20 Reasons For You To Join ISM-Nevada

Inside Supply Management™
Our monthly magazine contains national and international information on new trends and developments in the profession plus insightful "how-to" articles. The magazine is published exclusively for ISM members.

Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business® (ROB)
Published in Inside Supply Management™, our monthly survey of purchasing statistics is the first of its kind. It's considered by many economists to be the most reliable, near-term economic barometer available today.

Unlimited Access to ISM's Web Site
Unlock the possibilities of this valuable research tool. Members can search an extensive database for information and articles on supply management issues, take part in professional forums, contact their local affiliates or other related organizations, and learn about ISM's assortment of educational products and services. Members also have access to:

  • ISM Online Career Center- where you can search a database of employment listings from across the country, post your resume for organizations to see, or take advantage of other career-enhancing tools.

  • ISM Online InfoCenter - members can search an expansive articles database via the Internet, access the Frequently Asked Questions table, search ISM's Bid Specifications Database, and take advantage of free Resource Guides.

Supply Management Advocate
No one understands better than ISM how purchasing affects the bottom line. One of our objectives is to promote the purchasing profession. Members have access to all ISM printed and electronic materials to help promote purchasing within the organizational infrastructure. We can help you communicate your value-added contributions to the senior management of your organization.

Affiliates
Gain valuable contacts within your community during monthly meetings and educational functions. Keep on top of local industry changes and commodity trends. Be a part of a growing association run by and for purchasing and materials management professionals.

CPSM and CPSM Bridge Programs
The CPSM examination process consists of three separate exams which together will cover the main components of supply management.  Exam content addresses today’s supply environment and workplace complexities, such as risk, strategic sourcing, technology and the increased skills needed for supply professionals to drive value in their organizations.  The CPSM® Exam is a professional qualifications test. The exam will NOT evaluate or gauge how “good” you are or will be as a supply manager. It also does not indicate whether one candidate is a better supply manager than another candidate. It is not designed to rank candidates against each other.

The likelihood of passing the exam is in no way affected by the performance of other candidates. Your standing on the exam remains the same regardless of how well the other candidates score on the test. There are no quotas or “curves” used on this exam.

CPSM® Exam scores are valid for three years.

CPSM Bridge is a single exam covering contemporary subject matter and material not covered in the C.P.M. Exam, but found within the content of the three CPSM Exams. The Bridge Exam will be available to test through the end of 2014.

CPSD - Certified Professional in Suppler Diversity Designation

The Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) is a new professional designation for supply management professionals whose responsibilities include supplier diversity. This designation also delivers added value to business leaders and other team leaders who participate in the development of diverse supplier initiatives within the organization.

Committees
Acquire new skills in planning, managing, and organizing while developing your leadership potential. Some committee members report on economic conditions (the primary statistics become the highly-respected Report on Business®), direct ISM's annual conference, assist in program development, and much more. Only ISM members can participate.

Special Interest Groups and Forums
Gain a deeper understanding of your purchasing specialty and develop valuable connections across the U.S. when you join an ISM special interest group or forum. ISM has groups in interest areas ranging from materials management to health care providers, to federal acquisitions. Only through ISM can you participate in the ISM special interest groups or forums.

Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS)
ISM members receive purchasing-related research studies and benchmarks free from CAPS, the only national not-for-profit research center in purchasing and materials management. CAPS sponsors three international roundtables throughout the year in North America, Europe, and Asia. Participants include more than one hundred Fortune 500 companies.

Seminar Discounts and Scholarships
Enhance your professional development and job performance when you enroll in ISM seminars taught by experienced instructors. Over 90 seminars are conducted annually throughout the United States; intensive, one-week purchasing management programs are also conducted at selected universities. Members save up to $200 on each two-day seminar and $400 on each management program. Our satellite seminar series addresses different purchasing/supply management issues and is offered several times throughout the year. This live program allows you to interact with speakers and peers without leaving your city or affiliate area.

Professional Development Resources
Over 80 different audio/video programs and over 50 different books to choose from. All programs are designed to heighten your acumen in a variety of subjects, including: global sourcing, negotiations, legal issues, and supply management. Video tapes are easily adaptable to individual or group presentations. Publications include: textbooks, workbooks, the TECHnotes series, with subject matter covering purchasing topics plus general business information. These professional development resources accommodate your unique schedule and pace, and ISM members save on all purchases and rentals.

Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit
Network with 2,500 peers at the only international conference devoted exclusively to purchasing and supply management. Examine emerging trends and challenges during comprehensive workshops conducted by your peers. Workshop presenters are selected as a result of ISM's "Call for Presentations." The conference attracts distinguished speakers to discuss current national and international issues and features several sessions highlighted by prominent corporate leaders. Members receive significant savings on registration fees.

The Journal of Supply Chain Management
The nation's first scholarly journal devoted exclusively to purchasing and materials management research and development. New members receive more than one-half off the 1 year subscription rate.

Recognition and Awards
Earn recognition when you are rewarded for exemplary service to ISM and the profession at large. The J. Shipman Gold Medal, established in 1931, is the purchasing profession's highest honor; other awards are given to ISM members for outstanding performance in the categories of Education/Learning, Innovation/Creativity, Leadership, Marketing/Communicating and Volunteerism.

ISM Knowledge Center
Members can enroll in a free course on cost/price analysis, or take one of the growing number of other self-directed online courses and earn Continuing Education Hours toward recertification.

Connection with other ISM Organizations
Co-mingle with other ISM members and submit questions and create connections throughout the networking system of ISM.