ISM-Chicago, Inc.

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

Chicago's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

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ISM—Chicago is a non-profit association dedicated to strengthening the community of procurement and supply professionals in the greater Chicago area and Northwest Indiana.

As a chapter of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM), we are committed to the ongoing professional development of our members and the purchasing/supply management profession through education, research, and communication.

Our membership is comprised of procurement and supply chain professionals and managers employed in host of companies from the government, private and public sectors. For more information on becoming a part of ISM—Chicago, click here


12-Part Webinar Series: Humanizing Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

The Importance of Innovation & Education within Procurement - REGISTER TODAY!

April 18, 2024 | 12:00-1:00pm | 1.00 CEH

FREE - Members | $10.00 Non-Members

Presenter: Kevin Giblin

Kevin Giblin serves as the Head of Strategic Sourcing at Fitch Group, Inc., where he leads the organization's efforts in optimizing sourcing strategies and procurement processes. His role involves developing and implementing innovative sourcing strategies, managing supplier relationships, and ensuring the alignment of procurement activities with the company's overall business goals. Kevin's expertise in strategic sourcing is marked by a strong focus on efficiency, cost reduction, and value creation.

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President's Message

A message from the ISM—Chicago's President Shaun Jones.

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Upcoming Events




Chapter Webinar

ISM-Chicago Webinar Series: Humanizing Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

The Importance of Innovation and Education within Procurement

Sponsor: 120 ISM—Chicago, Inc.
Kevin Giblin




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Complying with a Time-Sensitive Canadian Supply Chain Act

Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labor and Child Labor in Supply Chains Act (S-211) went into effect January 1, 2024. If you sell products into Canada, your company may be required to comply and submit comprehensive supply chain reports by May 31, 2024. Join this interactive webinar with a live Q&A led by international trade and ESG leaders from BDO to build your understanding of what companies are subject to the Act, reporting requirements, and what this could mean for supply chain due diligence requirements in other countries.





Chapter Meeting

ISM-Chicago Procurement Pub Trivia

Join ISM Chicago for a fun night of Procurement Trivia Night at ERIS Brewery and Cider House!

Location: ERIS Brewery and Cider House - 4240 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641


Sponsor: 120 ISM—Chicago, Inc.
ERIS Brewery and Cider House

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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March - Chicago Business Barometer

The Chicago Business Barometer declined 2.6 points to 41.4 in March.  This is the fourth consecutive monthly decrease, pushing the index further into contractionary territiory, and marking the lowest print since May 2023.  We also noted that this print is 4 points below the 2023 average.  

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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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