About the Utility Purchasing Management Group Forum (UPMG)

Over the years, ISM's Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) has grown significantly and its annual conference continues to be recognized as one of the premier educational events within the utility supply chain industry.

The Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) exists to exchange information and provide a forum for divergent views, all directed toward increasing the knowledge of purchasing as it applies to and affects both utility purchasing management and their suppliers. Officers, managers, and employees of gas, electric, and telecommunications utilities - either investor-owned or government-owned, as well as consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives, public power districts, and public utility districts - who are directly involved in purchasing or materials management make up the membership of the UPMG.

The UPMG provides a forum focusing on innovations in purchasing and materials management.