ISM-St. Louis, Inc.

A Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management working together to advance the profession of supply management.

St. Louis Area Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals
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A Proud History

ISM—St. Louis, Inc. was founded in 1916 by two St. Louis area procurement professionals, F.W. Russe of the Mallinckrodt Chemical Company, and A. Sherwood of the Morton Salt Company.

Over 106 years later, ISM—St. Louis continues to provide local and national leadership in supply chain management, particularly in the areas of education and standards of excellence.

Elevate Your Career

As a chapter of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), we are committed to the ongoing professional development of our members and the procurement/supply management profession through education, certifications, 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—St. Louis, click here.

Come join us at our next event!

Welcome to the new and improved ISM—St. Louis website.  ISM—St. Louis, Inc. is a non-profit association dedicated to strengthening the community of procurement and supply management professionals in and around the St. Louis region.

Presently, we are offering a mix of events and training using both virtual and in-person approaches. Our virtual events are conducted on the Zoom or MS Teams platforms and can be accessed from any device at any location.

If you have not already done so, please bookmark this new site and delete any references you have to our old site.  We look forward to serving you in 2023!

** Added Note: If you receive an error while attempting to register with the links below, please ensure you're using Chrome and have logged in to the site first.  Then retry the registration link below.  If you continue receiving an error, please reachout to .  Thank you **

Upcoming Events




Chapter Meeting

ISM-St. Louis Bi-State Development- Spruce Location-tour

Tour - Spruce Facility Real-Time Camera Center (RTCC), which uses cutting-edge technology to ensure the safety of our customers and team members. This new center offers capabilities that are a complete game-changer and significantly enhance our proactive approach to safety and security on the Metro Transit system. Metro Public Safety currently has instant access to about 800 real-time cameras located throughout the transit system. Geoff Kehr- will speak on Bi-State's Fuel cost/bus procurement lead time for production.                    

Location: Bi-State Development- Spruce Location-3330 Spruce St. Louis MO 63103
Sponsor: 550 ISM—St. Louis, Inc.
Bi-State Development- Spruce Location-
Geoff Kehr, Kevin Scott




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.






ISM World 2023 (In-Person Only)

The ISM World in-person only experience gives you the opportunity to be face-to-face with thought leaders, peers and suppliers and have dedicated time to build your network and expand your knowledge on critical topics impacting the supply management profession. Get inspired by amazing keynotes, interact in engaging breakout sessions and have fun swapping supply chain “wins” (and war stories) in a variety of attendee celebrations and small group experiences.


THINK YOU WANT THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS? Consider the ISM World all-access pass. Learn more. Read more about the All Access Pass

Grapevine, TX

A Letter from the President

Dear ISM Family,

Happy New Year to all of you!

The board members and I are very excited about the events we have coming in 2023  and looking forward to growing this amazing community of supply chain professionals.    

It’s been a long couple years with the pandemic and all the consequential influences.

It’s been exceptionally impactful to our industry and has challenged supply chain in ways we never thought possible.

From this however, I believe it has highlighted our expertise and the bearing it has the success of all enterprises. 

Now, more than ever, companies are looking to supply chain and our ability to not only create stability, but also drive each organization in its effort to reach it’s goals and mission. 

Please keep an eye out for our upcoming events in 2023.

We have a refreshed plan to interact with all of members; not only from a professional but also social/networking standpoint.  

As always, thank you for being a valued member of ISM.


Best wishes to all!


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Supply Management News & Reports

The Monthly Metric: Dock-to-Stock Cycle Time

January 30, 2023
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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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ISM World 2023 Registration Open

Join your peers in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas May 7-10, 2023. The ISM World Annual Conference is a world-class event with the mission of providing an educational environment and experience that brings together thought leaders, supply chain and procurement professionals and the solution-driven suppliers that support them.

You'll walk away with new connections, fresh perspectives, and the support of your community.

Register today!