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May 2004, Vol. 16, No. 5
In This Issue
As you know, supply management professionals are in a key position to ensure socially responsible practices throughout many businesses and industries.
With the January 14, 2004, membership vote approving ISM's revised bylaws, all ISM affiliates are required to update their bylaws to comply with the bylaws of ISM and submit them to ISM for approval and retention. With each affiliate as its own incorporated organization, and as such developing its own bylaws and operating policies, updating your bylaws can be quick and easy with only two specific items required in your bylaws:
Board of Directors Update
The 2004 ISM Board of Directors met on April 24, 2004, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Couldn't make it to Philadelphia for the ISM 89th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit? Get up to speed by checking out the Online Daily Crier for Conference press releases, handouts, workshop summaries and the 2004 Conference Proceedings. The Online Daily Crier can be accessed at: www.ism.ws/Conferences/OnlineDaily0404.cfm.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
ISM is performing a certification market study to determine the future and focus of our certification programs. In December 2003, Knapp and Associates International, a consulting and research firm, completed a set of one-on-one interviews. In early February, we launched the next phase of our study which included five surveys delivered online to a diverse group of individuals including current C.P.M.s and A.P.P.s, lapsed C.P.M.s, non-certified members and leaders in the profession. Participants in this survey had the option to enter a drawing to win a prize.
Our June seminars offer courses from fundamental to more advanced concepts that provide you with the tools you need to put your supply chain on the map. See a seminar that interests you? Register today or learn more by calling the number below. You can also pass this e-mail on to someone you think might benefit from taking one of our skill-building seminars.
Please submit your Annual Affiliate Officers Update Form online at www.ism.ws/MembersOnly/AffiliateOfficerUpForm.cfm. The online roster is pre-populated with the information on file at ISM. All you have to do is verify the information and make changes as needed. If you have any questions, contact Melanie DePalma at 480/752-6276, extension 3062.