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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? Response Date Respondents 1 10/14/2010 2 10/14/2010 3 10/14/2010 4 10/14/2010 5 10/14/2010 6 10/14/2010 7 10/14/2010 8 10/14/2010 9 10/14/2010 10 10/15/2010 11 10/15/2010 12 10/15/2010 13 10/15/2010 14 10/15/2010 15 10/15/2010 16 10/18/2010 17 10/18/2010 18 10/19/2010 19 10/20/2010 20 10/21/2010 21 10/21/2010 22 10/21/2010 23 10/21/2010 24 10/21/2010 25 10/21/2010 26 10/21/2010 27 10/21/2010 28 10/22/2010 29 10/25/2010 30 10/25/2010 31 10/25/2010 32 10/25/2010 33 10/25/2010 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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