for the volunteer leadership

January 2002, Vol. 14, No. 1

  • In This Issue Members Only Content

    Today, the world’s business environment is rapidly changing. Organizations are striving to succeed by identifying accelerated and different means that will give them a competitive advantage. In this environment, "purchasing" has become less descriptive of what purchasing professionals are actually doing. Increasingly, these professionals are becoming more and more responsible for a supply of goods and services necessary to meet an organization’s strategic objectives. Today, and for the future, strategic and innovative supply management is what will ensure the success of an organization.

  • Affiliate Support Members Only Content

    Below is the list of ISM seminars for the months of February and March 2002. For seminar details, please refer to your ISM Resource Catalog; call the ISM Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401; or log on to the ISM Web site ( and select the Seminars and Online Learning link.

  • Technology Members Only Content

    The new Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) Web site officially launched on January 1, 2002. The ISM Web address is If you used the former NAPM Web site, you’ll find the new ISM Web site just as easy to use.

  • C.P.M. and A.P.P. News Members Only Content

    Certificates with the Institute for Supply Management™ name and logo started being issued November 1, 2001, for those candidates currently earning or renewing their C.P.M. and A.P.P. certificates.

  • Liner Notes Members Only Content

    It’s time to reserve hospitality suites for ISM’s International Conference, May 5-8, 2002, in San Francisco.

  • Reminders Members Only Content

    Be sure your affiliate receives the recognition it deserves by completing the Affiliate Excellence Award Survey and submitting it for consideration. Submission deadline is January 31, 2002. For more information, log into the Members Only area of the ISM Web site at and select the Affiliate Support link, or contact David Schultz, Affiliate Support, at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3041.