President's Message

As the heat of summer begins to subside, it is my pleasure to welcome our members to the inaugural Dinner Meeting of the 2015-16 membership year on September 10th. Our own 1st Vice President Danielle Lechette will be elaborating on the Fundamentals of Purchasing. This is certain to be an interesting and educational event for all participants – whether new to Purchasing or seasoned veterans....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-Philadelphia Call for Speakers

  The Institute for Supply Management-Philadelphia Programs Committee seeks speakers for its monthly Dinner Meetings.

ISM-Philadelphia members and interested individuals are invited to share their wisdom and expertise on Supply Management related topics.

Potential topics include – but are not limited to – Supplier Performance and Metrics, Cost Savings / Analysis, Supplier Diversity, World Class Procurement Processes and Organization, Category Specific Procurement topics, Strategic Sourcing, Negotiating, Procurement Contracts, etc....Read More

Monthly Director's Blog

What are the Fundamental Building Blocks of a Career in Supply Managment
By Jim Moran. Second Vice President, ISM-Philadelphia and Strategic Sourcing Manager (Indirect) for Ricoh Americas Corporation.

What are the core functional competencies associated with the Building Blocks of Supply Management?
In my experience, the competencies needed to progress in a career in Procurement/Supply Management start with the Action Oriented, Adherence to Process, Attention to Detail, Time Management and Learning Agility competencies.......Read More


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ISM-Philadelphia wishes to understand which educational dinner event this year provided the most value to you.