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What is ISM-Twin Cities

ISM-Twin Cities, formerly known as National Association of Purchasing Management —Twin Cities, is an Affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

ISM was founded in 1915 and is currently the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals with a network of domestic and international affiliated associations.

ISM-TC was established a few years later in 1919. Its membership base is currently over 750 members. ISM-TC is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge.

Both organizations offer a wide range of educational products, programs, and services.