Executive Board's


Welcome to our new board year. Am pleased to announce that we have started this program  year with a very successful volunteer fair during our September dinner event. Most committees were able to obtain volunteers and there was one board director who was able to recruit 4 committee volunteers. Thank you to all the new and preset volunteers. Remember you each will receive 7 CEH’s at the end of the year by requesting your certificate from the office. In addition, our dinner speaker for the September dinner, Dr. Sohelia R. Lunney from the Lunney Advisory Group gave a very engaging talk on Buyer/Supplier Relationships and how we as buyers can add value to organizations bottom line. The interactive discussion was very well received and Dr. Lunney received the highest marks ever received by a speaker in our survey after the dinner..Read More...



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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 Fall 2016! - CLICK HERE for more information.

Director's Blog: 

Wikipedia defines Indirect procurement as the sourcing of all goods and services for a business that enable its activity. Or looking at it another way, the goods and services classified under the umbrella of indirect procurement are commonly bought for consumption by internal stakeholders (business units or functions) rather than the external customer or client. Indirect Procurement categories include, but are not limited to: Marketing related services, Professional Services, Travel Management, IT related services, HR related services, Facilities Management and office services,Utilities, Consumable, MRO, Capital Goods and Fleet Management ..Read more.

Welcome New Members!

  • Michael McNelis
  • Stanley Bearder, Thomas Foods International USA
  • Patricia Bowman
  • Brooke Schisler, Temple University Student
  • Youness Karmouch, Temple University Student
  • Jeffrey He, Rider University Student
  • Brandon Blackbourn, Temple University Student
  • Siqi Peng, Temple University Student

Economic Indicators

September '16 PMITMat 49.4%

September '16 NMITM at 51.4%

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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

What should you practice as a purchaser to ensure your buying decisions are ethical?