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ISM_Membership_Survey_10_2010

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									ISM-SEM Membership Planning Survey October
2010

Q1. How many ISM-SEM meetings do you attend
annually?

Answer Options                                      Response Percent      Response Count
                                                  0 11.5%                                  10
1-3                                                 42.5%                                  37
4-6                                                 25.3%                                  22
7-9                                                 20.7%                                  18
                                                    answered question                      87
                                                    skipped question                        0



Q2. Where do attend the meetings?

Answer Options                                        Response Percent    Response Count
West side only                                        18.8%                                15
East side only                                        18.8%                                15
Both locations                                        62.5%                                50
                                                      answered question                    80
                                                      skipped question                      7



Q3. Have you invited a guest to a membership
meeting in the last year?

Answer Options                                        Response Percent    Response Count
Yes                                                   27.4%                                23
No                                                    72.6%                                61
                                                      answered question                    84
                                                      skipped question                      3



Q4. Do you plan on inviting a guest to a membership
meeting in the upcoming year?

Answer Options                                        Response Percent    Response Count
Yes                                                   35.7%                                30
No                                                    64.3%                                54
                                                      answered question                    84
                                                      skipped question                      3



Q5. Would you like to change the format of the
monthly meetings?
Answer Options                                         Response Percent    Response Count
Yes                                                    14.6%                                12
No                                                     85.4%                                70
                                                       answered question                    82
                                                       skipped question                      5




Q6. If you would like to change the format of the
monthly meetings, what would you like to change?

Answer Options                                         Response Percent    Response Count
Venue                                                  45.0%                                 9
Frequency                                              30.0%                                 6
Time of Day                                            30.0%                                 6
Day of the Week                                        20.0%                                 4
Format - (predinner topic - dinner speaker)            30.0%                                 6
Comments                                                                                     7
                                                       answered question                    20
                                                       skipped question                     67



Q7. What is the primary reason(s)for attending the
membership meetings?

Answer Options                                         Response Percent    Response Count
Educational                                            75.6%                                59
Social                                                 19.2%                                15
Networking                                             66.7%                                52
Recertification credit                                 25.6%                                20
Comments                                                                                     2
                                                       answered question                    78
                                                       skipped question                      9



Q8. Is a meal a vital part of the monthly membership
meeting?

Answer Options                                         Response Percent    Response Count
Yes                                                    55.3%                                47
No                                                     44.7%                                38
                                                       answered question                    85
                                                       skipped question                      2



Q9. Would you be interested in a facility tour to
review supply chain operations?
Answer Options                                       Response Percent         Response Count
Yes                                                  87.4%                                     76
No                                                   12.6%                                     11
                                                     answered question                         87
                                                     skipped question                           0



Q10. If you participate in a tour, what is your
preference?

Answer Options                                       Response Percent         Response Count
A tour as a substitute for a monthly membership
meeting                                              64.9%                                     50
A tour as an additional event                        35.1%                                     27
                                                     answered question                         77
                                                     skipped question                          10



Q11. Would you be willing to pay a fee to attend a
tour as an additional event?

Answer Options                                       Response Percent         Response Count
Yes                                                  36.1%                                     30
No                                                   63.9%                                     53
                                                     answered question                         83
                                                     skipped question                           4




Q12. What would you consider a reasonable fee?

Answer Options                                       Response Count
                                                                         33
answered question                                                        33
skipped question                                                         54




Q13. Would you be interested in a "during the day"
seminar to replace 1 or 2 membership meetings?

Answer Options                                       Response Percent         Response Count
Yes                                                  52.4%                                     44
No                                                   47.6%                                     40
                                                     answered question                         84
                                                     skipped question                           3
Q14. Do you have your CPM?

Answer Options                                    Response Percent    Response Count
Yes                                               56.3%                                49
No                                                43.7%                                38
                                                  answered question                    87
                                                  skipped question                      0



Q15. Do you have your CPSM?

Answer Options                                    Response Percent    Response Count
Yes                                               14.0%                                12
No                                                86.0%                                74
                                                  answered question                    86
                                                  skipped question                      1



Q16. If not a CPSM, do you plan to pursue this
certification within the next 12 months?

Answer Options                                    Response Percent    Response Count
Yes                                               39.5%                                34
No                                                46.5%                                40
Not Apllicable, I am a CPSM                       14.0%                                12
                                                  answered question                    86
                                                  skipped question                      1



Q17. Have you attended the CPSM preparation
classes held by ISM-SEM?

