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: 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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WEBINAR: Procurement Project Management

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.

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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