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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...



 A Message from the EXECUTIVE BOARD   

As we enter March, we see vaccine distribution increasing throughout the country. As in most areas though, demand is still outpacing supply; so we still have to exercise patience when it relates to combating this pandemic.

Supply Chains continue to feel the effects of the coronavirus too. From my vantage point, I’ve seen the decreased stock levels, port congestion, higher transportation costs, lower sales etc… As we push towards herd immunity, we can look forward to an economic turnaround.

At ISM-Philadelphia, we adjusted to the lack of face to face meetings with a strong schedule of webinars. This month, we have our 6th annual Mini Mega meeting sponsored by five Supply Chain organizations and hosted by the ASCM Philadelphia chapter. Students from Drexel and Temple will join us as well. Mike Ford is going to speak about techniques to help us thrive in 2021. It promises to be inspiring.

Meanwhile, our Treasurer Jim Moran, is busy guiding students through Part II of the CPSM micro learning series. This is a combination of a Zoom conference plus self-paced learning. We are confident that this blend will help one successfully prepare for the CPSM exam.

ISM-Philadelphia mission is to enhance your career development. We aim to meet your professional needs, so please keep the Board informed of any concerns. And if you have the time, please volunteer for a committee and help chart the future course for this Chapter.

Thank you and Stay Safe!
Rene Polutan, C.P.M.
Past President, ISM-Philadelphia


NEW! Introducing our Refreshed Member of the Year Campaign!

The official Nomination Form can be found here. The 2020-2021 Member of the Year will be recognized at our June dinner meeting. Questions, please contact us at [email protected]

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Welcome New Members

Bridgett Battles, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Jose Cruz, Temple University Student
Kevin M Decky, Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia
Angela DiPaolo, CPSM, Solvay
Kristen Evans, Leidos Inc
Jason McDonald, Trumpf Photonics
Jason Park, CPSM, Holman Enterprises
Ruchir Shukla, Agustawestland Philadelphia Corporation
John Spadaro, ECRI
Craig Winters, Clean Earth

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