Purchasing Management Association of Cleveland

Education and Development

Here are some previous presentations from ISM Cleveland members:

"Change Ahead"

Overview of Trucking and the Impact of Freight and the Landed Cost of the Product"

Prepared and Presented at the October 21st, 2011 Pre-Dinner Forum

by Joseph Shannon from PO$E® - Profit Or Savings Enterprise  

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"Supply Chain Management"

Presented By: Amy Gress, Sr. Commodity Manager
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ISM-Cleveland, Inc. Sponsored Events

We host many seminars and workshops including:
  • Boot Camp for Beginning Buyers
  • Materials Management Group Conference
  • Advanced Purchasing War College
  • Satellite and DVD ISM Seminars
For those pursuing professional certification, Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), PMAC periodically offers review classes to help prepare you for success.

Area Colleges and Supply Chain Management

As the purchasing function becomes a strategic key for every business, many Northeast Ohio and surrounding area colleges and universities are offering undergraduate and graduate programs specializing in Supply Chain Management, Logistics and/or Operations Management. PMAC is a leading ISM affiliate having among its membership several academic professors from Cuyahoga Community College and John Carroll University who generously share their expertise and guidance with our membership. 

Below is a partial listing of the Northern Ohio schools having a supply management or related certificate, undergraduate, or graduate program. 

Click here for a detailed listing of the Ohio colleges and universities with courses of study in Supply Chain Management, Logistics and/or Operations Management. The listing includes contact information, the programs/degrees offered, as well as web links to each schools’ offerings.
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • John Carroll University
  • Kent State University
  • Lorain County Community College
  • University of Akron
  • University of Toledo
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