ISM-Akron, Inc.

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

Akron's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

ISM—Akron, Inc. is a local chapter of Institute for Supply Management®.

ISM—Akron was established in 1922 and has members from businesses throughout Summit, Stark, Portage, and Cuyahoga counties. It is our goal to make ISM—Akron, Inc. the premiere supply professional organization in Northeast Ohio. It is our mission to educate, serve, and develop our members so that they will continue to provide value, opportunity, and cost reduction for the local business interests they represent. By working hand-in-hand with local universities and businesses, we hope to discover needs, recognize future opportunities for growth and service to build on the value of our Supply Management profession.

 

Upcoming Events

Apr-May

29-01

2024

EVENT

ISM World 2024 (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

Las Vegas, NV

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

Drive Cost Savings with Commercial Real Estate Negotiating Tactics

Businesses are facing numerous financial challenges today. Whether it’s rising wages or borrowing costs, or declining revenues, the current environment is not for the faint of heart. With commercial real estate a top expense for most businesses, please join Jonathan Keyser and Brian Uretzky as they provide strategies and negotiating tactics to help office and industrial space users maximize savings today.

Online

Supply Management News & Reports

Waiting for Demand to Land

January 11, 2024
Articles

Inflation is cooling and a recession could be avoided, but motivated consumers are critical to continued U.S. economic growth.

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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.

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Unlock the Future of Supply Chain & Procurement: Join us at ISM World 2024!

The ISM World Annual Conference is the conference of the year for over 2,000 professionals in procurement and supply chain. This event offers an unparalleled experience, providing cutting-edge education, networking opportunities with industry thought leaders and peers, and the chance to connect with innovative suppliers and discover the latest products and solutions.

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