ISM-Rochester, Inc.

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

Rochester's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals 

ISM—Rochester, Inc. is one of over 56 chapters of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®). ISM Global is located in Tempe, Arizona and has over 50,000 members. ISM—Rochester has  over 200 members and counting! 

ISM serves as a center of excellence in establishing best-in-class professional standards of competency and conduct for its members, and for matters pertaining to purchasing, materials, research, and education.

Through alliances with its members, other chapters, and other organizations, ISM offers education, certification, research, and management programs to further the understanding and growth of the profession, servicing anyone interested in any phase of purchasing and materials.

ISM—Rochester is a non-profit association governed by it’s bylaws and a Board of Directors with committee members who are volunteers.  ISM-Rochester’s fiscal year starts June 1st and the Program Year runs September through June.

"Loyalty To Your Company, Justice To Those With Whom You Deal, Faith In Your Profession"

ISM—Rochester Founding Principle


Our Next Lunch & Learn: June 25th - Managing Supply Chain Risk

Lunch & Learn:  July 23rd - Turn your SOW into a Supplier Performance Improvement Program

Upcoming Events




Chapter Webinar

ISM-Rochester Lunch & Learn Webinar: Managing Supply Chain Risks

Join us for our June Lunch & Learn Webinar with speaker Tom Cook, who will present on Managing Supply Chain Risks.

Tom will outline all the risks associated with global supply chain management, tied into all the extreme issues the world is facing currently.

This will be followed by a discussion on the various strategies supply chain managers can utilize to mitigate risk and cost along with business process improvements.

Sponsor: 530 ISM—Rochester, Inc.
Thomas Cook




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

ISM—Rochester, Inc.

Since 1917, members of Insitute for Supply Chain Management—Rochester, Inc. are recognized as world class professionals. Our chapter is volunteer driven and we have continued to serve as a center of excellence for purchasing and supply management professionals.

Check out our Education Calendar for exclusive Members Only education on the many competencies of supply management, along with, research analysis and leadership skills.

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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