Welcome to NAPM Youngstown, Inc.

NAPM Youngstown (soon name to be changed to ISM Youngstown) is one of 182 affiliated associations throughout the United States dedicated to the advancement and education of purchasing professionals. NAPM was founded in 1915 in New York City and currently has over 40,000 members. "In 1947 a group of young purchasing agents decided to get together and form an association locally in Youngstown. It was suggested by a salesman to several purchasing people that a group should form an organization in which they could discuss and find solutions to common purchasing problems. It was also felt that such an organization could help improve the professional standing of those involved.

Our Mission

  1. To foster and promote interchange of ideas and cooperation among its members.
  2. To promote the study, development, and application of purchasing management and materials management, including improved procurement of purchasing methods and practices and all matters related to the foregoing (hereinafter referred to as "the purchasing management and materials management profession").
  3. To collect and disseminate by all lawful means information of interest and benefit to its members, including surveys and reports of current business trends and other information of interest to the purchasing management and materials management profession.
  4. To develop and encourage by all lawful means the practice of high standards of personal and ethical conduct among persons engaged in the purchasing management and materials management profession.
  5. To develop, sponsor, promote, and encourage a professional certification program for persons engaged in the purchasing management and materials management profession.
  6. To encourage and cooperate in the institution and development of education courses, seminars, programs and materials on the subject of purchasing management and materials management and all matters related thereto.
  7. To strive by all lawful means to promote and enhance the purchasing management and materials profession.
  8. To be affiliated with the National Association of Purchasing Management, Inc. (NAPM) and other assocations or organizations of persons engaged in the purchasing management and materials management profession, as may from time to time be consistent with the NAPM Bylaws, throughout the United States and all foreign countries.
  9. To cooperate, collaborate and exchange information by lawful means with professional, trade and other associations of persons engaged in the purchasing management and materials management profession, and to advance public relations with governmental agencies and the public in general concerning the purchasing management and materials management profession.
  10. To do any other act or thing incidental to or connected with the foregoing purposes or in advancement thereof, but not for the pecuniary profit or financial gain of its members, directors or officers, except as otherwise permitted by the laws of the State of Ohio.

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