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We are growing! We encourage ISM members to enroll in the Materials Management Group (MMG ) through the ISM Website at www.ism.ws. (From the ISM Home Page, click the Membership tab, then click on Member Benefits, scroll down and click on Professional Groups and Forums, then scroll down and click on To Group/Forum Enrollment Form.) Itís free to join! We want to hear from you if you would like to help represent the MMG in your local affiliate.

At the 99th annual conference in Las Vegas, the MMG in cooperation with the ISM Supply Chain Risk Management Group (SCRMG) put on a workshop dealing with an upcoming subject. The concept of designing your Supply Management System to build Resilience into your system is relatively new. Dr. Steve Melnyk from Michigan State University reported on his ongoing research. A panel consisting of Rose Kelly-Falls (Past- Chair of the ISM SCRMG) and I took questions about where this research is leading. In time we are planning a series of workshops leading to the development of tools and techniques you can use to make sure that when something does happen; your Company is in the best place to ride it out with the least disruption.

Additionally we held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Board Meeting while in Vegas.

Also at the conference in Las Vegas the MMG hosted a hospitality room where a number of members and prospective members came and did some networking. I hosted the event and am pleased with the response.

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Check out the MMG website at www.ismmmg.org.

Also, please join our LinkedIn page. Hereís how:
Click on www.linkedIn.com, then search for Materials Management Group. Please send us your materials related questions or issues for commentary. We have a panel of materials management experts available to process and respond to your inquiries. Also, you may email questions to us.

The MMG publishes a newsletter for the MMG member-ship twice a year. All MMG members receive a free copy loaded with interesting, relevant and timely articles. Please contact us if you would like to share an article with the membership.

Future Seminar Workshops The MMG has co-sponsored many successful workshops with local affiliates and other ISM Groups. Thanks to all those who have volunteered to help over the past several years. We are looking for a few affiliates to work with this year. Contact your affiliate president and professional development chair and see if they are willing to co-sponsor with the MMG, and we will provide the presenter. We want to work with you and your affiliate to provide a world-class seminar.

Presenters The MMG has many great presenters, speakers and facilitators within our volunteer board of directors and Group, and have been successful in providing seminars, workshops and conferences. If your affiliate is interested in co-sponsoring with the MMG, please contact Karl Harward for available dates and speakers at karl.harward@slcgov.com

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Attend one of our seminars and earn certification/recertification hours. The MMG promotes professional development, best practices, networking opportunities and co-sponsors with ISM affiliates, and other ISM Groups and Forums.>
The Materials Management Group is a major contributor to professional excellence. The MMG promotes professional development, best practices and networking opportunities in our broad profession. Materials management encompasses all aspects of purchasing, production planning, inventory management, warehousing, traffic, transportation and other related activities. The MMG Board is continuing to revitalize the MMG and invites you to participate with us. We are in the process of establishing closer ties with ISM affiliates and increasing MMG enrollment.

We look forward to working with you. Come join us and get involved.>
Terry Volpel, CPSM, C.P.M.
Group Chair

The Materials Management Group is proud to have been recognized by ISM for the 2008,2009,2010 and 2011 Group & Forum Excellence Award.