Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is one of the most respected professional organizations in the United States. ISM is a communication link with more than 50,000 purchasing and supply management professionals. ISM is a progressive association with a mission to provide national and international leadership in purchasing and materials management, particularly in the areas of education, research and standards of excellence. Through various resources and a network of more than 70 affiliated associations, ISM provides opportunities for expansion of professional skills and knowledge. ISM is a not-for-profit association with over 50,000 members worldwide. ISM offers a wide range of educational products and programs.
As a member of ISM you receive:
Inside Supply Management®, an award-winning publication featuring the latest trends and information for the purchasing and supply management professional. Included in each issue of the magazine is the Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®, a long-established purchasing survey and indicator of economic trends, noted for its accuracy. The report is considered by many to be the most reliable near-term economic barometer available. Also included in the magazine is the Nonmanufacturing ISM Report On Business®. This report debuted June 3, 1998 and is an economic forecaster for the non-manufacturing sector.
Access to the CAPS Research, the first and only research center in the nation dedicated to the purchasing arena. ISM members receive a free copy of all CAPS research upon written request.
Access to the Members Only area of the ISM Web site which provides job-related information and the employment database.
ISM‘s Principles and Standards of Purchasing Practice, first adopted in 1923, which remains one of the outstanding ethical statements in modern business.
Networking opportunities during ISM sponsored seminars and conferences, and with your peers in your local chapter.
Discounts of up to 50% on ISM sponsored programs, products, and annual conference.
CPSM® is globally recognized as the gold standard of excellence for supply management professions. Developed by ISM, the leader in supply management education, the CPSM® credential is recognized across industries. Created from in-depth analysis of supply management functions, the premier supply management training experience addresses the realities of supply management, as well as workplace complexities including globalization, use of technology, and expanded competencies that supply chain and procurement professionals employ to drive value in their organizations.
If you would like additional information about ISM’s Professional Credentials programs, please visit www.ismworld.org, call 480.752.6276, option 8 or write to:
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