Answer Options                                    Response Percent    Response Count
Yes                                               19.5%                                17
No                                                80.5%                                70
                                                  answered question                    87
                                                  skipped question                      0



Q18. Do you plan to attend CPSM training in the
next 24 months?

Answer Options                                    Response Percent    Response Count
Yes                                               17.2%                                15
No                                                71.3%                                62
Not Apllicable, I am a CPSM                       11.5%                                10
                                                      answered question                        87
                                                      skipped question                          0



Q19. Who pays your membership dues?

Answer Options                                        Response Percent        Response Count
I pay my membership dues                              33.3%                                    29
My employer pays my membership dues                   66.7%                                    58
                                                      answered question                        87
                                                      skipped question                          0



Q20. If you pay your own dues, what statement best
applies?

Answer Options                                        Response Percent        Response Count
My employer has never paid my dues                    44.8%                                    13
My employer has eliminated dues payments and will
not resume them                                       34.5%                                    10
My employer has eliminated dues payments but may
resume in the the future                              20.7%                                     6
                                                      answered question                        29
                                                      skipped question                         58



Q21. Do you plan to renew your ISM-SEM
Membership dues for 2011?

Answer Options                                        Response Percent        Response Count
Yes, My employer is paying                            64.0%                                    55
Yes, I am paying                                      32.6%                                    28
No, My employer is not paying                         1.2%                                      1
No, Non dues related reason                           2.3%                                      2
Comments                                                                                        3
                                                      answered question                        86
                                                      skipped question                          1



Q22. Would you support allowing sponsorships / visible advertising for future events?

Answer Options                                        Response Percent        Response Count
Yes, I would be open to hearing from sponsors         24.7%                                    21
Yes, As long as it would not involve direct selling   57.6%                                    49
No                                                    17.6%                                    15
Comments                                                                                        2
                                                      answered question                        85
                                                      skipped question                          2
Q23. How does ISM-SEM provide value to you?

Answer Options                                     Response Count
                                                                      54
answered question                                                     54
skipped question                                                      33



Q24. If you could change something about ISM-SEM, what would it be?

Answer Options                                     Response Count
                                                                      36
answered question                                                     36
skipped question                                                      51



Q25. How can we make ISM-SEM better?

Answer Options                                     Response Count
                                                                      29
answered question                                                     29
skipped question                                                      58



Q26. Do you have suggestions to help recruit new members?

Answer Options                                     Response Count
                                                                      33
answered question                                                     33
skipped question                                                      54
If you would like to change the format of the monthly meetings, what would you like to change?

         Response Date ther (please specify)
Respondents          O

         1   10/14/2010   Provide notice of meetings to members.
         2   10/14/2010   Nothing
         3   10/14/2010   Interesting speakers
         4   10/14/2010   Utilize pre-dinner to provide education on basic commodities both manufacturing, and non-prod. TS1
         5   10/18/2010   possibly reminding members to help the people looking for work
         6   10/21/2010   Lunch Meeting that could be attended during working hours monday through friday
         7   10/25/2010   have not been that interested in the topics presented to date
manufacturing, and non-prod. TS16949 for those not manufacturing.

y through friday
What is the primary reason(s)for attending the membership meetings?

         Response Date
Respondents         Other (please specify)

        1   10/14/2010 Location - I work in Ann Arbor - long days and do not want to travel
        2   10/21/2010 support the affiliate
What would you consider a reasonable fee?

         Response Date Response Text
Respondents

        1     10/14/2010           20
        2     10/14/2010           10
        3     10/14/2010           10
        4     10/14/2010   $15 to $25
        5     10/14/2010   $25 - $35
        6     10/14/2010           25
        7     10/14/2010   $20 to $25 if it includes dinner
        8     10/14/2010   Don't understand the need for a fee for a tour of a business.
        9     10/14/2010           20
       10     10/14/2010           25
       11     10/14/2010   There are enough manufacturing firms in Detroit area where this would be free.
       12     10/14/2010           10
       13     10/15/2010           10
       14     10/15/2010           20
       15     10/15/2010           25
       16     10/15/2010   It dpends - whatever it would cost for someone to do a tour plus a small profit for ISM
       17     10/15/2010   Ten dollars
       18     10/15/2010           10
       19     10/18/2010   tour could be an additional event, $15 with a meal.
       20     10/20/2010           10
       21     10/21/2010   Included in the membership fee (40)
       22     10/21/2010   up to $25
       23     10/21/2010          100
       24     10/21/2010             0
       25     10/22/2010           20
       26     10/25/2010           15
       27     10/25/2010           25
       28     10/25/2010   <$25.00
       29     10/25/2010    ########
       30     10/25/2010   no idea
       31     10/25/2010   actual cost pluse 10%
       32     10/25/2010           25
       33     10/25/2010           20
mall profit for ISM
Do you plan to renew your ISM-SEM Membership dues for 2011?

