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




Chapter Meeting

ISM Arizona 2022 Annual Meeting

2022 ISM Arizona Meeting and Tour

Featured Speakers: ISM-Arizona's Board of Directors

We will cover the current state of ISM Arizona, new officers, and financials.  This will be followed by a tour of the Helton Brewery and social event thereafter.

Sponsor: 020 ISM-Arizona, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ





Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) Annual

ISM®'s Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) Annual Conference is recognized as one of the premier educational events within the utility supply chain industry. Given the current environment and the impact to supply chain, this virtual event will focus on resilience. Working with our executive committee of utilities professionals, suppliers and thought leaders—and pulling from our continued research data on the impact of COVID-19—we have put together a focused virtual event packed with education, and yes, connection with other supply chain professionals and suppliers within the utilities industry. LEARN MORE AT




Chapter Webinar

ISM-Arizona September Chapter Meeting-Supplier Payment Strategies

How does supply chain and procurement make a positive impact on those less fortunate?  We will cover how the NYC Food Bank makes a positive impact on New York City.

Sponsor: 020 ISM-Arizona, Inc.
Louis A Perricelli, CPSM

ISM-Arizona Upcoming Member Events

Navigating and Leveraging the CPSM®

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 11:00 AM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speakers:

Jim Fleming and Mila Henn, Institute for Supply Management

A CPSM® (Certified Professional in Supply Management®) certification from ISM demonstrates that you have mastered a broad scope of critical supply management concepts and validates your expertise. Employers globally recognize the ISM brand and certification. As a supply chain management professional, obtaining a certification is one of the most important career decisions you’ll make.

For students interested in earning a CPSM®, ISM will be launching an associate certification or APSM (Associate Professional in Supply Management) that is a stepping stone to a full certification. It requires the first CPSM® exam, and after obtaining three years of work experience you can take the remaining two exams to elevate your credential to a full CPSM®.

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WEBINAR: Supply Chain Information Flow: Building Your Personal Brand…Stop Hiding and Show the World Your Awesomeness

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speakers:

Sarah Scudder (SourceDay) and David Johnson (Zoetis)

Supply Management professionals Sarah Scudder and David Johnson will show you how to develop and enhance your personal brand.

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WEBINAR: The Voice of ERP

Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 9:00 AM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speakers:

Sam Gupta (ElavatIQ) and Andres Green (Alox.Online)

Sam and Andres will discuss the successes, challenges, and opportunities faced when Alox.Online implemented their ERP system

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WEBINAR: Tea Time with Tamra

Monday, September 29, 2022 at 11:00 AM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speakers:

Tamra Pawloski (Corteva Agriscience) and Melissa Drew (ISM)

In this one hour program, Tamra Pawloski, Global Director, Indirect Procurement, Corteva Agriscience, will discuss Supplier Diversity within Technology with our guest, Melissa Drew, Associate Partner, ISM.

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WEBINAR: Supply Chain Information Flow: Change Management

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 11:00 AM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speakers:

Amanda Prochaska (Wonder Services) and David Johnson (Zoetis)

Amanda and David will discuss change management and how it affects supply management professionals.  From implementing change to being part of change, this webinar will guide professionals through best practices of change management.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 11:00 AM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speaker:

Jane Tierney, CPSM, C.P.M., MBA (Purple Link)

Project Management processes and tools are found in every function of a business, and supply chain is no exception. Project management is not necessarily linked to supply chains, and supply chain management doesn’t often included specifics of project management, but there is some powerful synergy when the two are combined.

Attend this webinar to learn:

• Shared core values of PMI and supply chains (honesty, responsibility, respect, fairness)

• Most common applications / use of project management for supply chains

• Supply chain contracts and PMI phase comparison

• Shared challenges

• A winning combination when paired effectively

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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.

Supply Management News & Reports

ISM Annual Membership Vote Closes August 25

July 06, 2022

Cast your ballot for the next members of the ISM Board of Directors.


Notice of ISM Annual Membership Meeting

Notice is given that the Institute for Supply Management, Inc. (ISM) Annual Membership Meeting will be held on August 25, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. ET at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA, USA. At any meeting of the members, every eligible member may vote either in person or by proxy. Each such proxy should be filed electronically with the Secretary before or at the time of the meeting.

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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