Joe Cavinato, Ph.D.
Thunderbird School of
Ric Freeman, C.P.M.
Jerry Miller, CPSM, CPSD
JDA Software Group
Brian Schulties, C.P.M.
University of San Diego
Meghan Truchan, CPSM
Ron Wilson, CPSM, C.P.M.
Wilbur Curtis Company
BY JOHN YUVA
MAKE THE CONTENT YOURS
As a member publication, Inside Supply Management® provides content that
represents the trends, best practices and how-to-dos most relevant to your
As such, we want to give you the opportunity to
suggest topics for next year’s editorial calendar.
Look for communications over the coming weeks
about how you can shape the magazine content
and find your story idea featured in the pages of
Inside Supply Management®.
Content like this month’s “ISM®’s 2017 Salary
Survey” article on page 16 will continue to be a
staple in the magazine. In its 12th year, Institute
for Supply Management®’s Annual Salary Survey
revealed that during the 2016 calendar year,
average compensation for all participating supply
management professionals increased 5 percent
(to US$115,440) compared with 2015 ($109,961).
Paul Lee, Research Director at ISM, says a strong
job market and need for talent are contributing to
higher compensation from employers. “Likewise,
wage amount is a critical factor for job seekers
when evaluating employment opportunities,”
The survey evaluates salary amounts in several
categories, including by industry, position, years
of work, level of education and more. “One
surprise this year was the finding that average
total compensation for emerging practitioners
(fewer than eight years of experience) exceeded
that of established practitioners (more than eight
years of experience),” says Lee. It’s a finding that
Lee and his team are following as more data
After you’ve immersed yourself in the Salary
Survey article and the rest of the May issue,
take a moment to read INSIDE Health Care,
our latest exclusive digital publication. It’s a
topic that a;ects all of us, regardless of our
industry. That’s especially true for health-care
supply management practitioners, who face
mounting challenges amid changing regulations,
technological developments and rising costs.
To access INSIDE Health Care, visit the ISM
website and select Inside Supply Management®
magazine, under the News and Research tab. Let
us know how you like the content. ISM
Director of Publications
Jami Bliss, CPSM, CPSD