ISM Recruiting Members for its Business Survey Committees Who Produce the Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing Report On Business®

FOR RELEASE: May 29, 2003

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

(Tempe, AZ) — Through the years the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) Report On Business® has been recognized as the nation's most reliable near-term economic indicator, and directly impacts the U.S. economy. This reputation is due largely to the contributions of more than 650 purchasing and supply management executives who are members of one of ISM Business Survey Committees.

At this time, ISM is recruiting committee members, and would like to invite affiliate members to join one of the ISM Business Survey Committees. Membership on the committees is diversified by SIC category, based on each industry's contribution to national income. ISM Business Survey Committee members have the satisfaction of knowing they are playing an anonymous but key role in improving the economic forecasting skills of supply management professionals as well as expanding the influence of ISM and the purchasing and supply management profession. Additionally, these reports are used by economists, government officials, and the private sector as an insight into the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors of the U.S. economy.

Your responsibilities would be simple, but important. For additional information, or to be considered for selection to an ISM Business Survey Committee, contact Kristin Bryson at 800/888-6276, extension 3106. You may also submit an application online at

Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education. ISM's membership base includes more than 45,000 supply management professionals with a network of affiliated associations both domestic and international. ISM is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge.

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