ISM Announces Release of White Paper

FOR RELEASE: February 12, 2008

Media Contacts:
ISM Public Relations
Lindsey Yentes
800/888-6276, extension 3087

Jean McHale
800/888-6276, extension 3143

New report will help professionals and organizations with implementation of a professional development program.

(Tempe, Ariz.) February 12, 2008 — A new white paper developed by the Arizona-based Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) will stimulate thought and provide direction from which professional development goals can be established for an individual or the entire organization. The document, Supply Management Professional Development Paths, is available on the Web site at Select Education — Seminars, Conferences / Professional Development Services.

The document will provide guidance on training paths for entry-level to senior-level supply professionals. Additionally, the document also provides direction for cross-functional positions relating to supply management.

The report used the following research and source documents to determine content areas:

  • The Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) qualification
  • SMART assessment tool
  • CAPS Research focus studies
  • ISM public seminar curriculum

For further information on how Supply Management Professional Development Paths can help you or your organization, contact Toni Caserta, manager, Professional Development Services at 800/888-6276, extension 3095, or by e-mail at, or Rene Yates, manager, Professional Development Services, at 800/888-6276 extension 3080, or by e-mail at

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 proud to recognize professional excellence in supply management with awards such as the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management and the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).