January 2009, Vol. 21, No. 1
for the volunteer leadership
This Month on the ISM Web Site: Research Tools
ISM has compiled a library of research information to help you in your daily quest for professional tools.
Here is a sample of just a few of the many tools compiled to assist you.
- ISM Resource Guides
These are "packets of information" on a variety of supply management subjects. Each guide includes five to 10 articles from various ISM publications, suggested reading lists, valuable links to related Web sites, plus contact information for a variety of other resources and information on each topic.
- ISM Bid Specifications Database
Need to draft a bid document for your organization but don't want to start from scratch? Try finding a close match in the Bid Specification Database to use as a template! ISM has compiled hundreds of statements of work (SOW), requests for quote (RFQ), contracts, requests for proposal (RFP) and invitation to bid documents from organizations across the country.
- ISM Tool Kit
The tools listed in the ISM Tool Kit are decision-making flowcharts and other processes including: negotiations, cost analysis, price analysis and strategic profit model.
- Sustainability and Social Responsibility Research
It is the mission of the ISM to foster and drive sustainability and social responsibility excellence across the supply chain through the development of principles, and the sharing of tools, information and practices.
- ISM Survey Research Results
From time to time, ISM conducts surveys of its members and other audiences to measure the impact of issues or events on the business community and supply management in particular. The results of various research projects are available here.
To access the complete list of research tools compiled by ISM, select Tools on the left side of the ISM Home Page and then Research Tools.
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