President's Message

Happy new year ISM members! 
As we look forward to 2015, we are planning a busy year.  Our new Programs Director is arranging webinars and seminars for professional development, dinner venues as well as helping our Diversity/Supplier Spotlight and Educational Directors plan our diversity fair in April.  Things are looking up and we are welcoming new members monthly.
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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

ISM Members - An Astouting Fact
Here's an astouting 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

Talent Acquisition and Recruiting Process Outsourcing:  

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

Management Issue:
As indicated by the title above, this month we will focus on sourcing for a Recruiting Process Outsourcing provider to reduce the cost to hire element in the HR budget line and overlay an element of centralized control on the process...Read More


Welcome New Members!

Gregory Vrabel, Philadelphia Mixing Solutions
Alexander Gionta, Alstom Grid
Steve Salomon, Temple University
Katherine Gordon, Drexel University
Michael Spurlin, Drexel University
Mathilde Berger, Drexel University

Economic Indicators

December '14 PMITM at 55.5%

December '14 NMITM at 56.2%

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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

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