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!

Panelists:

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!

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President's Message

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

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Upcoming Events

June

25

2024

MEMBER WEBINAR
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.

Online

June

26

2024

Chapter Meeting

ISM-Chicago Career advice from the supply management c-suite

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!

Location: Union League Club Downtown (65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604)

Sponsor: 120 ISM—Chicago, Inc.
Union League Club Downtown
SVETLANA BEAZLEY, Kimberly DeWitt, CPSM, Craig Laufer, Desen Lu

July

18

2024

MEMBER WEBINAR
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.

Online
Thomas Derry, Bindiya Vakil

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.

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April - Chicago Business Barometer

The Chicago Business Barometer descended 3.5 points to 37.9 in April.  This is the fifth consecutive monthly fall, pushing the index to its lowest levels since November 2022.

Four out of five subcomponents fell, with the move driven lower significantly by falls in New Orders, Production, Employment, and to a lesser extent Supplier Deliveries, whilst Order Backlogs  offset some of this differentiation.  

 

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Supply Management News & Reports

Logistics Transformation Targets People and Technologies

June 10, 2024
Articles

Transportation, freight and logistics companies have had to manage myriad disruptions over the past few years, from labor issues, challenges in delivery and supply, the coronavirus pandemic, new technologies, and changing consumer and customer preferences.

At last month’s Supply Chain USA 2024 event in Atlanta, two freight companies talked about transformation in the logistics space.

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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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