As I near the end of my term as ISM-Philadelphia President, I find myself reflecting on the successes of the past few years, as well as the opportunities that remain for my successors. Two years ago, under the direction of then President Ron Heere, we developed a three-year strategic plan focused on improving our value proposition and growing our membership. To facilitate our progress, last year we aligned our two Vice Presidents to focus on Value Creation and Value Promotion. While we have many miles to go to complete our long term strategy, I’m very proud of the achievements of your 2015-16 Board.Read More...
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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
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.
New Corporate Sponsorship Program
Monthly Blog: Contract Negotiations: Master Service Agreements and Statements of Work
What is a Master Service Agreement?
By Jim Moran. Second Vice President, ISM-Philadelphia, Inc and Strategic Sourcing Manager (Indirect) for Ricoh USA, Inc.
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!
- Michael Steinberg, CenterPoint Group
- Elizabeth R. Lopes, Jacobs Engineering Group
- Kevin Denniston, Philadelphia Gas Works
- Natalie Cooper Okobi, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Chia-Ling Walsh, Budge Industries, LLC
- Anthony Wood, Southco Inc.
- Myra Zubair
- Paige Benson, Henkels & McCoy
- Heather McCreary, Henkels & McCoy