In support of the spirit of its nondiscrimination policy, this ISM educational program is open to everyone. $699 ISM members / $799 nonmembers* (*add $100 if you register after February 7, 2007).

For more information or to register click here.

Questions? Call ISM Certification Department at 800/888-6276, extension 3044.

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Calendar of Events for February

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (EEOC).

Definition: U.S. federal agency in charge of administrative and judicial enforcement of the federal civil rights laws with regard to employment practices.

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. The updated ISM Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms is a valuable reference tool for supply professionals, academics, researchers and students. Greatly expanded, the new fourth edition includes information from all components of supply. From logistics to procurement, warehousing to product service development, the glossary provides supply professionals with both an improved terminology and a greater understanding of various supply processes across the entire supply chain. To purchase click here.

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Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

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