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February 2010, VOL. 22, NO.

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For the Volunteer Leadership
ISM MEMBERSHIP
January 1, 2010
35,156

B o a r d H i g h l i g h t s
In This Issue:
Board Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ISM Board Meeting
Highlights
Attention Affiliates: Your Bylaws The 2009 ISM Board of Directors
Need to Be Updated to Comply
Number of CPSM®s
Meeting, the Annual Meeting of the
With ISM Bylaws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Members of the Institute for Supply D ec . 31, 2009 1,372
Management, Inc.™ and the 2010
What’s It Worth to You? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Board of Directors Meeting were held D ec . 31, 2008 723
Plan Now for a Successful Supply on January 14, 2010 at ISM
Management Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Headquarters in Tempe, Arizona.
Janice L. Davis: four-year term, 3,112
This Month on the ISM Web Site:
At the 2009 Board Meeting, the for, with 227 votes withheld; Craig J.
Preparing for the ISM Conference . . . . . . 6
Board: Johnson, C.P.M., A.P.P.: four-year
ISM’s Solution to Improving Your • Approved the Finance Committee’s term, 3,072 for, with 241 votes
Human Capital Management recommendation to accept the 2008- withheld.
Strategy — The 2010 Conference 2009 annual audit, as presented by • Amending the ISM Bylaws to modify
Career Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. The 2007- ISM Membership Criteria. 2,535 votes
2008 audit is available upon request for, 802 votes against, 58 abstentions.
April Satellite Seminar Focuses on from the ISM Treasurer.
Logistics, Inventory and Distribution . . . . 7 • Accepted an updated strategic plan At the 2010 Board Meeting, the
Docket for Board of Directors Meeting . . 8 for the ISM Annual Conference as Board:
presented by the ISM Conference • Appointed Deborah Webber, CPSM,
Leadership Committee. C.P.M., as Treasurer and Nora P.
Share with • Accepted the revised Model Business Neibergall, CPSM, C.P.M., as
your members. Conduct Guidelines for ISM Affiliates Secretary.
as presented by the ISM Ethical • Reaffirmed ISM’s commitment to
NewsLine Staff Standards Committee. diversity awareness and inclusion and
Editor: • Accepted revisions to the ISM Policy the diversity statement: “For the
Linda Thomas
Manual. Institute, diversity is valuing and
Affiliate Support:
• Accepted the 2010 revision of respecting individual strengths, view-
Jan Miller, Vice President
Institute for Supply Management™ points and contributions. Diversity is
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Frank Sheridan White Paper: Supply Management a positive asset for the organization’s
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Defined. growth and success. ISM values and
Lisa Wolters-Broder • Accepted the recommendations for embraces diversity in the member-
committee appointments. ship, its operations and partnerships.”
NewsLine is produced monthly
• Accepted the Affiliate Support recom- • Approved committee appointments.
and distributed to:
mendations on the following: • Determined future meeting dates:
ISM Board of Directors, ISM Group/Forum
Chairs, Professional Credentials Committee, Name Change: Saturday, April 24, 2010, San Diego;
Committee on Sustainability and Social NAPM—Fort Worth to ISM—Fort Worth Finance Committee, Tuesday, July
Responsibility, Diversity Committee, Dissolution: 13, 2010, Chicago; Wednesday,
Educational Resources Committee, Ethical
Standards Committee, Leadership Training NAPM—Glen Falls Area New York, Inc. August 18, Derby, Derbyshire, U.K.;
Workshop Planning Committees, Richter • Approved the recommendation of the Finance Committee, Wednesday,
Award Oversight Committee, Affiliate ISM Educational Resources January 12, 2011, Tempe, Arizona;
Presidents, Affiliate Vice Presidents, Affiliate
Executive Officers, Affiliate Directors, Affiliate Committee to establish the ISM Thursday, January 13, 2011, Tempe,
Secretaries, Affiliate Treasurers, Affiliate Activity Academic Research Support Arizona; Saturday, May 14, 2011,
Committee Chairs, Affiliate Programs Chairs, Program. Kissimmee, Florida; Finance Committee,
Affiliate Designated Mail Recipients, Chapter/
Satellite Officers, Former ISM Presidents and Tuesday, July 12, 2011, Chicago;
Chairs, Miscellaneous VIPs and ISM Staff. At the Annual Meeting, the Members Wednesday, August 17 and Thursday,
approved the following: August 18, 2011, site to be determined.
• Election of ISM Board Members. The
ISM is a member of the International Federation of
following nominees were approved:
Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM)
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A f f i l i a t e S u p p o r t

