Friday, January 4, 2013

In This Issue ...
  • December Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®: NMI at 56.1% — Read more.
  • Latest JPMorgan Global PMI: Global Report on Manufacturing — Read more.
  • Feature Article: Brewing a Better Future — Read more.
  • Be Sure to Sign Up for Today's ISM Reality Check Series: "Detroit: Hear Me Roar" — Read more.
  • Register Now for ISM Summit for Black Executives in Supply Management — Read more.
  • It's Easy to Subscribe to the Just in ETime Newsletter — Read more.
  • Term of the Day — Read more.
  • Contact Us — Read more.

ISM's Reality Check Series - Detroit: Hear Me Roar Banner Ad

December Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®: NMI at 56.1%

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in December for the 36th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.

The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM, chair of the Institute for Supply Management™ Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. "The NMI™ registered 56.1 percent in December, 1.4 percentage points higher than the 54.7 percent registered in November. This indicates continued growth at a slightly faster rate in the non-manufacturing sector. The Non-Manufacturing Business Activity Index registered 60.3 percent, which is 0.9 percentage point lower than the 61.2 percent reported in November, reflecting growth for the 41st consecutive month. The New Orders Index increased by 1.2 percentage points to 59.3 percent. The Employment Index increased by 6 percentage points to 56.3 percent, indicating growth in employment for the fifth consecutive month at a significantly faster rate. The Prices Index decreased 0.4 percentage point to 56.6 percent, indicating prices increased at a slightly slower rate in December when compared to November. According to the NMI™, 13 non-manufacturing industries reported growth in December. Respondents' comments remain mixed and are mostly positive about business conditions and the economy."

Read the entire Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® release.

Back to Top

Latest JPMorgan Global PMI: Global Report on Manufacturing

Global Manufacturing Holds Steady at End of 2012

The global manufacturing sector continued to stabilize in December. At 50.2, from 49.6 in November, the JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI™ — a composite index* produced by JPMorgan and Markit in association with ISM and IFPSM — lifted back above the no-change mark of 50.0 for the first time since May 2012.

Global manufacturing output, new orders and employment were all broadly unchanged over the month in December. PMI indices tracking trends in each of these variables also rose further from lows seen during mid-2012.

Read the entire JPMorgan release.

Back to Top

Feature Article: Brewing a Better Future

As one of the largest brewers in the world, Heineken's efforts to deliver better energy and water use and reduce CO2 emissions have had a significant impact on its breweries, warehouses and offices around the globe. Heineken recently announced new sustainability targets, stating that it aims to reduce the amount of water used in the brewing process to 3.7 hectoliters (hl) of water per hectoliters of beer produced by 2020, compared to 5.1 hl in 2008 (approximately 98 gallons by 2020, compared to approximately 135 gallons in 2008).

The organization's ambition is to create a blueprint for a CO2-neutral brewery and achieve water neutrality for all our breweries in water-stressed areas. It aims to reduce the direct and indirect CO2 emissions from fossil fuels in our breweries from 10.4 kg/hl in 2008 to 6.4 kg/hl in 2020. Its long-term aspiration is to be the world's greenest brewer.

In April 2010, as a result of extensive discussions with key stakeholders around the globe, Heineken launched a new strategic initiative, Brewing a Better Future. This has provided a clear roadmap for the company, reflecting Heineken's long-term objectives. The initiative is focused on three pillars: 1) continuously improve the environmental impact of its brands and business, 2) empower Heineken's people and the communities in which they operate, and 3) positively impact the role of beer in society.

Supply management is a vital aspect of this strategy, with the clear objective to reduce energy consumption, adding renewables to the energy mix and reducing water consumption in 2012 and in the years that follow.

Read this Inside Supply Management® article in its entirety.

