ISM-Greater Grand Rapids, Inc.

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

Greater Grand Rapids Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals 

ISM—Greater Grand Rapids, Inc. is a not-for-profit, dynamic association of procurement and supply management professionals providing continuing education in the Greater Grand Rapids region.

Elevate Your Career

A chapter of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), ISM—Greater Grand Rapids, Inc. was incorporated in 1919, making us one of the oldest ISM chapters in the nation. Our membership is comprised of professionals in both the private and public sectors, representing more than 100 employers throughout the region.


Upcoming Events




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Expert Panel: Is your Procurement Strategy Fit for Purpose

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.




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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




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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

As a chapter of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), we have been providing educational opportunities for our membership since 1919.

They include eight Professional Dinner Meetings (PDM), tours, seminars, and webinars.  So take a look around.  If you are not a member and would like to try us out, please contact us:

We provide over 35 hours of educational opportunities in addition to networking with your peers.  Again, reach out to us as we would like to assist you in growing in the profession.

Andrew Roman
Chapter President

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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