ISM-Pittsburgh, Inc.

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

Pittsburgh's Leading Supply Chain Management Organization

Welcome to ISM—Pittsburgh's new and expanded website. This new site includes the latest chapter information, as well as ISM Global offerings and updates. ISM—Pittsburgh and ISM have worked collaboratively to enhance the customer service experience that all members have. And, the results of this newly-launched website is just another example of our joint efforts to bring increased value to supply managaement professionals.

With approximately 400 members in the chapter, we remain true to our mission to serve "the education, certification, communication and networking needs of supply management professionals in the Greater Pittsburgh area. We will do this to enhance the supply management profession, its image and ethical standards to maximize membership value".  

Through January, ISM—Pittsburgh has successfully hosted eleven events, awarding over 30 CEH's and included topics of Leadership, Sourcing, Negotiations, Contracts, Collaboration, Diversity, to name just a few.  These events were offered both virtually and in-person.  On March 5, we will host a noon webinar on" Re:Build Manufacturing: Reshoring with Mr. Jason Borgesi, Director, Supply Chain with Re: Build Manufacturing.  This webinar will be offered for free to all members.  On February 23, in collaboration with Duquesne University, we will host a one day seminar on "Excel Fundamentals & Data Analytics " with Dr. Matt Drake, Associate Professor of Supply Chain, Duquesne University. Skills learned at this session can be applied to developing purchasing score cards and metrics.  

ISM—Pittsburgh will host five sessions in collaboration with Duquesne University.  Beginning in February, five procurement focused seminars will cover Excel Fundamentals & Data Analytics, Strategic Sourcing, Six Sigma, Fundamentals of Negotiations and Advanced Negotiations.  All sessions will be held at Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, and led by highly experienced and engaging instructors.  These sessions follow the highly successful "fundamentals' sessions offered in 2023.  Stay tuned for more detailed course information.  For more information and/or group registration, contact Lisa Romango, ISM—Pittsburgh Executive Director at lisaromango9104@comcast.net

ISM—Pittsburgh will offer numerous opportunities to earn continuing education hours toward your certification requirements.  Continue to visit the website for the latest information on offerings and opportunities.  And as a reminder, SAVE the DATE of the June 28 sporting clays fundraiser, which will be held at Highlands Sporting Clays in Champion, PA.  More details to follow.  We look forward to meeting and exceeding the professional development needs of all supply management professionals in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

Upcoming Events

March

05

2024

Chapter Webinar

ISM-Pittsburgh Webinar RE:Build Manufacturing - Reshoring and Industry 4.0 Trend

ISM-Pittsburgh Webinar RE:Build Manufacturing - Reshoring and Industry 4.0 Trend
Sponsor: 510 ISM—Pittsburgh, Inc.
Online
Jason Borgesi

March

22

2024

Chapter Meeting

ISM-Pittsburgh Purchasing Leaders: Discover the Six Steps of Strategic Sourcing

This one-day course can strengthen your purchasing team's skills to learn our six steps of strategic sourcing.

Location: Duquesne University Rockwell Hall, Room 101

Are you a full-time student? Contact ISM Member Services for special pricing.

Sponsor: 510 ISM—Pittsburgh, Inc.
Duquesne University Rockwell Hall
James Baehr

April

05

2024

Chapter Meeting

ISM-Pittsburgh Overview of Lean and Six Sigma

This one-day course can strengthen your purchasing team's skills to learn our six steps of strategic sourcing.

Location: Duquesne University Rockwell Hall, Room 505

Are you a full-time student? Contact ISM Member Services about special pricing.

480.752.6276 option 8.

Sponsor: 510 ISM—Pittsburgh, Inc.
Duquesne University Rockwell Hall
Michael Sherwin

Welcome

On behalf of the ISM—Pittsburgh Board of Directors, I want to welcome you to the newly launched website, and I encourage you to take some time and explore.

In early June, the newly elected Board of Directors held its strategic planning session. At this annual meeting, we brainstormed and collaborated to develop a strong professional development program for the coming program year. I also want to take a moment and ask all members to share their ideas for programs, events, site visits, etc...  We value your input and want to ensure you that we are here to listen and meet your supply management needs both personally and professionally.  

The theme for the 2023-2024 program year is "Forging Connections: Building Strong Foundations for Supply Chain Excellence.  We will host over 10 events both in-person and virtual between August and December, all supporting the theme for the year.  And, we will contnue the start of the new year with an in-person Lunch & Learn on January 16, 2024.  We hope to see you at an event as the Board works to meet your continuing education requirements.

If you are not yet a member of ISM—Pittsburgh, I invite you to join. If you'd like further information on the numerous benefits of membership, please contact ISM—Pittsburgh's Executive Director at lisaromango9104@comcast.net

Lori Goetz
ISM—Pittsburgh President

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