ISM-Rochester, Inc.

A Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management working together to advance the profession of supply management.

Rochester's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals 

ISM-Rochester, Inc. is one of over 70 chapters of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®). ISM Global is  located in Tempe, Arizona and has over 50,000 members.  ISM-Rochester has 150 members and counting! 

ISM serves as a center of excellence in establishing best-in-class professional standards of competency and conduct for its members, and for matters pertaining to purchasing, materials, research, and education.

Through alliances with its members, other chapters, and other organizations, ISM offers education, certification, research, and management programs to further the understanding and growth of the profession, servicing anyone interested in any phase of purchasing and materials.

ISM-Rochester is a non-profit association governed by it’s bylaws and a Board of Directors with committee members all of whom are volunteers.  All day to day activities of the association are accomplished through its volunteers.  At this point the association has no paid staff. ISM-Rochester’s fiscal year starts June 1st and the Program Year runs September through June.

LOYALTY TO YOUR COMPANY, JUSTICE TO THOSE WITH WHOM YOU DEAL, FAITH IN YOUR PROFESSION.- ISM-Rochester Founding Principle

Upcoming Events

September

12-13

2022

EVENT

Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) Annual

ISM®'s Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) Annual Conference is recognized as one of the premier educational events within the utility supply chain industry. Given the current environment and the impact to supply chain, this virtual event will focus on resilience. Working with our executive committee of utilities professionals, suppliers and thought leaders—and pulling from our continued research data on the impact of COVID-19—we have put together a focused virtual event packed with education, and yes, connection with other supply chain professionals and suppliers within the utilities industry. LEARN MORE AT www.ismworld.org/upmg

Anytime

MEMBER WEBINAR

Ace the Proof-of-Concepts, Champion New Roll-Outs

Servicization of business offerings have increased choices and opportunities for buyers but have also challenged their skillset. Whether it is procurement of emerging technologies like cloud based software and data science services or buying through leasing, financing and rental models or sourcing novel solutions from start-ups, the success of service increasingly lies on how well the proof-of-concept or pilot run was conducted, lacunae identified and risks assessed before full-fledged implementation. It applies to both strategic and tactical purchases. This session will share rules of thumb on how to get it right based on our own experience of buying and implementing new services across a range of categories like IT, supplier financing and cargo vehicles.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion, participant will be able to list steps to follow to plan a successful proof-of-concept.
  • Upon completion, participant will be able to define skills required for buying emerging technologies and novel solutions & services and become more confident of doing first-time-ever deals for the organization.
  • Upon completion, participant will be able to describe importance of customer-centricity and cross-functional skills as pillars of growth in future.
Online

Anytime

MEMBER WEBINAR

ISM’s 2022 Economic Outlook & COVID-19 Round 5 Research Release

This presentation reviews ISM’s 2022 Economic Outlook and COVID-19 Round 5 research. Join Thomas Derry, CEO of ISM, as he reviews the data, shares impacts to the supply management profession and facilitates a live Q&A session. P>

Online

ISM—Rochester, Inc.

Since 1917, members of Insitute for Supply Chain Management-Rochester, Inc. are recognized as world class professionals. Our chapter is volunteer driven and we have continued to serve as a center of excellence for purchasing and supply management professionals.

Check out our education calendar for exclusive Members Only education on the many competencies of supply management, along with, research analysis and leadership skills. 

 

Contact ISM Member Services with any questions, 480.752.6276, option 8. 

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Your membership in ISM will provide a powerful path to stay connected, engaged, and up-to-date with everything happening in supply management. Serious procurement and supply chain professionals are dedicated to staying in the know about their profession and staying at the top of their game. An ISM membership will provide you with that and more.

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