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 April, ISM—Pittsburgh has successfully hosted fourteen events, awarding over 40 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 April 17, we will tour PNC Park and learn about the behind-the-scenes operations of The Pittsburgh Pirates.  This event will be offered for free to all members.  We will host a very interesting webinar on May 14 on "How Do You Know You Got a Good Price" with Mr. Paul Stasko.  This webinar will be offered for free to all members.   Following this webinar, on May 17, in collaboration with Duquesne University, we will host a five hour seminar on " The Fundamentals of Negotiations" with Ms. Wendy Serapiglia, Professor of Supply Chain, Duquesne University.  Following this fundamentals seminar, we will offer on May 31, a one-day seminar on "Advanced Negotiations" with Mr. Jim Baehr, Vice President Sourcing & Procurement, S&H Systems.  

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

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





ISM World 2024 (In-Person Only)

The ISM World in-person only experience gives you the opportunity to be face-to-face with thought leaders, peers and suppliers and have dedicated time to build your network and expand your knowledge on critical topics impacting the supply management profession. Get inspired by amazing keynotes, interact in engaging breakout sessions and have fun swapping supply chain “wins” (and war stories) in a variety of attendee celebrations and small group experiences.


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Chapter Webinar

ISM-Pittsburgh Webinar on "How Do I Know That's a Good Price? Cost vs Price Analysis and How and when to Use Each"

Join your colleagues for a webinar on "How Do I Know That's a Good Price?  Cost vs Price Analysis and How and When to Use Each with Mr. Paul Stasko, Senior Director, Beckway.

Sponsor: 510 ISM—Pittsburgh, Inc.
Paul W Stasko




Chapter Meeting

ISM-Pittsburgh & Duquesne University Fundamentals of Negotiation Seminar

This seminar will cover the basics of the fundamentals of negotiations.

Location: Duquesne University Rockwell Hall Room 505

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 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

Lori Goetz
ISM—Pittsburgh President

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The ISM World Annual Conference is the conference of the year for over 2,000 professionals in procurement and supply chain. This event offers an unparalleled experience, providing cutting-edge education, networking opportunities with industry thought leaders and peers, and the chance to connect with innovative suppliers and discover the latest products and solutions.

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