About Us

Our Mission Statement

Our Affiliate exists to provide value for the membership through education, development, and networking opportunities; to enhance our employer’s operations and advance the Supply Management profession.

What is Supply Management?

Institute for Supply Management defines supply management as the identification, acquisition, access, positioning and management of resources the organization needs or potentially needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives.  Further, supply management is:  future-oriented, senior-management critical, strategic in relation to the competitive imperatives of the organization, and a significant contributor to marketplace intelligence and profitability.  Components included under the supply management umbrella are:  disposition/investment, distribution, inventory control, logistics, manufacturing, materials management, packaging, procurement/purchasing, product/service development, quality, receiving, transportation/traffic/shipping, and warehousing.

ISM Principles and Standards of Ethical Supply Management Conduct


  • Integrity in Your Decisions and Actions

  • Value for Your Employer

  • Loyalty to Your Profession


  1. Impropriety.  Prevent the intent and appearance of unethical or compromising conduct in relationships, actions and communications.

  2. Conflicts of Interest.  Ensure that any personal, business or other activity does not conflict with the lawful interests of your employer.

  3. Influence.  Avoid behaviors or actions that may negatively influence, or appear to influence, supply management decisions.

  4. Responsibilities to Your Employer.  Uphold fiduciary and other responsibilities using reasonable care and granted authority to deliver value to your employer.

  5. Supplier and Customer Relationships.  Promote positive supplier and customer relationships.

  6. Sustainability and Social Responsibility.  Champion social responsibility and sustainability practices in supply management.

  7. Confidential and Proprietary Information.  Protect confidential and proprietary information.

  8. Reciprocity.  Avoid improper reciprocal agreements.

  9. Applicable Laws, Regulations and Trade Agreements.  Know and obey the letter and spirit of laws, regulations and trade agreements applicable to supply management.

  10. Professional Competence.  Develop skills, expand knowledge and conduct business that demonstrates competence and promotes the supply management profession.

Our Achievements


The Affiliate Excellence Award Program recognizes those affiliates that have demonstrated excellence in their professional operations, educational offerings, recruitment, training and retention efforts, while at the same time communicating the value and prestige of ISM.