Executive Board's

It is already March and the year is already flying by – at least for me.  Please make a note that Daylight Savings begins on Sunday, March 12th!  Be sure you change your clocks on Saturday night.
 I wanted to remind you that a survey was sent out to our members regarding the change to our Bylaws and requires your vote (response) by March 15th!  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

Bylaws Revisions
The ISM-Philadelphia Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the  2017 Bylaws Revisions were approved by membership vote of 52 to 1. The ByLaws can be found here.

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.

Director's Blog

Procurement & Technology: The Road Less Travelled

By Mickey North Rizza

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...Read more.


Welcome New Members!

  • Colleen Kenney, Fujirebio Diagnotics
  • Joshua Kurtz, Ceasars Entertainment
  • Kenneth Passerini, Radian Group
  • Author Heunet, Temple University
  • Paul Le, Temple University
  • Jake Kalick, Temple University
  • Alison Kline, Temple University
  • Caroline Caster, Temple University
  • Mark Domery, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Julia Martin, Temple University
  • Shreeshaila Swamy, Drexel University
  • Yevgeniy Krel, Drexel University
  • Emily Aliquo, Drexel University
  • Furkan Kahveci, Drexel University

Economic Indicators

February'17 PMITMat 57.7%

February '17 NMITM at 57.6%

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EPG Program

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Procurement Articles

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Recent Job Postings

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Area Events

Supply Management Forum 2017
Friday, March 24th, 2017
Princeton, NJ  More Info
*Members register with Kathy Perna  to receive affiliate discount*

ISM Delaware Seminar
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Wilmington, DE More Info
*Members register with Pamela Lewis to receive affiliate discount*

Spring Symposium: Making your Supply Chain More Efficent
Friday, April 7th, 2017
Lehigh University, PA More Info

ISM-Philly Poll

The term diverse supplier includes which of the following Diverse Classifications?