ISM 'Focus On' Books Keep Supply Management Professionals Focused on the Future and Success

FOR RELEASE: June 9, 2003

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

(Tempe, AZ) — The Institute for Supply Management™ has released two new 'Focus On' books that offer topic specific information on critical, current issues within the supply management field.

Focus on Contract Execution, Implementation, and Administration
This collection of 43 previously published ISM articles explores the various phases of the contract process from the initial stages of contract writing to managing and enforcing the contract. Other article subjects include different types of contracts, special contract situations, and contract implementation.

Focus on Cost Containment Strategies
This collection of over 30 previously published ISM articles provides an in-depth look at the strategies used by purchasing and supply managers to contain costs throughout the supply chain. Topics covered are establishing a cost control program, approaches to cost containment, cost/price analysis, supplier-focused strategies, and special cost control considerations.

Contact ISM's Customer Service department for more information on ISM's Focus On series at 800/888-6276, extension 401. You may also obtain information on Focus On books and other education resources by visiting the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws.

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 domestic and international affiliated associations. 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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