1st Vice President's Message

Dear ISM-Philly Members,

Our new board has been busy this summer putting together a series of upcoming events for our chapter this year.  Our networking committee has been active in organizing socials in various locations throughout the Delaware Valley, offering our members a venue to meet on an informal basis in a relaxed atmosphere.  We’ve included facility tours at member facilities for our dinner meeting venues that will include engaging speakers that will discuss appropriate supply chain and purchasing topics of interest...Read More

Supplier Spotlight

Welcome to ISM-Philadelphia

One of the nation’s largest and most active ISM affiliates!

ISM-Philadelphia has 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, affiliated with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and offers seminars and educational meeting programs designed to meet the needs of today’s supply management professionals. Read more...

Latest News

ISM-Philly First Black-tie Gala Event

ISM-Philly Green Procurement Seminar

Register TODAY, or by October 24th, and receive the Early Bird Special...Read more

SM 2015 Annual Conference
Register early and save $300, or better yet, a chance to win a grand prize...Read more

ISM Philadelphia Job Bank
Is your company hiring Supply Management/Procurement professionals?  Please let your Hiring Manager/Human Resources know about the ISM-Philadelphia job bank.  There is no cost to post a position to the job bank . 

Emerging Professionals Group Program
The ISM-Philly Emerging Professionals Group (EPG)is a new initiative in 2014 to generate visibility and increase membership among college and university students and those early in their Supply Chain Management and Procurement careers...Read more

Procurement Article
This month's article is written by ISM-Philadelphia's President Ron Heere. The article discusses the liability structuring and risk management aspects of negotiations...Read more

Monthly Director's Blog

Procurement and XXXXXX; Friend or Foe:  A treatise on the use of Customer Service and Communication skills in Indirect Strategic Sourcing in 3 parts.
By Jim Moran. Member of the Board of Directors, ISM Philadelphia and Strategic Sourcing Manager (Indirect) for Ricoh Americas Corporation.

Part 2 of 3
Managing the Strategic Sourcing Event:
As discussed last month, we are in the process of developing a Request for Propsal (RFP) for the purpose of identifying a global expatriate relocation provider with which to design and implement a program for my company that is consistent with their newly defined global relocation policy for long term assignments...Read More


Welcome New Members!

Gamal Dopwell, BDP International
Marilyn Gonzalez, AgustaWestland Corporation
Jennifer Sheriff, Lincoln Financial Group

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