About ISM-Arizona


Originally founded as PMAA—the Purchasing Management Association of Arizona in 1951, ISM-Arizona has served purchasing and materials management professionals in Arizona for well over 65 years. ISM-Arizona is a not-for-profit professional educational association, that offers seminars, workshops, plant/DC tours and networking meeting programs specifically geared toward the ever-changing environment of procurement, materials management, and planning. ISM-Arizona is the Arizona chapter of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) which through its network of over 40,000 professionals and 150 affiliates worldwide, offers its members the latest in professional development opportunities, literature and material references and benchmarking studies (conducted by CAPS/Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies).


With over 200 members in the Arizona chapter, ISM-Arizona offers its members an excellent opportunity for both networking and education. As a member of ISM-Arizona, you will receive many benefits and services.


ISM-Arizona was honored with Affiliate of Excellence Award in 2007, 2013, 2015 & 2017. ISM Affiliate Excellence Award was for those affiliates that meet or surpass core competencies.



Provide members with opportunities for professional and personal development through supply chain management education, advocacy and public awareness programs.



A business environment in which supply chain management is recognized as an area of specific expertise and where supply chain practitioners are viewed as professionals.



ISM-Arizona members maintain high professional standards of competency and ethics as supply chain professionals.