FOR RELEASE: August 16, 2002
|ISM Media Relations|
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(Tempe, AZ) — The Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) Resource Guides™ are topic-specific electronic "packets" of information. Each guide includes five to 10 articles from various ISM publications, links to other relevant Web sites, and suggested reading with contact information from a variety of other sources. ISM Resource Guides™, free to ISM members, are delivered right to your desktop via the Web.
Featured ISM Resource Guide™ topics include:
Purchasing Performance and Benchmarking -
This guide features tips and articles on how to measure purchasing's performance and use benchmarking as a means for process improvement.
Bidding Process -
From online auctions to e-mail-based RFPs, the bidding process is rapidly evolving. To help stay on top of it all, this guide covers the newest opportunities for handling bids.
Outsourcing with success. This guide tells how, and why, to develop a successful outsourcing program. Learn to use outsourcing as an advantage.
Other ISM Resource Guide™ topics include:
|Best of Purchasing||Business Models for the Purchasing Function|
|Capital Equipment Purchasing||Cost Reduction Strategies|
|Electronic Commerce||Environmental Issues in Purchasing|
|Ethics in Purchasing||Global Sourcing|
|Hospitality||ISO 9000 Guidelines|
|Inventory Management||MRO Procuring|
|Minority Supplier Programs||Negotiation Skills in Purchasing|
|Purchasing Logistics||Public Purchasing|
|Service Purchasing||Small-Business Purchasing|
|Software Licensing and Contracting||State Government Purchasing|
|The Purchasing Card||Transportation|
To order or find out more information on the Resource Guides and topics, go to the ISM Web site, www.ism.ws, and use the members only selection, or access the Guides directly at www.ism.ws/Seminars/ResourceGuides.cfm, or call ISM's Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276, extension 401.