ISM and ADR Announce Partnership with PASIA and TransProcure in Asia

FOR RELEASE: August 29, 2011

Agreement outlines cooperative promotion of quality online programs and professional certification.

(Tempe, AZ) August 29, 2011 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) has entered a partnership that dramatically expands training opportunities for supply management professionals throughout the Asia-Pacific region. ISM and global consultancy ADR North America, LLC have entered an agreement with Procurement and Sourcing Institute of Asia and TransProcure Corporation (PASIA/TransProcure), both based in Manila, Philippines. The partnered organizations will adhere to a consistent business strategy for responding to requests for proposals and other opportunities to deliver customized in-company training and web-based e-learning.

PASIA has gained global prominence as it has gained trained members from outside of its home country of the Philippines, throughout Asia and the Middle East. TransProcure, likewise, delivers solutions and services complementing PASIA's programs. ISM and ADR North America combined resources more than two years ago to leverage exclusive resources and products including ADR's Development Needs Analysis (DNA) learning assessments and ISM's Knowledge Center.

"Our partnership agreement formalizes the alignment of ISM and ADR's training and assessment resources with PASIA/TransProcure's educators and consultants," says ISM CEO Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., MCIPS. "All three partner organizations have a clear path and expanded outreach to future clients in Asia-Pacific and Arab/Gulf/United Arab Emirates countries."

"PASIA maintains a strong and dynamic presence in this part of the world," says Charlie Villaseñor, CEO - TransProcure and affiliate officer of PASIA. "This joint effort to establish consistent processes around the delivery of world- class material reinforces our goal of championing professionalism throughout the entire Asia-Pacific and Middle East and serving the profession better."

About Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) |
Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

About ADR North America, LLC |
ADR North America, LLC is part of ADR International Purchasing Consultants, Ltd., a global consulting firm specializing in purchasing, which has served more than 200 clients over a 25-year history, through its offices in England, Europe, South Africa and Australia as well as its North American headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

About Procurement and Sourcing Institute of Asia (PASIA) |
Procurement and Sourcing Institute of Asia (PASIA) is a non-profit organization committed to the upliftment of the procurement profession in Asia. PASIA is the only multi-country affiliate of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). PASIA is a regional procurement and sourcing association that raises the bar and professionalizes the industry through education and knowledge-dissemination on strategic procurement and supply management issues. PASIA is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

About TransProcure Corporation |
TransProcure is a leading ethical and global procurement and supply management solutions and services provider headquartered in Manila, Philippines. It is the first company in Asia that provides fully integrated procure-to-pay and integrated and supply management managed services. Because of its focus on its domain expertise, high-quality professional workforce and cost advantage, it is helping many organizations around the world focus on its core competency and raises their supply management to the highest level of excellence.

Media Contact:
Jean McHale |
Manager, Public Relations
Institute for Supply Management™
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ADR North America
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