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".  

We are busy preparing for the annual sporting clays fundraiser on June 23 at Highlands Sporting Clays.  It's not too late to register.  This day is filled with networking, fundraising, great prizes and awesome food.  The event supports the ISM-Pittsburgh Scholarship program, student event funding, and professional development offerings.  Your support and participation is appreciated.

Thank you to all supply management professionals who attended our events in the 2022-2023 Program Year.   ISM—Pittsburgh hosted more than 15 events both virtual and in-person.  And, we are already hard at work building an exeptional variety of in-person and virtual meetings beginning in August.  We will kick off the month of August with two awesome events.  A social event that includes a tour is planned for mid August.  And, what better way to learn and network than at Pittsburgh's own Pittsburgh Brewing Company, located in Creighton, PA.  More details will follow on the exact date.  Tour attendance is limited, but networking will be open to all.  In addition, on August 15, Mr. Jim Baehr; Vice President, Procurement and Contracts, S&H Systems, will deliver a timely and relevant webinar on "Asking Good Questions".   One CEH will be awarded for each event, and members receive a discounted rate for all ISM-Pittsburgh sponsored events.

ISM-Pittsburgh is excited to announce a collaboration with Duquesne University.  Beginning in August, ISM-Pittsburgh and Duquesne University will deliver the first of three, uniquely designed and procurement-focused seminars.  On August 18, Professor Wendy Serapiglia will deliver a five-hour seminar on The Fundamentals of Negotiation.  On September 15, Dr. Matt Drake, will deliver a four-hour seminar on The Fundamentals of Sourcing, and on October 13, Mr. Jim Baehr will deliver an eight-hour seminar on The Fundamentals of Contracts for Non-Legal Personnel.  These three course offerings will prepare all supply management professionals with the tools they need to immediately deliver value to their teams.  These courses can serve as an introductory or a refresher and will prepare you with real-world examples, interactive engagement, and break-out sessions.  For more information contact Lisa Romango, ISM-Pittsburgh Executive Director at 

We wish everyone a happy and safe summer.  Continue to visit the website for the latest information on offerings and opportunities.  We look forward to meeting and exceeding the professional development needs of all supply management professionals in the Greater Pittsburgh region. 

Upcoming Events





Quarterly State of Risk Update

Join the executive leaders from ISM and Resilinc as they come together as part of a quarterly series to discuss the latest and emerging risks and disruptions impacting global supply chains. ISM CEO Tom Derry and Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil will also provide insights based on respective data and research from both organizations.





Chapter Webinar

ISM-Pittsburgh Webinar on Asking Good Questions

Asking Good Questions Webinar

Are you a full time Student? Contact ISM Member Services to inquire about the special rate available.

Sponsor: 510 ISM—Pittsburgh, Inc.
James Baehr




Chapter Meeting

ISM-Pittsburgh Fundamentals of Negotiation

Learn negotiation techniques and participate in a simulated negotiation between buyer and seller. Simulations will be recorded and critiqued.

Location: Duquesne University Rockwell Hall

Sponsor: 510 ISM—Pittsburgh, Inc.
Duquesne University Rockwell Hall
Wendy Marie Serapiglia


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 will hold its strategic planning session. At this annual meeting, we brainstorm and collaborate to develop a strong professional development program for the coming program year. I 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.

We hope to see you at the ISM World Conference in May, and then, plan to join your friends and colleagues at the annual ISM—Pittsburgh Sporting Clays Fundraiser, which will be held on June 24 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. We guarantee a day of sunshine, networking, fundraising, and great comradery.

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

Phil Wilkie
ISM—Pittsburgh President

Supply Management News & Reports

The Changing Hospital Procurement Prognosis

May 08, 2023

Product and labor shortages still abound — and cost is still paramount — but health-care systems are realizing the value and opportunities their supply chains can bring in other ways. 

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Women’s Supply Management Community

This is an inclusive and welcoming group, and all who wish to celebrate and empower women practicing within the supply management profession are invited. This group is for creating connections, networking, celebrating successes, sharing news, tips, stories, job opportunities, ideas and empowerment for women within the supply management field.

We encourage you to share your supply chain questions, thoughts, ideas, and comments with ISM and other group members.

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