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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in the Inside Supply Management® Magazine.  Read more.
  • ISM Honors Norbert Ore, C.P.M., with J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.  Read more.
  • Supply Organizations Lauded for Contributions to Overall Enterprise Success.  Read more.
  • Update on the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).  Read more.
  • Register for the Annual June Services Program.  Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for June.  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 article highlights:

  • Succeeding in a Dynamic World: Supply Management in the Decade Ahead
    The article summarizes recent research conducted jointly by CAPS Research, A.T. Kearney and ISM, and covers three main areas:

    1. Influence of external environment
    2. Corporate organizational change
    3. Critical Supply Strategies

  • Annual Salary Survey
    This annual report, conducted by ISM, shows that salaries escalated about 13 percent in 2006. This article breaks down the figures in several key categories within the industry.

  • Profile: Laura Phillips, Intel
    This article reviews how this executive, who heads the business continuity program within Intel's Technology Manufacturing Engineering (TME) group, implemented business continuity planning and crisis management programs for the chip manufacturer.

  • Legal Briefs: Predatory Purchasing
    This column reviews how the Supreme Court clarified the laws on predatory bidding, which now makes it more difficult for future plaintiffs to claim violation of antitrust laws by competitors.

To access the May Inside Supply Management® magazine's table of contents, which contains links to all this month's articles click here.

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ISM Honors Norbert Ore, C.P.M., with J. Shipman Gold Medal Award

Supply management executive Norbert Ore, C.P.M. has been awarded his profession's highest honor at ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit. Ore accepted the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award in Las Vegas in recognition of modest, unselfish, sincere and persistent efforts for the advancement of supply management.

Ore demonstrates a multifaceted approach to supply management and considers supply management to be a profession that successfully cultivates growth and professional development.

"The opportunity to learn, I think, is one of the great things about being a supply manager. If you are in an organization that is constantly evolving, then there is always something new to learn," says Ore. "I am always fascinated to learn about new markets, suppliers and products."

For more information on the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award winner click here.

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Supply Organizations Lauded for Contributions to Overall Enterprise Success

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) today announced winners of its 2nd Annual ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management. Supply departments at three companies were honored in Las Vegas at ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit. Awards are announced at an invitation-only dinner and winners present their stories at workshop sessions that are open to all Conference attendees.

Winners were selected from applications received in four categories: Process; Technology; People; and Organization/Structure. The 2007 Richter Corporate Award recipients are:

  • Alltel Wireless (Technology Category)
  • BP p.l.c. (People Category)
  • Johnson & Johnson (Process Category)

For more information on the R. Gene Richter Award recipients click here.

You can also get their workshop handouts/slides from the ISM Online Daily Shuffle -- click here.

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Update on the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)

On Sunday, May 6, 2007, during ISM's Annual Conference, a presentation was given with the most current updates on the new Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) program. Highlights from the presentation include:

  • CPSM available in 2008
  • CPSM requirements
  • CPSM recertification requirements
  • CPSM study materials
  • CPSM exams broken down by topic and task
  • C.P.M. program overview
  • Important dates to remember

To view the CPSM presentation slides from this year's Annual Conference click here.

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Register for the Annual June Services Program

ISM presents the June Services Program: The Power of the Services Supply Chain: Maximizing Strategic Value, Thursday, June 7, 2007 at St. John's University, Manhattan Campus, New York, NY. This year's sessions offer value and insights into maximizing strategic value in your services spend. You won't find these workshops anywhere else:

  • Creating Value Through Strategic Supply Management
  • Organizing for and Capturing the Value of Strategic Sourcing
  • Influencing the Marketing and Legal Spends
  • Best Practices in Managing a Global Services Spend

Be sure to join us for this unique educational experience. For complete program information click here.

Earn 6.25 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) when you attend this one-day event. $495 ISM Members/$695 Nonmembers

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Calendar of Events for June

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: QUALITY CIRCLE.

Definition: A group of workers doing similar work who voluntarily meet regularly during normal working hours to identify, analyze and implement improvement opportunities.

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.

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Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

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