ISM-Chicago, Inc.

A Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management working together to advance the profession of supply management.

Welcome from the President

Welcome!  Thank you for visiting our new website.  On behalf of the board, come on in.  Explore our new site and stay a bit.

ISM—Chicago, Inc. is a non-profit organization, it has been our goal to maintain the highest level of excellence to the procurement and supply management professionals in the Midwest to continue leadership in Ethics, Professionalism, Education, Research, and Networking.  Our chapter has membership meetings where we discuss topics relevant to today's professionals and networking opportunities.  We'd love to see you on-line or in person!

ISM—Chicago offers certification courses for professionals to earn Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™).  These courses help attendees prepare to pass each section of the exam.  Each certification broadens your competencies in supply management.

Not a member of ISM—Chicago?  Please join us.  Consider this a personal invitiation from myself and the board to join as a member.  Becoming a member offers many benefits at the local and global level.  Members can find many options to help become leaders of their careers.

If you need more information, please contact the office via email at or call our office at 847.298.1940.


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Chicago Business Barometer - July

Chicago Business Barometer slid further in July, extending June's decline.  The indicator fell 3.9 points to 52.1, the lowest level since August 2020.

All main indicators decreased except for prices paid and employment, the latter of which hit the highest level since October 2021.


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Upcoming Events




Chapter Meeting

ISM-Chicago Supply Chain Management and Strategic Sourcing Competition

Each team will choose a case study developed by ISM-Chicago, Inc. and work together to create a detailed solution to the problem. The solution shall be presented via PowerPoint or any creative way the team chooses in front of a panel of judges (industry experts). The presentations will be judged on the creativity of the solution, the level of research performed, the effectiveness of the solution, presentation skills, and use of strategic sourcing strategies.

Teams of 4 are welcome to register to compete for a $1,000 cash prize and other incentives.

We are looking forward to you joining us during this exciting event!

Sponsor: 120 ISM-Chicago, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Susan Aceti | Novartis

Courtney Brearley | Proxima

Siobhan Carter | Lions Club

Sara Davis | Commercial Metals

Lindsay Gilbertson | US Cellular 

Todd Grunert | Leopardo Companies 

Adriana Herrera | Elkay Plastics 

Kimberly King | Elkay Plastics 

Kelly Kosakowski | Novartis 

Ivy Lam

Anna Poyer

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Your membership in ISM will provide a powerful path to stay connected, engaged, and up-to-date with everything happening in supply management. Serious procurement and supply chain professionals are dedicated to staying in the know about their profession and staying at the top of their game. An ISM membership will provide you with that and more.

More than 100 years of experience speaks for itself – ISM can help you succeed. It's our mission.

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