Institute for Supply Management Membership

Thank you for your interest in membership with ISM – Miami Valley. As a member of ISM – Miami Valley, Inc. you will not only receive valuable information from the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), you will also gain valuable contacts within your community during monthly meetings and educational functions. Be a part of a growing association run by and for purchasing and materials management professionals.

Who Should Join

Anyone interested in the supply management professional.

Reasons You Should Join the Institute for Supply Management

  1. Inside Supply Management®
    Our magazine contains national and international information on new trends and developments in the profession plus insightful “how-to” articles. The magazine is published exclusively for ISM members.
  2. Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business® (ROB)
    Published in Inside Supply Management®™, our 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.
  3. Unlimited Access to ISM’s Web Site
    Unlock the possibilities of this valuable research tool. Members can search an extensive database for information and articles on supply management issues. Members also have access to:

    • The Career Center – where you can search a database of employment listings from across the country, post your resume for organizations to see, or take advantage of other career-enhancing tools.
    • Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms – this glossary provides a better understanding of the terminology used in supply management.
    • Advocate
      No one understands better than ISM how purchasing and supply management affects the bottomline. One of our objectives is to promote the purchasing profession. Members have access to all ISM printed and electronic materials to help promote purchasing within the organizational infrastructure. We can help you communicate your value-added contributions to the senior management of your organization.
    • Recertification
      If you are currently certified or on your way to earning your certification, see how your ISM Membership can keep you on track for your recertification. Member receive three (3) continuing education credits for every 12 months of membership.
    • Committees
      Acquire new skills in planning, managing, and organizing while developing your leadership potential. There are opportunities with ISM—Miami Valley, Inc. and Institute for Supply Management®. Only ISM members can participate.
    • Purchasing and Supplier Sourcing Guide
      An online vendor search designed specifically for supply management industry professionals.
    • Recognition and Awards
      Earn recognition when you are rewarded for exemplary service to ISM and the profession at large. The J. Shipman Gold Medal, established in 1931, is the purchasing profession’s highest honor; other awards are given to ISM members for outstanding performance in the categories of Education/Learning, Innovation/Creativity, Leadership, Marketing/Communicating and Volunteerism.