Executive Board's

Wow, it is now February. The ISM Philadelphia program year is progressing quickly. Before you know it we will be nominating and voting for a new board in May. If you know of anyone interested in volunteering, please forward their name to the office so they can be contacted by the nominating committee headed by the chair of the committee, former President, Ron Heere. 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

Bylaws Revisions
The ISM-Philadelphia Board of Directors requests the approval of the 2017 Bylaws Revisions found here. The primary intent of the revisions is to provide flexibility in the overall size of the Board of Directors. The current Bylaws, as revised in 2013, require five Officers and six Directors for a total Board size of eleven. The proposed revisions allow for a range of between three and five Officers and two to six Directors for a total Board size of between five and eleven. Moreover, the revisions expressly allow Officers to serve multiple terms, but establishes a term limit of three consecutive years for the President. The current revision only expressly addresses multiple terms for the Treasurer but is silent on other Officers. These revisions are necessitated by an overall decline in ISM and ISM-Philadelphia membership levels, which reduces the pool of eligible and candidates for Board positions. Secondary revisions to the Bylaws are intended to simplify procedure. In accordance with the 2013 Bylaws, these revisions require majority membership vote. All Regular Members, including Lifetime and Academic Members are eligible to vote. Associate Members and Student Members are not eligible to vote. All Eligible Voters will receive a link to vote online by February 17, 2017. If you believe that you are an Eligible Voter but have not received a link to vote by that date, please contact the office at office@ism-phila.org. Voting will close on 15 March 2017, and results will be announced on our website within the following week.

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!

  • Janis Nutini, Arkema Inc.
  • Mark Harrold, Bristol Myers-Squibb
  • Kevin Martin, World Travel

Economic Indicators

January '16 PMITMat 56%

January '16 NMITM at 56.5%

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EPG Program

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Procurement Articles

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Recent Job Postings

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Area Events

TailSpend: The eProcurement Perspective Innovation Symposium
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Bristol, PA  More Info

Managing US Sales and Use Taxes: What Non-Tax People need to know About Sales Tax
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Wilmington, DE  More Info

ISM-Philly Poll

What are factors that could influence the United State's Logistics Industry in 2017?