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. ISM is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge. SPO staff participate in NAPM-AZ, the local chapter of ISM.
ISM conveys the following professional credentials.
- Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
- Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.)