ISM and ADR North America Join Forces

Jan. 12, 2009
Organizations combine resources to provide companies with global procurement training capabilities.

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has partnered with consulting firm ADR North America to create a new avenue for training and assessment in the procurement field. The two are combining resources to provide organizations with the tools to lead them to increased profitability, enhanced staff competence and sustainable cost improvements.

The integration of the assessment and training programs offered by both ISM and ADR North America, a global firm that focuses on procurement, will offer clients a long list of expanded opportunities including:

  • A wide range of services, including customized in-company training, and online and blended learning programs
  • Assessment and diagnostic tools for supply management skills
  • Global reach with multi-lingual instructors
  • Professional development on every level from buyers to executives

ISM CEO Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M, A.P.P., said he is enthusiastic about the potential for growth and development as these two organizations merge their outstanding training capabilities.

"The ISM/ADR partnership will help both organizations broaden both their training and assessment offerings and will enhance the ability to train in various parts of the world in indigenous languages," Novak said. "With this partnership training can be delivered wherever it is requested without moving trainers around the world."

"The ISM/ADR alliance will provide the opportunity for many companies to assess and improve their team competency, build custom development programs tailored to their businesses, generate cost and value improvement, strengthen supply management and achieve extraordinary performance from ordinary people," added ADR North America's CEO Bill Michels.

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