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In This Issue ...
  • This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine — Read more.
  • Kemp Is Hoagland Award Recipient for 2012 — Read more.
  • Feature Article: Out In Front: Investing in People — Read more.
  • Deadline Approaches for ISM Academic Grant Applications — Read more.
  • January 31 Web Seminar: "Manage Supplier Risk: Be Proactive Using Diverse Market Intelligence" — Read more.
  • ISM Expands Service Offerings by Acquiring ADR North America — Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for February — 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 December 2011/January 2012 issue is full of useful information, including the following articles:

  • Best of Both Worlds
    Rail-truck intermodal shipping combines the best of each transportation mode, making global trade economical and efficient.

  • Out In Front: Investing in People
    Strong leaders embrace unlikely candidates, support a culture of change and look for ways to expose their teams to the entire value chain.

  • Integrated Reports on the Rise
    Combining environmental, social and governance performance with financial performance in one report creates a new level of transparency.

Access the complete December 2011/January 2012 issue of Inside Supply Management® online.

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Kemp Is Hoagland Award Recipient for 2012

Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) Educational Resources Committee has named Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., CPSM, C.P.M. its John H. Hoagland Award recipient for 2012. Kemp is president of Kemp Enterprises in Des Moines, Iowa. He will be recognized at a dinner on March 15, 2012, in conjunction with the 2012 North American Research Symposium.

Kemp is an author, lecturer and consultant. He began his career working with the mobilization, maintenance, modernization and preparedness of the U.S. Army's Industrial Production Base, which included oversight of procurement for engineering services and construction. After a 23-year military career, Kemp retired from the U.S. Army in 1973 as a lieutenant colonel, Regular Army Corps of Engineers. He earned his doctorate and MBA degrees from Arizona State University. From 1982 to 1995, Kemp taught university courses on international management, world trade, international business, production management and business strategies at Drake University. He was elected ISM (then NAPM) national president in 1997, and was awarded the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award in 2005.

Kemp is a longtime advocate for the supply management academic community. He was part of the effort that established ISM's Academic Research Support Program, a grants program designed to help researchers and academicians at all phases of their careers.

The North American Research Symposium is scheduled for March 15-16, 2012 at the Phoenix/Chandler Hilton in Chandler, Arizona. Registration information for the event is available on the ISM website.

The John H. Hoagland Award was created to recognize and honor the contributions of outstanding academics and practitioners in supply management. Professor Hoagland taught supply management from 1952 to 1990 at Michigan State University to undergraduate, graduate and executive students. As one of the first academics in the field of purchasing and operations, he was instrumental in training doctoral students who would later deliver courses in purchasing at universities and colleges around the world. He also made strong contributions in research, focusing on business surveys to study leading economic indicators and business trends.

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Feature Article: Out In Front: Investing in People

In this December 2011/January 2012 Inside Supply Management® article, Reinhard Winkler — a German native and senior vice president of operations for the Imaging and Printing Group at Hewlett-Packard in San Diego — discusses his atypical climb up the supply chain ladder.

Winkler started in human resources for Hewlett-Packard (HP) in 1983, with degrees in business administration and organizational psychology. He was an HR manager in Europe for 10 years when he was approached about moving into manufacturing. "The recruiter said, 'You may not have the direct experience, but you have the core skills to be successful,'" Winkler recalls.

Even being in HR, this was a new approach for him. Winkler's new boss was focused not on job description words such as "logistics" or "supply chain," but on the ability to manage people, adeptness with numbers, an ability to learn quickly and strategic program management skills.

"This was a chance to expand my skills," he says. "I made the leap from managing a small HR team to a 500-person manufacturing team focusing on printed circuit board manufacturing.

"Now I have made my way through operations and supply chain management to my current position as senior vice president of operations for the Imaging and Printing Group at HP. It is my job to take risks and give HP the inside track on supply chain management."

Read the full article on the Inside Supply Management® website.

