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Bill Michels Discusses ISM's Future in Radio Interview

FOR RELEASE: April 16, 2013

(Tempe, AZ) April 16, 2013 — Bill Michels, Senior Vice President of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) and President of the ISM Services companies ADR North America and ADR China, was interviewed by Jon Hansen on BlogTalkRadio's PI Window on The World show today.

In March 2012, Jon Hansen interviewed Bill on the acquisition of ADR North America and ADR China by ISM Services. At that time, Jon stated he saw "the ADR acquisition by a for profit arm of ISM as a significant move in that it seemed to be a logical evolution or perhaps merging of complimentary competencies, that very likely represents the new consultancy model that will both define and drive procurement practice for the next 10 to 20 years."

Now, a year later, Bill Michels was interviewed again by Jon Hansen. They discussed the acquisition, the 98th Annual ISM Conference in Dallas, the present course of ISM under Tom Derry's leadership and the future of ISM. Bill discussed ISM's new strategy, mission and customer focus.

This program outlines the strategies and processes that will take ISM from product driven to a customer driven organization, increasing the value to procurement and supply chain practitioners and their organizations worldwide.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. 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).

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Linda Michels |
Vice President, Strategic Marketing
Institute for Supply Management™

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