About Us

The Institute for Supply Management - East Tennessee (ISM-ET) is the Knoxville, Tennessee based affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM National), the largest supply management association in the world.

ISM-ET’s vision is to help our members improve their job performance and advance their careers by providing the best professional development, education, support, and networking for supply management and purchasing professionals in east Tennessee. We will do this by hosting professional educational/developmental events and by supporting members that work toward the ISM certifications through loaning study materials, arranging study groups, and offering training seminars.

ISM National's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education.

ISM membership is for anyone involved in the purchasing or materials process, including, without limitation, purchasing, contract management, sourcing, value analysis, inventory control, materials management, supply chain management, or any other activity or function which is related to the purchasing or materials process.