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".  

For the 2022-2023 Program Year, ISM—Pittsburgh will offer a hybrid slate of virtual and in-person events.  We have hosted ten events since August, 2022, including the Women Who Lead 4.0 Conference, which was held in person in October.  And, we have delivered three days of on-site corporate training. 

We will host our next event, one of two in February, on February 10.   We will offer a webinar at 12:00 p.m. with Mr. Jason Henkel; Founder and Chief Balance Engineer, Focus to Evolve, who will lead the session on "Brain Based Workload Effectiveness Training".  This is a unique and powerful session, which will transform how you manage your work.   On February 21, we will offer a webinar at 12:00 p.m. with Mr. Ben VanMater; Vice President, Supply Chain Planning, Thermo Fisher Scientific.  Ben will lead the session on "How Inventory Planning and Purchasing Teams Interact with Supply Chain Functions in the Distribution Business".  1.0 CEH will be awarded for each event.  Register online here

We also want to remind all members that the ISM-Pittsburgh Sons & Daughters Application period is now open and accepting applications.  We will accept applications until March 21, 2023.  Please contact Mr. Dave Suski; Director of Scholarships, at with any questions regarding the process.  The recipient will be recognized at the April 18 meeting.

Continue to visit the website for the latest information on offerings and opportunities.  We look forward to continuing to serve the needs of the supply management professionals in the Greater Pittsburgh region. 

Upcoming Events




Chapter Webinar

ISM-Pittsburgh Webinar

ISM-Pittsburgh February Webinar, Brain-based Workload Effectiveness Training

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

Sponsor: 510 ISM—Pittsburgh, Inc.
Jason Henkel




Chapter Webinar

ISM-Pittsburgh Webinar

How Inventory Planning & Purchasing Teams Interact with Supply Chain Functions in the Distribution Process.

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

Sponsor: 510 ISM—Pittsburgh, Inc.
Ben Van Mater




Member Only

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.



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

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ISM World 2023 Registration Open

Join your peers in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas May 7-10, 2023. The ISM World Annual Conference is a world-class event with the mission of providing an educational environment and experience that brings together thought leaders, supply chain and procurement professionals and the solution-driven suppliers that support them.

You'll walk away with new connections, fresh perspectives, and the support of your community.

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