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


September 29, 2023 | 9:00am Shotgun Start

Pine Meadow Golf Club - 1 Pine Meadow Ln, Mundelein, IL 60060

Join us for a golf outing on September 29th in Mundelien, IL! A great opportunity to network with vendors & other supply chain professionals. Sponsorship Opportunities Available.

We hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Events




Member Only

Unlocking Procurement Excellence: Expert Insights & Q&A Session

Don’t miss this interactive panel featuring experts from ISM's Strategic Sourcing and SRM Committee, representing diverse manufacturing and services sectors. Discover ISM's core competencies and explore where our panelists' organizations stand on the maturity scale on some of these competencies. Gain valuable insights into successful procurement integration and actionable strategies to implement in your own organization today. Plus, engage in a dynamic Q&A session with our experts, where you can get answers to your burning questions. Secure your spot today.




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.


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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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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