FOR RELEASE: April 1, 2008
ISM Public Relations
800/888-6276 extension 3087
800/888-6276, extension 3143
(Tempe, Ariz.) April 1, 2008 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) has announced the release of the CPSM Study Guide, a critical component for professionals looking to advance their career by attaining ISM's latest professional credential, the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).
The Study Guide, applicable to Exam and Bridge Exam candidates, provides information on test specification, examples of the testing format and question styles.
"The CPSM Study Guide is the keystone in a candidate's study preparation," ISM CEO Paul Novak, C.P.M., said.
The CPSM represents the highest degree of professional competencies, containing the most comprehensive body of knowledge in supply management, and is designed to lead the profession by emphasizing the main components of supply management. The CPSM will be relevant internationally and reflect the expanded education, skills and experience needed to be a successful supply management professional.
Effective April 1, 2008, the CPSM Study Guide will be available for $59 for members and $89 for nonmembers. The ISM Professional Series (available in May), another key study tool for CPSM candidates, will be available for $200 for members and $280 for nonmembers. Place your order by contacting ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, or by downloading a product order form located at www.ism.ws. Select Products, then Download Product Order Form.
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).
ISM defines supply management as the identification, acquisition, access, positioning and management of resources and related capabilities the organization needs or potentially needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives. Further, supply management is: future oriented, senior-management critical, strategic in relation to the competitive imperatives of the organization, and a significant contributor to marketplace intelligence and profitability. Components included under the supply management umbrella are: purchasing/procurement; strategic sourcing; logistics; quality; inventory control; materials management; warehousing; transportation/traffic/shipping; disposition/investment recovery; distribution; receiving; packaging; product/service development and manufacturing supervision.