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Apply Now for the 2012 ISM Awards for Excellence in Supply Management

FOR RELEASE: July 6, 2011

Supply management organizations are invited to apply via the ISM website from July 1 to September 16, 2011.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) July 5, 2011 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is inviting entries for the seventh annual ISM Awards for Excellence in Supply Management.

The competition is open to supply management departments of all sizes and geographic locations, both domestic and international. ISM is accepting entries through an online submission process from July 1 to September 16, 2011. Entries should address big challenges for which new solutions have had wide organizational and/or supply chain impact. Multiple entries are welcomed in each of the following five categories: Process, People, Organization/Structure, Technology and Sustainability.

For full category descriptions and information on how to apply for the 2012 awards, visit the ISM website at For the 2012 awards, the project/initiative must (1) have been completed and/or implemented and (2) have measurable outcomes within the date range of October 1, 2008 through September 16, 2011.

An application fee of US$1,000 per organization is required for 2012 award applications. Organizations that submit multiple applications will only be charged this fee once, regardless of the number of applications submitted.

Award recipients will be notified in January 2012 and will be honored at an awards dinner on Sunday, May 6, 2012 during the ISM Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Baltimore. Winning organizations agree to present a Conference session describing their projects. The 2012 award winners will join an esteemed group of previous winning organizations, including: Alltel Wireless; BP p.l.c.; DaimlerChrysler; Delphi; Fluor-Hanford; HP; IBM; Johnson & Johnson; KLA-Tencor; L-3 Communications; LG Electronics; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; Masco Corporation; Pfizer Inc; Rockwell Collins; Royal KPN Telecom; State of Georgia, DOAS; and the U.S. Postal Service.

Questions regarding the awards may be directed to Terri Tracey, CAE, at 480-752-6276, extension 3071 (or, for callers outside the United States, +1 480-752-6276, extension 3071). For complete information, visit Select About ISM, then ISM Awards for Excellence.

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 with an interest in supply management who live and work 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).

Media Contact:
Jean McHale |
ISM Public Relations
(U.S. only) 480-752-6276, extension 3143
(International) +1 480-752-6276, extension 3143