for the volunteer leadership
March 2005, Vol. 17, No. 3
In This Issue
Summer Leadership Training Workshops are tailored specifically for the leadership of ISM affiliates. These workshops offer invaluable networking opportunities as well as sessions addressing both the tactical and strategic training necessary to run a successful affiliate.
Spread the Word - Sharing the Value of Supply Management
Supply Management Month has arrived! This year's theme is: Supply Management: Maximizing Opportunities, Managing Risk. This year, Supply Management Month activities mark the launch of ISM's Supply Management Image Campaign, which leverages the momentum of Supply Management Month into an ongoing effort to increase awareness of supply management.
Through the wonderful technology of the Internet and your computer, you can find out anything you want to know about ISM and more.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
With the recent changes to the A.P.P. program, there is some confusion about the timeline for an individual to become an A.P.P. In the initial news release, it seemed as if February 28, 2005, was the end-all-be-all deadline — that if you did not register for the A.P.P. Exam by that date, you would not be able to obtain your A.P.P. This is not true.
"Supply Chain Research Trends and Market Intelligence" is the subject of the next ISM Satellite Seminar, scheduled for Thursday, April 14, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. The program will explore the current state of the supply management profession and where it is heading, and includes a look at best practices and resources for effective decision making. Supply chain experts will share their perspectives on market intelligence, including a discussion of how to recognize elements of market intelligence and its impact on today's business world.
Have you registered for the 90th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit? There's still time and you can register three ways: