About Us


Originally founded as the Purchasing Management Association of San Diego in 1931, ISM-San Diego serves San Diego County’s purchasing and materials management professionals. The local association is a not-for-profit professional educational association, offering seminars, workshops, and meeting programs specifically geared for the ever-changing environment of the procurement, materials management, and planning professional.

ISM-San Diego is an Affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) formerly known as National Association of Purchasing Management, a network of over 35,000 professionals in 150 affiliates nationwide. Through this network of professionals and affiliates, members of ISM-San Diego can obtain the latest in professional development, literature and references, benchmarking studies (conducted by the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies), and special interest groups.
ISM-San Diego offers its members an excellent opportunity for local networking and education. As a member of ISM-San Diego, you will receive many benefits and services.

Professional growth through a network of Purchasing and Supply Management professionals in San Diego County.
Member’s discount on all affiliate dinner meetings and programs featuring exciting speakers with timely/cutting edge topics each month.
Member’s discount on all ISM-SD sponsored certification preparation programs.
Member’s discount on all educational workshops and seminars sponsored by ISM-San Diego
The opportunity for personal and professional growth by becoming a member of the ISM-SD affiliate management team.
Access to the https://www.ismsd.org/careercenter.htm where you can review local job opportunities.
Ability to reach members by joining one of our Corporate Sponsorship Programs at http://www.ISMsd.org/corp_sponsorship/
Opportunity to acquire new skills in planning, managing, and organizing while developing your leadership potential by volunteering as a committee member.
Network with thousands of supply management peers at the ISM international conference.
For more information about Membership, see our Membership Page. To join as a Regular Member, please contact ISM Customer Service at (800) 888-6276 x401, or via email at custsvc@ism.ws. For Direct ISM-SD Membership at the local level only (no affiliation with ISM), please contact Jennifer Adajar at (858) 391-1309, via email at ismsd@ismsd.org.

ISM-San Diego’s professional development meetings (PDMs) are educational dinner meetings, generally held the fourth Wednesday of every month. The schedule is posted on the Calendar page. Remember that you do not have to be a member to come and join us.