The mission of ISM-OC is to “Provide opportunities for the development and growth of Supply Professionals”.
Our Affiliate has approximately 150+ members representing purchasing and/or supply management professionals from a variety of businesses in the Orange County area. ISM-OC is one of over 150 local associations affiliated with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)™ – formally the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM).
Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM’s mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education. ISM’s membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals with a network of domestic and international affiliated associations. Full Membership with ISM-OC entitles you to all benefits of both our local Affiliate and ISM. Both ISM and ISM-OC are not-for-profit associations.
ISM-OC offers monthly dinner meetings on the third Thursday of each month, except for June, July, November and December. The monthly dinner meetings offer the opportunity to meet with peers as well as attend dinner and hear a key-note speaker. Annual membership dues are $269.00, which includes the cost of all of the monthly dinner meetings. Dinner meeting guests are always welcome – the fee for a guest is $30.00 per meeting. New prospective members can attend once for $10 before becoming a member or attending as a guest in the future.