Executive Board's


With Thanksgiving behind us and the holiday season fast approaching, I feel it is appropriate to take a moment and reflect on the many things we can be thankful for and look forward to the many opportunities we, as procurement professionals, can look forward to realizing if we so desire.

First and foremost, I realize how thankful I am for family. Family is the main support center for all that we do and all that we hope to do in the future. Second, I am thankful for the opportunities that I have been able to take advantage of through my membership in ISM such as opportunities to improve my personal knowledge base through education received from ISM-Philadelphia at the pre-dinner and dinner events we offer monthly, webinars available weekly through ISM national, networking events ISM-Philadelphia holds monthly and information about sponsored graduate level educational opportunities such as a MBA... 


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

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. Starting Fall 2016! - CLICK HERE for more information.

Director's Blog: 

What is a Master Service Agreement?

By Jim Moran. 1st VP, ISM-Philadelphia and Strategic Sourcing Manager (Indirect) for Ricoh Americas Corporatio

According to Wikipedia a Master Service Agreement (MSA) is a contract reached between parties, in which the parties agree to most of the terms that will govern future transactions or future agreements. A master agreement permits the parties to quickly negotiate future transactions or agreements, because they can rely on the terms of the master agreement, so that the same terms need not be repetitively negotiated, and to negotiate only the deal-specific terms..Read more.

Welcome New Members!

  • Francis Podlasinski, Chanel
  • Donald Cheng, Penn Institute Student
  • George Pavlichko, Temple Fox School of Business Student

Economic Indicators

November '16 PMITMat 53.2%

November '16 NMITM at 57.2%

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EPG Program

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ISM-Philly Poll

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