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2011 Awards for Excellence in Supply Management Winners Honored at ISM Conference

FOR RELEASE: May 17, 2011

(Tempe, Ariz.) May 17, 2011 — Winners of the 6th Annual ISM Awards for Excellence in Supply Management were recognized at an awards dinner held in Orlando, Florida at ISM's 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit:

  • Delphi; Technology Category
  • IBM Corporation; Sustainability Category
  • L-3 Communications; Process Category
  • Pfizer Inc.; Process Category
  • State of Georgia, Department of Administrative Services — State Purchasing Division; Technology Category

Representatives from the winning organizations are sharing their winning stories in unique ISM Conference Workshop Sessions on Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17, 2011.

Delphi developed and deployed a tool, used throughout the entire supply organization, that captures information necessary to make sourcing decisions based on the total cost of acquisition. It allows the user to compare the total cost of sourcing materials from competing suppliers in various geographic locations.

IBM Corporation
IBM's environmental and social leadership has enabled the company to help suppliers manage energy consumption and green house gas emissions while becoming more accountable and socially responsible. In addition to delivering millions of dollars in operational cost savings, the Supply Chain organization uses a Social and Environmental Management System to monitor and report goals.

L-3 Communications
L-3 is a major aerospace and defense prime contractor that designs, manufactures and supports products, subsystems and systems that help ensure national and global security. To help mitigate the risks and costs associated with component obsolescence and counterfeit parts in the supply chain, L-3 implemented executive councils comprised of senior leaders in the supply chain and quality organizations, and deployed teams to develop a disciplined and comprehensive strategy.

Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer's Worldwide Procurement Professional Services team developed and implemented a new set of processes in the areas of consulting and legal services. This new approach increased value and greater senior management engagement at Pfizer, as well as cumulative savings of more than US$370 million.

State of Georgia, Department of Administrative Services — State Purchasing Division
The State of Georgia's Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) created Spend Management Analytics to provide analysis of financial data across multiple agencies and dimensions. Along with the Team Georgia Marketplace™ and continuous monitoring, the SUM (Spend Under Management) Initiative allows Georgia a more strategic view of spending.

The 7th Annual ISM Awards for Excellence in Supply Management call for entries will open on July 1, 2011. Multiple entries are welcome in one or more of the following categories: Process, People, Organization/Structure, Technology and Sustainability. For more information, visit

Sponsors for the 6th Annual ISM Awards for Excellence in Supply Management are:

Gold — A.T. Kearney Procurement & Analytic Solutions
Silver — ADR North America; Bank of America; eclaro International; HP; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Pfizer Inc.; Storeroom Solutions Inc.
Bronze — Anklesaria Group; Connolly; MeadWestvaco Corporation; Tyco International

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals and organizations with an interest in supply management in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) qualifications and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

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Jean McHale |
ISM Public Relations
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