Executive Board's

The year is almost over. We are now in April and only have 3 months left in our program year. This month we announce nominations for your new board. Elections are only one month away and your new board is installed in June.  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

Notice of Board Officers and Directors Election
Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5:15 to 8:30 P.M.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia West 640 Fountain Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Click HERE to view the nomination slate.

Bylaws Revisions

The ISM-Philadelphia Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the  2017 Bylaws Revisions were approved by membership vote of 52 to 1. The ByLaws can be found here.

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. CLICK HERE for more information.

Director's Blog

Procurement & Technology: The Road Less Travelled

By Mickey North Rizza

A few weeks ago a former employee from my practitioner days called to catch up. Our discussion was fun and included a few memories of days gone by and how those days have led us both to our current career paths. In the discussion, this employee said to me, ‘you know I still find it odd that no matter who I work for, selecting and bringing in technology is still a functional or IT decision and not necessarily a business strategy decision...Read more.


Welcome New Members!

  • Pamela McMellon-Wells, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Mitchell Abramsz, Saint Gobain
  • Thomas Allen, Temple University
  • Sung Eun Kim, Drexel University
  • Jeffrey Brenner, Temple University

Economic Indicators

March'17 PMITMat 57.2%

March '17 NMITM at 55.2%

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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

Meet & Greet with Supply Chain Management and Logistics Students
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Drexel University Lebow College of Business - More Info
RSVP to Raquel Arredondo

Certification in Logistics, Transportation, & Distribution
Monday, April 24th, 2017
Mt Laurel, NJ  More Info

ISM-Philly Poll

The term diverse supplier includes which of the following Diverse Classifications?