ISM-San Diego, Inc.

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

San Diego's Leading Supply Chain Management Organization

Welcome to the new ISM-San Diego website - designed to better support our members and add value to your professional and personal development.  You will find access to all your ISM benefits which are now seamlessly integrated with the ISM Global organization.

Both ISM-San Diego and ISM Global are offering a mix of seminars and training events using both virtual and in-person approaches. ISM-San Diego uses Zoom for all its virtual events which can be accessed from any device at any location and archived for viewing at a later time.

Please bookmark this new site and return often for upcoming events, news, research, and member resources.

Upcoming Events




Member Only

Find Your Zone of Being: All Flow No Hustle!!

The things we don’t know about ourselves are controlling our lives and we just call it fate! It is what it is. The truth is that when we intentionally align our values and live out of our superpowers we experience more flow and less hustle. When we understand WHY we do what we do, we have more influence and create greater impact in the areas the mean the most. When we live In Purpose On Purpose, we attract all the blessings, resources, and people we need to create a life of significance.

In this energizing and engaging experience, James Madison will ignite a personal awakening to your Zone of BEing that keeps you Flowing through everything you create in life! Learn how to Pivot On Purpose and align who you are with what you do for more joy, peace, and overall fulfillment. When we live our Purpose, we never work another day in our lives!

Learning Objectives:

  • You will learn the primary core values that motivate and inspire everything you do and strategies to flow in your Zone of Being.
  • You will recognize the environments, activities and circumstances that energize you and the ones that drain you.
  • You will understand how to Pivot On Purpose and align who you are with what you do.
  • You will learn how to implement a game plan to cultivate stronger personal and professional relationships.
  • You will identify how to achieve Work-Life Integration for greater personal and professional fulfillment.




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.






ISM World 2023 (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

Grapevine, TX

Welcome from the President

On behalf of the ISM-San Diego Board, welcome and thank you for visiting our new website!

ISM-San Diego is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers, focused on education, professional development, and networking for those in sourcing and supply chain.  Our chapter has monthly professional development meetings where we discuss topics relevant to today’s professionals along with networking opportunities.

On this website, explore the educational and event offerings as the topics are directly related to the work done in our industry every day. There is probably one coming up soon!

If you’re interested in earning CPSM® certification, ISM Global offers courses to assist you in achieving your goal.  CPSM® certification is a great tool to have for those just starting a career and for those looking to move up to the next level.

If you’re not a member of ISM-San Diego, please join us. Consider this a personal invitation to become a member, as membership offers many benefits at the local and global levels to help you advance in your career and attain leadership positions within the industry.

If you need more information, please reach out to me or any member of the Board.  We look forward to seeing you online or in person at upcoming events.

Kent Payne, CPSM
President, ISM-San Diego, Inc.

Meet the Board of Directors

Supply Management News & Reports

How to Elevate Your Company’s Talent

March 08, 2023

Demonstrating trust and gratitude can help leaders engage and retain their workers, one of the many must-know strategies supply management professionals will learn at the ISM World 2023 Annual Conference.

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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.

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