         Response Date
Respondents         Other (please specify)

        1   10/14/2010 I have passed all requirements for CPM, but have not submitted yet. I am not eligible for CPSM as I d
        2   10/14/2010 I am not 100% certain
        3   10/18/2010 assuming I get a job.
. I am not eligible for CPSM as I do not have a bachelors degree, so I won't be persuing the CPSM.
Would you support allowing sponsorships / visible advertising for future events?

         Response Date ther (please specify)
Respondents          O

         1   10/14/2010 Sponsorships such as what ADR does on our website are OK. Or if a company wanted to sponsor a d
         2   10/14/2010 There is no free ticket in purchasing. Sponsorship of events will create commercialism.
a company wanted to sponsor a dinner or event, that would be OK. But not a company that wants to sell.
ate commercialism.
How does ISM-SEM provide value to you?

         Response Date
Respondents         Response Text

        1   10/14/2010   Good opportunity to network with my peers. Learn new concepts and principles in our field.
        2   10/14/2010   Networking and knowledge of others problems/solutions
        3   10/14/2010   website / researching topics educational support
        4   10/14/2010   Netrworking, CEH's
        5   10/14/2010   ISM Knowledge Center Supply Management Advocate Certifications-representing the highest degree
        6   10/14/2010   I take pride in my certification. ISM SEM allows me to maintane my certifications
        7   10/14/2010   keeps me up to date with market relevant information
        8   10/14/2010   Some of the speakers have relevant information from an educational perspective and it also provides
        9   10/14/2010   The website is very helpful as well as being able to call and speak to someone for help with my questi
       10   10/14/2010   From an educational standpoint, I like to hear how other businesses have solved or are solving issues
       11   10/14/2010   Website access for job seekers, standard protocol information.
       12   10/14/2010   updates to current supple management and purchasing functions, Helps provide Best Practices to kee
       13   10/14/2010   It keeps me plugged in to the local supply management scene.
       14   10/14/2010   Education and Net working
       15   10/14/2010   Networking, eductaion
       16   10/14/2010   Educational Networking Professional SCM philosphy
       17   10/14/2010   Professional certification. Current supply chain information. Business trends.
       18   10/14/2010   ISM is a very fulfilling activity. It provides Professional Development, networking opportunities, and b
       19   10/14/2010   Networking possibilities.
       20   10/14/2010   Education
       21   10/15/2010   It provides networking opportunities and professional educational units for another certification I hold.
       22   10/15/2010   Long lasting frendships and learning opportunities
       23   10/15/2010   professional development and networking
       24   10/15/2010   I have obtained several positions through contacts at ISM. The networking opportunities are invaluab
       25   10/15/2010   Education, social, Networking
       26   10/15/2010   Provides discounts to ISM courses throughout the country.
       27   10/15/2010   The educational material. The seminars are sometimes an aid to my job. Networking is always a goo
       28   10/18/2010   Typically the dinner meetings are very educational and I return to work to share what I have learned.
       29   10/18/2010   Compared to other prof. orgs, ISM-SEM is much better organized and we get more for what we pay.
       30   10/18/2010   I am new to ISM-SEM. I am still assessing the overall value, however I have enjoyed the one meeting
       31   10/18/2010   reference material
       32   10/19/2010   Keeping membership abreast through seminars and speakers of industry trends and best practices
       33   10/20/2010   Education, networking with peers, current topics/issues affecting our profession
       34   10/21/2010   Provides currunt updates on PMI index locally
       35   10/21/2010   Educational updates
       36   10/21/2010   Presents an opportunity to benchmark other organizations, practices, problem resoulution, etc.
       37   10/21/2010   Educational information and networking opportunities.
       38   10/21/2010   Education
       39   10/21/2010   Job requirement. Resume item.
       40   10/21/2010   Continuing education in the field of SC, and networking opportunities with other professionals in the fi
       41   10/21/2010   Meet great people there
       42   10/21/2010   Staying in touch with various topics on Supply Chain Management through the monthly meeting prese
       43   10/21/2010   Need to offer better programs. Higher caliber speakers and subject matter.
       44   10/22/2010   EDUCATION
       45   10/22/2010   Inexpensive educational meeting opportunities.
       46   10/25/2010   interesting speakers. Networking. Learning new creative ideas of how to do our jobs more efficiently.
       47   10/25/2010   Connectivity in a professional organization for Supply Chain managment professionals is a good netw
       48   10/25/2010   Networking / staying up to date on supply chain
49   10/25/2010   Educational; Regarding supply chain management concepts and new trends in the industry.
50   10/25/2010   I learn from the presentations. There has been presentaitons that assisted me with cost analysis, Dun
51   10/25/2010   resources
52   10/25/2010   networking
53   10/25/2010   information resource in all areas of purchasing
54   10/25/2010   Educational insight and networking.
 nd principles in our field.



