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

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

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




Chapter Meeting

ISM-Madison Why Lean Transformation fails 70% of the time – and the simple recipe to avoid this fate!

Join us for our September Chapter meeting to learn more about lean transformation.  The meeting will be held at Illumina, Inc and lunch will be provided.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for registration at the front desk.

Location: Illumina, Inc. 524 Genomic Dr, Madison, WI 53719

Sponsor: 355 ISM—Madison, Inc.
Illumina Inc. Madison
Michael Hobbs, PhD

Supply Management News & Reports

AI Integration: Need, Want or Hype?

May 01, 2024

Artificial intelligence has come to industries and supply chains, but how companies implement the technology will be the difference between value generation versus using it ‘for the sake of using it.’


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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