ISM-Nashville is recognized throughout Nashville and the surrounding areas as the leading organization for the support of Purchasing and Supply Management professionals. Some may recognize us as NAPM (National Association of Purchasing Managers) or even S.M.A.R.T. Nashville (Supply Management Association – Resources and Training), as our name has changed a few times over the past 50 years. But, no matter what our name, we are committed to leading the supply management profession through our standards of excellence, research, and education.
Currently, ISM-Nashville is comprised of members from over 30 different industry segments. We are a group consisting of much more than just manufacturing. These industries include Food Products, Printing & Publishing, Chemicals, Transportation, Communications, Healthcare, Insurance, Education, Automotive, Entertainment, and Financial Services. Just to name a few.
ISM-Nashville is committed to leading the supply management profession through our high standards of excellence, continued research, and dedication to education and professional development.
Dr. Dean will be presenting on his latest research dealing with Supply Chain Management.