Attention Affiliates: Your Bylaws Need to Be Updated to provided that such person does not solicit business
Comply With ISM Bylaws on behalf of such person or his or her employer
On January 14, 2010, the ISM membership approved the during meetings of any ISM activity, including
modification of ISM’s Regular membership criteria to allow without limitation, meetings of Affiliated
any person interested in the supply mananagement field to Associations (including chapters), ISM Committees
be a Regular member of an Affliliated Association, pro- and ISM Groups and Forums (as defined in Policy).
vided that person does not solicit business on behalf of such
person or his or her employer during meetings of any ISM Option 2 is a standard definition of Regular Members.
activity. This modification removes the current restriction If you choose this option, you will not be required to
on persons who are primarily engaged in sales activity. update your bylaws to reflect any future changes to
Please be aware that the ISM Board strongly advocates and ISM’s Regular member definition.
stresses the continued restriction on using ISM Membership as Regular Members. A person shall be eligible to
a method of active solicitation or sales. Affiliate, Groups and be a Regular member of the Association who satis-
Forums would be able to rightly enforce all restrictions on such fies the eligibility requirements of a Regular
activities. member of an Affiliated Association as defined in
the bylaws of the Institute for Supply Management,
What Does Your Affiliate Need to Do? Inc™ (ISM), as amended from time to time. Regular
Your affiliate needs to complete three simple steps: members of this Association shall have the right to
1. Review the affiliate bylaws to see how Regular cast one vote on all questions which require a vote
Members is defined. of the Regular members of this Association other
2. Decide which one of the options below should be incor- than those Regular members who, pursuant to the
porated into the bylaws. ISM Bylaws, as amended from time to time, do not
Option 1 must read exactly as defined in the ISM have voting rights.
Bylaws (Article III, Section 4):
Regular Members. Any person interested in the 3. Update the bylaws with the Regular member definition
supply management field shall be eligible to be a and e-mail a copy to Linda Thomas at lthomas@ism.ws.
Regular member of an Affiliated Association
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Tips for Updating Affiliate Bylaws


1. Do your affiliate bylaws contain a section describing more information, refer to the Model Affiliate Bylaws,
“dues-free” members? If this section references life or Article VI, Section 2. Employer Discount.
academic members, be sure that it is not a subsection
of “Nonvoting Membership.” ISM recommends lan- Number of Regular Discount Against
guage for dues-free members in its Model Affiliate Members Employed ISM and Affiliated
Bylaws under Article IV, Section 3. Dues-free Members. by Employer Association Dues
2. If your affiliate’s bylaws contain a section describing 50 or more 25%
“Nonvoting Membership,” be sure to remove any
and all references to life members. Life members are 5. On January 11, 2007, the ISM membership estab-
considered Regular ISM members with voting and lished the Affiliate Group and Forums Relations
office-holding privileges. ISM recommends language Committee. If your affiliate bylaws include sections
for nonvoting members in its Model Affiliate Bylaws that reference the Affiliate Support Council (ASC),
under Article IV, Section 4. Nonvoting Membership. they should be updated to reflect current ISM proce-
3. If your affiliate’s bylaws reference the actual amount of dures. ISM recommends using the language from the
ISM dues paid annually or semiannually, be sure that it following sections of the Model Affiliate Bylaws to
reflects the September 1, 2008 dues increase to US$110 replace your outdated information.
annually or US$55 semiannually. Although affiliates Article III — Affiliation with ISM
may do as they wish, ISM recommends not including Section 3. Suspension or Termination of Affiliation.
the actual dues amounts in the bylaws. This will elimi-
nate extra work in resubmitting your bylaws to us and Article IV — Membership
your state every time the dues amounts change. Section 6. Denial of Membership
4. Don’t forget that ISM offers the following volume dis- Section 7. Expulsion of Members
count with 50 or more ISM Regular members. For Section 8. Reinstatement

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(Affiliate Support, continued from page 2)

Your bylaws will be reviewed for compliance, and an register online, at www.ism.ws/Education/LTPRegForm.
approval letter will be e-mailed to the affiliate president cfm. Once you have registered for the Affiliate Leadership
for your records. If any changes are required, the presi- Training Program, the Conference registration application
dent will be notified. on the Web will automatically take the $300 off the
Conference registration.
Note: As you review the bylaws, this would be a good time Members of your affiliate leadership team who are not
to make sure they are in line with ISM’s current standards listed in the ISM Affiliate Officers Directory are eligible for
and procedures. The tips shown here should be helpful. the Conference discount but will need to fax in their regis-
tration form or register with Miranda Smith in ISM
Registration is now open for the Affiliate Leadership Customer Service at 480/752-6276 or 800/888-6276,
Training Program being held April 23-24, 2010 at the San extension 3020.
Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California prior to Affiliate Excellence Awards normally presented at the
the 95th ISM Annual International Supply Management annual summer Leadership Training Workshops will be pre-
Conference and Educational Exhibit. sented at this year’s Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast held
Registration is free, but you will during the Conference on Saturday, April 23, 2010.
San Diego need to preregister to attend. The
Affiliate Leadership Training
Details for the Affiliate Leadership Training Program will
be posted on the ISM Web site as they become available.
Program begins at 12:30 p.m. on To access, go to www.ism.ws and click on Members Only,
Friday, April 23 and wraps up at Affiliate Resources, Affiliate Support, Leadership Training
4:45 p.m., Saturday, April 24. Workshops and then 2010 Affiliate Leadership Training
photo courtesy of www.PDPhoto.org Attendees are responsible for Program. Information about the program will also be pub-
their own transportation, meals lished in upcoming issues of NewsLine.
and lodging. Saturday’s lunch will be on your own. The Looking forward to seeing you in San Diego!
San Diego Convention Center and the Hilton San Diego
(Board Highlights, continued from page 1)
Bayfront are located downtown along majestic San Diego
Bay with the vibrant Gaslamp District and plenty of Complete copies of the minutes and appendixes from the
restaurants. January 2010 meetings are available through the ISM Web
Plus! Affiliate officers who attend the 1½-day Leadership site. Go to About ISM, then Association Governance, or
Training Program and wish to attend the Conference will contact Janis Kellerman at jkellerman@ism.ws. The 2010
receive $300 off their ISM Annual International Supply Board of Directors will meet just prior to the 95th Annual
Management Conference registration fee. Members who International Supply Management Conference and
are on record at ISM as an affiliate officer, will be able to Educational Exhibit on Saturday, April 24, 2010 in San
Diego, CA.

U p c o m i n g ISM S e m i n a r s
Below is the list of ISM seminars for the months of March and April 2010. For seminar details, please call the ISM Customer
Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, option 8, or visit the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws and select Education
— Seminars, Conferences, then Seminars and then Public Seminars.
TITLE DATE LOCATION
March 2010
Legal Aspects of Supply Management: The Basics You Need to Succeed #4385 March 1-3, 2010 San Diego, CA
Contracting for Purchasing and Supply Management: Beyond the Basics #4425 March 8-9, 2010 San Francisco, CA
Contracting Basics: What All the Ts and Cs Mean #4490 March 11-12, 2010 Tempe, AZ
Improving MRO Management #4351 March 15-16, 2010 Tempe, AZ
Fundamentals of Purchasing: The Building Blocks of World-Class Professionalism #4521 March 22-24, 2010 Tampa, FL
April 2010
CPSM ® Exam Review Course #4250 April 21-23, 2010 San Diego, CA
CPSM ® Bridge Exam Review Course #4244 April 22-23, 2010 San Diego, CA
CPSM ® Train-the-Trainer: Review Instructor Courseware Program #4302 April 22-23, 2010 San Diego, CA
Driving Down Costs Through Cost/Price Analysis #4509 April 22-23, 2010 San Diego, CA
Legal Negotiations #4276 April 22-23, 2010 San Diego, CA
How to Develop and Manage a Supplier Diversity Program #4323 April 24, 2010 San Diego, CA

