ISM—Philadelphia is a chapter of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and have served the purchasing and supply management professionals of the Greater Philadelphia area since 1915. The local association is a not-for-profit professional educational association, that offers seminars and educational meeting programs designed to meet the needs of today’s supply management professionals.
Members of the ISM—Philadelphia receive current news and educational articles in a monthly e-Newsletter. With more than 600 members in the Philadelphia Chapter, ISM—Philadelphia offers its members an excellent opportunity for networking and professional development. Our monthly Business Education Series meetings features presentations on current supply management or business related topic virtually or in person. Business Education Series meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of each month. Throughout the year, full and half day seminars are held as are social networking events.
The National Association's Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) program sets standards of qualification for supply management professionals and has become the preferred supply chain credential. Introduced in 2008, the CPSM program superseded the C.P.M. designation. ISM—Philadelphia offers its regular members study classes and access to a loaner library to support their study to obtain the CPSM designation.
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.