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 Zoo Tour and Lunch

Join us for a Business Operations tour of the St. Louis Zoo! Lunch buffet provided!          

Location: Meramec Room - St. Louis Zoo
Sponsor: 550 ISM—St. Louis, Inc.





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.



Member Only

Find Your Zone of Being: All Flow No Hustle!!

The things we don’t know about ourselves are controlling our lives and we just call it fate! It is what it is. The truth is that when we intentionally align our values and live out of our superpowers we experience more flow and less hustle. When we understand WHY we do what we do, we have more influence and create greater impact in the areas the mean the most. When we live In Purpose On Purpose, we attract all the blessings, resources, and people we need to create a life of significance.

In this energizing and engaging experience, James Madison will ignite a personal awakening to your Zone of BEing that keeps you Flowing through everything you create in life! Learn how to Pivot On Purpose and align who you are with what you do for more joy, peace, and overall fulfillment. When we live our Purpose, we never work another day in our lives!

Learning Objectives:

  • You will learn the primary core values that motivate and inspire everything you do and strategies to flow in your Zone of Being.
  • You will recognize the environments, activities and circumstances that energize you and the ones that drain you.
  • You will understand how to Pivot On Purpose and align who you are with what you do.
  • You will learn how to implement a game plan to cultivate stronger personal and professional relationships.
  • You will identify how to achieve Work-Life Integration for greater personal and professional fulfillment.

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 Changing Hospital Procurement Prognosis

May 08, 2023

Product and labor shortages still abound — and cost is still paramount — but health-care systems are realizing the value and opportunities their supply chains can bring in other ways. 

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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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Women’s Supply Management Community

This is an inclusive and welcoming group, and all who wish to celebrate and empower women practicing within the supply management profession are invited. This group is for creating connections, networking, celebrating successes, sharing news, tips, stories, job opportunities, ideas and empowerment for women within the supply management field.

We encourage you to share your supply chain questions, thoughts, ideas, and comments with ISM and other group members.

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