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Deadline Approaches for ISM Academic Grant Applications

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), is accepting applications in three of four grant categories of its Academic Research Support Program. Completed application packets are due by January 31, 2012. Each phase of ISM's Academic Research Support Program has specific selection criteria as well as distinct application and evaluation procedures. The Program seeks applications from researchers and academicians, both domestic and international, for the following programs (grants):

The ISM Dissertation Research Grant encourages doctoral students interested in supply management to develop and complete their dissertation research in supply management or closely related topics. For 2012, ISM intends to support two dissertations at up to US$12,000 each. Each applicant has three years from the date of the award to complete their dissertation.

The Professional Research Development Grant is designed to support assistant and younger associate professors. Faculty selected will generally have two to eight years of teaching and research experience and have successful publication experience beyond the doctoral degree. ISM will fund one grant in 2012 at up to US$10,000.

The ISM Professional Research and Collaboration Grant supports associate and new full professors to establish themselves as recognized authorities in the field. Faculty selected will generally have nine to 18 years of teaching and research experience with recognition for extensive publications, teaching or expertise in academe or the corporate world. One-year projects will not exceed US$15,000 and multi-year projects cannot exceed three years, with a maximum value of US$12,000 per year.

Visit ISM online for general eligibility requirements.

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January 31 Web Seminar: "Manage Supplier Risk: Be Proactive Using Diverse Market Intelligence"

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Time: 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST
Price: No cost
Length: 60 minutes
Host: ISM
Sponsor: LexisNexis.

Successful supplier risk management provides organizations with effective planning, as well as better risk avoidance — all fueled by the need for transparency. Monitoring and managing risk is becoming essential to preserve capital, organizational integrity and brand equity. Regardless of industry, common areas that require continuous monitoring include regulatory compliance, fraud prevention and corporate social responsibility.

Based on supplier insights from market research and real-world case studies, this web seminar offers different approaches to leverage supplier-based (and market-driven) data. These tried-and-true approaches create a holistic strategy that proactively manages supplier risk within the enterprise. Discover practical takeaways to help you implement or improve upon your current supplier risk strategies.

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding supplier management and the context of supplier risk
  • Review research that discusses current state of supplier risk enablement
  • Introduce case studies that demonstrate how market data is being used
  • Review the types of data being provided for assessing supplier risk.

Online registration is available.

Featured Speaker:

Constantine Limberakis
Senior Market Research
Aberdeen Group

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ISM Expands Service Offerings by Acquiring ADR North America

Two powerhouses unite to build on strength of ISM-ADR School for Supply Management.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) has taken a significant step to amplify its capacity for delivering customized professional development, consulting and skills assessments to the world's leading companies and supply management organizations. ISM has invested in the consulting firm ADR North America (ADR NA). ADR NA will continue to operate under its own name, providing a full range of supply management consulting, including baseline assessments, transformations of supply management operations, coordination of procurement across enterprises, risk management, category strategies and other related services.

ISM and ADR NA have been partners for three years in a successful joint venture, the ISM-ADR School for Supply Management, which provides a broad range of professional development courses delivered in a variety of formats and native languages around the world. Last year, ISM and ADR NA established a permanent training location in China.

"As ISM expands its global influence and leads corporations to supply management excellence, it was a natural progression for us to take greater advantage of ADR's assessment tools, educational materials and instructors," said ISM CEO Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., MCIPS. "This acquisition is a decisive way to do that. We've been delivering ADR's state-of-practice expertise through our ISM-ADR School, and now we will offer it to companies and organizations another way — as consulting from ADR North America."

As ISM and ADR North America unite to create a new business entity, ADR North America CEO Bill Michels, CPSM, will continue in his role as president of ADR NA and president of ADR-ISM Supply Chain Management Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Inc., and he has also been named a senior vice president of ISM. "We are delighted to be a part of an organization recognized for its global leadership in the supply management profession," said Michels. "I am confident that our clients will greatly benefit from this new relationship."

To execute its investment, ISM has established the for-profit company ISM Services, Inc. ADR North America will operate as a subsidiary of ISM Services, Inc., as will ADR-ISM Supply Management Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. ADR North America and ADR-ISM Supply Management Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. will continue to be licensees of ADR International, the U.K.-based global consulting firm.

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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: MINI-TRIAL.

Definition: Contract dispute resolution process in which each party, usually through its attorney, presents its legal arguments to senior management of the other party where such management has authority to settle the matter; an independent third party may be present and intervene if the parties cannot reach a settlement agreement.

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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