Professor Lori Sisk named president of ISM-SEM

Lori Sisk, professor of Global Supply Chain Management, was recently named president of the Institute for Supply Management Southeast Michigan (ISM-SEM), an affiliate of ISM, which has 40,000 members total. 

ISM is an organization that provides superior opportunities for education, networking and career enhancement. For over a century, ISM has impacted supply management and the purchasing profession through best in class education, certification, leadership development and research.

Since 2008, the institute has trained over 60,000 professionals in more than 30 countries, and thousands have received ISM’s coveted Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) designations. 

ISM’s research also impacts the global economy. The ISM Manufacturing Report On Business® is one of the most reliable economic indicators available. Published monthly since 1931, the report includes the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), developed in 1982 with the U.S. Department of Commerce, which measures new orders, production, and employment and supplier deliveries.

“I’m going to promote all ISM-SEM activities to students and assist them with networking at the events with purchasing professionals,” Sisk said. “Many can get internships, co-ops and full-time opportunities through the purchasing professionals they meet. They can also learn about the industry issues and concerns from those currently in the field.”

Sisk added that students will able to meet leaders from other industries and find interesting solutions to difficult problems.

Sisk, elected in November 2017, began her term in January and will serve as president of the institute for a year, with a subsequent year as immediate past president.

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