Key Reasons for You to Join National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM)
(Affiliate for the Institute for Supply Management)
If you are interested in joining the Reading, PA affiliate (#05-515), please click here to Join Online . This will link you to the ISM webpage that enables you to join online with a few simple steps.
Local, regional, and global educational opportunities in the form of dinner meetings, seminars, and conferences
NAPM-Reading, Inc. strives to provide educational opportunities for its members with quality speakers at monthly dinner meetings. These meetings are also a wonderful networking opportunity. The cost of your dinner is included in your Reading, PA affiliate membership dues (pre-registration required).
Professional Development Resources
Monthly Publication of Inside Supply Management® ISM publications, resource guides, and much more.
Optional Certification Programs
For those who wish to certify, the following certification programs are available:
CPSD - In 2010, ISM introduced the Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) designation for supply management professionals whose responsibilities include supplier diversity, and also for business professionals whose responsibilities include strategic diversity initiatives.
CPSM - Since 2008, ISM has offered the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) designation, which is known throughout the world. It is also available to those outside of an organization's purchasing/materials management department with definite procurement (supply chain management) responsibilities. This program focuses on supplier relationship management, finance, commodity management, organizational global strategy, risk and compliance issues and social responsibility.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. Recertification - Individuals already having the C.P.M. and/or A.P.P. professional designations may continue to apply for recertification or lifetime recertification. The Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) designation focuses on entry-level buyers primarily engaged in the tactical or operational side of purchasing/materials management. The Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation focuses on the managerial, administrative, and strategic, as well as tactical aspects of the purchasing and materials management function.
Unlimited access to the ISM web site
This invaluable resource site provides access to information relevant to supply chain professionals including The ISM Online InfoCenter and The Online Career Center.
To view more benefits of members, please visit the ISM