FOR RELEASE: March 15, 2012
(TEMPE, Ariz.) March 15, 2012 — Supply management departments at 13 companies are among the finalists in the Institute for Supply Management™ – Michigan State University Awards for Excellence in Supply Management. Finalists in the 2012 competition were selected from applications received in an online submission process held from July 1, 2011 to September 16, 2011. Multiple entries were welcomed in one or more of the following categories: Process, People, Organization/Structure, Technology and Sustainability.
ISM will announce winners from among the field of 16 finalists in April 2012. Representatives from winning organizations will present their stories of excellence in supply management in Baltimore at ISM's 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, to be held May 6-9, 2012.
The 2012 Institute for Supply Management™ – Michigan State University Awards for Excellence in Supply Management Finalists (and Categories) are:
The Institute for Supply Management™ – Michigan State University Awards for Excellence in Supply Management are open to supply management departments of all sizes and geographic locations, both domestic and international.
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®), Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).
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