2nd Vice President's Message
We’ve all been there: Assigned the purchasing lead for a new project and tasked with setting cost targets for materials / equipment to be sourced. Where to start? When we first enter the Supply Management world, such tasks can be daunting. Gradually we learn the tricks of the trade, but even seasoned veterans have something to learn.? ....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...
Monthly Director's Blog
Sourcing Projects and the Use of Project Management
By Jim Moran. Member of the Board of Directors, ISM Philadelphia and Strategic Sourcing Manager (Indirect) for Ricoh Americas Corporation.
What is a Master Service Agreement?
According to Wikipedia Project Management is the process and activity of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals in scientific or daily problems. A project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables) undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business as usual (or operations), which are repetitive, permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is often quite different, and as such requires the development of distinct technical skills and management strategies. .....Read More
Welcome New Members!
Victoria Rodgers, HPS Inc.
Darby Hogan, Penn State University