 s-representing the highest degree of professional competencies Enjoy being with my "people"
  certifications

al perspective and it also provides an opportunity to network with my peers.
 o someone for help with my question.
s have solved or are solving issues I am dealing with.

Helps provide Best Practices to keep me current on the job.




nt, networking opportunities, and broadens my view of the Purchasing Profession. I can't imagine how limited my horizons and my career wo


 nits for another certification I hold.


 working opportunities are invaluable.


my job. Networking is always a good thing.
 ork to share what I have learned. The announcement of webinars from ISM is valuable also.
 nd we get more for what we pay.
 er I have enjoyed the one meeting I have been able to attend.

dustry trends and best practices



 s, problem resoulution, etc.



 s with other professionals in the field.

 hrough the monthly meeting presentations



how to do our jobs more efficiently.
 ment professionals is a good networking opportunity.
ew trends in the industry.
ssisted me with cost analysis, Dun and Bradstreet info and resume writing.
mited my horizons and my career would have been without membership.
If you could change something about ISM-SEM, what would it be?

         Response Date
Respondents         Response Text

        1   10/14/2010   To not be so manufacturer focused.
        2   10/14/2010   Better food and more speakers in my field
        3   10/14/2010   More seminars and learning opportunities
        4   10/14/2010   Have the meetings be the ISM Knowledge Center classes.
        5   10/14/2010   I don't like SEM, I liked MD - Metro Detroit better, More recognizable.
        6   10/14/2010   I would like to see additional speakers from academic insitutions. I would also like to see younger pro
        7   10/14/2010   I wish you would partner with an online training company to drive down the price of purchasing training
        8   10/14/2010   I would change the monthly meetings from a Thursday night.
        9   10/14/2010   Make the process of researching topics in the purchasing and supply arena much easier.
       10   10/14/2010   More speakers that actually talk about purchasing/ supply management.
       11   10/14/2010   Change the time of meeting and shorten the length of meeting.
       12   10/14/2010   Interestring programs
       13   10/14/2010   Dinner meetings to 1/2 day seminar formats that would be quarterly. 3 dinner meeting per year.
       14   10/14/2010   More options for small business professionals.
       15   10/14/2010   Greater commitment by membership, resulting in more engaged Board and Committee members
       16   10/15/2010   The pre-dinner meeting format likened to "speed dating" proved a great opportunity to meet others and
       17   10/15/2010   No longer notified of meeting dates and topics. Somehow I dropped off the face of the ISM-SEM earth
       18   10/15/2010   Have a couple of social meetings only, with no speaker
       19   10/15/2010   Maybe a quarterly breakfast/lunch to allow those that do not attend a dinner meeting to come - allow fo
       20   10/15/2010   Possible to mix the venues, add another venue
       21   10/15/2010   I'd like to see more communicaitons via e-mail around services procurement.
       22   10/15/2010   Nothing at this point.
       23   10/18/2010   All meetings on west side, but I know that isn't feasible
       24   10/18/2010   As previously stated, more reminding employed members about all of us that are unemployed. With as
       25   10/19/2010   To increase attendance at meetings, have some type of drawings at each meeting - prizes such as CP
       26   10/21/2010   Time of Meetings, traffic is so bad to get there on time
       27   10/21/2010   Program OK as is
       28   10/21/2010   Lunchtime meetings to replace the dinner meetings.
       29   10/21/2010   Increased attendance with students and younger professionals - those in their 20's and 30's.
       30   10/21/2010   Get more folks to paricipate!
       31   10/21/2010   Try to focus more on small companies and encourage their participation.
       32   10/21/2010   Qualtiy of programs is weak
       33   10/25/2010   more interesting speakers. Do not like when feel I am being sold to purchase a service (i.e. consultan
       34   10/25/2010   I would change the CPSM. It appears that new requirements are being implemented just so the ISM c
       35   10/25/2010   programs for the industry that are located here in michgan, seems that everything is located out of our
       36   10/25/2010   ?
 would also like to see younger professional as members and more informal networking events and charity events.
own the price of purchasing training. There some good stuff out there now, but in this economy there is no budget for training. Doing more o

ly arena much easier.



