ISM-Charlotte, Inc.

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

Charlotte's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

Welcome to the new and enhanced ISM—Charlotte chapter website. 

ISM—Charlotte has served Procurement and Materials management professionals and organizations in North and South Carolina for the past decade. ISM—Charlotte is a not-for-profit educational association that offers supply chain skills enhancement and career growth opportunities through seminars, workshops, networking, and tours specifically geared toward the ever-changing environment of procurement, materials management, logistics, and planning.

We are excited to launch our new website, designed to better support and increase engagement with our members, organizations, and community. We are confident our new website’s enhanced features will provide easy access to ISM benefits.

Please return often for upcoming events, news, research reports, and member resources.

Upcoming Events

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

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.

Online

Anytime

MEMBER WEBINAR
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.

Online

Supply Management News & Reports

A Legacy of Leadership

July 09, 2024
Articles

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.

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

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

Message from the President

On behalf of the ISM—Charlotte Chapter, welcome and thank you for visiting our new and enhanced ISM—Charlotte website!

ISM—Charlotte is a non-profit organization run by cross-industry supply chain volunteer and focused on advanced education, professional development, and networking for everyone. Our chapter has a monthly board of directors and Chapter meetings where we discuss various current topics relevant to providing support to our members and networking opportunities to everyone.

Thank you for joining the ISM—Charlotte chapter. If you are not yet an ISM—Charlotte member, then please consider this a personal invitation to become a member and join us. ISM—Charlotte is a great place to make difference. ISM memberships offer numerous benefits at the local and global levels to help you advance in your career, excel in your current role, and attain desired leadership positions. There are also frequently Board volunteer opportunities available as well.  Please reach out to us to learn more. 

If you are interested in earning CPSM® Certified Professional in Supply Management®, and CPSD™ Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® , ISM offers courses to assist you in achieving your goal. CPSM® and CPSD™ certifications are great tools to have for those just starting a career and for those looking to move up to the next level.

Please keep visiting our new website, we frequently offer educational, networking, and discussion topics with subject matter experts and industry leaders. These opportunities allow each of us to stay up to date on all aspects of the supply chain.

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

Arun Suryawanshi, MBA
President, ISM—Charlotte, NC. USA
ismcharlotteaffiliate@gmail.com

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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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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!

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