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S p r e a d t h e W o r d — Sharing the Value of Supply Management
Plan Now for a Successful Supply Management mobile communications and social networking. Select
Month .PNG files for use with PowerPoint, etc.
Each year in March, Institute for Supply • Re-record voicemail greetings (both work and personal
Management™ demonstrates its commitment to lead supply cell phone). Suggest a few different scripts. They can be
management by encouraging month-long celebrations and short and to the point, such as, “You have reached [name/
awareness activities showcasing the importance of the pro- title of supply management professional] at [organization].
fession. Supply Management Month is a time of year when Please leave a message after the tone and I will return
professionals around the world — regardless of job title, your call as quickly as possible. Have a great day … and a
organizational role or even membership status in ISM — can great Supply Management Month.”
play an important role in promoting supply management. • Collect canned goods for a local food bank or toiletries/
Supply Management Month is a perfect time to celebrate ... sundries for a local family shelter. Leverage the month of
and educate others about who we are and what we do. Your March in a way that works best for your affiliate. For
affiliate may already have example, the food drive may
a budget and plans for be held prior to March
special events and pro- and you can leverage
gramming to take place publicity by announcing
during the month of in a news release that,
March. However, there “In honor of Supply
are also some other key Management Month,
ways to promote [your affiliate’s name
Supply Management here] recently donated to
Month that are both [food bank, etc.] to help
inexpensive and effective. maintain needed supplies.” You can also hold the food
If it is helpful, hold a brainstorming session about ways you drive during the month of March and incorporate the mes-
can further develop the promotion of Supply Management sage about how your supply management professionals are
Month. Here are a few ideas: supporting the cause of Supply Management Month.
• Log on to the Affiliate Suppor t area of the ISM Web site • Supporting a community cause during Supply
and select Supply Management Month Information. You’ll Management Month also offers visually interesting photo
find a news release template, time lines and special event opportunities. Post pictures to your affiliate Web site or
ideas. You can also download Supply Management Month include in the newsletter. Share with the community sec-
2010 art files. Select the file format that best suits the tion of local daily/weekly newspapers and help show the
intended use. For example, use smaller file sizes/ human side of the supply management profession.
resolutions to customize e-mail signatures or for use with

