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

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Join Us at an Upcoming Event!

ISM-Chicago Business Survey Webinar

June 3, 2024 | 12:00-1:00pm | 1.00 CEH

FREE - Members & Non-Members | via Zoom

Presenter: Daniel B Martin, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M., A.P.P.

The ISM Chicago Business survey is a regional view of the national economy; is a time-tested, market-moving report. The Chicago Report™ is available on the last working day each month.  The Chicago Business Barometer™ summarizes current Business Activity. The Barometer is considered to be a leading indicator of the U.S.A. economy.

For more than seven decades, the Chicago Business Barometer™ has been providing leading insight on the U.S. economy. The Chicago Business Barometer™ is delivered to subscribers via the MNI Chicago Report™, a monthly report published by MNI Indicators that presents valuable information on the U.S. economic activity and a fresh look at current U.S. business conditions. The report consists of seven Business Activity indicators and three Buying Policy indicators that represent activity and performance levels compared to the prior month.

Purchasing and Supply Management professionals in the Chicago area, primarily members of ISM Chicago, are polled to assess business conditions for their respective companies every month.

The Agenda for our Lunch and Learn will be:

- What is the Chicago Business Barometer™?

- Why is it important?

- Key Terminology

- What can I do with the data?

- How can I participate?


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




Chapter Webinar

ISM-Chicago: Chicago Business Barometer Webinar

The ISM Chicago Business survey is a regional view of the national economy; is a time-tested, market-moving report.  The Chicago Report™ is available on the last working day each month. The Chicago Business Barometer™ summarizes current Business Activity.  The Barometer is considered to be a leading indicator of the U.S.A. economy.

Sponsor: 120 ISM—Chicago, Inc.
Daniel B Martin, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M., A.P.P.




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

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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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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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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