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.

In Person Speaker Events Coming Soon!

October Event Coming Soon!

Are you wondering how the shipping industry is doing during the new supply chain? Keep your eye out for this free meal meeting to post soon!

Upcoming Events




Chapter Meeting

ISM-Kansas City The New Shipping Indsutry and how it effects the world

Come join MFM Partners Unishippers to hear about the new shipping industry and the effects it has on carriers and shippers.

Location: Office Evolution Overland Park, 8101 College Blvd, Ste 100, OP KS 66210

Sponsor: 315 ISM—Kansas City, Inc.
Office Evolution Overland Park, KS
Kyle Ilges, Lacy Littmann, Mike Pahura, Keri Stubbs




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

Drive Cost Savings with Commercial Real Estate Negotiating Tactics

Businesses are facing numerous financial challenges today. Whether it’s rising wages or borrowing costs, or declining revenues, the current environment is not for the faint of heart. With commercial real estate a top expense for most businesses, please join Jonathan Keyser and Brian Uretzky as they provide strategies and negotiating tactics to help office and industrial space users maximize savings today.


Highlights from the President

Hello ISM—Kansas City,

As we wrap up summer, your ISM—KC board has been hard at work planning our first event of the fall season for early October.  Please check your email or ISM—KC website for details.

Please note ISM—Kansas City will be migrating from our stand alone system to the ISM Global platform for the website.

For ISM—Kansas City to continue to thrive and be strong, we need your help. Please consider becoming a board member.

Please reach out to me via email at or 913.526.1075.

Thank you,

Joel Johnson
President, ISM—Kansas City

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Supply Management News & Reports

Your Supply Chain Isn’t Ready for the Next War

September 12, 2023

In a new era of ‘competition between democracies and autocracies’ — one stamped by dramatic changes in geopolitics, technology, economics and environment — the complexity and consequences of military conflicts will greatly increase.

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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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