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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine — Read more.
  • Xtreme Sourcing: A No-Cost Web Seminar Devoted to Next-Generation Savings — July 29 — Read more.
  • Apply Now for Sixth Annual ISM R. Gene Richter Awards — Read more.
  • Aug. 12 Web Seminar: Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®): Basics, Benefits and Beyond — Read more.
  • ISM 2010 Salary Survey Now Available — Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for August — 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 July 2010 issue is full of useful information, including the following articles:

  • Globalization: An Endeavor in Fluidity
    As the recessionary clouds recede and organizations pull up sail, what course is your ship going to take? This is a question that supply management executives are asking as they gauge the global landscape.

  • Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humor columnist shares his thoughts on supply management (kind of), sustainability (sort of), why humor really works at work (for real) and much more.

  • Take to the Clouds
    Cloud computing is an evolutionary technology with revolutionary potential not only across the value chain, but also for enterprise strategy.

  • Complex Matters in Mergers
    When the treatment of corporate social responsibility and sustainability in mega-mergers hangs in the balance, supply management plays a crucial role.

To access the complete July 2010 issue of Inside Supply Management® magazine, click here.

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Xtreme Sourcing: A No-Cost Web Seminar Devoted to Next-Generation Savings — July 29

On July 29 at 11 a.m. EDT / 8 a.m. PDT, join Heinz Schäffer, CPO of multi-billion-dollar AXA Group, as he recalls his journey of elevating AXA to the next level of sourcing and procurement success. In this 60-minute Web seminar, Heinz will share his vision and proven strategies for leveraging organizations and breaking down traditional barriers to:

  • Deliver millions in sourcing savings
  • Provide measurable efficiency improvements
  • Reduce supplier risk
  • Engage active Finance and AP support.

Besides Schäffer, John Lark, senior product manager for Ariba, will be a featured speaker.

Attendance of the live session of this Web Seminar qualifies for one Continuing Education Hour (CEH) credit at ISM. Time is running out, so register online, click here.

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Apply Now for Sixth Annual ISM R. Gene Richter Awards

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is inviting entries for the sixth annual ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Excellence in Supply Management. The award competition was created to honor the vast professional contributions of R. Gene Richter, who was a pioneer in the field of supply management.

The ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Excellence in Supply Management are open to supply management departments of all sizes and geographic locations, both domestic and international. ISM is accepting entries through an online submission process from July 1 - September 17, 2010. Entries should address big challenges for which new solutions have had wide organizational and/or supply chain impact. Multiple entries are welcomed in one or more of the following categories: Process, People, Organization/Structure, Technology and Sustainability.

For the 2011 awards, the project/initiative must either (1) have been completed and/or implemented or (2) have measurable outcomes within the date range of October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2010.

An application fee of US$1,000 per organization is required for 2011 award applications. Organizations that submit multiple applications will only be charged this fee once, regardless of the number of applications submitted. The application fee will be used to build the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Fund.

Richter award recipients will be notified in January 2011 and will be honored at an awards dinner on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the ISM Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Orlando, Florida. Winning organizations agree to present a Conference session describing their project. The 2011 award winners will join an esteemed group of previous winning organizations, including: Alltel Wireless; BP p.l.c.; DaimlerChrysler; Fluor-Hanford; HP; Johnson & Johnson; KLA-Tencor; LG Electronics; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; Masco Corporation; Pfizer Inc; Rockwell Collins; Royal KPN Telecom; and the U.S. Postal Service.

Questions regarding the awards may be directed to Terri Tracey, CAE, at 800/888-6276, extension 3071 (or, for callers outside the United States, +1 480/752-6276, extension 3071), or by e-mail at

For full category descriptions and information on how to apply for the 2011 awards, visit the ISM Web site, click here.

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Aug. 12 Web Seminar: Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®): Basics, Benefits and Beyond

Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 12, 2010 (1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT) for a no-cost, one-hour STREAMING-ONLY web event sponsored by ISM.

Attend this web seminar and find out all the details of the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and CPSM® Bridge program. You'll get a breakdown of the requirements and a brief overview of the various study aids.

But, the best part of this ISM-sponsored web seminar is that you'll get tips from recent CPSM®s — Brenda Dizer-Coe, CPSM, C.P.M., Materials Operations Systems/TMG — Senior Program Manager, Intel, and Vijay Kasi, Ph.D., CPSM, Sourcing Associate, A.T. Kearney. These CPSM®s will share real-world tips on preparing for the CPSM® Exams and CPSM® Bridge Exam.

Additionally, each will share how the CPSM® has strengthened their careers.

Have your questions about the CPSM® ready, there will be time reserved for Q & A. This seminar focuses on:

  • An overview of ISM's Certified Professional In Supply Management® (CPSM®) program and the requirements
  • How to study while saving time and money
  • How the CPSM® designation can help transform your career.

Featured Speakers:

  • Karen P. Collins, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P.
    Manager, Professional Credentials
    Institute for Supply Management™

  • Brenda Dizer-Coe, CPSM, C.P.M.
    Materials Operations Systems/TMG — Senior Program Manager

  • Vijay Kasi, Ph.D., CPSM
    Sourcing Associate
    A.T. Kearney


  • Mike Shirra
    Senior Associate
    Institute for Supply Management™

Attendance of the live session of this web seminar qualifies for one CEH credit at ISM. To register, click here.

Participation details and instructions are also available online: click here.

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ISM 2010 Salary Survey Now Available

The world's largest supply management organization, Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), this month releases analysis of its fifth comprehensive salary survey. A brief summary of the results is available to the general public, while a detailed report is available at no charge to ISM members. Nonmembers may purchase the detailed report for US$199.

ISM surveyed supply management professionals in the United States during January and February 2010. Random samples of customers were pulled from an ISM database that included both members and nonmembers. An e-mail message requesting participation was then sent to these customers. In all, a total of 973 responses were received, representing a response rate of 7.3 percent.

ISM's salary survey established average salaries (for the 2009 calendar year, all in U.S. dollars) for the following job titles:

  • Chief Purchasing/Supply Management/Sourcing: $240,408
  • Vice President, Purchasing/Supply Management/Sourcing: $226,562
  • Director, Purchasing/Supply Management/Sourcing: $132,398
  • Manager, Purchasing/Supply Management/Sourcing: $94,384
  • Experienced Supply Management Professional: $71,348
  • Entry-Level Supply Management Professional: $50,506

Additional summary report details include:

ISM's new Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) designation is making a positive impact on the profession. Respondents who earned this designation reported an average salary that was 9.8 percent higher than those without any certifications, and 8.9 percent more than those who have not earned their CPSM®.

Gender still appears to affect the salary supply management professionals can expect to receive. The average salary among male respondents to this survey was $104,443, while the average salary among female respondents was $88,078.

The 2010 Salary Survey can be accessed in the ISM Career Center, click here.

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Calendar of Events for August

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: MAGNUSON-MOSS WARRANTY ACT.

Definition: U.S. federal law adopted in 1975 to provide additional warranty protections in consumer transactions beyond those provided for under the UCC.

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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