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 Event Coming Soon!

Morning of June 8th 

Dr. Brian Lines discuss the strategy of becoming a “client of choice” in the face of current/upcoming challenges in the supply chain and workforce. Come join Dr. Brian Lines with ISM Board members to learn all about it in person on June 8th.

Upcoming Events




Chapter Meeting

ISM-Kansas City Supply Chain Outlook

Becoming a “Client of Choice” in the Face of New Challenges in the Supply Chain and Workforce

Location: Terracon 10841 S. Ridgeview Road Olathe, KS 66061

Sponsor: 315 ISM—Kansas City, Inc.
Brian Lines





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.



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Find Your Zone of Being: All Flow No Hustle!!

The things we don’t know about ourselves are controlling our lives and we just call it fate! It is what it is. The truth is that when we intentionally align our values and live out of our superpowers we experience more flow and less hustle. When we understand WHY we do what we do, we have more influence and create greater impact in the areas the mean the most. When we live In Purpose On Purpose, we attract all the blessings, resources, and people we need to create a life of significance.

In this energizing and engaging experience, James Madison will ignite a personal awakening to your Zone of BEing that keeps you Flowing through everything you create in life! Learn how to Pivot On Purpose and align who you are with what you do for more joy, peace, and overall fulfillment. When we live our Purpose, we never work another day in our lives!

Learning Objectives:

  • You will learn the primary core values that motivate and inspire everything you do and strategies to flow in your Zone of Being.
  • You will recognize the environments, activities and circumstances that energize you and the ones that drain you.
  • You will understand how to Pivot On Purpose and align who you are with what you do.
  • You will learn how to implement a game plan to cultivate stronger personal and professional relationships.
  • You will identify how to achieve Work-Life Integration for greater personal and professional fulfillment.

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

The Changing Hospital Procurement Prognosis

May 08, 2023

Product and labor shortages still abound — and cost is still paramount — but health-care systems are realizing the value and opportunities their supply chains can bring in other ways. 

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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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Women’s Supply Management Community

This is an inclusive and welcoming group, and all who wish to celebrate and empower women practicing within the supply management profession are invited. This group is for creating connections, networking, celebrating successes, sharing news, tips, stories, job opportunities, ideas and empowerment for women within the supply management field.

We encourage you to share your supply chain questions, thoughts, ideas, and comments with ISM and other group members.

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