|Monday, June 16, 2014||2015 Award for Excellence opens|
|Friday, August 22, 2014
by Midnight MST
|The application period closes for the tenth Annual Institute for Supply Management® — Michigan State University Awards for Excellence in Supply Management|
|January 2015||Winners notified|
|Monday, May 4, 2015||Awards Dinner, ISM Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Phoenix, AZ.|
|May 4-6, 2015||Award winners present a workshop at the ISM Conference in Phoenix, AZ.|
Supply management departments in organizations of all sizes and geographic locations, domestic and international, are invited to apply. Members of the Evaluation Committee are unable to review entries from their own company or those from direct competitors. Company data submitted remains confidential unless ISM receives permission to use information in an ISM brochure, magazine or website.
Submit your application via the web-enabled platform.
Applicants must submit the following:
The Oversight Committee reserves the right to remove any application from consideration at its sole discretion.
Yes, an application fee of $1,000 per organization is required for 2015 Award applications. Organizations may submit up to three (3) unique applications for the $1,000 application fee. Each unique submission may be entered in only one category.
The application fee will be used to build the Richter scholarship fund awarded by ISM. The entry fee is not refundable.
It is ISM's intention to give one award per category based on the merits of the submissions. Five additional awards may be given and come from one category or a combination of categories if submissions warrant it. Awards are dependent on applications of sufficient quality.
Three factors are most crucial in guiding the judges' selections. First, projects must address big challenges for which new solutions would have wide organizational and/or supply chain impact. Second, top contenders must offer a truly innovative solution, rather than just a modest improvement over existing practices. Third, entries must be supported by rigorous data based on real-world performance.
Results should be measured, significant and sustainable. They may be hard or soft, and projected or actual. The results may be measured against any recognized metric such as revenue enhancement, asset management, cost management, productivity, speed-to-market or competitiveness. Metrics are not confined to this list. While results may be projected or actual, judges place higher value on results that are supported by data. Results may be presented as percentages or the magnitude of change rather than absolute numbers. If appropriate and available, validation outside the supply arena is welcome.
The Evaluation Committee and the Oversight Committee assess entries based on the following award criteria:
The Evaluation Committee is comprised of senior supply professionals. Reviewers evaluate applications against pre-established criteria and recommend finalists to the Oversight Committee for approval. The Oversight Committee is comprised of senior supply executives and academics and is responsible for setting policy and selecting awards winners.
Winners will be notified in January 2015. All notifications are strictly confidential. Award recipients will be publicly announced and honored at an Awards Dinner on Monday, May 4, 2015, at the ISM Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Phoenix, AZ. Winners agree to make a presentation at the Conference, which runs May 4–6, 2015.
Direct questions to Karin Spencer, at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3068 (or if calling from outside the United States 480/752-6276, extension 3068), or by email at Awards@ism.ws".
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