Executive Board's


The board year marches on and is almost over. This month we hold our elections for the 2016/2017 Board year. In June the new Board is installed. However, be assured, planning has already begun for next year’s activities....Read More...



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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

Board Election Results

Congratulations to our 2016-17 Board!  


President: Danielle Lechette - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
1st Vice President: Jim Moran, CPSM, C.P.M., CPCM - Ricoh USA
Treasurer: Rene Polutan - IKEA
Past President: Dave Panzera, CPSM - Arkema

Kenneth Chan - Asplundh Tree Expert
Bert Max - Penn State University Abington
Allen Riddick - Ricoh USA

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.  



Monthly Blog: Indirect Procurement

Indirect Procurement- What is included under the term? How do I develop a sourcing engagement?
By Jim Moran. Second Vice President, ISM-Philadelphia, Inc and Strategic Sourcing Manager (Indirect) for Ricoh USA, Inc. 

What is Indirect Procurement?

Wikipedia defines Indirect procurement as the sourcing of all goods and services for a business that enable its activity. Or looking at it another way, the goods and services classified under the umbrella of indirect procurement are commonly bought for consumption by internal stakeholders (business units or functions) rather than the external customer or client. Indirect Procurement categories include, but are not limited to: Marketing related services, Professional Services, Travel Management, IT related services, HR related services, Facilities Management and office services, Utilities, Consumable, MRO, Capital Goods and Fleet Management
The overarching classification of ‘Indirect’ can vary from business to business and increasingly the distinction between what is a ‘Direct’ cost and an ‘Indirect’ cost can become blurred when looking at such expenditure items as Fleet and Transportation....Read More


Welcome New Members!

  • Sarah Gee, University of Pittsburgh
  • Thomas Allen, Temple University
  • Austin Severns, Temple University
  • Andrew Parker, T.Frank McCal’s Inc.
  • Rick Bender, CenterPoint Group LLC
  • Shannon Hipple, StratNEXT

Economic Indicators

May '16 PMITMat 50.8%

May '16 NMITM at 54.5%

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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

Which of the following sourcing categories would you consider to be indirect procurement?