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

April

17

2024

Chapter Meeting
Member Only

ISM-Arizona April Happy Hour

In person "Happy Hour"

It's with great excitement that we invite you to our In person "Happy Hour"!

The evening will focus on reconnecting with colleagues and expanding your network. Chapter President Joseph Martinez will provide a brief recap of the Chapter's achievements over the past 12 months and forward outlook into 2024.

You are on time to register and enjoy again the experience of an In-Person event!

Price includes two drinks!

Location: Thirsty Lion Gastropub in Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy Tempe, AZ 85281 

Sponsor: 020 ISM—Arizona, Inc.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub

April

18

2024

MEMBER WEBINAR
Member Only

Complying with a Time-Sensitive Canadian Supply Chain Act

Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labor and Child Labor in Supply Chains Act (S-211) went into effect January 1, 2024. If you sell products into Canada, your company may be required to comply and submit comprehensive supply chain reports by May 31, 2024. Join this interactive webinar with a live Q&A led by international trade and ESG leaders from BDO to build your understanding of what companies are subject to the Act, reporting requirements, and what this could mean for supply chain due diligence requirements in other countries.

Online

April

23

2024

Chapter Webinar

ISM-Arizona NAVIGATING PROCUREMENT SOLUTIONS

A Comprehensive Overview of Suppliers in North America for SMEs and SMBs.

Sponsor: 020 ISM—Arizona, Inc.
Online
Steven Donald, Martin Gracka

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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Unlock the Future of Supply Chain & Procurement: Join us at ISM World 2024!

The ISM World Annual Conference is the conference of the year for over 2,000 professionals in procurement and supply chain. This event offers an unparalleled experience, providing cutting-edge education, networking opportunities with industry thought leaders and peers, and the chance to connect with innovative suppliers and discover the latest products and solutions.

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