Executive Board's

Wow!  2016 is gone and we are in 2017.  I don’t know where the year had gone. I am more than half way through my term – as elections will be coming up in May.  Ron Heere has been appointed as our Nomination Committee Chair.  We are looking for individuals that would be interested in serving on the Board of Directors – you can contact Ron Heere or any one of the Executive Officers.  We will also be reaching out to some of you. Read More...


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 & Annoucements

New Corporate Sponsorship Program

Attention fellow members! Your Vendor Relations Committee is launching a new Corporate Sponsorship Program, providing vendors many ways to connect and engage with our members. Options include Dinner Meeting sponsors and Monthly Networking Event sponsors, plus Premium Video-Dinner Sponsorships on our ISM-Philadelphia training videos. To learn more about our Corporate Sponsor Program, contact Allen Riddick or click here for more information.

Supply Management Certificate Program - Penn State Abington

Philadelphia Institute of Supply Management® affiliate members get a 10% discount. Starting Spring 2017! - CLICK HERE for more information.

Director's Blog: 

What is a Reverse Auction?

By Jim Moran. 1st VP, ISM-Philadelphia and Strategic Sourcing Manager (Indirect) for Ricoh Americas Corporatio

A reverse auction is a type of auction in which the roles of buyer and seller are reversed. In an ordinary auction (also known as a forward auction), buyers compete to obtain goods or services by offering increasingly higher prices. In a reverse auction, the sellers compete to obtain business from the buyer and prices will typically decrease as the sellers underbid each other...Read more.

Welcome New Members!

  • Vincent Bona, Bank of America
  • Karen Jim, Merrill Lynch
  • Robert Earle, Bank of America

Economic Indicators

December '16 PMITMat 54.7%

December '16 NMITM at 57.2%

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EPG Program

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Procurement Articles

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Recent Job Postings

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ISM-Philly Poll

How do you view the 2017 economic outlook?