P r o f e s s i o n a l C r e d e n t i a l s

What’s It Worth to You? their future success, their responses were all
(From eSide Supply over the board.
Management, July/August 2009) For example, Craig Thornton, manager of
corporate purchasing for Weston Solutions,
Recent CPSM®s Talk About the Inc. in West Chester, Pennsylvania, said
Career Benefits They’ve Enjoyed So Far — and completing the management module of the certification
What They Hope to Gain in the Future will likely offer the biggest payoff for him. “It was the most
Recently, eSide surveyed recent Certified Professionals in comprehensive part of the test,” he recalled. “It provided
Supply Management® (CPSM®s) about their motivations — valuable insight and solutions for dealing with everyday
and rewards — for obtaining the credential. Some have management obstacles.”
received promotions within their companies. Others have Other respondents expected a wide variety of skills tested
taken new roles in their organizations or switched employers in the CPSM® Exam to be critical in the future, ranging from
altogether. Still others regard staying current in the profes- globalization, to driving cost savings, to supplier evaluation/
sion as its own reward. tracking, to embracing a more cross-functional mind-set.
Some respondents were anxious to share their opinions Embracing cross-functionality has been key for Jeffrey
and stories, and others preferred anonymity. But, one Penhall, a procurement specialist at international dental
thing they all had in common was a unique perspective on equipment manufacturer A-dec. He said the CPSM® has
the CPSM®’s career value, both now and in the future. fostered within him a broader, more holistic view of supply
management’s effects on the company-at-large.
An Eye Toward the Future “I’ve enhanced my ability to interface with other man-
When the survey respondents were asked which aspects agers, with a solid understanding of their scope of work,”
of the CPSM® Exam would probably prove most crucial to
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(Professional Credentials, continued from page 4)
Penhall explained. “I now have a better understanding industries. “Many times, supply management professionals
about how the business elements come together and func- are locked into the industries in which they developed their
tion as a single entity.” careers,” he said. “But, having the CPSM® shows companies
you possess the necessary skills and knowledge to cross
Expertise Is Evident industries.”
For most of the survey respondents, obtaining the CPSM®
certification was one way to demonstrate mastery of the A Strong Case for Internal Promotion
profession and gain a competitive edge, whether their goal On the other hand, many respondents were content with
was to secure a promotion or to switch jobs and companies. their current employers. For them, securing a promotion was
“For jobs that require procurement functional expertise, a more appealing goal — something they prioritized in their
I’ve proven myself against an extremely recognized stan- pursuit of the CPSM®.
dard,” explained Mark S. Schwiebert, global procurement For example, one respondent was promoted last month
director at BP America, Inc. in Geneva, Illinois. “I believe that from quality engineering manager to manager of quality
sets me apart from others who don’t hold the designation.” and manufacturing at a world-renowned manufacturer. He
Schwiebert alluded to another often-stated goal among says his new credential “absolutely” factored into his boss’
survey respondents: keeping current on the supply manage- decision to promote him. “In fact,” he added, “my manager
ment profession. For Randi Klein Greenberg, purchasing pulled me aside and mentioned it was one of the direct rea-
manager at G&W Laboratories, Inc. in South Plainfield, sons for my promotion.”
New Jersey, obtaining her CPSM® was the best way to do Another respondent received a promotion last year after
that. “Getting my CPSM® shows I’m knowledgeable about her supervisor was laid off, taking over the role of global
today’s issues,” she shared. “The world is so dynamic — but sourcing manager at her employer, an international manu-
so is my knowledge and skill set.” facturer of engineered interconnect assemblies. “Attaining
Sharon Hauht, purchasing and contracts manager for the CPSM® helped me get a wonderful overall view of our
Las Vegas-based Regional Transportation Commission of company’s purchasing and sourcing strategies,” she said.
Southern Nevada, echoes Greenberg’s sentiment. For her, “That made my boss more confident in my ability to take
studying for the CPSM® was a reminder of the vastness of charge of our global sourcing.”
the supply management profession. “Even though I’ve In April, another was promoted at a well-known defense
been in it for more than 20 years, [I know] how important systems supplier. He said he is confident the credential was
continuing my professional development and education is a determining factor. “I believe I was the only candidate
if I want to stay on the cutting edge of my career,” she said. with a CPSM®,” he explained. “It helped me switch from
Last but not least, having CPSM®s on staff also pays divi- contracts to subcontracting.”
dends for the companies employing them. As James M. Paul R. Jones, a CPSM® in Orange Park, Florida, took
Truog, manager of strategic purchasing for Wacker Neuson things to the next professional phase and started his own busi-
Corp. in Waukesha, Wisconsin, pointed out, staying current ness: MorphaSource, LLC. Launched in March, the firm offers
on the latest dimensions and factors related to supply man- all-inclusive supply management services. Jones said his
agement ensures his company stays competitive. diverse skill set, combined with an entrepreneurial attitude,
was “strengthened tremendously” by the CPSM® process.
Payoffs Abound for Job Hunters “The skills required today aren’t the skills that will be nec-
These days, looking for a job is a pretty common phenom- essary tomorrow,” Jones adds. “Anyone who wants true,
enon. To this end, the survey respondents agreed that having sustainable advancement potential needs [to understand
a CPSM® is a definite selling point. that] keeping current is critical to avoid being left behind.”
One respondent is facing this scenario right now. As of Register for exams or find out more in the Professional
press time, he was involved in a workforce reduction process Credentials section of www.ism.ws. Select Certified
with his current employer, a chemical company. As he scouts Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) or call
other job options, he said he believes his CPSM® designation 800/888-6276 or +1 480/752-6276, option 8.
will be a sign that he understands the processes and interac-
tions of the entire supply chain. “I’m counting on it to demon-
strate my mastery of supply management to future potential
employers,” he explained.
Another respondent — a strategic sourcing specialist for a
well-known audio equipment manufacturer — is not cur- Mark your calendar to check the $avings $ource for new
rently job hunting. Nevertheless, she feels confident the des- deals revealed on the second Tuesday of every month.
ignation would be very marketable if she was. “In fact, I get Available to members only, receive additional savings on
more recruiter calls ever since I got my CPSM® last year,” she featured ISM products and programs to help you make a
confided. “Now they’re even more interested in getting me a difference in your supply management career.
new job.” Don’t wait to place your order. There are limited quanti-
Finally, a Texas-based healthcare contract manager said ties discounted up to 50 percent off the ISM member price.
he expects his CPSM® designation to help him switch
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T e c h n o l o g y

