Institute for Supply Management: Facilitating Supply for Demand
The ISM offers the qualifications of Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) and the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®). As part of its ongoing education program, the ISM organizes conferences and seminars, as well as hosting a Virtual Education Network and the ISM-ADR School for Supply Management, including customized training and development tailored to suit the needs of companies, and in-house professional development seminars. The Virtual Education Network provides educational podcasts, web-based seminars, satellite seminars and an online knowledge center. By using these communication resources, companies are kept up-to-date on trends and technology advances in supply management. Members are also kept updated on supply management news and events by means of the ISM Just in ETime newsletter.
Of particular interest to Wall Street investors are the reports compiled by the Institute for Supply Management under the registered trademark of Report On Business. These include reports on Manufacturing sectors detailing the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), New Orders, Production, Employment, Supplier Deliveries, Inventories, Customer Inventories, Prices, Backlog of Orders, Export and Imports; as well as Non-Manufacturing detailing NMI/PMI, Business Activity, New Orders, Employment, Supplier Deliveries, Inventories, Prices, Backlog of Orders, New Export Orders, Imports, Inventory Sentiment, Customers Inventories, plus a comparison of Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing. The ISM also publishes its Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on a monthly basis.