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Institute for Supply Management Partners With Supply Chain Council

FOR RELEASE: August 19, 2010

ISM and SCC collaborate on member access and pricing for products, conferences and resources.

(Tempe, Ariz.) August 19, 2010 — Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has reached an agreement with Houston-based Supply Chain Council, Inc.(SCC) to offer member access and discounts to each organization's training and certification programs for supply management. ISM is a not-for-profit membership association that leads and serves supply management professionals across the globe. SCC is a global not-for-profit corporation with membership open to companies and organizations. SCC is a leading authority on supply chain methodology, diagnostics and benchmarking based on the Supply Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR®).

As a result of this partnership, SCC members are eligible for member pricing on ISM educational programs and testing for the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) professional credential as well as registration for the ISM 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit (May 15-18, 2011 in Orlando, Florida).

ISM members have access to SCC's SCORmark® supply chain benchmarking database, and will receive member rates for SCOR Framework and Project workshops as well as global SCC events, including the upcoming Supply Chain World Europe (October 24-26, 2010 in Munich, Germany) and SCC Executive Summit (October 13-15, 2010 in Houston).

"This collaboration allows a range of products to be made available to members of both organizations," says ISM CEO Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., MCIPS. "ISM members will enjoy access to SCOR® evaluation model and database, and SCC members now have a direct path to ISM's educational opportunities as well as to our professional qualification."

SCC Executive Director Joseph Francis adds, "This alliance is a great opportunity for both ISM and SCC members. Supply chain professionals around the world can enhance their knowledge and earn professional certifications from both organizations, increasing their industry recognition and career opportunities."

About Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM is a not-for-profit membership association serving more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. ISM offers credentialing to professionals around the world with the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

About Supply Chain Council (SCC)
Supply Chain Council is a global non-profit organization that helps member organizations make dramatic and rapid improvements in supply chain processes. SCC maintains the Supply Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR), the supply chain management community's most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and performance. Members may access the SCOR frameworks, benchmarking, training, certification, research and networking.

Media Contacts
Jean McHale
Public Relations Manager
Institute for Supply Management
+1 480-752-6276, extension 3143

Elizabeth Vudhiwat
Public Relations for
Supply Chain Council
+ 1 214/744-6188