ISM-Kansas City, Inc.

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

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ISM—Kansas City is a chapter of The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) which exists to educate, develop and advance the purchasing and supply management profession. ISM is a progressive, not-for-profit association with a mission to provide national and international leadership in purchasing and materials management, particularly in the areas of education, research and standards of excellence.

Through various resources and a network of more than 65 chapters, ISM provides opportunities for expansion of professional skills and knowledge.

We invite you to join us at an upcoming meeting and learn more about the benefits of membership.

Upcoming Events!!!

Summer Break: ISM KC wil have their next event in August 2024. Keep a look out for it. 

Giving Back to the Community: One of our local companies is taking a day to give back to our local community young adults. The day is set to be June 7th, 2024 for their Convergint Day of Technology.

Convergint Day of Technology Flyer

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




Member Only

ISM Member Meetup and Networking

Space is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis. 


Join us for an exclusive ISM community membership meetup event in the greater area of Boston! Dive into a dynamic evening featuring insights and discussion of trending topics presented by local leaders, and dedicated networking reception. This local event is part of an exciting series of meetups tailored specifically for our community of members.


Forge new connections and strengthen existing ones as you engage with fellow ISM members who share your passion for procurement, supply chain, and professional development. This meetup is your opportunity to explore, learn, and thrive within our vibrant community and experience a prominent local organization. Our host for the evening is Blount Fine Foods.

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Highlights from the President

Welcome to Summer 2024!

As the summer season unfolds, we are delighted to bring you the latest updates, events, and initiatives from our organization. Here’s what’s happening in our community and what to look forward to in the coming months.

  1. Board members are planning and preparing fall monthly educational events. If you have an interest or ideas for events please let us know.
  2. Industry News
  3. Stay informed with the latest industry news and trends.
  4. Stay Connected

Follow us on LinkedIn, and Facebook for real-time updates, and industry insights.  Engage with us and share your experiences with us.

Closing Note

Thank you for being a part of our vibrant community. Your active participation and commitment to purchasing make a significant impact to your organization.  Enjoy the summer, and let’s continue to make great strides together!

Best regards,

Joel Johnson,

President, ISM Kansas City

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Supply Management News & Reports

Logistics Transformation Targets People and Technologies

June 10, 2024

Transportation, freight and logistics companies have had to manage myriad disruptions over the past few years, from labor issues, challenges in delivery and supply, the coronavirus pandemic, new technologies, and changing consumer and customer preferences.

At last month’s Supply Chain USA 2024 event in Atlanta, two freight companies talked about transformation in the logistics space.

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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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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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