for the volunteer leadership
December 2005, Vol. 17, No. 12
In This Issue
In early December, you received in the mail the 2006 Proxy for the Annual Meeting of Members of the Institute for Supply Management, Inc.™ (ISM) You are being asked to vote on the election of ISM Board members. The report of the vote and other business of the organization will be made at the Annual ISM Membership Meeting that will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) at the national headquarters of ISM at 2055 E. Centennial Circle, Tempe, Arizona.
Purpose: The purpose of the ISM Persons of the Year Awards is to honor members who go beyond the regular scope of work to make outstanding contributions to ISM and the profession.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
ISM's 2004 Certification Market Study supports the creation of a new comprehensive qualification that will recognize the expanded education, skills and experience needed for successful supply managers in the 21st century. Foremost among the study's conclusions is that the new professional qualification must reflect higher skill levels across all disciplines within supply management. In development since 2003, ISM's new qualification will focus on strategic, high-level supply management, culminating in senior management level expertise. The new qualification will be available in 2008.
Spread the Word — Sharing the Value of Supply Management
ISM established the first official Spokesperson Team Program more than a year ago as part of the public relations initiative of promoting the image of supply management.
Many ISM affiliates publish monthly regional business survey reports. These reports are a snapshot of the business conditions in that affiliate's local vicinity or membership coverage area. The monthly regional business survey reports can be found on the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws/ISMReport/index.cfm#regional.
Your attendance is requested at the ISM Annual Membership Meeting. Please plan to join us for a report on institute business including the election of the ISM Board of Directors and other matters as stated in the Proxy dated December 1, 2005.
For information regarding each award, visit the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws, log into the Members Only area, select the link to Affiliate Support and then click on the specific award.