Reasons to Join ISM Today


Inside Supply Management®

ISM's magazine contains thought-provoking discussions and information on those topics most relevant to today's forward-thinking, strategic supply managers. Published exclusively for ISM members.


Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® (ROB)

ISM's monthly survey of purchasing statistics is the first of its kind. It's considered by many economists to be the most reliable, near-term economic barometer available today


Unlimited Access to ISM's Website

Unlock the possibilities of this valuable resource. Members can search an extensive database of supply management information, contact affiliates or other related organizations, and learn about ISM's assortment of educational products and services.


The Online Career Center

Search a database of employment listings from across the country, post your résumé for organizations to see, search for the perfect employee, or take advantage of other career-enhancing tools. New features added often.


The ISM Online InfoCenter

Without a doubt, the largest purchasing and supply management library around. Check frequently as new information is added all of the time.


Supply Management Advocate

No one understands better than ISM how supply management affects the bottom line, and no one promotes the profession like ISM. As a member you have access to ISM's printed and electronic materials which can help you do this within your organizational infrastructure as well. Let us help you communicate your value-added contributions to senior management.


CPSM® and CPSD™ Programs

ISM offers certification programs that are known throughout the world. Obtaining your certification demonstrates to your current or future employer that you are serious about the profession.


Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®)

The Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) is the credential that surpasses the demands of the international marketplace with multi-faceted skills in areas such as finance, supplier relationship management, organizational global strategy and risk compliance.


Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™)

The CPSD™ (Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™) is a professional designation for supply chain professionals who demonstrate knowledge, skills and expertise in supplier diversity. CPSD™ is also for business professionals with responsibility for strategic diversity initiatives. This professional designation demonstrates to your employer, your colleagues, your suppliers and even your customers that you are serious about helping your organization and diverse suppliers succeed.ISM certifications are designed for those working in any of the major private, public, or non-profit work sectors. As a member you'll receive substantial discounts on study materials, testing and other related fees.


Wichita Affiliate Benefits

Gain valuable contacts within your community and keep current on the issues that affect you. Regular membership includes membership in one of 150+ affiliates around the world.


Annual International Supply Management Conference

Network with more than 2,000 peers at the only international conference devoted exclusively to purchasing and supply management. Examine emerging trends and challenges during comprehensive workshops conducted by your peers. The conference attracts distinguished keynote speakers to discuss current national and international issues and features several sessions highlighted by prominent corporate leaders. Members receive significant savings on registration fees.


Professional Groups and Forums

Gain a deeper understanding of your area of expertise and develop valuable connections when you join an ISM Group or Forum. Select from a wide variety of interest areas including services, materials management, health care and hospitality.


ISM Knowledge Center

The ISM Knowledge Center provides a number of supply management classes which you can take online, at your own pace. Covering topics from cost price analysis to supplier management, the ISM Knowledge Center is a terrific way to sharpen your skills. ISM members receive a discount on registration fees. Even better, selected courses are available for free. Test one out today.


Seminar Discounts

Enhance your professional development and job performance when you enroll in one of ISM's many seminars held throughout the country each year. Experienced instructors, thought-provoking sessions, and numerous topics are just some of the reasons these programs often fill up quickly. And don't forget — members save hundreds with each registration.Also available — satellite seminars, broadcast to participating organizations. Addressing different supply management issues and offered several times throughout the year, satellite seminars are live alternatives that allow you to interact with speakers and peers without leaving your city.


Professional Development Resources

ISM offers a wide variety of products to help complete your supply management information library. Our books and other self-study products will broaden your knowledge and sharpen your skills. Topics include, but are not limited to, global sourcing, supply management, negotiations, legal issues, and leadership. All ISM members receive discounts on professional development resources.


Member's Edge

Helpful reminders and information of special interest to ISM members, including new benefits, networking opportunities, educational offerings, and more. Distributed periodically throughout the year.


Volunteer Opportunities

Hone your interpersonal skills and leadership abilities while serving your profession. Participate in key projects at your affiliate, serve as an affiliate officer, contribute to an ISM Group or Forum, or serve on an ISM committee — such as the ISM Business Survey Committee — and get into the action.



Being active in your profession speaks volumes to coworkers, colleagues, customers and others you interact with every day. For those taking it to the next level — ISM honors members for outstanding performance in the categories of Education/Learning, Innovation/Creativity, Leadership, Marketing/Communicating and Volunteerism.


Industry ResearchView

ISM's annual Salary Survey and see how you compare to others in the industry. The full report available free to ISM members — a $199 value.

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