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Apply Now for Sixth Annual ISM R. Gene Richter Awards

FOR RELEASE: June 28, 2010

Supply management organizations are invited to apply via the ISM Web site July 1 to September 17, 2010.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) June 28, 2010 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is inviting entries for the sixth annual ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Excellence in Supply Management. The award competition was created to honor the vast professional contributions of R. Gene Richter, who was a pioneer in the field of supply management.

The ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Excellence in Supply Management are open to supply management departments of all sizes and geographic locations, both domestic and international. ISM is accepting entries through an online submission process from July 1 - September 17, 2010. Entries should address big challenges for which new solutions have had wide organizational and/or supply chain impact. Multiple entries are welcomed in one or more of the following categories: Process, People, Organization/Structure, Technology and Sustainability.

For full category descriptions and information on how to apply for the 2011 awards, visit the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws/richterawards. For the 2011 awards, the project/initiative must either (1) have been completed and/or implemented or (2) have measurable outcomes within the date range of October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2010.

An application fee of US$1,000 per organization is required for 2011 award applications. Organizations that submit multiple applications will only be charged this fee once, regardless of the number of applications submitted. The application fee will be used to build the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Fund.

Richter award recipients will be notified in January 2011 and will be honored at an awards dinner on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the ISM Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Orlando, Florida. Winning organizations agree to present a Conference session describing their project. The 2011 award winners will join an esteemed group of previous winning organizations, including: Alltel Wireless; BP p.l.c.; DaimlerChrysler; Fluor-Hanford; HP; Johnson & Johnson; KLA-Tencor; LG Electronics; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; Masco Corporation; Pfizer Inc; Rockwell Collins; Royal KPN Telecom; and the U.S. Postal Service.

Questions regarding the awards may be directed to Terri Tracey, CAE, at 800/888-6276, extension 3071 (or, for callers outside the United States, +1 480/752-6276, extension 3071), or by e-mail at richterawards@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).


Media Contact:
Jean McHale
ISM Public Relations
800/888-6276, extension 3143
jmchale@ism.ws





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