ISM-Madison, Inc.

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

ISM—Madison, Inc. is a Local Chapter of Institute for Supply Management®

ISM—Madison’s mission is to be the premier resource for supply chain professionals in the greater Madison area and to promote their value. Our purpose is to communicate, facilitate, and promote the purchasing and supply management profession at a local level.

From highly-regarded certification programs, industry-standard training and educational resources, ISM is committed to helping you gain the edge you need in the increasing competitive supply chain profession.


Committee Participation

Acquire new skills and build your existing in planning, managing, and organizing while developing your leadership potential. Please contact a current board member for more information on committee opportunities.

Networking Opportunities

Open the doors to valuable contacts within the purchasing community at local meetings and educational functions.

Professional Certification

The internationally recognized Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and the Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) programs demonstrate your competency of purchasing and materials management.

Educational Opportunities

Enhance your skills by attending our local meetings and seminars, led by experienced instructors on topics like supplier selection, e-commerce, purchase planning, cost-price analysis, and more.

Upcoming Events




Member Only

Optimizing Your Shoring Strategy

Over the last few years, manufacturers have considered making significant changes to their network footprints in response to global disruptions and an uncertain geopolitical landscape. While some companies are starting to put those plans into action, many are still evaluating whether and how to change their manufacturing locations.

Register to join us in this interactive webinar where we will explore

  • Trends in nearshoring and reshoring
  • Considerations for leading companies when deciding on shoring strategy changes
  • Credits and incentives that can help fund strategic investments
  • A practical framework to help your company optimize its shoring strategy




Chapter Meeting

ISM-Madison Legal Issues in Supply Management

Meeting Topics

1.     Artificial Intelligence

2.     IP Trouble Spots for Supply Management

3.     Trends in Privacy Legislation

4.     Force Majeure Clauses—Post-COVID Developments

5.     Ask a Lawyer


               Location: Breakwater, 6308 Inland Wy, Monona, WI 53713


Sponsor: 355 ISM—Madison, Inc.
Alex Clarkowski




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

Supply Management News & Reports

Recovering Value in Reverse Logistics

November 15, 2023

With the busiest time of year for returns starting soon, it’s critical for retailers to find monetization opportunities while retaining customer loyalty. 

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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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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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