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

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

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

Complying with a Time-Sensitive Canadian Supply Chain Act

Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labor and Child Labor in Supply Chains Act (S-211) went into effect January 1, 2024. If you sell products into Canada, your company may be required to comply and submit comprehensive supply chain reports by May 31, 2024. Join this interactive webinar with a live Q&A led by international trade and ESG leaders from BDO to build your understanding of what companies are subject to the Act, reporting requirements, and what this could mean for supply chain due diligence requirements in other countries.


Welcome from the President

Welcome to ISM-San Diego! We're excited to have you here.

As a non-profit organization driven by passionate volunteers, ISM-San Diego is committed to supporting professionals in sourcing and supply chain management through education, professional development, and networking opportunities.

Our monthly professional development meetings cover a wide range of topics relevant to today's industry professionals, providing valuable insights and networking opportunities.

Explore the website to discover upcoming events and educational resources tailored to the needs of modern professionals. Keep an eye out for our next event—it's just around the corner!

Are you considering pursuing professional certification? ISM Global offers a range of certifications to enhance your expertise and credibility in the field. Whether you're interested in becoming a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM®), Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD™), or Certified Professional in Supplier Sustainability (CPSS™), we have courses and resources to support you in achieving your goals.

If you're not already a member of ISM—San Diego, we invite you to join us. Membership unlocks numerous benefits, locally and globally, to help you advance your career and assume leadership roles within the industry.

Need more information or have questions? Feel free to reach out to me or any member of our dedicated Board. We're here to assist you and look forward to connecting with you online or in person at our upcoming events.

Warm regards,

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

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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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Supply Management News & Reports

A Legacy of Leadership

July 09, 2024

For a career of firsts in areas like technology and sustainability,
as well as unlocking the potential of a family tree of executives, Tony Milikin, MBA, is honored with the 2024 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.

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  • ISM®’s 2024 Salary Survey: ‘Great News For All of Us’

    July 09, 2024
    Member Only
    Supply management professionals enjoyed an increase in average compensation last year, and strategic personnel should become even more in demand if companies prefer to invest in technology over talent.
  • Always Open to a Challenge

    July 09, 2024
    Member Only
    Fueled by a ‘learner’s mindset’ that has helped refine his negotiation and contracting skills, Zain Rauf doesn’t shy from big projects — and is making his mark in the challenging oil and gas supply chain.
  • Making a Difference

    July 09, 2024
    Member Only
    The achievements of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars have created value for their companies and advanced the profession.

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