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Welcome to ISM Rochester
(formerly: NAPMR)

ISM-Rochester and it's 70+ members serve as the local leaders of professional standards in all matters pertaining to purchasing, materials, research, and education. LEARN MORE

Membership Benefits 


Recent News and Events

Brad Cooper, from Klein Steel, explains the various services and products offered in their 370,000 square foot warehouse.

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Members get to view the KASTO Automatic Vertical Storage System in action.

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Federal Reserve Bank representative Jaison Abel reviews the economic conditions in the upstate New York region with members from ISM and APICS.



 Pat Campbell demonstrates "The Influencer" model at the February 13 Dinner Meeting at Murphy's Law

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Pandion Optimization Alliance's Chief Strategy Office, Jeanie Smith, explains what a GPO is and how to maximize its cost savings and programs.

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Members listen to Dr. Steven Caronovale's presentation on Supply Chain Analytics and the three types of analytical capability.

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Members listen to the operation leaders during the Staples Fulfillment Center tour on October 10

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Members listen to President Lonnie Kaczka as he reviews the benefits ISM and the new CPSM / CPSD certifications


Jerry Lighthouse displays and discusses the current economic conditions in the Rochester area and surrounding counties.



Gary Keith, Economist from M&T Bank, reviews the national and regional economic outlook with members.




Mike Chabalik, from UBS Financial, discusses the various implications of the 2018 Tax Reform and impending tariffs on steel and aluminum at the April 18 Dinner Meeting.




ISM-R members discuss the "Framework for Evaluating Critical Knowledge Transfer in the NPD Process" presented by Bob Burnett during the annual APICS / ISMR joint dinner meeting.



Sarah Beisheim, Xerox Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, explains to ISMR members why contracts do matter and how to protect their interests and manage risk


Trace Cyber Solutions provides ISM Rochester members methods for vetting suppliers and protecting their information assets.


Jack Cook discusses technology with Aldwin Maloto and Ivan Jubilee from Trace Cyber Solutions.


Pat Campbell, Business Process Excellence Manager from Xerox, outlines strategies in having Crucial Conversations during November 15 dinner meeting


Check out some pictures from our recent tour of Foodlink Rochester:

ISM-Rochester members tour the Foodlink warehouse facility directed by Mark Dwyer and Maureen Miller.

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Mark explains the various facets of the new, state-of-the-art commercial kitchen.

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Pierre Aubertin, from NOCO Energy, reviews many of the aspects of purchasing energy – natural gas and electricity, to the members at the September 20th dinner meeting.

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Congratulations to Isabella Lucania on winning the ISM-Rochester 2017 Katherine A. Rhoades Scholarship!  Isabella is pictured below holding the award certificate along with ISM-Rochester board members Michele Hoy and Emine Frusci.

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This past May ISM-Rochester members had the privilege to tour the 911 Center with Director John Merklinger.  This award-winning team of employees serve 84 different public safety agencies and handled more than 1.2 million calls for service last year alone!  ISM-Rochester would like to thank Director Merklinger for the tour and would like to thank his highly trained staff for all they do for the Rochester community!  Check out a picture of Director Merklinger and some ISM-Rochester members below! 

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New to the profession?  Do you know any students, recent graduates, or emerging professionals? If they might be interested in supply management as a career they are invited to attend any future events as a guest.  Please be sure when you RSVP you indicate if an attendee is an “Emerging Professional” and be sure to include contact information.