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 Career Advice from the Supply Management C-Suite

June 26, 2024 | 5:30-8:00pm | 1.00 CEH

$10 Members | $20 Non-Members

Are you an early-mid career Supply Management professional eager to get ahead in your field?

Would you like to hear the CSCO/CPO perspective on how to set yourself up for sustainable success in the future?

Come join us in an iconic setting to listen to a panel of three top-notch Supply Chain and Procurement executives share advice, pitfalls and lessons learned from successful careers in the field. In a joint collaboration between ISM-Chicago’s Executive Board and Emerging Leaders groups, we present Career Advice from the Supply Management C-Suite!


Svetlana Beazley, Vice President - Procurement, Duly Health & Care

Craig Laufer, Vice President - Strategic Sourcing - Stericycle

Desen Lu, Senior Vice President - Soutcing & Supply Chain, Graham Packaging


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

A message from  a corporate member!


President's Message

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

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Upcoming Events




Member Only

Quarterly State of Risk Update

Join the executive leaders from ISM and Resilinc as they come together as part of a quarterly series to discuss the latest and emerging risks and disruptions impacting global supply chains. ISM CEO Tom Derry and Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil will also provide insights based on respective data and research from both organizations.

Thomas Derry, Bindiya Vakil




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


Member Only

Aligning, Redefining, and Thriving in the Era of Disruptions

This session will cover positioning your supply chain operations to quickly adjust to the dynamic forces surrounding supply chain, procurement, and logistics. Strategizing through today’s market and economic ups and downs are key to staying competitive – assessing realignment and redefining it.


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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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

A Legacy of Leadership

July 09, 2024

For a career of firsts in areas like technology and sustainability,
as well as unlocking the potential of a family tree of executives, Tony Milikin, MBA, is honored with the 2024 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.

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  • ISM®’s 2024 Salary Survey: ‘Great News For All of Us’

    July 09, 2024
    Member Only
    Supply management professionals enjoyed an increase in average compensation last year, and strategic personnel should become even more in demand if companies prefer to invest in technology over talent.
  • Always Open to a Challenge

    July 09, 2024
    Member Only
    Fueled by a ‘learner’s mindset’ that has helped refine his negotiation and contracting skills, Zain Rauf doesn’t shy from big projects — and is making his mark in the challenging oil and gas supply chain.
  • Making a Difference

    July 09, 2024
    Member Only
    The achievements of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars have created value for their companies and advanced the profession.

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.

Become A Member

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!

Join the Survey Panel