ISM-Nashville, Inc.

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

Nashville's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals 

ISM—Nashville, Inc. is recognized throughout Nashville and the surrounding areas as the leading organization for the support of purchasing and supply management professionals. We are committed to leading profession through our standards of excellence, research, and education. Currently, ISM—Nashville is comprised of members from over 30 different industries from food and beverage, printing and publishing to chemicals, transportation, financial services and more. We are committed to leading the supply management profession through our high standards of excellence, continued research, and dedication to education and professional development.

Chapter Meetings & Events

ISM—Nashville strives to provide relevant content to help professionals grow in their careers. Please visit our Chapter Meetings & Events page for more event information!

Upcoming Events

Apr-May

29-01

2024

EVENT

ISM World 2024 (In-Person Only)

The ISM World in-person only experience gives you the opportunity to be face-to-face with thought leaders, peers and suppliers and have dedicated time to build your network and expand your knowledge on critical topics impacting the supply management profession. Get inspired by amazing keynotes, interact in engaging breakout sessions and have fun swapping supply chain “wins” (and war stories) in a variety of attendee celebrations and small group experiences.

 

THINK YOU WANT THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS? Consider the ISM World all-access pass. Learn more. Read more about the All Access Pass

Las Vegas, NV

July

18

2024

MEMBER WEBINAR
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.

Online
Thomas Derry, Bindiya Vakil

Anytime

MEMBER WEBINAR
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.

Online

Highlights from the President

At ISM—Nashville, we strive to be the leading provider of supply management development, training, support and networking opportunities to meet the current and future needs of businesses in Middle Tennessee.

These needs are exemplified by our mission objectives:

      1. The ongoing professional development of our membership through educational and networking opportunities.

      2. Advancement of the procurement and supply management profession through the encouragement of effective and ethical strategies and practices.

      3. Recognition for ISM-Nashville members through the professional certification credential programs offered through Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®).

      4. Support for the ISM—Nashville general membership through chapter-related volunteer opportunities.

It is our vision that ISM—Nashville becomes the leading provider of supply management professional services for Middle Tennessee. In addition, we strive for ISM—Nashville to be recognized for excellence in supply management education, technical support, and professional networking activities.

We welcome you to come join us at a future event or contact us to learn more about our organization!

Supply Management News & Reports

Waiting for Demand to Land

January 11, 2024
Articles

Inflation is cooling and a recession could be avoided, but motivated consumers are critical to continued U.S. economic growth.

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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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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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