ISM Offers Updated Supply Management Career Guide

FOR RELEASE: March 13, 2008

Media Contacts:
ISM Public Relations
Jean McHale
800/888-6276, extension 3143

Lindsey Yentes
800/888-6276, extension 3087

Supply IN Demand illuminates profession and lists educational institutions.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) March 13, 2008 — A popular career guide from Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is updated and ready to assist individuals who are exploring or revising their career paths. The publication, Supply IN Demand: Your Career in Supply Management, provides a clear overview of the objectives of supply management and some of the key components of the profession.

A PDF version of Supply IN Demand is available on ISM's Web site at Select Career Center, More Career Resources, then Careers in Supply Management. Highlights include:

  • Average salaries of supply managers
  • Where will supply management take you?
  • Common degrees within the profession
  • Free ISM student membership benefits
  • ISM Career Center and Professional Credentials
  • Educational institutions offering supply management programs
  • Career development after college

Supply IN Demand details a number of key resources that can help supply management professionals excel in their careers, including ISM membership and obtaining professional credentials such as the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.).

Another popular feature of Supply IN Demand is a listing of educational institutions offering supply-management-related degree programs, certificate programs and distance-learning opportunities. This listing was first published by ISM in 1990, and is now updated regularly online. For the online listing, visit ISM's Careers in Supply Management Web page and select Colleges and Universities Offering Coursework in Supply Management. Limited quantities of the printed career guides are available for use at career fairs. For more information, contact Kristen Moreno at 800/888-6276, extension 3110, or e-mail

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).