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Chapter 7. CMMI Process Areas > Relationships within CMMI Components - Pg. 94

CMMI Process Areas 94 Integrated Supplier Management The purpose of Integrated Supplier Management is to proactively identify sources of products that may be used to satisfy the project's requirements and to manage selected suppliers while main- taining a cooperative project-supplier relationship. A close relationship exists between ISM and IPM, with both addressing integrated management. ISM has two goals that address analyzing sources of products and coordinating work with suppliers, as shown in Figure 7-28.