President 's Message

Happy Spring Everyone;

As many of you may know, I have been involved with ISM and all facets of Supply Management for a long, long time.  In many instances, longer than many of you have been alive.  Just last week, one of my colleagues asked “Ron, how long are you going to keep going?”.  I thought about it and responded with little hesitation, “As long as it remains fun!”....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

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

Evaluation Process for Indirect Sourcing Events  

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

Who Evaluates?
As indicated by the title above, this month we will focus on the Evaluation Process of Indirect Sourcing events. Note that use of an e-commerce tool to manage sourcing events is a best practice today and as such we have modeled this discussion based on such use....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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EPG Program

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Procurement Articles

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