Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) annually honors an outstanding individual in the profession with the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.
Johnson Shipman was a pioneer member of the New York affiliate of the National Association of Purchasing Agents, well-known for giving liberally of his time and counsel. The award was established in 1931 to commemorate the contributions of Shipman, a man known for his vision, intellect and influence on important issues. The award is presented to those individuals whose modest, unselfish, sincere and persistent efforts have aided the advancement of the supply management field. Those chosen for the award have also assisted and guided members of the supply management profession in their endeavors.
The 2011 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award Winner will be honored at an awards luncheon on Tuesday, May, 17, 2011 at ISM's 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Orlando, Florida.
If you wish to nominate someone who has performed distinguished service for the cause and advancement of supply management as an innovator, community leader, mentor and teacher, please contact Janis Kellerman at 800/888-6276, extension 3023 (or, for callers outside the United States, +1 480/752-6276, extension 3023), or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, for a nomination form and instructions. Nomination deadline is January 31, 2011. Membership in ISM is not required to nominate or to be nominated.
ISM Customer Service will send an e-mail instructing you how to pull a current list of your regular members on record with ISM. The ISM Membership Dues Roster must be updated online by February 14, 2011. The rosters will be processed, and invoices will be e-mailed to the affiliate mail designate, affiliate treasurer and the affiliate executive secretary that ISM has on file.
This is a change in process from prior semiannual dues billings. All communications will be by e-mail and your roster will be available online in a "live" document. You will have current information to reconcile against, making dues billing updates accurate and timely.
Please carefully update the ISM Membership Dues Roster so the resulting invoice is accurate. Once the invoice is generated, the amount cannot be adjusted.
We appreciate your cooperation.
Are you looking for a way to pick up some additional Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for your recertification? Attend an ISM satellite seminar! Each of these four-hour broadcasts provides four CEHs. And if you miss the live broadcast, affiliates can borrow DVDs from past satellite broadcasts from the Affiliate Loan Library, show them as an affiliate event, and award the CEHs!
If you choose to show DVDs from the Affiliate Loan Library, the online request form is available in the Members Only area of the ISM website. From the ISM Home Page, click on Members Only, choose Affiliate Resources from the Members Only menu, then click on Affiliate Management Tools. The Affiliate Video Loan Library Request Form is the second bullet from the bottom of the list.
For affiliates that downlink the live broadcast, the Achievement Award Form is sent to downlink site coordinators along with the program materials prior to each broadcast. If your affiliate is showing the DVD for a previous program, you can obtain a copy of a generic Achievement Award form on the ISM website. From the ISM Home Page, click on Members Only, Affiliate Resources, Affiliate Management Tools, then click on Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).
Information on upcoming satellite seminars is posted on the ISM website as it becomes available. From the ISM Home Page, click on Education — Seminars, Conferences, select Seminars, then select Satellite Seminars.
Discover new strategies and best practices from leading executives in procurement and supply chain management — Amgen, BP, Deutsche Bank, FedEx Express, IBM Global Services, Intel Corporation, MeadWestvaco and Tyco International.
Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), the first and largest supply management association, has three upcoming summits to help you transform your supply chain. Encourage a multicultural workforce and elevate your supplier diversity initiatives at:
(All summits are co-located at the Office Depot Conference Center and Embassy Suites Boca Raton in Boca Raton, Florida.)
Each summit has its own set of workshops, but general sessions are held together for added networking time with your colleagues attending the other summits. Students are invited to attend.
Register by January 10, 2011 for best rate at www.ism.ws or 800/888-6276 or +1 480/752-6276, option 8.
It's time to reserve hospitality suites for the 96th Annual ISM International Supply Management Conference, May 15-18, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. For hospitality suite and catering information at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, please contact Heidi Emerson at HEmerson@GaylordHotels.com. Call early for the suite of your choice!
Hospitality suites are to have a business emphasis as opposed to social in order to stay within the educational purpose of the International Supply Management Conference of the Institute for Supply Management™. Hours of operation should not conflict with other Conference activities.
ISM has no desire to discourage informal get-togethers during periods of time when there are no scheduled Conference events. While it may be difficult to discern the exact difference between business and socially oriented suites, or informal get-togethers, it is intended that such activities not leave the association open to criticism. Ethical considerations are and remain of prime concern to the Institute for Supply Management™.
Take part in this year's Conference Career Center during the 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, May 15-17, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.
How Does It Work? ISM offers all Conference participants the opportunity to submit their résumés for consideration.
Participating employers will have the opportunity to review submitted résumés and meet with top candidates during the Conference.
Who's Attending? The ISM Conference hosts more than 2,000 supply management professionals each year. Global attendees are from both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors:
What You Receive as a Participating Employer
Employer Participation Fee
The employer participation fee for the 2011 Conference Career Center is US$1,875. To participate in the 2011 Conference Career Center, please contact Kathy Braase, at +1 480/752-6276, extension 3061, e-mail at email@example.com, or Trish True at +1 480/752-6276, extension 3086, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Save US$200 by signing up before March 1, 2011!
Looking for tools, tips and strategies to advance in your current career path with your current employer? Are you looking for a new position in 2011?
Take Control of Your Future
Career Development Seminars
The ISM 2011 Conference Career Center will hold several career development seminars.
Good news may be waiting for you in Orlando. Employers hiring for supply management positions will be attending the 2011 Conference Career Center.
2011 Conference Career Center Hours
Sunday, May 15, 2011, 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 16, 2011, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.