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First Certified Professional in Supply Management Announced

FOR RELEASE: June 20, 2008


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Michael G. Haynes, CPSM, C.P.M., first to earn top credential.

(Tempe, Ariz.) June 20, 2008 — Paving the way for supply management professionals, Michael G. Haynes, CPSM, C.P.M., has been the first to earn the latest credential to hit the field of supply management, the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM ®). Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) launched the new credential last month during its 93rd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in St. Louis. ISM CEO Paul Novak, C.P.M., presented Haynes with a certificate recognizing his achievement at the monthly meeting of NAPM—Arizona, Inc. held on June 19.

After successfully passing all three CPSM Exams, Haynes was surprised to learn he was the first one to earn the prestigious credential. "I am honored to be the first CPSM," Haynes said. "This designation indicates a thorough knowledge of the profession and provides all those that pursue a CPSM, a competitive advantage in their careers, within their organization and the businesses they support."

In order to earn the CPSM, Haynes had to meet all the criteria established by ISM for earning the qualification, including:

  • Three years of full-time professional supply management experience (nonclerical or nonsupport);

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or a clear statement from a specific country's higher learning and accrediting body concerning a degree's equivalency;

  • Pass all three CPSM Exams, or take the Bridge Exam if already a C.P.M. in good standing.

Haynes has more than 30 years of supply management experience, encompassing 17 management/executive positions with five different organizations. He is active in the Phoenix affiliate of ISM, NAPM—Arizona, Inc. He holds a bachelor's in education from Central Michigan University and an MBA with a concentration in logistics management from Florida Institute of Technology.

The CPSM represents the highest degree of professional competencies, containing the most comprehensive body of knowledge, and is designed to lead the profession by emphasizing the main components of supply management.

Individuals who obtain the CPSM distinction will have an advanced-level of broad-based skills to make better decisions regarding their organization's supply network, including how to take full advantage of opportunities around the world.

For additional information on the CPSM program, to download an application or to sign up for CPSM e-mail updates, log on to www.ism.ws/certification and select Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Program.

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.


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