ISM-Philadelphia, Inc.

A Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management working together to advance the profession of supply management.

Philadelphia's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

ISM—Philadelphia, Inc. is a not-for-profit local chapter of Institute for Supply Management®. 

ISM—Philadelphia has served the purchasing and supply management professionals of the Greater Philadelphia area since 1915. The chapter offers seminars and educational meeting programs designed to meet the needs of today’s supply management professionals.

Members of ISM—Philadelphia receive current news and educational articles in a monthly e-Newsletter, local opportunities for networking and professional development, monthly Business Education Series meetings, and seminars.

For more information about ISM—Philadelphia, please visit the Chapter Overview. To view and register for upcoming events, please visit the Education Calendar

If you would like to join ISM—Philadelphia, volunteer on one of our many committees, or if you would like more information on the association’s goals and activities, please Contact Us for more information. 

2023-2024 Board Election Announcement

We’re excited to announce our slate of candidates for the 2023-2024 Board of Directors! 

View the list of nominees, read their bio's and learn more about voting. 

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Get to know ISM—Philadelphia!

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Upcoming Events




Chapter Meeting

ISM- Philadelphia: The Future of Supply Chain: How to Harness Complexity and Power Your Supply Chain

Featuring local chief procurement officers (CPOs) that will discuss how to harness complexity and power your supply chain. Economically, environmentally, socially, and politically, the world has changed. Our ability to navigate through constant disruptions while managing risk and maximizing rewards has elevated the importance of Supply Chains. Supply chain leaders have the power to leverage their credibility, confidence, and commitment to deliver best practices in times of unprecedented stress and volatility. Join ISM-Philadelphia for a robust panel discussion with chief procurement officers from various industries to share direct insights on Supply Chain Resiliency, ESG, Talent Development, Acquisition, and Management, Supplier Diversity, Cost Reduction and Value Generation in today's climate, How to Mitigate and Manage Risk, and other critical issues plaguing Supply Chains today, tomorrow, and in the future.

If you are a student, please email us at regarding a student rate and provide proof of your student status.

Sponsor: 505 ISM—Philadelphia, Inc.
Shelly Brown, Miguel Gonzalez, James W Haile, Jr, C.P.M., Julie Ann Jones, Christopher Kane, James R Moran, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M., Sunil Naik, Vince P Ricevuto, CPSM





Quarterly State of Risk Update

Join the executive leaders from ISM and Resilinc as they come together as part of a quarterly series to discuss the latest and emerging risks and disruptions impacting global supply chains. ISM CEO Tom Derry and Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil will also provide insights based on respective data and research from both organizations.



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Find Your Zone of Being: All Flow No Hustle!!

The things we don’t know about ourselves are controlling our lives and we just call it fate! It is what it is. The truth is that when we intentionally align our values and live out of our superpowers we experience more flow and less hustle. When we understand WHY we do what we do, we have more influence and create greater impact in the areas the mean the most. When we live In Purpose On Purpose, we attract all the blessings, resources, and people we need to create a life of significance.

In this energizing and engaging experience, James Madison will ignite a personal awakening to your Zone of BEing that keeps you Flowing through everything you create in life! Learn how to Pivot On Purpose and align who you are with what you do for more joy, peace, and overall fulfillment. When we live our Purpose, we never work another day in our lives!

Learning Objectives:

  • You will learn the primary core values that motivate and inspire everything you do and strategies to flow in your Zone of Being.
  • You will recognize the environments, activities and circumstances that energize you and the ones that drain you.
  • You will understand how to Pivot On Purpose and align who you are with what you do.
  • You will learn how to implement a game plan to cultivate stronger personal and professional relationships.
  • You will identify how to achieve Work-Life Integration for greater personal and professional fulfillment.

Highlights from the President

Welcome to ISM—Philadelphia!

We are a growing organization of supply management professionals dedicated to educating & enhancing our professional membership.

ISM—Philadelphia offers certification courses for members to earn their Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) certification.  The CPSM® is globally recognized as the gold standard of excellence for supply management professionals & is recognized across multiple industries. 

If you’re not a member of ISM—Philadelphia, please consider joining as a member here. There are many benefits to membership at both a local and global level, including a mix of online & in-person educational offerings throughout the year. 

If you need more information, please Contact Us at or 215.878.3389. 

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Supply Management News & Reports

The Changing Hospital Procurement Prognosis

May 08, 2023

Product and labor shortages still abound — and cost is still paramount — but health-care systems are realizing the value and opportunities their supply chains can bring in other ways. 

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  • When It Comes to ESG Risk, Supply Chain Visibility is Key

    May 23, 2023
    Sponsored Content | Supply chains create jobs, deliver critical materials, and support consumer needs. From bandages to bananas; televisions to treadmills; pots to pans, all are brought to us, courtesy of supply chains. However, this convenience sometimes comes at a cost — and that price is often paid by the impoverished, the desperate and the environment.
  • ISM World 2023: Rethinking China and Supply Chains

    May 22, 2023
    Moving a supply chain out of China isn’t that simple. But compounding issues like the Ukraine-Russia war, tariffs, trade wars, global counterfeiting, geopolitical disruption and the ongoing difficulty in procuring certain components and materials make it an alluring thought.
  • How Data Truth Keeps Food Safe and Companies Compliant

    May 22, 2023
    Businesses and consumers put a lot of faith into the global food supply, as its sourcing, certifications and labeling put a stamp on integrity, reliability and safety.

Join ISM

Your membership in ISM will provide a powerful path to stay connected, engaged, and up-to-date with everything happening in supply management. Serious procurement and supply chain professionals are dedicated to staying in the know about their profession and staying at the top of their game. An ISM membership will provide you with that and more.

More than 100 years of experience speaks for itself – ISM can help you succeed. It's our mission.

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Women’s Supply Management Community

This is an inclusive and welcoming group, and all who wish to celebrate and empower women practicing within the supply management profession are invited. This group is for creating connections, networking, celebrating successes, sharing news, tips, stories, job opportunities, ideas and empowerment for women within the supply management field.

We encourage you to share your supply chain questions, thoughts, ideas, and comments with ISM and other group members.

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