. 3 dinner meeting per year.

 ard and Committee members
reat opportunity to meet others and share ideas.
d off the face of the ISM-SEM earth.

a dinner meeting to come - allow for the option to just come to themeeting w/o dinner. Get more students engaged.




 of us that are unemployed. With as bad as the job market is, I'm surprised/disappointed that there is not more communications along those l
t each meeting - prizes such as CPSM study guides, or even free night stays at local hotels, etc.



ose in their 20's and 30's.



 purchase a service (i.e. consultants although some do not sell). Also like info on how to network, how to gt yourself recognized, strategy/an
eing implemented just so the ISM can collect additional funds.
hat everything is located out of our state.
no budget for training. Doing more on-line that is meaty and meaningful and cheap would be helpful.




 more communications along those lines.




o gt yourself recognized, strategy/analysis tools.
How can we make ISM-SEM better?

         Response Date
Respondents         Response Text

       1   10/14/2010   Change the time of day.
       2   10/14/2010   I am not sure how to get involved- more approachable.
       3   10/14/2010   Meeting topics are theory and not hands on. I want to go to work the next day and implement what I ju
       4   10/14/2010   Improve the quality of the speakers. Try to get speakers from higher levels within larger corporations
       5   10/14/2010   see 24.. Oh you might formalize an informal buddy system
       6   10/14/2010   more communication to all members
       7   10/14/2010   Get more people to come to the meetings.
       8   10/14/2010   Shorten the time of meetings.
       9   10/14/2010   social event golf, picnic
      10   10/15/2010   Generally, I feel that ISM-SEM does a good job at lining up speakers. I feel the quality of the main pre
      11   10/15/2010   Would like to receive more information from local chapter.
      12   10/15/2010   In these times I think the board has done the best they can and continue to offer value for the money
      13   10/15/2010   Have a career fair sponsored by ISM-SEM and maybe some other associations - have more joint mee
      14   10/15/2010   I am satisfied with our chapter
      15   10/18/2010   Continue to have worthwhile sessions that are valuable to procurement no matter what industry the at
      16   10/19/2010   Motivate the current membership to search out qualified speakers, through prizes rewarded
      17   10/21/2010   No major changes needed
      18   10/21/2010   Possibly devoting mini seminars or establishing another forum to have members with common industr
      19   10/21/2010   Offer more educational opportunities for Information Technology (software, services etc.) procuremen
      20   10/21/2010   Work with large and/or profitable businesses to provide them with supply chain employees. Provide m
      21   10/21/2010   Get more SC community involvement, recruit new businesses and industries to be representted.
      22   10/21/2010   Offer different media contact options. The board rejected an offer to have a professionally edited news
      23   10/21/2010   Just like any business, focus on the customer and solicit feedback, like this survey.
      24   10/21/2010   Programs!
      25   10/22/2010   You are doing a good job. I plan to attend more meetings.
      26   10/25/2010   It would be good to have speakers from the health care arena in lieu of speakers from manufacturing.
      27   10/25/2010   discount programs at colleges or universities to not only futher our education but our credentials
      28   10/25/2010   It is good as is
      29   10/25/2010   Keeping content current.
 e next day and implement what I just learned.
er levels within larger corporations to discuss the trends they see pertinent to supply chain in Southeast Michigan. Offer more one day trainin




 s. I feel the quality of the main presenter determines if I feel the event was "worth it" when I go home.

tinue to offer value for the money
associations - have more joint meetings with other associations - Project Management Association, etc.

ment no matter what industry the attendees are in.
 hrough prizes rewarded

ave members with common industries/businesses get together to discuss specific matters concerning their particular activities.
oftware, services etc.) procurement contract administration of ongoing contracts.
upply chain employees. Provide me with those recruitment services to help me make more money like the salaries shown in the annual sala
 ndustries to be representted.
  have a professionally edited newsletter several years ago - fundin would have been sponsored.I still think this was a huge mistake - membe
 like this survey.


u of speakers from manufacturing.
education but our credentials
Michigan. Offer more one day training sessions on such things as finance, EVA models, low cost country sourcing, etc.     Develop a mentori




eir particular activities.

the salaries shown in the annual salary comparision charts.

nk this was a huge mistake - members can find the time to read an online newsletter - and even download it if they wanted to print/read later
y sourcing, etc.   Develop a mentoring program that would allow members to mentor and be mentored by other members.




ad it if they wanted to print/read later. I think members would feel like they were "getting somethin for their money" with a good newsletter. IS
by other members.




eir money" with a good newsletter. ISM-SEM MUST find a way to use social media, online media, webinars, etc., to provide educational and
ars, etc., to provide educational and networking options for today's busy member who cannot attend face-to-face evening dinner meetings.
e-to-face evening dinner meetings.
Do you have suggestions to help recruit new members?

