A non-profit association
whose focus is to aid the purchasing and supply management
in 1913 as the New York Association of Purchasing Management
(NAPM), it changed its name to the Institute for Supply Management in 2001 to recognize
individuals whose roles
have expanded. It is based in Tempe, Arizona and offers educational products and programs to individuals in these fields. It produces a monthly publication
called "Inside Supply Management" which forecasts economic trends in the manufacturing and nonmanufacturing sectors.