ISM-Arizona, Inc.

A Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management working together to advance the profession of supply management.

Arizona's Leading Supply Management Professionals 


Advancing Global Standards for the Supply Management Profession

ISM—Arizona, Inc. has served purchasing and materials management professionals in Arizona for well over 65 years. ISM—Arizona is a not-for-profit professional educational association, that offers seminars, workshops, plant/DC tours and networking meeting programs specifically geared toward the ever-changing environment of procurement, materials management, and planning.

We are the Arizona chapter of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) which through its network of over 50,000 professionals and 70+ chapters worldwide, offers its members the latest in professional development opportunities, literature and material references and research. With over 200 members, ISM—Arizona offers its members an excellent opportunity for both networking and education.

ISM-Arizona Upcoming Member Events

Webinar: Cleaning Dirty Data in Procurement

Wednesday, July 6 at 11:00 AM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speaker: David Johnson, Head of Supply Management, Zoetis and Susan Walsh, The Classification Guru

Join us for a 45-Minute program in our series Supply Chain Information Flow. Our host David Johnson will  be interviewing Susan Walsh, The Classification Guru on the topic of "Cleaning Dirty Data in Procurement."

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Webinar: Implementing Coaching Skills to Support SCM Professionals

Thursday, July 14 at 11:00 AM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Peter E. O'Reilly, Associate Professor, Certified Coach, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Board Member, ISM-Arizona

Dr. Rachel M. Vigness, Associate Professor and Director of Student Success & Communication, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Over the past few years, the pandemic and challenging business conditions have had a significant negative impact on the morale and development of so many SCM Professionals.

The remote work environment many of us are experiencing causes gaps in fully understanding the needs of our Professional staffs. Coaching has proven to be a way to help bridge many of those gaps, as well as help employees realize their true potential.


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Welcome to ISM-Arizona's new website! 

The last couple of years have been an unprecedented time for our chapter. We've successfully transitioned from in-person meetings to a virtual presence.  The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to an exciting slate of events for the 2021-22 year. 

In case you missed it, ISM-Arizona was featured in July's Inside Supply Management magazine.  

Additionally, I'm happy to announce we've partnered with ISM-New Jersey to provide webinars and CEH opportunities at no cost to current ISM-Arizona members.  These webinars will start August 11 and cover various Sourcing and Supply Chain topics.

Along with our outstanding Board of Directors, I'm looking forward to the coming year.  It wouldn't be possible without your continued support and membership.

David Sebesta, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M., A.P.P.

Women’s Supply Management Community

This is an inclusive and welcoming group, and all who wish to celebrate and empower women practicing within the supply management profession are invited. This group is for creating connections, networking, celebrating successes, sharing news, tips, stories, job opportunities, ideas and empowerment for women within the supply management field.

We encourage you to share your supply chain questions, thoughts, ideas, and comments with ISM and other group members.

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Join ISM

Your membership in ISM will provide a powerful path to stay connected, engaged, and up-to-date with everything happening in supply management. Serious procurement and supply chain professionals are dedicated to staying in the know about their profession and staying at the top of their game. An ISM membership will provide you with that and more.

More than 100 years of experience speaks for itself – ISM can help you succeed. It's our mission.

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