Chapter Overview

Chapter Overview

ISM—Central Florida, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the support and advancement of the supply management profession in Orlando and the surrounding area. As a chapter of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), we are committed to the professional development of our members and purchasing/supply management professionals through education, research and networking opportunities. 

History and Background

PMA—Central Florida, once a chapter of PMA Florida, was chartered in 1978. Incorporation took place in the State of Florida in 1980. NAPM—Central Florida began with 80 members. In 2004, the chapter was approved to be renamed ISM—Central Florida. 

Over the years, the chapter has made strategic adjustments to its plans and programs to serve the membership and adapt to the changing environment and challenges of the expanding procurement and supply management profession.

The chapter has been proud to host the District VII Conference twice, once in 1990 and again in 1999.  Through the dedication of our leadership and superb volunteerism demonstrated by our membership, we served as host to the ISM Conference in 1992, 2001, and 2011.

Our Values:

ISM—Central Florida members maintain high professional standards of competency and ethics as supply chain professionals.

Principles and Standard of Ethical Supply Management Conduct

Integrity in Your Decisions and Actions
Value for Your Employer
Loyalty to Your Profession

From these principles are derived the ISM standards of supply management conduct:

  1. Perceived Impropriety: Prevent the intent and appearance of unethical or compromising conduct in relationships, actions and communications.
  2. Conflicts of Interest: Ensure that any personal, business or other activity does not conflict with the lawful interests of your employer.
  3. Issues of Influence: Avoid behaviors or actions that may negatively influence, or appear to influence, supply management decisions.
  4. Responsibilities to Your Employer: Uphold fiduciary and other responsibilities using reasonable care and granted authority to deliver value to your employer.
  5. Supplier and Customer Relationships: Promote positive supplier and customer relationships.
  6. Sustainability and Social Responsibility: Champion social responsibility and sustainability practices in supply management.
  7. Confidential and Proprietary Information: Protect confidential and proprietary information.
  8. Reciprocity: Avoid improper reciprocal agreements.
  9. Applicable Laws, Regulations and Trade Agreements: Know and obey the letter and spirit of laws, regulations and trade agreements applicable to supply management.