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About ISM

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. ISM's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education.

Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

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Please note: ISM office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., MST, Monday through Thursday (ISM remains on Mountain Standard Time year-round), and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., MST on Friday.

Members Are Saying:

Anthony Humphrey
Anthony Humphrey
CPSM, Global Supply Chain Manager, MeadWestvaco
Member since 2009

There’s no better way to open multiple pathways to develop your career as a supply chain management professional.

Cheryl Berk
Cheryl Berklich
CPSM, Supplier Manager, Capital One
Member since 1999

I’ve been a member since 1999. It’s a great organization. I highly encourage people to join.

Jim Fleeker
Jim Fleeker
C.P.M., Sr. Sourcing Manager, JC Penny Inc
Member since 2005

Beyond the networking opportunities within the profession there are a lot of educational opportunities ISM offers that will enhance your career.

Alex Alvarez
Alex Alvarez
CPSM, CPSD, Manager of Supplier Diversity, CoreLogic
Member since 2007

I commend ISM for what they are doing in terms of the entire supply chain and specifically in terms of diversity.

Chris Silva
Chris Silva
CPSM, C.P.M., Associate Director - Strategic Procurement, Alkermes, Inc.
Member since 1999

In any profession you need continual knowledge; a network of people to be able to rely on, ask questions and learn from. ISM has been invaluable in my career.