More than 100 years of experience speaks for itself – ISM can help you succeed.
For more than a century, the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) mission has been focused on the advancement of the supply management profession. ISM connects, supports and advances the profession through best in class education, certification, leadership development and research.
Your membership in ISM will provide a powerful path to stay connected, engaged, and up-to-date with everything happening in supply management.
ISM offers three flexible membership options to accommodate where you are today, and as you advance in your career.
Student & Academic Membership
For students or educators, we offer a special dues-reduced membership.
Educators must be employed full-time with an academic appointment as a teacher, research specialist, department head, director or dean of a college, university, or other academic institution. Your educational responsibility must include purchasing, materials management or other related fields or subjects. Please provide a copy of your business card as verification.
Students must be enrolled full-time in an accredited community college or four-year college or university. Full-time is defined as 12 or more credit hours for undergraduate students, and six or more hours for graduate students. You must indicate your estimated date of graduation on your application and include your advisor's email address for verification of your full-time status.Join as an Educator Join as a Student
*Membership is non-refundable and non-transferable. View full terms of service here.
ISM national and their local affiliates provide access to networking, professional development, conferences, leadership opportunities, best practice benchmarking and lifelong connections. This applies to supply management professionals who are at any stage of their career. It’s really a no-brainer for anyone who is serious about their career in supply management and would like to continue their education on a reoccurring basis.
Corey Gustafson, CPSM
Since joining ISM, I've been able to leverage knowledge content and peer insights that have helped me become a better and more well-rounded supply management professional. I have been able to make meaningful and influential connections, obtain knowledge of cutting edge best practices and evolving trends, and acquired skills and connections that have opened new and exciting doors.
Senior Strategic Sourcing Lead,
WSSC Water and Market Expert with Thomas Insights
Becoming a member of ISM will provide you every opportunity to have a step up to the next level of your career. One can develop leadership skills through volunteering in your local ISM chapter. Having the opportunity to hone one’s skillsets for personal career growth is an asset of having an ISM membership.
LaMar Wilson, Jr