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 2024!

** 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




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


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.



Member Only

Complying with a Time-Sensitive Canadian Supply Chain Act

Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labor and Child Labor in Supply Chains Act (S-211) went into effect January 1, 2024. If you sell products into Canada, your company may be required to comply and submit comprehensive supply chain reports by May 31, 2024. Join this interactive webinar with a live Q&A led by international trade and ESG leaders from BDO to build your understanding of what companies are subject to the Act, reporting requirements, and what this could mean for supply chain due diligence requirements in other countries.


Supply Management News & Reports

A Legacy of Leadership

July 09, 2024

For a career of firsts in areas like technology and sustainability,
as well as unlocking the potential of a family tree of executives, Tony Milikin, MBA, is honored with the 2024 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.

Read More
  • ISM®’s 2024 Salary Survey: ‘Great News For All of Us’

    July 09, 2024
    Member Only
    Supply management professionals enjoyed an increase in average compensation last year, and strategic personnel should become even more in demand if companies prefer to invest in technology over talent.
  • Always Open to a Challenge

    July 09, 2024
    Member Only
    Fueled by a ‘learner’s mindset’ that has helped refine his negotiation and contracting skills, Zain Rauf doesn’t shy from big projects — and is making his mark in the challenging oil and gas supply chain.
  • Making a Difference

    July 09, 2024
    Member Only
    The achievements of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars have created value for their companies and advanced the profession.

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 2024 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 2024.

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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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.

Become A Member

Coming Soon! ISM Member Online Community

ISM members will soon have a chance to access a new online community. This is another way members can connect, network, ask questions and share best practices to help them in their careers and strengthen the profession. Members will also have the opportunity to access the latest news, participate in polls and surveys, and more.

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Join the Report On Business®  Survey Panel

ISM®'s Manufacturing, Services, and Hospital Report On Business® gather data monthly through surveys of supply management professionals participating in the Business Survey Committee.

Participation in the survey panel provides many benefits:

  • Receive a copy of the just-released Report On Business® graphical data
  • Directly see how your contribution affects the markets each month
  • Earn Continuing Education Hours

Click the link below to submit your information and someone will reach out to connect for a quick virtual call!

Join the Survey Panel