Benefits of Joining Your Local ISM Chapter

ISM - Portland/Vancouver was established in 1920 and over the past 92 years has operated under different affiliate names such as PMAO (Purchasing Management Association of Oregon), NAPM – Oregon, and NSMA (Northwest Supply Management Association. The affiliate also joined alliances (2002-2009) with Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Hawaii, and Alaska to form NPEC (Northwest Purchasing Educational Council) as an educational council for continued regional affiliate support. NSMA continued to operate independently as an ISM affiliate for the Portland Vancouver area up to 2012. In an effort to be more effective in refocusing its mission purpose the newly elected board of directors made the unanimous decision to align more closely to ISM National. In 2013 NSMA formerly became ISM - Portland/Vancouver. We are here to serve the procurement and supply management profession providing education, networking and career development locally, regionally and nationally

When you join ISM Portland/Vancouver, you will enjoy the following benefits:

Web Portal

ISM Portland/Vancouver Website Resource

The ISM Portland/Vancouver website will keep you up to date on local events and meetings. Volunteer activities offer members an opportunity to develop planning and management skills in a non-threatening setting, as well as, providing the satisfaction of contributing to their profession.  Includes links to many different Supply Chain Management resources.

Local Networking

Get to know your fellow counterparts

You will have the chance to network with associates in your area.  Includes on-line Directory of members within the Portland/Vancouver Metro areas.  Opportunity for additional networking during bi-annual meetings, seminars, and other association events.

Professional Development

Expand your knowledge

Enhance your career and job performance when you enroll, at substantial member savings, in ISM’s local educational events. A broad selection of seminars and workshops prepare you for professional certification and provide continuing professional growth. Includes discount for current ISM members.

ISM Newsletter

Keep up on the latest news

Be the person in the know at your company when it comes to all things dealing with supply management. The ISM newsletter is full of useful articles, including monthly regional business statistics.

Volunteer Opportunities

A great way to get connected & build new skills

Acquire new skills in planning, managing, and organizing while developing your leadership potential. Our affiliate is extremely active and we always welcome members who wish to become more involved.

Local Recognition & Awards

The kudos you deserve

Be recognized for your hard work and achievements in your field. Your position at your company keeps everything moving, now is the time for you to receive that pat on the back.

Access to Local Experts

Having a mentor is a great way to learn

When you have a question about your job, where do you turn? Tap into ISM's local experts to get advice on a variety of supply chain subjects and issues.

Free Membership for Students

Lending a helping hand

We understand that when you are going to school, finances can be tricky. That's why we offer free memberships for Supply Chain students. Also, we appreciate our teaching professionals and to show our graditute we offer free memberships for them as well.