Executive Board's


As we approach October, the ISM-Philadelphia programs are starting to get into gear. We had a mini mega networking event on October 4th revolving around mentorship with young professionals. We partnered with other organizations to provide an opportunity for supply chain professionals to get together and expand their network. The October dinner meeting will focus on the topic of Supply Chain Risk Management. We will get some insight on how to mitigate risk in this global economy 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

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, email contact Ken Chan 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 ‚Äč

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.’ Obviously this led to her sharing a story regarding two recent technology selections.
Automation At Last
The company is a large $6B business with a decentralized procurement team that is quickly becoming center led. The team needed software to bring it into this century. Because spend needed to be identified, an increase in savings was required and more stakeholder engagement was needed, they selected the ..Read more.

Welcome New Members!

  • Scott Lambrecht, Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
  • Rachel Graham, Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
  • Jessica Millsip, Henkels & McCoy
  • Anne Rogan, Kane is Able
  • Jessica Meehan, Philadelphia Gas Works
  • Stephany Inga, Fres-co System USA
  • Diane McFalls, Vanguard
  • Jeffrey Petrosky, M cohen & Sons
  • Jason Nesti, Temple University
  • Kayla Donnelly, Temple University
  • Jacob Magasiny, Temple University

Economic Indicators

September '17 PMITMat 60.8%

September '17 NMITM at 59.8%

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EPG Program

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Procurement Articles

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Area Events

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ISM-Philly Poll

Which of the following is a example of technology or human risk?