Back to Top

Be Sure to Sign Up for Today's ISM Reality Check Series: "Detroit: Hear Me Roar"

Length: 45 minutes
Topic: Current supply and economic events in the automotive industry
Date: Friday, January 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. — Eastern / 8 a.m. — Pacific
Contact: Terri Tracey

This ISM Reality Check Series installment — featuring Automotive — will address:

  • How the automotive industry has changed since the recession of 2009
  • What's impacting the automotive supply chains
  • What big changes will occur in the next one to five 5 years
  • Whether or not participants are seeing effort to source in-country as a risk management.

This program will feature two presenters:

Sidney Johnson
Senior Vice President
Delphi Corporation

Sidney Johnson is currently senior vice president of Global Supply Management for Delphi and serves as the executive champion for the Global Supply Management Task Team.

Johnson began his career in 1988 with General Motors at Allison Transmission Division in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was named director, Global Supply Management for Delphi Packard Electric Systems in 2002. With more than 20 years of experience in purchasing, operations, quality and lean manufacturing principles, Johnson currently is responsible for direct, indirect, logistics as well as processes & systems and supplier quality. He was named to his current position effective February 17, 2006.

Johnson is chair of the ISM Board of Directors.

Neil DeKoker
President and CEO
OESA — Original Equipment Suppliers Association

Neil DeKoker is the founding president and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). Founded in August 1998, OESA represents suppliers of components, modules, systems, materials, equipment and services used in and by the original equipment automotive industry. OESA provides a forum for members to address issues of common interest, provides a voice for the industry and promotes the interests of the OE supplier community. The association currently represents more than 400 companies, with global automotive sales of more than US$300 billion.

Registration is available online.

Back to Top

Register Now for ISM Summit for Black Executives in Supply Management

Register now to attend the 10th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit, to be held February 5-7, 2013 at the Doubletree by Hilton New Orleans. This event delivers supply chain management strategies as well as general business approaches to help you streamline your enterprise. This is not only an opportunity for face-to-face learning, but for networking as well.

Find out what other organizations are doing to get ahead. Hear from top performers representing General Mills, IBM Corporation, DuPont, Cisco WebEx, MeadWestvaco, and more. The program is presented for black executives, their direct reports and those interested in building their career in supply management. Black Executive Supply Management Summit sessions include:

Hosted by Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) the 10th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit is at the same time and location as the 5th Annual Women Executive Supply Management Summit. Each summit has its own set of workshops, but general sessions are together. Summit registrants are welcome to attend any of the concurrent sessions.

Student teams will present cases on the morning of February 7, 2013. In addition to showcasing the next generation of supply management talent, student team members will also hear from practitioners on how to establish themselves in the supply management profession.

Register now by visiting the ISM website. Registration is US$949 for ISM members and US$1,149 for nonmembers. Student Member rate is US$250. Fees include all summit workshops and scheduled meals.

All sessions are at the Doubletree Hilton New Orleans, 300 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. For hotel reservations, please book online. Book by January 7, 2013, to receive the special rate of US$169. NOTE: Free in-room Internet was negotiated for guests staying at the host facility.

Back to Top

It's Easy to Subscribe to the Just in ETime Newsletter

To receive Just in ETime:

  • First, log into the ISM website using your username and password.

  • If you have never created a profile/account on the ISM website, click "create an account" in the upper right-hand corner of the ISM Home Page.

  • If you do have an account, enter your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of the ISM Home Page.

  • Under the "Membership" tab, select the "My Account."

  • Select "Manage Newsletters."

  • Finally, select Just in ETime from the list of available newsletters and click the "Update Subscription" button at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions or encounter any problems, please contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

Back to Top

Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: TRADE AGREEMENTS ACT OF 1979.

Definition: U.S. federal law enacted to facilitate approval and implementation of various trade agreements, foster growth and maintenance of an open world trading system, expand opportunities for U.S. commerce in international trade and improve the rules of international trade.

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.

Back to Top

Contact Us

Questions/Comments? Contact RaeAnn Slaybaugh.

Back to Top