The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Since 1915, ISM has executed and extended its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — and maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations.

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The value indirect procurement brings to an organization is critical. If you are a supply chain professional looking to boost results, this event can’t be missed. Join us for two days of featured speakers, roundtables and extensive networking.




Positions are available for ISM committees in 2015. Share your expertise, gain leadership experience and help shape the future of ISM. ISM encourages all members to express their interest in ISM volunteer opportunities. In principle and practice, ISM values and seeks a diverse membership. Individual viewpoints and contributions are pursued and respected. There are no barriers to full participation in ISM regardless of members’ ethnic background, gender, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.



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A production approach that designs processes to flow smoothly with minimal interruptions either within or between production runs. Queue time is virtually eliminated by the smooth flow of product from one step to the next.

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