Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine — Read more.
  • Availability of Negotiations Satellite Seminar DVD Ends Today — Read more.
  • ISM Extends C.P.M. Exam Registration Deadline to September 30, 2009 — Read more.
  • Free ISM Web Seminars — Earn While You Learn — Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for June — Read more.
  • Term of the Day — Read more.
  • It's Easy to Subscribe to the Just in ETime Newsletter — Read more.
  • Contact Us — Read more.

This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine

Have you checked out the latest issue of Inside Supply Management® magazine? The May 2009 issue is full of useful information, including the following articles:

  • ISM's 2009 Salary Survey:
    Average salaries have increased 6.8 percent since last year, with a new average of US$98,117.

  • Bringing the Best to Collaboration:
    Insights from an executive search firm shed light on the characteristics of strong collaborators and what to focus on when seeking the best candidates to lead your internal teams.

  • Weathering the Storm:
    Building deeper relationships with suppliers is crucial in tough economic times.

  • How Green Is Your Supply Chain?
    Harness the power of technology to grow a green initiative.

  • Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®:
    Highlights of the Monthly Report On Business® Releases — April Data

To access the complete May 2009 issue of Inside Supply Management® magazine, click here.

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Availability of Negotiations Satellite Seminar DVD Ends Today

If your affiliate missed the April 23, 2008 satellite seminar, "Preparing to Negotiate On-Shore and Offshore," there is still time to order the DVD set. The cutoff date to place your order is today: May 20. These four-hour programs on DVD cost $99 for ISM members and include a PDF file of the corresponding Program Handbook.

Led by Tom Beaty, president and CEO of Atlanta-based Insight Sourcing Group, this satellite seminar featured supply management professionals with global negotiating experience discussing best practices for achieving negotiation success. The program was designed for supply management professionals at all skill levels who are interested in improving their negotiation tactics, including formulating a negotiations plan and understanding cultural factors.

To order:

  • The order form is available online — click here.
  • Call ISM Customer Service at (480)752-6276 or (800)888-6276. Select option 8.

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ISM Extends C.P.M. Exam Registration Deadline to September 30, 2009

Due to overwhelming demand, ISM has extended the Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) Exam registration deadline. Don't miss this opportunity to earn a globally recognized credential and boost your competitive edge in today's tough job market.

Since the C.P.M. Exam registration deadline on December 31, 2008, ISM has been inundated with requests from individuals for additional time to register for the C.P.M. Modules. C.P.M. Exam registrations will be accepted through September 30, 2009. All exams (including retakes) must be completed by December 31, 2009. No exceptions.

ISM encourages candidates to schedule testing as soon a possible to avoid scheduling conflicts at testing centers. Register for C.P.M. Modules by calling or ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276, option 8, or online — click here.

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Free ISM Web Seminars — Earn While You Learn

Each month, ISM presents sponsored Web seminars that bring you new trends, methods and products that can make you more effective as a supply management professional. Participate from any location — All you need is a computer with an Internet connection, speakers or headphones. Plus, you will earn one Continuing Education Hour (CEH) for each event you attend.

2009 Completed ISM Sponsored Web Seminars:

Now, Get Your Affiliate Link!

Affiliates can now receive their own link to new ISM Sponsored Web Seminars. Just contact Mike Shirra with your full contact information, including phone and preferred e-mail address and you'll be updated for each new event.

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Calendar of Events for June

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Term of the Day


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 ( each day — seven 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 Glossary which includes terms from the private, public, and various industry sectors, and from a wide variety of sources. The Glossary 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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It's Easy to Subscribe to the Just in ETime Newsletter

The Just in ETime e-mail newsletter delivers ISM- and supply/procurement-related news and updates directly to subscribers' desktops every other week. You'll receive breaking news, such as the ISM Report On Business®, information on upcoming seminars and programs, changes to ISM's certification programs, as well as Web sites of interest to supply/procurement professionals.

It's easy to subscribe to the Just in ETime newsletter: all you need is your e-mail address. Best of all — there's no charge to become a subscriber!

To subscribe to Just in ETime, click here.

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