This Month on the ISM Web Site: Preparing for the ISM Once you have added all of your events to your Planner, you
Conference can print the Planner and take it with you to the Conference.
ISM’s 95th Annual International Supply Management Remember: Workshop seating is on a first-come, first-served
Conference is April 25-28, 2010. You only have a short time basis, so arrive early at your desired workshops.
left to register if you haven’t already joined the nearly 2,000
Conference registrants. You have until March 1 to receive Educational Exhibits
the lowest registration fee. As you prepare for the Conference, be sure to check out
the listing of this year’s exhibitors. Each listing links to the
Using the Online Conference Personal Planner exhibiting company’s Web site so you can research their
The ISM Conference Personal Planner allows you to create products or services. Then you can be prepared with a list
a Conference schedule tailored to your personal preferences. of exhibitors you wish to visit when you arrive at the
The Personal Planner lists all of the Conference events by Conference, as well as a prepared list of questions for your
date and time. Use your Personal Planner to organize the chosen exhibitors.
events you wish to attend, and even include your own per-
sonal appointments on the Planner. Conference Career Center
To create your personalized Conference Planner, log onto Finally, don’t forget to check out the ISM Conference
the ISM Web site. From the Home Page, select the link to the Career Center. Be sure to post your résumé now on the
San Diego Conference — it links directly to the Conference Conference Career Center — if you’re in the job market —
area of the ISM Web site — then select the link for Your and you may get called for an interview by one of the par-
Personal Planner. ticipating employers.
To register for the Conference using your Personal Planner,
the Register With This Planner button will automatically fill Networking
out all of the event information from your planner onto the Be sure to take plenty of business cards for networking
online registration form. purposes. You’ll be meeting new people each and every day
of the ISM Conference. Those new people can be important
Note: The special workshop sessions (Project Management, additions to your professional network!
Business Continuity, Finance and Services Procurement) Make the 2010 ISM Conference work for you. Take
will not have the option to add those events to the Planner. advantage of all the opportunities this Conference has to
Those events, if seating is not full, will be available, however, offer by doing a little preparation before actually leaving
during the registration process. for the Conference.

L i n e r N o t e s

ISM’s Solution to Improving Your Human Capital • 90 percent of attendees have three or more years of
Management Strategy — experience in the supply profession.
The 2010 Conference • 25 percent of attendees have at least one professional
Career Center credential.
Take part in this year’s Conference (Continued on page 7)
Career Center during the 95th Annual
International Supply Management
Conference and Educational Exhibit,
April 25 – 28, 2010 in San Diego. Recruit the Best —
Obtain the Best Professionals for Key Positions Within
Employers Your Organization
How Does It Work? ISM offers
Finding the right talent is a strategic priority for most
all Conference participants the
modern business organizations. Increased demand for
opportunity to submit their résumés
for consideration. qualified professionals has changed the hiring process
Participating employers will have the opportunity to from primarily a human-resource function to human-
review submitted résumés and meet with top candidates capital management strategy. Companies have found
during the Conference. that getting the right people in the right positions can
Who’s Attending? The ISM Conference hosts more make a substantial impact on the organization’s bottom
than 2,000 supply management professionals each year. line, even in an economic downturn.
Global attendees are from both the manufacturing and
non-manufacturing sectors:
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(Liner Notes, continued from page 6)

