NAPM-East Tennessee, Inc. Membership Information

Who Can Join ISM?
Anyone involved in the purchasing or materials process, including without limitation, purchasing, purchasing research, value analysis, inventory control, materials management, supply chain management, or any other activity or function which is related to the purchasing or materials process.
A full-time teacher of, or researcher into, purchasing or materials management.
An editor, business manager, or secretary employed by an ISM affiliate.
An undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time in an accredited college or university.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
There are numerous benefits to joining ISM and becoming a member of NAPM-East Tennessee:
Monthly Dinner Meetings. Throughout 9 months of the year (September  May), we offer rich and rewarding dinner meetings which host informative and entertaining speakers. These dinner meetings also provide our members a great opportunity to network within a close peer community.
Inside Supply Management" monthly magazine from ISM contains national and international information on new trends and developments in the profession plus insightful "how-to" articles.
Unlimited Access to ISM's Web Site  Access research tools and search an extensive database for information and articles on supply management issues, take part in professional forums, contact their local affiliates or other related organizations, and learn about ISM's assortment of educational products and services. In addition you can access the ISM Online Career Center.
Certification Programs are administered by ISM and members receive discounts on exams and study materials
Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS) ISM members receive purchasing-related research studies and benchmarks free from CAPS, the only national not-for-profit research center in purchasing and materials management.
Seminar Discounts: As an ISM member, enhance your professional development and job performance when you enroll in ISM seminars taught by experienced instructors. Over 90 seminars are conducted annually throughout the United States.
Professional Development Resources for ISM members include over 80 different audio/video programs and over 50 different books to choose from. All programs are designed to heighten your acumen in a variety of subjects, including: global sourcing, negotiations, legal issues, and supply management. These professional development resources assist and accommodate your unique schedule and pace, and ISM members save on all purchases and rentals.
Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit
Network with thousands of peers at the only international conference devoted exclusively to purchasing and supply management. Examine emerging trends and challenges during comprehensive workshops conducted by your peers. Members receive significant savings on registration fees.

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