Membership Benefits

Seminars: ISM offers a wealth of seminars specifically designed to improve your knowledge of a variety of purchasing topics such as fundamentals of purchasing, outsourcing, purchasing negotiations and beyond. Please view our annual calendar. 

Meetings: ISM offers regular meetings (Sept, Nov, Jan, March and May), held on the third Wednesday of the month. Each meeting presents a topic designed for procurement professionals.

CPSM® & CPSD™ Certification: ISM certification is a cornerstone to achieving Mastery Model excellence – the gold standard for training and expertise in the supply management industry. ISM certifications have moved more than 60,000 industry professionals in more than 50 countries to the next career level. Achieve Mastery with ISM certification! Click here for more information.

Publications: ISM publishes a monthly newsletter "The Purchasing Professional" from September thru June. ISM publishes a monthly magazine "Purchasing Today” and “InfoEdge” which furnishes job related tools for purchasing and supply management professionals. The mission is to provide specific, hands-on information that readers can readily apply to their daily tasks.  ISM maintains extensive web sites that provide current information about the profession and programs available.

Employment Searching: ISM maintains an employment file for members interested in searching for employment opportunities and publishes employment opportunities as they become aware of them.  ISM maintains a Confidential Resume Referral Program, which members must subscribe to in order to take advantage.  

Special Interest Groups and Forums: ISM further develops specialization into a variety of Groups and Forums including [but not limited to] Chemicals, Electronics, Governmental, Utilities, MRO, Minority, Global, Materials, Steel and Rail.

Annual Conference: ISM produces an Annual International Purchasing Conference and Educational Exhibit every year in late April and/or early May. Over 2,000 purchasing and supply professionals attend.

Discounts: ISM members receive discounts on many fee oriented products and services provided including seminars, meetings and outings.