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Enhance the Value and Performance of Practitioners and their Organizations Worldwide:


The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Since 1915, ISM has executed and extended its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — and maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations.


Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms TERM OF THE DAY:

RESTRAINT OF TRADE

The effect of an act, contract, combination or conspiracy which eliminates or stifles competition, effects a monopoly, artificially maintains prices or otherwise hampers or obstructs the course of business as it would be carried out if left to the flow of natural and economic forces.


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