Membership

Eligibility

Any person interested in the supply chain management profession and continuing development of the profession shall be eligible to be a Member of the Institute for Supply Managment-East Tennessee (ISM ET).

In principle and in practice, ISM and ISM ET values and seeks a diverse membership, volunteer leadership, and staff. There are no barriers to full participation in ISM or ISM ET on the basis of ethnic background, gender, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

Membership Categories

Professional Plus

Seize the inside track with a Professional Plus membership and leave the pack behind. You will receive access to exclusive educational and industry reports and member pricing on industry-leading professional development programs. Also, you will receive the ISM Report On Business(R) and Inside Supply Management(R) magazine so you can keep up with all the latest industry trends.

In addition, you get to partner with east Tennessee's affiliated organization, ISM ET! If you are serious about your career, take advantage of ISM ET's exclusive opportunities for professional development, networking, education, and leadership afforded by the Professional Plus membership.

A Professional Plus member is any person who:

  • Is involved in the purchasing or materials process, such as procurement, purchasing research, value analysis, inventory control, materials management, supply chain management, and so on.
  • A person who is engaged in the business of providing consulting services primarily in the field of procurement, supply chain management or materials management.

 

Rights and Privileges of a Regular Member:

Annual Dues* Dinner Charge ISM Benefits Voting Rights Hold Office
$200.00 $0.00 Yes Yes Yes

*All new members and reinstates have to pay a one-time $20 fee that ISM ET passes on from ISM.

Student and Academic Member

Student and Academic members can enjoy the benefits of the Professional Plus membership. Just be sure to sign up for the local affiliate, ISM ET!

ISM is a champion of education; so if you are a student or an educator in procurement or a supply management-related field, a dues-free ISM membership is an invaluable resource. There is no better head start for students who will be entering the supply management and procurement world and qualifying is easy:

A Student and Academic member is any person who:

  • Is a full-time appointment as a teacher, research specialist, department head, director or dean of a college, university or other academic institution whose academic responsibility includes purchasing management or materials management or other related fields or subjects
  • An undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time in an accredited community college or four-year college or university.

 

Rights and Privileges of a Student Member:

Annual Dues Dinner Charge ISM Benefits Voting Rights Hold Office
No Charge $0.00 Yes Yes Yes

 

Non-Member

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Annual Dues Dinner Charge ISM Benefits Voting Rights Hold Office
No Charge $20.00 No No No

 

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