Membership Benefits [partial list, some require additional fees]

Professional & Personal Development



ISM and NAPMR offer a wealth of seminars specifically designed to improve

Your knowledge of a variety of purchasing topics from Fundamentals of

Purchasing to Outsourcing to Purchasing Negotiations to you name it! 

Check out our annual Calendar on the web site!



NAPMR offers regular meetings [Sep, Nov, Jan, Mar & May], usually the

3rd Wednesday.  Each meeting presents a topic designed for the procurement professional!



ISM has a highly regarded certification program.  Upon completion of the requirements for eligibility and passing the required examination modules, you can become certified as a Certified Professional in Supply Management [CPSM].  Certification is often cited as a requirement for employment in procurement.



NAPMR offers an annual Golf Outing [usually in June] as an opportunity to get out and have some fun while testing your skills and meeting new friends, vendors and associates.



NAPMR publishes a monthly newsletter “The Purchasing Professional” from September thru June and ISM publishes a monthly magazine “Purchasing Today” and “InfoEdge” which furnishes job-related tools for purchasing and supply management professionals. It’s mission is to provide specific, hands-on information that readers can readily apply to their daily tasks.  ISM and NAPM both maintain extensive web sites that provide current information about the profession and programs available.


Employment Searching

NAPMR maintains an Employment File for members interested in searching for employment opportunities and publishes employment opportunities as they become aware of them.  ISM maintains a Confidential Resume Referral Program which members must subscribe to in order to take advantage.  Positions available are also published by NAPMR.


Special Interests Groups & Forums

ISM further develops specialization into a variety of Groups and Forums including [but not limited to] Chemicals, Electronics, Governmental, Utilities, MRO, Minority, Global, Materials, Steel and Rail.


Annual Conference

ISM produces an Annual International Purchasing Conference and Educational Exhibit every year in late April and/or early May. Over 2,000 purchasing and supply professionals attend.



NAPMR Members receive discounts on many fee oriented products and services provided including  seminars, meetings and outings.