ISM-Milwaukee, Inc.

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

Milwaukee's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

ISM—Milwaukee is dedicated to the professional development, education and certification of our membership, and to the advancement of the supply management profession.

Founded in 1918 as the Milwaukee Association of Purchasing Agents, ISM—Milwaukee’s membership base includes hundreds of supply management professionals representing over 200 manufacturing and service businesses and government agencies from the greater Milwaukee area.

We are the largest supply management association in Wisconsin and are steadfastly committed to the promotion of the profession and the expansion of our members’ professional skills, leadership and knowledge through professional development classes and seminars on supply management topics.

We also offer networking opportunities for our members to help build their abilities through contact with their peers.


Join us at an Upcoming Event!


ISM-Milwaukee Annual Chapter Meeting & Root Cause Analysis Presentation

June 12th, 2024 | 5:00 pm -8:00 pm | North Hills Country Club, Menomonee Falls 

Members $10  & Non-Members $10

Following up on the popular Lunchtime Learning Series, we will have a presentation on Root Cause Analysis.  Root Cause Analysis [RCA] – An Essential Skill – Topics covered:

  • Root Cause Analysis [RCA] – the Why.
  • Root Cause Analysis – the How.
  • Moving from tactical to strategic thinking.
  • The 5 “Why’s”.
  • RCA sample.
  • Brainstorming rules.



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

Complying with a Time-Sensitive Canadian Supply Chain Act

Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labor and Child Labor in Supply Chains Act (S-211) went into effect January 1, 2024. If you sell products into Canada, your company may be required to comply and submit comprehensive supply chain reports by May 31, 2024. Join this interactive webinar with a live Q&A led by international trade and ESG leaders from BDO to build your understanding of what companies are subject to the Act, reporting requirements, and what this could mean for supply chain due diligence requirements in other countries.


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.

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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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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