• 50 percent of attendees have a bachelor’s degree and/or ISM Adds Ku-Band Transmissions for
some graduate school experience. Satellite Seminar Broadcasts
• 29 percent of ISM members have a graduate degree.
Have you lost your ISM satellite seminar connection? For
What You Receive as a Participating Employer affiliates that have lost the capability to receive C-band
• Review résumés in a special online database designated analog satellite broadcasts — we have great news! ISM
for the event prior to and after the Conference. satellite seminars are now also transmitted via Ku-band
• List job postings, company profile and link to your orga- digital. Ku-band satellite dishes are smaller, less expensive
nization’s Web site on the Conference Career Center por- and more easily installed. Because more downlink facili-
tion of the Web site. ties have Ku-band capabilities, this change will allow more
• Prescreen your candidates by phone and schedule onsite affiliates to view ISM’s satellite seminars — live — on the
interviews at the Conference.
day of the broadcasts.
• Interview walk-in attendees.
• Your own private interviewing room. ISM’s February and April 2010 satellite seminars will con-
• Lunch daily for up to two recruiters. tinue to be aired via C-band analog for those downlink
• 10’x10’ interviewing space, draped table and two chairs. sites that are only capable of receiving C-band transmis-
• Access to the Conference Career Center Cyber Café. sions. ISM will monitor the feasibility of continuing C-band
• Company profile and logo in the Conference Guide and transmissions beyond April 2010.
Navigator if the commitment is made by March 1, 2010.
Watch for additional details on this program on the
Employer Participation Fee. The employer participa- ISM Web site. From the ISM Home Page, select Education
tion fee for the 2010 Conference Career Center is US$2,150. —Seminars, Conferences, then click on Seminars, then
To participate in the 2010 Conference Career Center, please Satellite Seminars, Upcoming Programs and then click on
contact Toni Caserta, manager — Professional Development the title of the program, Rails, Roads, Water and Air:
Services, at 480/752-6276, extension 3095 or via e-mail at Logistics, Inventory and Distribution.
acaserta@ism.ws. If your affiliate is not yet registered to downlink this pro-
gram, there is still time! Complete the online registration
Conference Attendees form. Select Education — Seminars, Conferences, then
Curious about the possibilities of a new position? Good click on Satellite Seminar Downlink Site Registration Form.
news may be waiting for you in San Diego. Questions regarding satellite seminars may be directed to
• Conference attendees may submit resumes for inclusion in satsems@ism.ws, or call Valerie Gryniewicz, 800/888-6276 or
the special Conference Career Center database for view +1 480/52-6276, extension 3090, e-mail vgryniewicz@ism.ws.
exclusively by participating employers.
• World-class organizations will conduct on-site interviews. March 2010 Semiannual Dues Billing Time Line
• Opportunity to introduce yourself to prospective employers. In January, ISM Customer Service sent an e-mail
• Ability to review online Conference Career Center job instructing you how to pull a current list of your regular
postings. members on record with ISM. The ISM Membership Dues
• Questions? Contact Sue at: sroswurm@ism.ws. Roster must be updated online by February 15, 2010. The
rosters will be processed, and invoices will be e-mailed to the
This may be the opportunity you have been waiting for. affiliate mail designate, affiliate treasurer and the affiliate
Don’t wait; make it a point to visit the Conference Career executive secretary that ISM has on file.
Center this year. This is a change in process from prior semi annual dues
billings. All communications will be by e-mail and your
2010 Conference Career Center Hours roster will be available online in a live document. You will
Sunday, April 25, 2010, 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. have current information to reconcile against; making dues
Monday, April 26, 2010, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. billing updates accurate and timely.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please carefully update the ISM Membership Dues
April Satellite Seminar Focuses on Logistics, Inventory Roster so the resulting invoice is accurate. Once the
and Distribution invoice is generated, the amount cannot be adjusted.
As a supply management professional, you work diligently
to acquire the best value in products and services for your We appreciate your cooperation.
organization. Critical elements of the total cost include the
components of rail, road, air and water — from Mother Earth TIME LINE
through the supply chain to the final customer (and often back February 15, All changes/modifications must be com-
to Mother Earth). ISM’s April 22, 2010 satellite seminar will 2010 pleted online.
