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Awards for Excellence in Supply Management Submission Form

Thank you for applying for the Institute for Supply Management® — Michigan State University Awards for Excellence in Supply Management.

Applications for the 2015 Awards will be accepted via this website until August 22, 2014 (by midnight MST).

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Please explain in detail how this project meets the date parameters set forth in the current year's awards program.





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Application Process and Requirements

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Complete all elements of the Web application form, select one category per unique entry and include the category on the cover page. Category Choices are: Process, Transformation of the Organization, People, Technology or Sustainability.
  2. An executive summary of no more than two pages that includes, in this order:
    1. Brief description of your organization.
    2. A clear description of the reason/rationale behind the project/initiative strategy.
    3. "How the project/initiative meets date range parameters (October 1, 2011 through August 22, 2014.)".
    4. How your organization was impacted (for example, what was your solution, what was the effect across the business, how did you become more competitive and so on).
    5. How your solution exhibited leadership and innovation.
    6. Results and how they were validated and quantified (for example, real-world performance data including milestones, baseline metrics and results or the percentage or magnitude of the results).
    7. Plans for sustaining the initiative.

    Submit in Microsoft Word using a minimum 10 pt. text size.
  3. Supporting documentation further explaining the scope, impact and execution of the initiative following the general order of the executive summary.  Validation of results from internal business partners, external customers or suppliers is encouraged.  Please do not submit confidential or proprietary materials.  Results may be stated in terms of order of magnitude rather than actual figures.  Supporting documentation cannot exceed six pages.  These documents may be in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or PDF format.

    Attachment(s): Use attachments to back up the results with specifics and documentation (maximum six typewritten pages and/or charts).
  4. Total application length, excluding the Web application form, may not exceed eight pages total.
  5. Applicants will only be accepted through the ISM website, www.ism.ws/RichterAwards.
  6. An application fee of $1,000 per organization is required for the 2015 Award applications.  Organizations may submit up to three (3) unique applications for the $1,000 fee.  The application fee will be used to build the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Fund. The entry fee is not refundable.  Purchase the Excellence in Supply Management Application Fee by clicking the "Purchase ISM Award Application Fee" button and continuing the checkout process. 

You will receive an email confirming your application has been recorded by the ISM Awards application system. If you do not receive an email let ISM know by sending an email to Awards@ism.ws.

The Oversight Committee reserves the right to remove any application from consideration at its sole discretion.

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