BuyTrain News

April, 2004

Professional Development
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North to Alaska!

Make plans to attend the 61st Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference October 7-9, 2004 at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown. The NAPM Alaska conference is committee is hard at work on the programs. We'll get details to you as soon as we can. 


Insurance ACORD form

Do you require subcontractors to show evidence of insurance before beginning work? If so, you have probably seen an insurance ACORD form.  But where do they come form and what the heck does ACORD mean?  I found several web sites that will give you the true story.

Professional Development

Win Win Negotiation; Who is the Opponent?

It seems like an oxymoron. How can both parties in a negotiation win? How do I explain this process to management and our supplier? Here is another way to look at it that might help. Win_Win_Opponent

Find more articles on Negotiation in the ToolBox at 

PC - TIP: Remove hidden text from Word and Excel 

Word and Excel documents can include hidden text and information that should be removed before distributing electronically to contractors and customers.

[Changing the document to PDF resolves this problem....but sometimes we can't convert to PDF]

Microsoft has published a tool to help remove hidden data from Office documents. After you install it, a menu item appears on the Word File menu that walks you through the removal process. I highly recommend you READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING IT.

Go to the Microsoft Office web site and drill down to the Office Ad-In for Office 2003/XP (the tool works with Office 2002 also) 

ISM News

Material Management Group Newsletter & Web Site

You are receiving this, the first issue of the Materials Management Group's new newsletter, because you are included in ISM's MMG database and/or have indicated an interest in receiving the groups mailings. The newsletter can be found on our website 

ISM NewsLine - April 

Here are a few choice morsels...........

ISM members and affiliates now have the option of printing their own membership card (new and replacements) whenever needed. In the Members Only section [of the ISM web site,] , click on Print Membership Card. Your membership information will be merged onto the card and you are ready to print.

Expanding Existing Relationships and Building New Ones
We will be expanding our current relationship with business and supply
management media representatives in order to better understand their needs
and the many ways we can work together to increase awareness of supply
management's important role
One of our initial goals is to develop and train a team of volunteers from
the ISM membership to serve as a Spokesperson Team, available to speak on
any supply management issue upon request and even proactively seek
opportunities to be more visible to the media and others.


The 2004 Summer Leadership Training Workshops will be held in Las Vegas,
Nevada; Washington, DC; and New Orleans, Louisiana. The early bird registration fee is $150. Registrations submitted following the early bird deadline will be $165. For more information about each workshop, log into the Members Only area of the ISM Web site and select Affiliate Support, then 2004 Summer Leadership Training Workshops, or go directly to As more details become available, information will be posted to the ISM Web site.

The Hospitality Supply Management Forum of ISM presents the Spring
Conference for foodservice purchasing managers in the hospitality supply
chain, May 19-21, 2004, The Palmer House, Chicago, IL. Don't miss this
chance to partake of the best the hospitality supply chain industry has to

Spotlight on ISM Groups and Forums!

The current issue of Spotlight has been posted to the ISM Web site and is available for download at

ISM Groups and Forums offer their members the opportunity to promote the interchange of ideas and discussion of mutual challenges in their special area of interest. This newsletter highlights upcoming events and provides current information from the specific Group or Forum Leadership.

Not already a member? Consider the benefits of belonging to one of ISM's Special Interest Groups or Forums. Complete the enrollment form on page 8 of the current issue of Spotlight and return it to ISM or join online at

If you are interested in volunteering for a leadership position in an ISM Group or Forum, please contact Melanie DePalma at 800/888-6276, extension 3062 or via e-mail at


Motor Carrier Information 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established as a
separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation on
January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of
1999. Our primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities
involving large trucks and buses .

Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) System provides carrier safety
data to industry and the public. Look up information about freight carriers.


 Meeting with APICS 

from Terre Palmer, C.P.M., Web Director/Newsletter Editor
We have a joint meeting with APICS planned for April which looks really good. See the details below. The meeting will be on Wednesday, April 14th, instead of our normal day, Tuesday, and will be held at the River Ranch Steak house on Franklin in Eugene (see bottom of message). Seating is limited and the program superior, so be sure to RSVP as soon as you can. Contact Kathy Graham, A.P.P., via email at Details will also be listed on our web site at Hope you can attend!


NAPM-Spokane April Buy-Line

NAPM - Columbia Basin April Newsletter

Find more program opportunities on the NW Purchasing Education Council program page 


Find more news and articles in the BuyTrain Archive 

Visit the Purchasing Toolbox for more articles on negotiation, E-Commerce and Professional Development

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That's about all for now. Hope you find something useful!

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