Reasons To Join Today


  • Supply Management Advocate
    No one understands better than ISM how supply management affects the bottomline, and no one promotes the profession like ISM. As a member you have access to ISM’s printed and electronic materials which can help you do this within your organizational infrastructure as well. Let us help you communicate your value-added contributions to senior management.
  • ISM Mastery Model including the  CPSM® and CPSD & Programs
    ISM offers credentialing programs that are known throughout the world. Obtaining your certification demonstrates to your current or future employer that you are serious about the profession.Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) — ISM launched the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) program in May 2008. The CPSM® is the credential that surpasses the demands of the international marketplace with multi-faceted skills in areas such as supplier relationship management, commodity management, risk and compliance issues and social responsibility.Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) is a new professional designation for supply management professionals whose responsibilities include supplier diversity. This designation also delivers added value to business leaders and other team leaders who participate in the development of diverse supplier initiatives within the organization.Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) The C.P.M. has now transitioned into recertification-only status.

    As a member you’ll receive substantial discounts on study materials, testing and other related fees.

  • Affiliate Benefits
    Gain valuable contacts within your community and keep current on the issues that affect you. Regular membership includes membership in one of 160+ affiliates around the world. Find yours here.
  • Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit
    Network with more than 2,000 peers at the only international conference devoted exclusively to purchasing and supply management. Examine emerging trends and challenges during comprehensive workshops conducted by your peers. The conference attracts distinguished keynote speakers to discuss current national and international issues and features several sessions highlighted by prominent corporate leaders. Members receive significant savings on registration fees.
  • Professional Groups and Forums
    Gain a deeper understanding of your area of expertise and develop valuable connections when you join an ISM Group or Forum. Select from a wide variety of interest areas including services, materials management, health care and hospitality.
  • Member Benefit Programs
    As an ISM member you’ll have access to an ever-expanding set of benefit programs, in most cases providing discounts on unique, helpful products and services beyond what can be found elsewhere.
  • Commodity Tracking via Propurchaser.com — customizable commodity updates sent directly to your in-box each week. Track steel, plastic, coffee, or other commodities relevant to you, then use that information in your negotiations to ensure best performance. Members receive an extended, free trial period and $300 off annual subscription fees.
  • Seminar Discounts and eISM Learning
    Enhance your professional development and job performance when you enroll in one of ISM’s many seminars held throughout the country each year. Experienced instructors, thought-provoking sessions, and numerous topics are just some of the reasons these programs often fill up quickly. And don’t forget — members save hundreds with each registration.Also available — satellite seminars, broadcast to participating ISM affiliates or external companies. Addressing different supply management issues and offered several times throughout the year, satellite seminars are live alternatives that allow you to interact with speakers and peers without leaving your city or affiliate location.No time for seminars – check out eISM Leaning
  • Professional Development Resources
    ISM offers a wide variety of products to help complete your supply management information library. Our books and other self-study products will broaden your knowledge and sharpen your skills. Topics include, but are not limited to, global sourcing, supply management, negotiations, legal issues, and leadership. All ISM members receive discounts on professional development resources.
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    Hone your interpersonal skills and leadership abilities while serving your profession. ISM provides a bevy of volunteer opportunities in both the local and global levels. Participate in key projects at your affiliate, serve as an affiliate officer, contribute to an ISM Group or Forum, or serve on an ISM committee — such as the ISM Business Survey Committee — and get into the action.
  • Recognition
    Being active in your profession speaks volumes to coworkers, colleagues, customers and others you interact with every day. For those taking it to the next level — ISM honors members for outstanding performance in the categories of Education/Learning, Innovation/Creativity, Leadership, Marketing/Communicating and Volunteerism.
  • Industry Research
    View ISM’s annual Salary Survey and see how you compare to others in the industry. The full report available free to ISM members.
  • Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms
    A valuable tool for supply professionals, academics, researchers and students, the fourth edition of the Glossary includes information from all disciplines within supply management. Available to members through the ISM Web site.
  • CAPS Research 
    ISM members can receive supply management-related research studies and benchmarks free from CAPS Research, the only global not-for-profit research center in supply management. Learn more about CAPS Research and how they can be of service to you.