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. 

2024-2025 Board Election Results

We’re excited to congratulate our 2024-2025 Board of Directors!

See the elections results and meet your new board at the June 13 Business Education Event.  

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Get to know ISM—Philadelphia!

Click below to watch a video on the benefits of membership with ISM and ISM—Philadelphia! 

Interested in joining? Visit the membership page here!

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Upcoming Events

June

25

2024

MEMBER WEBINAR
Member Only

Aligning, Redefining, and Thriving in the Era of Disruptions

This session will cover positioning your supply chain operations to quickly adjust to the dynamic forces surrounding supply chain, procurement, and logistics. Strategizing through today’s market and economic ups and downs are key to staying competitive – assessing realignment and redefining it.

Online

July

18

2024

MEMBER WEBINAR
Member Only

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.

Online
Thomas Derry, Bindiya Vakil

August

22

2024

EVENT
Member Only

ISM Member Meetup and Networking

Space is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis. 

 

Join us for an exclusive ISM community membership meetup event in the greater area of Boston! Dive into a dynamic evening featuring insights and discussion of trending topics presented by local leaders, and dedicated networking reception. This local event is part of an exciting series of meetups tailored specifically for our community of members.

 

Forge new connections and strengthen existing ones as you engage with fellow ISM members who share your passion for procurement, supply chain, and professional development. This meetup is your opportunity to explore, learn, and thrive within our vibrant community and experience a prominent local organization. Our host for the evening is Blount Fine Foods.

 

Location:  Blount Fine Foods

Fall River, MA

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 office@ism-phila.org or 215.878.3389. 

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Supply Management News & Reports

AI Integration: Need, Want or Hype?

May 01, 2024
Articles

Artificial intelligence has come to industries and supply chains, but how companies implement the technology will be the difference between value generation versus using it ‘for the sake of using it.’

 

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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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Coming Soon! ISM Member Online Community

ISM members will soon have a chance to access a new online community. This is another way members can connect, network, ask questions and share best practices to help them in their careers and strengthen the profession. Members will also have the opportunity to access the latest news, participate in polls and surveys, and more.

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Join the Report On Business®  Survey Panel

ISM®'s Manufacturing, Services, and Hospital Report On Business® gather data monthly through surveys of supply management professionals participating in the Business Survey Committee.

Participation in the survey panel provides many benefits:

  • Receive a copy of the just-released Report On Business® graphical data
  • Directly see how your contribution affects the markets each month
  • Earn Continuing Education Hours

Click the link below to submit your information and someone will reach out to connect for a quick virtual call!

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