The Institute for Supply Management Buffalo, Inc. (ISM Buffalo) is an affiliate 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 almost 200 regional supply management professionals 
● Local Business Survey
● Seminars 
● CPSM Review classes 
● Up-to-Date and 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

My ISM membership brought me into an esteemed, ethical,salt-of-the-Earth organization. I believe that my ISM membership significantly increases my professional credibility.

ISM is truly a great source for information, staying on top of best Practices, and continual learning. The monthly meetings are a great opportunity to learn and expand my network.

ISM is comprised of many highly qualified purchasing & supply management professionals with vast experiences across many commodities and buying platforms. Having a well qualified and diverse group to
share ideas with has saved a great deal of time, and increased my confidence and efficiency.

Shawn M. Kilbourn, C.P.M., MBA, Purchasing Specialist, Gateway-Longview, Inc

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

I think the most important reason to join ISM is the resources/networking. It helps to have a networkf contactsin similar jobs where you can ask questions. I have found the resources to be helpful.

Heather Leising, Corporate Purchasing Manager, NOCO Energy Corp.

What Does ISM Offer in Addition to Our Affiliate?
By becoming a member of ISM Buffalo, you can also be a member of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). As a international 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)

What Are Your Dues?
● Regular (Professional Plus) Membership - $225.00 (12 Months)
- Includes membership in ISM.
+ One Time Administrative Fee for New Regular Members - $30.00
● Associate Membership - $100.00 (12 Months)
- Member of ISM Buffalo only.
+ One Time Administrative Fee for New Associate Members - $10.00

How Do I Join?
To get started, print our Membership Application. Once you've completed your information, please scan or fax it to Nancy Boyd Haley, our Executive Director, at 716-648-0972. Or you can mail it to our Association Office at ISM Buffalo, Inc. P.O. Box 888, Hamburg, NY 14075-0888.