provide insight for supply management professionals on logis-
ISM e-mails affiliate leadership the final
tics, inventory control and distribution policies and practices. March 5,
Semiannual Dues Invoice reflecting the
2010 updates you submitted.
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Register Now for the 20th Annual North American Research ISM Hospitality Suite Policy
and Teaching Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Hospitality suites are to have a business emphasis as
Management opposed to social in order to stay within the educational pur-
March 10-11, 2010 pose of the International Supply Management Conference of
Embassy Suites Phoenix-Tempe the Institute for Supply Management™. Hours of operation
Tempe, Arizona should not conflict with other Conference activities. ISM has
Join us to learn about new research that addresses dynamic no desire to discourage informal get-togethers during periods
topics in supply management and instruction. Plus, earn of time when there are no scheduled Conference events.
Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for your attendance. While it may be difficult to discern the exact difference
Conference Information between business and socially oriented suites, or informal
Registration Information get-togethers, it is intended that such activities not leave the
Register Now! Institute open to criticism. Ethical considerations are and
This innovative program features an inventive mix of remain of prime concern to the Institute for Supply
presenters, from business and academia, creating opportu- Management™.
nities to explore the application of theoretical research to
create business solutions. Symposium highlights include
the presentation of research papers which focus on current
and ongoing research, emerging trends, research method- DOCKET FOR BOARD OF
ologies and business research needs. DIRECTORS MEETING
Selected through a rigorous review process which looks The ISM Board of Directors has officially called a meeting of
at both an organizational and academic view, this year’s the 2010 ISM Board of Directors to be held at the Hilton San
event covers the best new ideas and best practices in: stra- Diego Bayfront in San Diego. The initial session will be called
tegic sourcing, global issues, journal editors panel, educa-
to order on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. EDT.
tional programs and models, human resources, social
responsibility, supply chain/management, supply chain
Docket for ISM Board Meeting:
models, outsourcing and supplier issues.
Program Fee: $295 USD 1. Approval of January 14, 2010, 2009 Board of Direc-
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with your tors Minutes, 2010 Board of Directors Minutes and
colleagues within an atmosphere of constructive discus- the Annual Membership Meeting Minutes
sion and insightful exchange. And, earn 12.5 Continuing 2. Finance Committee Report
Education Hours (CEHs) for your attendance.
Sponsored by the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), 3. General Counsel Report
Educational Resources Committee, CAPS Research and the 4. Chief Executive Officer’s Report
Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC). 5. Committee Appointments
For more information, visit us online at www.ism.ws
or call ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 6. Strategic Issues
+1 480/752-6276, option 8. 7. New Business
8. Business Carried Forward
Hospitality Suites — 95th Annual International Supply
Management Conference and Educational Exhibit 9. Adjournment
It’s time to reserve hospitality suites for the International
Conference, April 25-28, 2010 in San Diego. Sent to: NewsLine mailing list
For hospitality suite and catering information at the Issued: February 2010
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, please contact Lara Schwartz Nora P. Neibergall,
at lara.schwartz@hilton.com. CPSM, C.P.M.
Call early for the suite of your choice! Secretary
Please submit any corrections to the January 14,
Bright Idea 2010 Board of Directors minutes in writing to Nora P.
Neibergall, CPSM, C.P.M., by March 12, 2010.
We A re Looking for Your Case Studies —
What has your Affiliate, Group or Forum Done
to R ecruit New Members?

We are looking for membership recruitment case studies


that we can post on the ISM Web site and/or feature in
NewsLine. If you are willing to share your ideas/successes
with other affiliates, groups or forums, please e-mail Linda
Thomas at lthomas@ism.ws at your earliest convenience.

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ISM Closed 95th Annual ISM International 2010

ISM Headquarters will close Monday, February 15, Supply Management Conference
2010 for President’s Day and reopen on Tuesday, and Educational Exhibit
February 16, 2010.
April 25-28, 2010
San Diego, CA
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