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.

Upcoming Events

June

25

2024

MEMBER WEBINAR
Member Only

Aligning, Redefining, and Thriving in the Era of Disruptions

This session will cover positioning your supply chain operations to quickly adjust to the dynamic forces surrounding supply chain, procurement, and logistics. Strategizing through today’s market and economic ups and downs are key to staying competitive – assessing realignment and redefining it.

Online

June

26

2024

Chapter Webinar

ISM-Arizona Benefits of Software-Aided Supplier Diversity Management

Utilizing software for supplier diversity management offers several advantages:

·         Increased Efficiency: Automating tasks like supplier discovery and onboarding frees up time and resources for procurement teams to focus on strategic initiatives.

·         Improved Data Visibility: Software centralizes supplier data, providing a clear overview of your supplier diversity program and enabling data-driven decision making.

·         Enhanced Collaboration: Communication and collaboration tools within these platforms foster stronger relationships between your company and diverse suppliers.

·         Streamlined Reporting: Automated reports simplify the process of tracking program progress and demonstrating its impact to stakeholders.

·         Risk Mitigation: Transparency tools offered by some platforms can help identify and mitigate potential risks associated with a lack of diversity in your supply chain.

·         Automating Metrics: Supplier diversity software automates the collection and calculation of key metrics, eliminating manual data entry and ensuring data accuracy. This allows for real-time insights into program performance and facilitates setting and tracking progress towards established diversity goals.

Sponsor: 020 ISM—Arizona, Inc.
Zoom
Lisa Westgate

July

18

2024

MEMBER WEBINAR
Member Only

Quarterly State of Risk Update

Join the executive leaders from ISM and Resilinc as they come together as part of a quarterly series to discuss the latest and emerging risks and disruptions impacting global supply chains. ISM CEO Tom Derry and Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil will also provide insights based on respective data and research from both organizations.

Online
Thomas Derry, Bindiya Vakil

Welcome to ISM-Arizona!

Welcome to Arizona’s premier organization for supply management professionals! This is your hub for networking, seminars, workshops, and benchmarking guidance in the dynamic fields of procurement, materials management, and planning. The demands on supply chain management professionals have never been greater, and while it’s been a challenging few years, we have a wealth of knowledge, experiences, and networks to share that can provide solutions for our teams and the marketplace. We invite you to join us!

We’re proud to continue our partnership with ISM—New Jersey, offering numerous webinars and CEH opportunities every month at no cost to current ISM—AZ members. These opportunities keep us informed about current trends and marketplace shifts and allow us to connect with others facing similar challenges and opportunities. Remember, you’re not alone!

Be sure to check our website regularly to register for upcoming sessions! We also have openings on our Board of Directors and will be considering new candidates in early Q3 2023. If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to send us an email for more information about the process. We’d be thrilled to welcome more members!

Thank you for your ongoing support and membership. We’re excited about the future as we continue to provide innovative solutions for our teams. Join us to learn and share your ideas!

Regards,

Joseph Martinez
President, ISM—Arizona

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Supply Management News & Reports

AI Integration: Need, Want or Hype?

May 01, 2024
Articles

Artificial intelligence has come to industries and supply chains, but how companies implement the technology will be the difference between value generation versus using it ‘for the sake of using it.’

 

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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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Coming Soon! ISM Member Online Community

ISM members will soon have a chance to access a new online community. This is another way members can connect, network, ask questions and share best practices to help them in their careers and strengthen the profession. Members will also have the opportunity to access the latest news, participate in polls and surveys, and more.

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Join the Report On Business®  Survey Panel

ISM®'s Manufacturing, Services, and Hospital Report On Business® gather data monthly through surveys of supply management professionals participating in the Business Survey Committee.

Participation in the survey panel provides many benefits:

  • Receive a copy of the just-released Report On Business® graphical data
  • Directly see how your contribution affects the markets each month
  • Earn Continuing Education Hours

Click the link below to submit your information and someone will reach out to connect for a quick virtual call!

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