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 Current & Future State of AI Procurement - REGISTER TODAY!

March 20, 2024 | 12:00-1:00pm | 1.00 CEH

FREE - Members | $10.00 Non-Members

Instructor: Alan J Rice

Alan J. Rice is the Managing Director at Caché Procurement, LLC, where he plays a pivotal role in steering the company's strategic direction and overseeing its operational excellence. With a deep understanding of procurement processes and supply chain management, Alan has been instrumental in enhancing the company's procurement capabilities and fostering sustainable business growth. His leadership is characterized by a commitment to innovation, efficiency, and the development of strong supplier relationships.

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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 Current and Future State of AI Procurement

Sponsor: 120 ISM—Chicago, Inc.
Alan J Rice




Chapter Webinar

ISM-Chicago Virtual Brown Bag Automation in Supply Chain - Ryan Bieneman

ISM-Chicago Virtual Brown Bag Automation in Supply Chain - Ryan Bieneman
Sponsor: 120 ISM—Chicago, Inc.
Ryan Bieneman




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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

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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February - Chicago Business Barometer

The Chicago Business Barometer softened -0.2 points to 44.0 in February.  This is the third consecutive monthly decline, pushing the index deeper in contractionary territiory, and marking the lowest print since July 2023.  We also noted that this print is -1.4 points below the 2023 average.  

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Supply Management News & Reports

Waiting for Demand to Land

January 11, 2024

Inflation is cooling and a recession could be avoided, but motivated consumers are critical to continued U.S. economic growth.

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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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