President 's MessageHappy 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
Welcome to ISM-PhiladelphiaOne 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...
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.
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