ISM Special Interest Groups & Forums

Topic-Specific Supply Chain Education & Networking

ISM offers groups and forums for members with common interests for education and networking in a specific topic area. These opportunities offer a unique way to connect and collaborate with your peers and support one another in your career challenges and opportunities.

ISM Groups

Group membership is open to all ISM members.


Supply management professionals involved in the procurement of services and indirect materials. Promotes a focus on providing best practice information to its members.

Materials Management Group

Promotes the proper utilization of the management of materials and services in the corporate structure through training, education and professional promotion.

ISM Forums

ISM Forums are composed of members who are employed in a specific sector and come together for the sole purpose of exchanging information and ideas about supply management in that specific sector. Forum membership is limited.

Pharmaceutical Forum

Composed of members having supply management responsibility within the research-based pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

Utility Purchasing Management Forum

Officers, managers and employees of gas and electric utilities who are directly involved in the supply chain.

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