ISM/Air Force Institute of Technology Thesis Program

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In 2003, the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) formed a partnership to offer an "ISM/AFIT Best Strategic Purchasing Thesis" program as part of the Strategic Purchasing Graduate Program of the AFIT Graduate School of Engineering and Management.

Note: This program is no longer being offered by ISM. For additional information regarding Scholastic Opportunities offered by ISM, click here.

For more information on the AFIT graduate programs, click here.

Past Winners
2004 Captain Carey E. Petit Development of Measures of Success for Corporate Level Air Force Acquisition Initiatives
2004 Captain William C. Pike Measuring Small Business Participation in Air Force Contracting: The Impact of Acquisition Reform
2003 Captain James A. Hageman An Empirical Analysis of the Impacts of Adopting Lean Purchasing and Supplier Management Principles on the Participation of Small Businesses within the Department of Defense Aerospace Industry