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Respondents

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suggestions to help recruit new members?

           Response Text

           Work with Local colleges. Do a sales blitz with Purchasing departments throughout the state.
           Discounts or prizes for bringing in a new member
           Recruit college students majoring in supply management?
           Work with supply management programs at the university level to attract students and recent
           graduates to the organization. Pursue support from bigger corporations with larger supply chain staff
           by offering corporate membership that would allow their employees to come to the meetings for a
           significantly discounted price. Work with other organizations such as the Automotive Womens
           Alliance, etc. to share membership opportunities.
           If people think by joining they will have access to information that will make them look better and
           function better they'll want to join. Things like templates, which is what I'm always looking for for
           common everyday purchasing situations.
           Contests and raffles.
           Show them the benifits to belonging to the group. Then show them the statistics.
           Let organizations know you are there
           What suggestions does National ISM suggest? Are we using them?

           Direct recruitment of large corporations by demonstaring the advantages provided by ISM-SEM
           I suggest that we reach out to the auto manufacturers. They have large Purchasing departments and I
           believe that they would have interesting input into the meeting.
           So many young people don't get it. There is way too much communication via emails and not enough
           one on one. I think we need to work and try and change this culture with the Universities that teach
           Supply Chain.

           Develop a campaign and go to the CPOs of companies with a list of benefits - CPO of Delphi is on the
           ISM National board of directors - how many ISM SEM members do we have from Delphi - someone
           needs to go and talk to him. Develop an executive seminar in order to get them engaged.
           Tough economic times, not sure how to do this
           Perhaps an open invitation to each member's purchasing department.
           With all the contacts/connections out there, people that are working should have no problem trying to
           get new members. If you consider all the people they talk to at other companies in any given week, we
           should be able to get a few new members.

           1. Offer a friend of ISM membership discount for the first year. 2. Reduce the cost of membership by
           eliminating prepaid dinner at meetings. Hold meetings in a location where attendees can eat if they
           choose and pay their own bill. Negotiate with the location to give ISM a percent of the tab.
           Have a contest (prizes rewarded) involving current members for a new membership drive
           Offering SCM students at universities such as WSU, a student membership
           No
           Conduct a membership drive buy using the current members to actively pursue candidates through
           their individual internal and external contacts. Prepare a generic welcome/invitation correspondence/e-
           mail that current members would send to the people on their contact list. Maybe entice potential new
           members with a token reward for being one of the first 25 recruits to sign up or at least attend a
           meeting.
           Promote the profession, certification at reasonable costs. I haven't taken the CPMS yet, due to the
           expense. Sometimes I wonder if ISM is really interested in promoting the profession.
           Once again, work through the profitable businesses and other organizations. Economic club, NMBDC,
           WBEC, etc.
           Begin using social media on a regular basis to target the younger professionals
Offer options like those I described in #25 so that potential members can see value in a way they can
use/receive it. The affiliate should also consider offering something to companies in return for "volume"
membership payments - will take a little thought and planning, but I think it can work. Communicate the
value of membership - put your "buyer" hats on and show typical savings in ISM member discounted
online courses, etc., that are in addition to local educational and network benenfits.
Complimentary invitation to participate in a monthly meeting. Also network with other organizations
(SAE, Detroit Regional Chamber, etc., etc.).
Better programs!
Emphasize certification as employment marketing tool. As a governmental procurement manager, I
hold dual certifications (CPPO & C.P.M.) which appeals to potential employers.
lower the annual fee -
None - I believe it is a cost issue. However, I understand that the dinner meeting is expensive.
offer memberships at these colleges or universities that are going to be able to offer discounts to our
meembership
Improve the economnic climate across the nation!

I think you need to either reach out to some of the local schools who has Supply Chain Programs, and
offer a reduced student membership price, or focus on key organizations with large supply chain
management organizations. The ISM has to show what value it can bring to the organization.

								
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