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Press release date: December 7, 2012

Speakers Address Efficient Product Sourcing and Improved Time Management at December 13 Meeting at Hotel Monaco

Philadelphia, PA - Attention procurement professionals: With the holiday rush well underway, how do you work more efficiently and successfully, now and during the rest of the year?

An upcoming meeting of the Institute of Supply Management's (ISM) Philadelphia chapter will address just that. The pre-dinner speaker from ThomasNet.com will provide a brief overview on efficient product sourcing and supplier selection, followed by a keynote presentation from the Chief Executive Officer of Totally Organized.

Kristin Carty, Audience Outreach Manager at ThomasNet.com (also, sponsor of program), will show procurement professionals how to use this platform successfully. ThomasNet.com is industry's only free website for supplier discovery and sourcing of components, equipment, MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) products, raw materials and custom manufacturing services. The website's new Product Search technology aggregates detailed information on more than 100 million parts, enabling companies to find the products that meet their precise requirements. Ms. Carty will also be available at the ThomasNet.com table prior to the dinner program to schedule demos at members' companies. Janet Taylor, CEO of Totally Organized, will present "Clear Desk...Clear Minds: How Workplace Organization Can Impact Success." If you're ready to tackle the piles that may be laying on your desk and find things the first time you need them, this presentation is for you. Ms. Taylor will discuss ways to organize both your work space and your work life. She will provide tips for better managing projects, balancing work and home life, holding productive meetings, and conquering common time wasters.

When and Where
The dinner meeting will take place on Thursday, December 13th starting with registration and networking at 5:15 pm at the Hotel Monaco, 433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Penn. Presentations will begin at 7:30 pm. Members and guest can also network during a pre-dinner meeting that will benefit Philabundance (www.philabundance.org), an anti-hunger organization.

Speakers
Ms. Carty is responsible for helping purchasing professionals to work more successfully by using the resources on ThomasNet.com. She is visiting several local ISM chapters this year as part of ThomasNet.com's commitment to support this organization. She especially enjoys helping those individuals who are just beginning their careers to rely on ThomasNet.com throughout their professional lives.

Ms. Taylor has over 23 years of experience in Management, Marketing and Administration serving government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. She has served as corporate liaison for a City of Philadelphia project, presented seminars for IKEA and developed systems for agencies receiving federal funding. As an accomplished author of 101 Secrets To Living An Organized Life and a recognized speaker, she continues to make presentations for many metro-Philadelphia companies as well host a weekly Internet radio show called "Got Clutter? Get Organized!"

Registration Information
The all-inclusive event is free for members and $55 for non-members. To register online, please go to "Upcoming Events" on the ISM-Philadelphia website (www.ism-phila.org) and click on Public Registration for the December Meeting. If you have any problems, please email Azim A. Majid, amajid@ism-phila.org by December 10th at noon.

About ThomasNet.com®
ThomasNet.com, part of Thomas Industrial Network, Inc. is the Internet's pre-eminent sourcing and supplier discovery and selection platform for OEM, MRO and other products and services. The platform serves procurement professionals, engineers, plant and facility management and other buyers from corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, the military and small businesses. It also serves manufacturers, distributors, and service companies throughout North America who want to connect and do business with these buyers.

Additionally, Thomas Industrial Network includes: the Navigator Platform, a proprietary technology that helps industrial companies leverage their product information and data to increase sales; and Enterprise Solutions that enable companies to create and manage digital product data that can be syndicated to a variety of platforms.

About ISM Philadelphia
ISM-Philadelphia has served the purchasing and supply management professionals of the Greater Philadelphia area since 1915. The local association is a not-for-profit professional educational association, affiliated with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and offers seminars and educational meeting programs designed to meet the needs of today's supply management professionals.

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