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

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.



Member Only

Optimizing Your Shoring Strategy

Over the last few years, manufacturers have considered making significant changes to their network footprints in response to global disruptions and an uncertain geopolitical landscape. While some companies are starting to put those plans into action, many are still evaluating whether and how to change their manufacturing locations.

Register to join us in this interactive webinar where we will explore

  • Trends in nearshoring and reshoring
  • Considerations for leading companies when deciding on shoring strategy changes
  • Credits and incentives that can help fund strategic investments
  • A practical framework to help your company optimize its shoring strategy

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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Supply Management News & Reports

The Intersection of X-Shoring and Logistics

May 01, 2024

Nearshoring and reshoring trends are inspiring supply management organizations to modify transportation networks to save on shipping costs and shorten lead times.


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