As I write this, I realize that this is the last month I will be President of ISM-Philadelphia. I look back and it is unbelievable how time has flown by. We continue to provide monthly dinner meetings and networking events as these are our core programs. This year was the last year in our three year strategy and we are now going to be starting a new three year strategy over the summer. I will continue to be on the board as your Past President over the next year; and we look forward to bringing you some great topics for next year in Category Management. 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...
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. CLICK HERE for more information.
What is Collaboration and how does it apply to Sourcing:
By Jim Moran. First Vice President, ISM-Philadelphia, Inc and Senior Category Management Lead, Indirect Procurement for Ricoh USA, Inc.
What is Collaboration?
Collaboration is working with others to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals, (this is more than the intersection of common goals seen in co-operative ventures, but a deep, collective determination to reach an identical objective) — for example, an endeavor that is creative in nature—by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) TM includes the skill “Collaboration” as part of the core competencies around category management and supplier relationship management in its ISM Mastery Model TM..Read more.
Welcome New Members!
- Craig S. Campbell, II, Philadelphia Gas Works
- Renju M. Kuruvilla, Philadelphia Gas Works
- Kelly Mattis, FDI, Inc.