Chapter Overview

Chapter Overview

Leading the Supply Management Industry

ISM—SFV started as the National Association of Purchasing Management—San Fernando Valley (NAPM—SFV) on February 24th 1988. At that time, the original core group of nine purchasing professionals clarified a common supply management vision. From that initial 1988 core vision, came our association to fill that need for a professional supply management organization to assist educate and inform purchasing & supply-chain management professionals.

Within 7 months of that 1988 initial core meeting, our association attracted nearly 100 additional members.  On September 14th, 1988, NAPM—SFV adopted its charter and became a chapter of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) (formerly NAPM). NAPM—SFV was one of the first affiliate associations of the National Association of Purchasing Management, and one of the first affiliates to bear the name “NAPM” in its corporate entity name.

On January 23, 2015, the name was changed to Institute for Supply Management—San Fernando Valley, Inc. or ISM—SFV to align our name with the global organization. We are happy to share that our chapter received a 2017 Excellence Award nomination.

Our Vision:

To be the recognized resource in the community for education, leadership, and career development in supply management.

ISM San Fernando Valley

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