Industry Links

National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM)
Institute for Supply ManagementTM (ISM)

Go To NAPM/ISM Website

Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply ManagementTM (ISM) is 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 45,000 supply management professionals with a network of domestic and international affiliated associations. ISM is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge.

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
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IIE is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, non-profit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering. With more than 15,000 members and 280 chapters worldwide, IIE's primary mission is to meet the ever-changing needs of its membership, which includes undergraduate and graduate students, engineering practitioners and consultants in all industries, engineering managers, and engineers in education, research, and government.

American Society for Quality (ASQ)
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Increase customer satisfaction by providing the educational and networking resources desired by section members, organizations, and the community. Use quality principles, systems and technologies to optimize their effectiveness in a modern global society.

Go To MESA Website

MESA is the first choice for industry professionals seeking innovative thinking and leadership to drive operations excellence. Our Member-driven working groups, industry events and educational forums:

* Enable members to connect, contribute, cultivate understanding, and exchange strategies to facilitate operations excellence
* Result in white papers, podcasts, guidebooks, research studies, webcasts and other resources that accelerate learning and knowledge transfer
* Provide best practices guidance to drive greater operations performance and profitability

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
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The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the world's leading resource Where Manufacturing Comes Together - both people and information - to advance manufacturing knowledge.

Innovation, productivity, flexibility, and continuous improvement are key ingredients to success in the constantly evolving world of manufacturing. At the core of everything SME does is the belief that continuous learning is the most effective way for individuals and organizations to accomplish these objectives and gain a sustainable competitive advantage.

American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)
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ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD's 70,000 members and associates come from more than 100 countries and thousands of organizations--multinational corporations, medium-sized and small businesses, government, academia, consulting firms, and product and service suppliers.

ASTD marks its beginning in 1944 when the organization held its first annual conference. In recent years, ASTD has widened the industry's focus to connect learning and performance to measurable results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues.