Educational activities are open to all members of ISM-Alabama and to any member of co-sponsoring organizations (with proper proof of membership). Non-members may have one seminar fee waived (up to the value of full membership) with qualified application for membership on or before the seminar date. Membership is open to anyone interested in the field of supply management, purchasing and supply management research, value analysis, inventory control, materials management, or any other activity or function which is related to the purchasing or materials process. Membership is not available to any person primarily engaged in the solicitation of orders, or who spends a majority of time in a sales function. There are no barriers to full participation on the basis of ethnic background, gender, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.