FOR RELEASE: May 10, 2005
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TEMPE, Ariz., May 10, 2005 — The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) today announced the inaugural Groups and Forums Excellence Award winner. ISM Services Group garnered the 2004 Group or Forum of the Year Award at ISM's 90th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in San Antonio. Groups and Forums Excellence Awards recognize an ISM group or forum that demonstrates excellence in professional operations, educational offerings and recruitment, training and retention efforts, while at the same time communicating the value and prestige of ISM and the supply management profession.
The ISM Services Group is comprised of ISM members, who work for services-based organizations or who are responsible for the sourcing and contracting of services within their organizations. The award is a testament to the Group's highly motivated and dedicated leadership team and its volunteer members, according to ISM Services Group Chair Dr. Peter O'Reilly, C.P.M., A.P.P.
"This award recognizes our distinctive offerings of industry-specific networking and education opportunities, such as our annual Services Conference and our periodic chat sessions on topics recommended by our members," says Dr. O'Reilly. "Services continue to expand in terms of scope and importance to the bottomline. We want the Services Group to be a key resource for service-related sourcing activities to enable best practices and networking opportunities associated with the sourcing and negotiating of services."
Membership in ISM Groups is open to all regular members. Visit ISM's Services Group Web page at www.ismservicesgroup.org.