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 Chapter Networking Reception and Happy Hour

Join us for this chapter year's kick-off Networking Reception and Happy Hour!

The ISM-St. Louis Chapter invites all current and prospective members to a Networking Reception and Happy Hour at Bonefish Grill in Brentwood, MO.  The Chapter will provide beverages and appetizers between 4:30 and 6:30pm on Thursday, October 19th.  Come meet and network with your local procurement and supply chain professional peers!

Location: Bonefish Grill, Brentwood MO (8780 Eager Road)

Sponsor: 550 ISM—St. Louis, Inc.
Bonefish Grill, Brentwood MO




Member Only

Expert Panel: Is your Procurement Strategy Fit for Purpose

Don’t miss this interactive panel featuring experts from ISM's Strategic Sourcing and SRM Committee, representing diverse manufacturing and services sectors. Discover ISM's core competencies and explore where our panelists' organizations stand on the maturity scale on some of these competencies. Gain valuable insights into successful procurement integration and actionable strategies to implement in your own organization today. Plus, engage in a dynamic Q&A session with our experts, where you can get answers to your burning questions. Secure your spot today.




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

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

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September 12, 2023

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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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Unlock the Future of Supply Chain & Procurement: Join us at ISM World 2024!

The ISM World Annual Conference is the conference of the year for over 2,000 professionals in procurement and supply chain. This event offers an unparalleled experience, providing cutting-edge education, networking opportunities with industry thought leaders and peers, and the chance to connect with innovative suppliers and discover the latest products and solutions.

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