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Institute for Supply Management, Inc.® Membership Vote Information

June 12, 2020
Press Releases

Cast your ballot for the proposed merger of Institute for Supply Management NY, Inc. (ISM-NY) with Institute for Supply Management AZ, Inc. (ISM-AZ). The merger is proposed to improve efficiency and effectiveness of ISM’s operations. The mission, purpose, chapter structure and membership remain the same. All active members in good standing as of June 8, 2020, will receive a ballot to vote on Monday, June 29.



Notice of ISM Annual Membership Meeting

Notice is given that the Institute for Supply Management, Inc. (ISM) Annual Membership Meeting will be held on August 12, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. MST via teleconference.

Being certified by ISM, whether it's a CPSM or CPSD, is one of the most important decisions you will make.

Those four letters after your name carry a lot of weight in the global supply management field because ISM certification has been respected as the foundational benchmark by the profession for nearly 40 years.

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A Pandemic Toolkit to Assist In Your Planning

During these unprecedented times, ISM® has developed a Pandemic Toolkit to allow supply management professionals to gain greater visibility and transparency into their existing supply chains, quickly assess risk, and take informed action. Learn more about the toolkit through an informational webinar.

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Upcoming Education

  • July



    This course has been designed for Certified Professional in Supply Management®  (CPSM®) designation holders who would like to assist others as they prepare for their CPSM exams. This course will cover best practices in the educational and association fields, including ISM's vision for the CPSM, adult learning theory, ADDIE Model, Engaging and motivating learners, updates to exam specifications and candidate courseware. Upon completion, instructors are granted a qualification status demonstrating they have made the commitment of excellence. Eligible instructors must have a current CPSM certification. Instructors will also receive the CPSM 2018 Instructor Courseware to deliver their own workshops. This course is worth 10 CEH's.

    This is a two week online course with 3 live webinars. If you are not to attend live they are also available ON-Demand after the live event..

    Monday- July 13th, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST

    Friday- July 17th, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST

    Friday- July 24th, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST

  • July



    A newly published report on “Source to Pay Transformation with AI and RPA,” from research conducted jointly by ISM and Zycus, finds that while adoption of these technologies for Procurement is still somewhat nascent - just 22% of respondents said they were currently utilizing AI/RPA, and most for less than one year – many more have been formulating plans to ramp-up utilization and have been accelerating their AI roadmaps in light of unprecedented challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Jul-Aug



    Your suppliers are your organization’s lifeblood, and to be successful, you need them to be on the same page as you to accomplish common goals and objectives. This Guided Learning course will introduce you to the discipline of supplier relationship management (SRM). Designed with today’s busy professional in mind, this course will help you to plan and manage your supplier interactions effectively for better outcomes.

    This Guided Learning is a self paced course consisting of online reading and 4 live webinars over a 5 week period. 

    The webinars are scheduled for:

    7/16/20 from 4:00-5:00 PM ET

    7/23/20 from 4:00-5:00 PM ET

    8/06/20 from 4:00-5:00 PM ET

    8/12/20 from 4:00-5:00 PM ET

    20 CEH's

  • Jul-Aug



    Get prepared for the Supply Management Core exam with ISM’s Guided Learning course. Designed with today’s busy professional in mind, this comprehensive, self-paced course will provide a deep understanding of core supply management competencies and set you up for success on the exam

  • July



    Many supply chain professionals learn the basics of contracting on the job. However, to advance in your profession, you’ll need to develop more sophisticated contracting skills. This supply chain management seminar will provide you with advanced contracting know-how to progress in your career and take on new challenges. In this “beyond the basics” contracting course, you’ll build upon your existing contract knowledge and take it a step further by focusing on how to construct effective customized agreements. For hands-on practice, you’ll review numerous contract clauses and their uses in various situations, including services, software, construction and e-commerce. This seminar will also address contracts from a global perspective to prepare you with global contracting skills, an in-demand skill set. To ensure this seminar is applicable to your specific role, you're invited to bring copies of your contracts for reference during the program.

    Las Vegas, NV
    Helen M Pohlig, J.D.

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Increase the agility and broaden access to education, tools, research and more for your supply chain team. ISM offers programs for organizations to help provide a framework for continuous learning and access to valuable membership resources and products 24/7/365

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