2nd Vice President 's Message

Greetings ISM members! 
My good friend and fellow board member Tom Gresko recently asked an interesting question on our LinkedIn Group. Specifically he asked why people had joined ISM-Philadelphia. Pondering this question, I found myself musing on an even more fundamental question: Why do people choose careers in Supply Management? My answer follows. I’d love to hear how others answer this question. Let us know on our LinkedIn Page
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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...

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Supply Management Tools 

ISM Members - An Astounding Fact

Here's an astounding fact: People who read business books make more money- a lot more! (Even in tough economic times)...Read More

Harvey P. Sommerer Scholarship
The Harvey P Sommerer Memorial Scholarship will provide a $1,000 scholarship to assist a College/University student who is pursuing a Supply Management or related undergraduate or graduate degree. The deadline for all applications is APRIL 1, 2015...Read More


Monthly Director's Blog

Selecting Providers to Participate in an Indirect Souring Event:  

By Jim Moran. Member of the Board of Directors, ISM Philadelphia and Strategic Sourcing Manager (Indirect) for Ricoh Americas Corporation.

Management Issue:
As indicated by the title above, this month we will focus on Provider selection as part of RFx development when you do not have already contracted Providers in place...Read More



Welcome New Members!

David Blizzard, Arkema Inc
Cindy Brodsky, Arkema Inc
Alexei Main, Arkema Inc
Kathleen Gorman, Asplundh Tree Expert
Alejandro Hohmann, Temple University Student
Alex Brubaker, Temple University Student
Lisette Cano, Temple University Student
Peter Garvey, Penn Detroit Diesel
Jeannine Mokriski

Economic Indicators

February '15 PMITM at 52.9%

February '15 NMITM at 56.9%

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