The Institute for Supply Management Buffalo, Inc. (ISM Buffalo) is a chapter of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). We provide an environment for our members to draw upon each other’s experience through attractive, informative professional education, meetings, and camaraderie. We are committed to quality, ethics, and providing organizational value to our members and profession.


Who Can Join?

● Any person interested in the supply management field shall be eligible to be a member of ISM Buffalo, Inc. and ISM provided that such person does not solicit business on behalf of such person or his or her employer during meetings of any ISM Buffalo/ISM activity, including without limitation, meetings of Affiliated Associations (including chapters), ISM Committees and ISM Groups and Forums.

● A full-time teacher of, or researcher into, supply management, purchasing or materials management. 

● An undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time in an accredited college or university.

Why Join Our Affiliate?

Our main focus is to educate our members on a variety of supply management topics and help them network with their fellow colleagues. 

We annually offer:

● Dinner Meetings 
● Networking with approx. 100 regional supply management professionals 
● Local Business Survey
● Seminars 
● CPSM Review classes 
● Informative Website 
● Searchable Member Database 
● Monthly Newsletter 
● Annual Scholarship - Academic Scholarship open to members or relatives of members 
● An opportunity to volunteer and gain leadership experience 
● Local support by a responsive Board of Directors

Why Join Our Affiliate? - Read what some of our members have to say:

Being an active member of ISM-Buffalo affords you interaction with other professionals and training opportunities you need to remain a viable employee for your organization.

John E. Domres, Sr., C.P.M., Strategic Supply Chain Manager, Cobham Mission Systems


Membership in ISM Buffalo has provided me an invaluable opportunity to learn about best practices in purchasing. It also affords me the pleasure of networking with purchasing professionals who face the same challenges that I do every day. ISM has been a resource for providing educational opportunities not only at the monthly educational dinner meetings, but also throughout the year. I’m confident that continued membership and participation will help me meet my professional goals. 

Connie Nellis, Purchasing Manager, Superior Group

What Does ISM Offer in Addition to Our Affiliate?
By becoming a member of ISM Buffalo, you are also a member of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). As a global organization comprised of more than 48,000 purchasing and supply management professionals, they offer:

● Inside Supply Management™ monthly magazine 
● Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business 
● ISM's Web Site including articles, Career Center, and InfoCenter 

● ISM Mastery Model
● CPSM and CPSD Certification Programs 
● International Purchasing Advocate 
● Professional Development Resources, including the Knowledge Center 
● Special Interest Groups and Forums 
● Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS)

How Do I Join?
To learn more about the Institute for Supply Management membership and apply online


Photo/Audio/Video Release: From time to time, ISM uses photos and/or audio/video of participants in public event spaces in our promotional and educational materials. By virtue of your attendance, you agree to the use of your likeness in such materials, including print and/or electronic media without further notification or authorization.