ISM- Louisville, Inc.

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

Louisville's Leading Supply Management Association
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ISM—Louisville, Inc. is a not-for-profit, dynamic association of procurement and supply management professionals in the Kentuckiana region serving the greater Louisville Metro and southern Indiana communities.

Elevate Your Career

A chapter of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), ISM—Louisville, Inc. was incorporated on December 15, 1924, making us one of the oldest ISM chapters in the nation. Our membership is comprised of sprofessionals in both the private and public sectors, representing more than 125 employers throughout the region.

An extensive history of the early days of the association is available here.


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.






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

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ISM Awards Gala

The ISM Awards Gala is a black tie event to celebrate both individual and organizational award winners for the 2022 awards program. Guests will be able to rub elbows with the best and brightest of the profession and celebrating the incredible feats of both individuals and organizations.

The gala includes a cocktail reception, awards presentation and sit down dinner followed by music and dancing. Purchase individual tickets here or contact our ISM Member Services  to purchase a table for your team.

Message from the President

ISM—Louisville, Inc. is alive and well, and we are in the process of building new schedules for continuing education.  Watch this space for further news.

Douglas E. Kolpak, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M., CPIM

President, ISM—Louisville, Inc.

Supply Management News & Reports

The Monthly Metric: Dock-to-Stock Cycle Time

January 30, 2023
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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.

Become A Member

ISM World 2023 Registration Open

Join your peers in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas May 7-10, 2023. The ISM World Annual Conference is a world-class event with the mission of providing an educational environment and experience that brings together thought leaders, supply chain and procurement professionals and the solution-driven suppliers that support them.

You'll walk away with new connections, fresh perspectives, and the support of your community.

Register today!