ISM’s Journal of Supply Chain Management Welcomes Alvin Williams as Editor

FOR RELEASE: March 12, 2002

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  ISM Media Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, Arizona) — The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) has undergone many changes in the past few months, and its award-winning publication, The Journal of Supply Chain Management: A Global Review of Purchasing and Supply, has seen a recent enhancement as well. ISM is pleased to welcome Alvin J. Williams, Ph.D., as editor of the Journal.

Williams is the current chair and professor, department of management and marketing at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a member of numerous professional organizations from the Golden Key National Honor Society to the National Education Association. He has received countless awards, honors, and certificates in the marketing and supply management field, and has published an impressive list of articles and papers relating to the supply management profession and its advancements.

"These are exciting times for the supply discipline. Organizations of all types are working feverishly to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their supply efforts. Increasingly, firms are more dependent on a fine-tuned supply system than ever before. This spells increased opportunity for academicians and practitioners to fine-tune their approaches to research and analysis in the supply chain arena. It is vital for us to work collectively and creatively to identify new and different ways of understanding, creating, and delivering value in the supply field," states Williams.

A key goal of Williams and ISM is to position the Journal as the premier source of research-based, cutting-edge, value-oriented information in supply chain theory and practice. In the search for solutions to supply management concerns and issues, the Journal is eclectic in that it pulls from myriad disciplines to forge workable responses to the key problems in the supply field. Scholars and practitioners from business and non-business disciplines are encouraged to contribute their research as it relates to the management of the supply system.

Williams adds, "The Journal of Supply Chain Management is a vibrant, dynamic, cutting-edge medium to share information that might broaden the conceptual milieu of supply and simultaneously contribute to the enhanced functioning of supply management practice."

The Journal of Supply Chain Management is published quarterly and contains articles dealing with concepts from business, economics, operations management, logistics, information systems, the behavioral sciences, and other disciplines that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the various areas of purchasing, materials and supply management, and related fields. To submit an article for consideration, please contact Julia Ogden, vice president of communication, at, or at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3086.

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