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

CHAPTER MEETING: 2023 Economic Outlook

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 4:00 PM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speaker: TBD

More details coming in the next few weeks!

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WEBINAR: Voice of Supply Chain

Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 12:00 PM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speaker: 

Lisa Pope (President at Epicor)

In this webinar, Lisa Pope will discuss the successes and challenges she's faced when deploying Epicor's suite of ERP solutions.

Epicor provides technology solutions for the Automotive, Distribution, Manufacturing, and Retail sectors.

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WEBINAR: How to Become the Leader Everyone Wants to Work For

Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 12:00 PM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speaker: 

Dr. Andrea Veech (Owner of Leadership Beach, LLC)

Quiet quitting. Leading in-person, hybrid, and remote teams. The Great “Resignation.” Competition for talent. Any one of these threats is enough to keep you awake at night, but what is a Procurement Leader to do when they are all happening at once?

Join Dr. Andrea Veech where she will introduce you to the Four Competencies of Effective Leadership that will show you how to demonstrate behaviors that will increase your effectiveness and reduce the stressors of leadership.

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Upcoming Events




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.






ISM World 2023 (In-Person Only)

The ISM World in-person only experience gives you the opportunity to be face-to-face with thought leaders, peers and suppliers and have dedicated time to build your network and expand your knowledge on critical topics impacting the supply management profession. Get inspired by amazing keynotes, interact in engaging breakout sessions and have fun swapping supply chain “wins” (and war stories) in a variety of attendee celebrations and small group experiences.


THINK YOU WANT THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS? Consider the ISM World all-access pass. Learn more. Read more about the All Access Pass

Grapevine, TX





ISM Awards Gala

The ISM Awards Gala is a black tie event to celebrate both individual and organizational award winners for the 2022 awards program. Guests will be able to rub elbows with the best and brightest of the profession and celebrating the incredible feats of both individuals and organizations.

The gala includes a cocktail reception, awards presentation and sit down dinner followed by music and dancing. Purchase individual tickets here or contact our ISM Member Services  to purchase a table for your team.

Welcome to ISM-Arizona's new website!

Welcome to Arizona’s professional supply management organization!  This is the place where Arizona’s leading supply chain professionals gather for professional networking opportunities, seminars, workshops, and benchmarking guidance in this ever-changing environment of procurement, materials management, and planning.

Over the past few years and continuing today, the demands on supply chain management professionals have never been higher. It has been a tough few years, but there are countless opportunities for us to share knowledge, experiences, and our networks to provide solutions to our teams and to the marketplace. Please join us!

We continue to partner with ISM-New Jersey to provide numerous webinars and CEH opportunities, at no cost to current ISM-AZ members, every month. These opportunities allow each of us to stay up to date on current trends, marketplace moves and network with others who deal with the same challenges and opportunities day to day – we aren’t alone! 

Please visit our website on a frequent basis to register for upcoming sessions!  

We do have openings on our BoD and will be considering new candidates in early Q2 2023, but no need to wait, you can send an email to us providing interest and we can provide details on the process. We would love to have additional members join us!

Thank you for your continued support and membership, we are all looking forward to continuing to provide amazing solutions to our teams – join us to learn and share your ideas!

Nate Rynas

President, ISM-Arizona

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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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ISM World 2023 Registration Open

Join your peers in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas May 7-10, 2023. The ISM World Annual Conference is a world-class event with the mission of providing an educational environment and experience that brings together thought leaders, supply chain and procurement professionals and the solution-driven suppliers that support them.

You'll walk away with new connections, fresh perspectives, and the support of your community.

Register today!