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The Institute for Supply Management™ Offers New Research on Demand Service

FOR RELEASE: February 2, 2004

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  ISM Media Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3015
  kkioa@ism.ws

(Tempe, AZ) — Want to know if reverse auctions help or hinder supplier relationships? Need to know what are considered best practices in terms of developing a minority supplier program within an organization? Then look no further. The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) has recently opened its Resource Center featuring a Research on Demand service which is equipped to handle an abundance of inquiries covering a wide range of topics. Whether you are interested in developing strategies that help reduce the costs of purchased services, or are wondering how purchasing/supply can attract and retain high performance talent, ISM's Research on Demand service has the tools to help you make critical decisions and become better informed.

Created with ISM's mission to lead supply management in mind, the Research on Demand service will address questions by performing in-depth secondary research through access to the most comprehensive databases available today. Staff will provide accurate, current information on the topic of interest, and objectively report the findings in a concise format. Each completed report will present customized information that will allow one to make a more informed decision on the researched topic.

The Research on Demand service is a joint initiative between ISM and CAPS Research. It assigns a dedicated team of researchers to each request, and offers participants an edited and copyrighted report. Research reports can be created on a per request basis or through an annual plan offering substantial savings. Research requests are accepted in writing in three ways: through e-mail at researchondemand@ism.ws, via an online form or via fax at 480/752-7890 Attn: Resource on Demand. You can also call in your request to Dave Schultz, manager of the ISM Resource Center, at 800/888-6276, extension 3109. Most reports are completed within three to five weeks.

For additional program and pricing information, visit the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws and select the Online Guides, Tools and Links option. Dave Schultz is also available to answer questions at dschultz@ism.ws or 800/888-6276, extension 3109.


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