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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine — Read more.
  • Feature Article: Help Suppliers Score Green Wins — Read more.
  • October 27 Web Seminar: "Leveraging Technology to Protect your Savings Strategy" — Read more.
  • Institute for Supply Management Partners With Supply Chain Council — Read more.
  • Journal of Supply Chain Management Now on Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Knowledge℠ — Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for November — 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 October/November 2010 issue is full of useful information, including the following articles:

Access the complete October/November 2010 issue of Inside Supply Management® online.

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Feature Article: Help Suppliers Score Green Wins

In this recent Inside Supply Management® article, Procter & Gamble offers to share its new Supplier Environmental Sustainability Scorecard to help fill the current void for an industry standard.

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October 27 Web Seminar: "Leveraging Technology to Protect your Savings Strategy"

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Time: 2 p.m. (EDT) /11 a.m. (PDT)
Price: No cost
Length: 60 minutes
Host: ISM
Sponsor: Zycus

Spend management technology has matured over the last decade, with a large number of organizations automating their processes and relying on technology tools as enablers for generating savings. Having the basic spend management process structure in place, most companies have already achieved first-level savings targets.

Now, the challenge lies in raising the game to achieve the elusive advanced savings through better supplier management, sourcing of complex categories, analyzing the collected information and, of course, restricting all avenues for saving leakages.

During this Web seminar, experts will speak on ways to use existing tools and technology to promote process transparency and take the first steps toward creating a comprehensive plan to realize next-generation savings.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Automated mapping of corporate spend patterns for easy identification of saving leakages
  • Real-time, online collaborative decision-making to promote transparency in supplier evaluation and management
  • Internal benchmarking of same category spend by slicing and dicing data across business units
  • Integrated compliance tracking to cut back on maverick spend
  • Tracking, consolidating and leveraging commodity pricing information for better negotiation.

Featured Speaker:

  • R. David Nelson
    CEO and Senior Advisor
    Dave Nelson Group, Inc.

  • Anurag Dixit
    Vice President of Marketing

Attendance of the live session of this Web seminar qualifies for one CEH credit at ISM. Registration is available on the ISM website.

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Institute for Supply Management Partners With Supply Chain Council;

Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has reached an agreement with Houston-based Supply Chain Council, Inc. (SCC) to offer member access and discounts to each organization's training and certification programs for supply management. ISM is a not-for-profit membership association that leads and serves supply management professionals across the globe. SCC is a global not-for-profit corporation with membership open to companies and organizations. SCC is a leading authority on supply chain methodology, diagnostics and benchmarking based on the Supply Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR®).

As a result of this partnership, SCC members are eligible for member pricing on ISM educational programs and testing for the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) professional credential as well as registration for the ISM 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit (May 15-18, 2011 in Orlando, Florida).

ISM members have access to SCC's SCORmark® supply chain benchmarking database, and will receive member rates for SCOR Framework and Project workshops as well as global SCC events, including the upcoming Supply Chain World Europe (October 24-26, 2010 in Munich, Germany).

"This collaboration allows a range of products to be made available to members of both organizations," says ISM CEO Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., MCIPS. "ISM members will enjoy access to SCOR® evaluation model and database, and SCC members now have a direct path to ISM's educational opportunities as well as to our professional qualification."

SCC Executive Director Joseph Francis adds, "This alliance is a great opportunity for both ISM and SCC members. Supply chain professionals around the world can enhance their knowledge and earn professional certifications from both organizations, increasing their industry recognition and career opportunities."

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Journal of Supply Chain Management Now on Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Knowledge℠

The journal of choice for supply management scholars, Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM), has gained entry to a world-renowned citation database of more than 10,000 research journals. Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Knowledge℠ added the Journal following a rigorous evaluation of the publication's impact, influence, timeliness, peer review and geographic representation.

Now in its 46th year, the Journal of Supply Chain Management is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The Journal publishes papers by thought-leaders and top scholars in the field of supply management, as well as related disciplines including marketing channels and strategy, transaction cost economics, operations management and social network analysis.

According to Co-Editors-in-Chief Craig R. Carter, Ph.D., and Lisa M. Ellram, Ph.D., securing inclusion on the ISI Web of Knowledge℠ citation database is a huge accomplishment. "Our mission is to be the journal of choice across disciplines," Carter says. "The Journal's inclusion in this database will continue to help clarify and enhance understanding of the various aspects of supply chain management to individuals worldwide who can now incorporate relevant Journal content into their scholarly research and decision-making. It will also help to quantify the impact of research published in the Journal, and will encourage even greater submissions from authors located outside the U.S."

The Journal can be located on Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Knowledge℠ — Science by searching the term "Journal of Supply Chain Management" in the Master Journal List field. Acceptance into ISI will also assign the Journal an impact factor (a measure of relative importance based on average number of citations) based on articles published from 2008 onward.

For details, visit the JSCM website, follow JSCM on Twitter or order a subscription directly from Wiley-Blackwell.

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Calendar of Events for November

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Term of the Day


Definition: A method for evaluating and measuring the maturity of the software development process of organizations on a scale of 1 to 5. The CMM was developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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.

Access the online Glossary.

If you are not a member but would like membership information, visit the ISM website.

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