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

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

Click Here to View the 2024-2025 Board of Directors and Award Winners

 

Join Us at an Upcoming Event!

ISM-Chicago Top Golf Networking Event

September 12, 2024 | 6:00-9:00pm

$45.00 - Members | $65.00 Non-Members

*Price includes unlimited games of Top Golf, heavy appetizers, and  beverages.

Top Golf - 2050 Progress Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL 60173

 

ISM-Chicago & FEI Chicago Joint Event: Delivering on the Promise of Financial Success

September 26, 2024 | 5:00-8:00pm

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse - 5464 N River Rd Rosemont, IL 60018

A message from  a corporate member!

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President's Message

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

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Upcoming Events

August

05

2024

MEMBER WEBINAR
Member Only

Revolutionizing Sustainable Procurement: Data-Driven Supply Chain Solutions

Join us for an exclusive webinar as we unveil the groundbreaking alliance between ISM and Kloopify, a leader in sustainable procurement technology. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the evolution of supply chain management, combining ISM's industry expertise with Kloopify's cutting-edge data analytics platform.

 

In this 60-minute session, you'll discover:

    • The vision behind the ISM-Kloopify alliance and its potential to transform sustainable procurement practices.
    • How Kloopify's data-driven solutions complement ISM's best practices and standards.
    • Real-world case studies showcasing the impact of this integrated approach on supply chain sustainability and efficiency.
    • Practical strategies for implementing these innovative tools in your organization.
    • The future of sustainable procurement and how this alliance will shape industry trends.

 

Exclusive Offer: The first 5 attendees to sign up for a pilot of Kloopify will receive the pilot for free!

 

Kloopify’s leader will share insights, answer your questions, and provide a live demonstration of the integrated solution.

 

Whether you're a procurement professional, sustainability officer, or supply chain manager, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to drive meaningful change in your organization's procurement practices.

September

12

2024

Chapter Meeting

ISM-Chicago Top Golf Event

Join us for an in-person networking event!

This is a great opportunity to meet professional colleagues while enjoying a game of Top Golf, food, and beverages.

Location: Top Golf - 2050 Progress Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Sponsor: 120 ISM—Chicago, Inc.
Top Golf Schaumburg

September

26

2024

Chapter Meeting

ISM-Chicago & FEI-Chicago Joint Event: Delivering on the Promise of Financial Success

Join us for a first ever joint event between FEI-Chicago & ISM-Chicago!

Sponsor: 120 ISM—Chicago, Inc.
Rosemont, IL
Ron Gozum

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 info@ism-chicago.org or call our office at 847.298.1940.

Read Our Mission & Vision Statement

 

June - Chicago Business Barometer

The Chicago Business Barometer increased 12.0 points to 47.4 in June.  This is the first monthly rise after six consecutive monthly falls, making this month's reading the highest since November 2023.

All five subcomponents rose with New Orders leading the improvement, follow by Order Backlogs, Production, Employment and Supplier Delivers. 

New Orders increased by 16.9 points, after three consecutive months of decline.  Production expanded 11.0 points bringing it to the highest since December 2023. 

June special question asked: "When are you planning to make your next (major) capital investments for growth?"  While 35.5% do not know, 25.8% expect next year, with 22.6% responded with plan for the balance of this year.     

 

Open Press Release

Supply Management News & Reports

July 16, 2024
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ISM Annual Membership Vote

Cast your ballot for the next members of the ISM Board of Directors.

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Notice of ISM Annual Membership Meeting

Notice is given that the Institute for Supply Management, Inc. (ISM) Annual Membership Meeting will be held on September 5, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. PDT at the Archer Hotel Napa in Napa, CA, USA. At any meeting of the members, every eligible member may vote either in person or by proxy. Each such proxy should be files electronically with the Secretary before or at the time of the meeting.

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Join ISM

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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Coming Soon! ISM Member Online Community

ISM members will soon have a chance to access a new online community. This is another way members can connect, network, ask questions and share best practices to help them in their careers and strengthen the profession. Members will also have the opportunity to access the latest news, participate in polls and surveys, and more.

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Join the Report On Business®  Survey Panel

ISM®'s Manufacturing, Services, and Hospital Report On Business® gather data monthly through surveys of supply management professionals participating in the Business Survey Committee.

Participation in the survey panel provides many benefits:

  • Receive a copy of the just-released Report On Business® graphical data
  • Directly see how your contribution affects the markets each month
  • Earn Continuing Education Hours

Click the link below to submit your information and someone will reach out to connect for a quick virtual call!

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