President's Message

As my term as your President draws to a close, I am really excited with the opportunities ahead for everyone. 

Our field of Supply Management, continues to be recognized by company management for the importance we deliver to an organization’s success and the bottom line.  We see more company leads being identified by the C-Suite management committee and welcomed as the Chief Procurement Officer.  Logistics professionals continue to garner the respect they so duly deserve in recognition of their ability to ensure the success of a project through the timely and cost effective coordination of deliveries...Read More

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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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What is Collaboration and how does it apply to Sourcing:
By Jim Moran. Member of the Board of Directors, ISM-Philadelphia and Strategic Sourcing Manager (Indirect) for Ricoh Americas Corporation.
What is Collaboration?
According to Wikipedia Collaboration is working with others to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals, (this is more than the intersection of common goals seen in co-operative ventures, but a deep, collective determination to reach an identical objective) — for example, an endeavor that is creative in nature—by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) includes the skill “Collaboration” as part of the core competencies around category management and supplier relationship management in its ISM Mastery Model TM......Read More


Welcome New Members!

Michael Ferris, MHS Inc.
Anthony Nardi, Towers Watson
Mark Barbara, Rimini Street
Christopher Morris, Bristol Global Mobility

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June '15 PMITMat 53.5%

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