FOR RELEASE: February 19, 2009
ISM Public Relations
Jean McHale, extension 3143
(TEMPE, Ariz.) February 19, 2009 — Supply management departments at 14 companies are among the finalists in Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) fourth annual ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management. ISM will announce winners from among the 2009 finalists in April. Representatives from winning organizations will present their stories of leadership and innovative thinking in Charlotte, North Carolina, at ISM's 94th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit to be held May 3-6, 2009.
Named after supply management leader and innovator R. Gene Richter, the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management were established in 2004 to recognize innovative supply organizations that through strong leadership have dramatically increased their contribution to organizational success. Four entry categories include: Process; Technology; People; and Organization/Structure.
The 2009 Richter Corporate Award Finalists are:
Finalists in the 2009 competition were selected from applications received in an online submission process held July 1-31, 2008. The fifth annual ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management call for entries will open in July 2009. For more information or to sign up to receive e-mail updates, visit www.ism.ws/RichterAwards.
Sponsors for the fourth annual ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management are:
About Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) www.ism.ws
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 a not-for-profit membership association serving more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. ISM offers credentialing to professionals around the world with the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).