Chapter Overview

About ISM—Dallas, Inc.

ISM—Dallas was formed in 1921 as the National Association of Purchasing Agents (N.A.P.A.-Dallas) to serve procurement and supply management professionals in the Dallas, Texas area. Our members represent a variety of local, regional, and national firms with a presence in the Dallas area.

We invite you to join us and your colleagues at an upcoming meeting and discover how membership can help advance your knowledge - and your career.



  1. Educational Resources

    A multitude of programs and literature is available to members. All programs are designed to heighten your acumen in a variety of subjects, including: global sourcing, negotiations, legal issues, and supply management.

  2. Exclusive Pricing

    Enhance your professional development and job performance when you enroll in seminars taught by experienced instructors. ISM—Dallas partners with local companies to host half and full day seminars.

  3. NEWSLink

    NEWSLink, our chapter newsletter keeps you up-to-date on the latest local news from our group.

  4. Peer Networking Opportunities

    Gain valuable contacts within our community during monthly meetings and educational functions. Stay abreast of local industry changes and commodity trends. Be a part of an active association run by and for purchasing and materials management professionals. 

  5. Available Job Opportunities

    Job openings both in and out of the Dallas area are frequently posted to our members-only employment area on the ISM—Dallas website. Each time a new opportunity is posted, members are notified via e-mail.

  6. Chapter Committees

    Acquire new skills in planning, managing, and organizing while developing your leadership potential. ISM—Dallas is extremely active and we always welcome members who wish to become more involved. 

Our Vision: 

ISM—Dallas seeks to become the benchmark chapter of customer value through the advancement of leadership in supply management education, credentialing and certification, topical information, special interest forums and mentoring opportunities.