1st Vice President's Message

As we move into Fall and the month of October, we are focusing on CPSM Certification and the New ISM Mastery Model.  On October 8th, our Pre-Dinner guest speaker is Dick Fischer, a past President of ISM-Philadelphia and a career Supply Chain Leader with global experience in over 25 countries with numerous domestic and international suppliers.  Dick is also a veteran of the US Army and is currently a Supply Chain consultant and an adjunct professor of business at Wilmington University of Delaware.  The CPSM is the “marker” for those that are performing and being recognized for their Supply Chain contributions.  Our Dinner Speaker, Marilyn Gettinger, will be talking about “The New Supply Professional and The Mastery Model 2016”. Purchasing is no longer the paper pusher and has become more strategic – we are now Supply Management and we play a bigger role in the Supply Chain.  ISM has introduced the ISM Mastery Model which sets the standard for the profession with 16 competencies and 69 sub-competencies.  Come out and join us to learn more about the CPSM and the ISM Mastery Model on October 8th at the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington....Read More

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-Philadelphia Call for Speakers

  The Institute for Supply Management-Philadelphia Programs Committee seeks speakers for its monthly Dinner Meetings.

ISM-Philadelphia members and interested individuals are invited to share their wisdom and expertise on Supply Management related topics.

Potential topics include – but are not limited to – Supplier Performance and Metrics, Cost Savings / Analysis, Supplier Diversity, World Class Procurement Processes and Organization, Category Specific Procurement topics, Strategic Sourcing, Negotiating, Procurement Contracts, etc....Read More

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 Kevin Gibbs or click here for more information.  

Monthly Director's Blog

Cyber Security and RFP Management: Are They Related
By Jim Moran. Second Vice President, ISM-Philadelphia and Strategic Sourcing Manager (Indirect) for Ricoh Americas Corporation.

Can a RFP be effectively managed without evaluating Cyber Security?
In my experiece, when creating a Request For Proposal to select a provider for a service that has one of its cost drivers a solution that contains Software as a Service or Cloud services elements, then failure to adequatelt review such as element exposes your company, your stakeholders and potentially your customers to unwarranted risks...Read More


Welcome New Members!

Samuel Tompkins, Temple University
Dylan Payne, Temple University
Hung Dau, Temple University
Conor Laterza, Temple University
Colleen Sturdevant, Temple University
Chaojie Huang, Temple University
Elizabeth Powell, Temple University
Brendon Drusedum, Temple University
Maria Cordoba,Temple University
Bryan Brickmore, Jacobs Engineering Group
Ray Alexander, AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation
Xavier Roque, AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation
James Racz, AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation
Eric Sulek, AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation
Michael Boyan, AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation

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ISM-Philadelphia wishes to understand which educational topic planned for this year this year will best meet your developmental goals.