About the ISM Professional Groups & Forums


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GROUPS

ISM Groups are composed of members with common interests for education and networking in various topics. Group membership is open to all ISM Regular and Direct members.

Chemical Group — Supply Management Professionals of chemicals, drugs, pharmaceuticals and allied products companies.

Electronic Supply Management Group — Composed of members who have interest in all types of supply management opportunities on the Internet.

Federal Acquisition and Subcontract Management Group — Network on governmental control of the procurement and subcontract management process and your influence on its dominance.

Healthcare Group — Purchasing and supply management for hospitals and similar institutions; supply management professionals for manufacturers and distributors of healthcare products and services.

Indirect/Services — Supply management professionals involved in the procurement of services and indirect materials. Promotes a focus on providing best practices information to its members.

Logistics and Transportation Group — Composed of members who have responsibility for buying transportation or logistics services.

Materials Management Group — Promotes the proper utilization of the management of materials and services in the corporate structure through training, education and professional promotion.

Northeast Supply Management Group — Composed of members who have an interest in the interchange of ideas and knowledge that are specific to industries and commodities within the Northeast United States.

Supplier Diversity Group — To educate and offer guidance regarding development and/or implementation of meaningful minority supply management programs providing business opportunities for minority- and women-owned firms.

Supplier Management Group — Provides an educational network for communication among members who have formed or are forming supplier management organizations and give them the opportunity to understand the strategies behind the formation of supplier management organizations and the direct comparison of quantitative and qualitative data.

Supply Chain Risk Management Group — Promotes increased understanding of the importance of risk management in supply chain management, and provides information on approaches and techniques to assist supply chain professionals improve their ability to manage risk.

Women in Leadership Group — Provides an opportunity to educate members and companies on how to better develop and advance women within the supply management profession.



FORUMS

ISM Forums are composed of members who are employed in a specific sector and come together for the sole purpose of exchanging information and ideas about supply management in that specific sector. Forum membership is limited.

Educators Forum — Members who hold academic appointments in supply management and related disciplines.

New York/New Jersey Forum — Represents members of ISM who are members of affiliates in New York and New Jersey.

Petroleum Forum — Supply management professionals who work for refining companies and petroleum product producers.

Pharmaceutical Forum — Composed of members having supply management responsibility within the research-based pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

Southwest Forum — Represents those members of ISM in the area encompassing Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah, and is committed to provide the highest level of educational development opportunities to every purchasing and supply management professional within this geographic area.

Steel Buyers Forum — Supply management professionals who work with the steel industry, steel buyers and local steel buyers' groups to promote a better understanding of the steel buying function.

Utility Purchasing Management Group — Officers, managers and employees of gas and electric utilities who are directly involved in the supply chain.


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