Join

ISM-San Antonio, Inc.'s membership is made up of over 200 supply management professionals in the San Antonio area! We hope you will join us in continuing to improve our profession. For more information, please contact Rita Wenthold, C.P.A., CPSM, C.P.M, our Membership Director, at rpwcpa@gvtc.com. ISM-San Antonio's annual membership fee is $195. Our membership year is Jan - Dec and dues are prorated for new members that join after the first of the year.

 

Join ISM-San Antonio, Inc. Today!

Ready to join? If you are interested in becoming an ISM-San Antonio, Inc. member, Click here to join online. Click on the state of Texas , and then the second entry on that page is ISM - San Antonio, Inc. (02/555). You'll need to click on "log in" to add this item to your account. On the next page click on "click here to create a new account" and then follow the rest of the instructions to register for membership.

If you have any questions, please call 1-800-888-6276 ext 401 for customer service at the National office or contact Rita Wenthold, C.P.A., CPSM, C.P.M, our Membership Director, at rpwcpa@gvtc.com.

Already a member of ISM-San Antonio and need to update your existing membership information? Click here to complete the Member Information Update form on the National ISM website and contact rpwcpa@gvtc.com to update local distribution contact information.

 

Membership Eligibility

Any person interested in the supply management field shall be eligible to be a Direct Member or Regular Member of an Affiliated Association provided that such person does not solicit business on behalf of such person or his or her employer during meetings of any ISM activity, including without limitation, meetings of Affiliated Associations (including chapters) ISM Committees and ISM groups and forums (as defined in Policy).

In principle and in practice, the Institute values and seeks a diverse membership, volunteer leadership, and staff. There are no barriers to full participation in the Institute on the basis of ethnic background, gender, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

The Institute values the efforts, knowledge and commitment of all volunteers and staff, and structures the volunteer system to maintain continuity by encouraging participation in integrated activities to enhance value-added activities and optimize productivity.

 

Top 10 Reasons to join ISM-San Antonio!

 

  1. Top Notch Publications
    Inside Supply Management®
    Inside Supply Management, our monthly magazine contains national and international information on new trends and developments in the profession plus insightful "how-to" articles. The magazine is published exclusively for ISM members.

    Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business® (ROB)
    Published in Inside Supply Management, our monthly survey of purchasing statistics is the first of its kind. It's considered by many economists to be the most reliable, near-term economic barometer available today.

    The Journal of Supply Chain Management
    The nation's first scholarly journal devoted exclusively to purchasing and materials management research and development. New members receive more than one-half off the 1 year subscription rate.

    Bid and Pieces
    Bids and Pieces, our affiliate newsletter, keeps you updated on the latest local news from our group.
  2. Unlimited Access to the ISM and ISM-San Antonio Web Sites
    Unlock the possibilities of this valuable research tool. Members can search an extensive database for information and articles on supply management issues, take part in professional forums, and learn about ISM's assortment of educational products and services. Members also have access to:
    • The Online Career Center - where you can search a database of employment listings from across the country, post your resume for organizations to see, or take advantage of other career-enhancing tools. And network with your peers for better employment at our monthly dinner meetings.
    • The ISM InfoCenter - members can search an expansive database via the Internet, e-mail or fax a request to InfoCenter staff, or take advantage of free Resource Guides. Results within 48 hours!
    • ISM-San Antonio's website - Our website will keep you up to date on local events and meetings. We also have a job bank of local Supply Management careers available.
  3. Gain valuable contacts within our community during monthly meetings and educational functions
    Keep on top of local industry changes and commodity trends. Be a part of a growing association run by and for purchasing and materials management professionals.
  4. Certification Programs
    The accredited Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) program focuses on the managerial, administrative and strategic, as well as tactical aspects of the purchasing and materials management function.

    New for 2008 is the Certified Professional in Supply Management (C.P.S.M.) program. This program will reflect the expanded education, skills and experience needed for supply managers to be successful as the profession evolves into the 21st century.

    Both programs are designed for those working in any of the major private, public, or non-profit work sectors. The programs are administered by ISM and members receive discounts on exams and study material.

    In addition, ISM-San Antonio continually offers local training to prepare you for these exams.
  5. National and Local Committees
    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. On the national level, some committee members report on economic conditions (the primary statistics become the highly-respected Report on Business®), direct ISM's annual conference, set membership goals, assist in program development, and much more. Only ISM members can participate.
  6. CAPS Research
    ISM members receive purchasing-related research studies and benchmarks free from CAPS Research, the only national not-for-profit research center in purchasing and materials management. CAPS Research sponsors three international roundtables throughout the year in North America, Europe, and Asia. Participants include more than one hundred Fortune 500 companies.
  7. Seminar Discounts
    Enhance your professional development and job performance when you enroll in seminars taught by experienced instructors. Over 90 seminars are conducted annually throughout the United States. One-week purchasing management programs are also conducted at selected universities. Members save up to $200 on each two-day seminar and $400 on each management program. Our satellite seminar series addresses different purchasing/supply management issues and is offered several times throughout the year. This live program allows you to interact with speakers and peers without leaving your city or affiliate area.
  8. Educational Resources
    Over 80 different audio/video programs and over 50 different books to choose from. All programs are designed to heighten your acumen in a variety of subjects, including: global sourcing, negotiations, legal issues, and supply management. Video tapes are easily adaptable to individual or group presentations. Publications include: textbooks, workbooks, the TECHnotes series, with subject matter covering purchasing topics plus general business information. These professional development resources accommodate your unique schedule and pace, and ISM members save on all purchases and rentals. Locally, visit the affiliate library and take a look at our Education page.
  9. Annual International Purchasing Conference
    Network with 2000+ peers at the only international conference devoted exclusively to purchasing and supply management. Examine emerging trends and challenges during comprehensive workshops conducted by your peers. Workshop presenters are selected as a result of ISM's "Call for Presentations." The conference attracts distinguished speakers to discuss current national and international issues and features several sessions highlighted by prominent corporate leaders. Members receive significant savings on registration fees.
  10. Recognition and Awards
    Earn recognition when you are rewarded for exemplary service to ISM and the profession at large. The J. Shipman Gold Medal, established in 1931, is the purchasing profession's highest honor; other awards are given to ISM members for outstanding public relations, professional development, membership activities, and international activities.

 

Advantages To Your Employer

Supply management has become one of the most critical functions in modern business. To remain competitive and profitable in today's economy, businesses need trained, skilled and competent purchasing professionals to handle the acquisition of materials, equipment and services.

ISM-San Antonio is dedicated to providing the avenues for growth in purchasing and materials management, and thereby enhancing the professional skills needed by the purchasing professional today and in the future.

Members receive the national purchasing magazine, "Inside Supply ManagementTM" and have access to a large variety of materials from the On-Line Library. ISM's partnership with the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) offers all APICS material to ISM members at APICS member prices.