ISM-Dallas, Inc.

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

Dallas' Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

Celebrating 100 Years!

On April 13, 1921, Robert Miers called to order the first organizational meeting with 25 practitioners. Now with over 500 members, ISM-Dallas is celebrating our centennial!

ISM—Dallas supports a CPO Advisor Board, a group of business leaders in our community. We sponsor a mentoring program with UTD students, and we continually work with our members to encourage them to seek CPSM® and CPSD® certifications.

We have upcoming events in May. Please see below for more information and we hope to see you there!

Currently we are arranging some upcoming seminars.   

Upcoming Events





Leveraging the ISM Report On Business® and Semiannual Economic Forecast

The ISM Report On Business® makes the news each month with its Manufacturing and Services PMI® Indexes. The Report On Business® has been a reliable indicator of economic conditions for more than 80 years. Twice each year, in the spring and in the fall, the Report On Business® issues its Semiannual Economic Forecast. This year the Spring 2022 Semiannual Economic Forecast was issued at ISM World 2022 annual conference in May.

This interactive presentation will provide background on and expert analysis of the Spring 2022 Semiannual Economic Forecast by the Chairs of the Business Survey Committees for both the Manufacturing PMI® and the Services PMI®. The presentation will also discuss how best to leverage the data from a procurement leader's standpoint, as well as how to use it within your team to improve strategic decision-making.






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 impacting global supply chains. In July, topics such as commodity shortages, inflation, impacts from the Ukraine and Russia war, and financial health of the economy with the prospect of a recession will be addressed. ISM CEO Tom Derry and Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil will also provide insights based on respective data and research from both organizations.






Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) Annual

ISM®'s Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) Annual Conference is recognized as one of the premier educational events within the utility supply chain industry. Given the current environment and the impact to supply chain, this virtual event will focus on resilience. Working with our executive committee of utilities professionals, suppliers and thought leaders—and pulling from our continued research data on the impact of COVID-19—we have put together a focused virtual event packed with education, and yes, connection with other supply chain professionals and suppliers within the utilities industry. LEARN MORE AT

Highlights from the President

Our officers at ISM-Dallas will soon be changing.  Below is a list of our new incoming officers for the term 2022-2023.  Welcome them to their new positions and responsibilitities.

President - Mark Schoonover

Vice President - George Ellington

Education Chair - Brett McAlpine

Membership Chair - Shafir Moochikkal

Secretary - Mary Walker

Treasurer - Peter VanderLight

Many members do not realize the responsibility that comes with serving on the board.  The board meets every month except December.  They are expected to attend at least eight meetings per term.  These members are considered the executive board of the chapter. They are responsible for the finances and operations of our Chapter.

We are hoping to have one in-person meeting per quarter and would like to encourage you as a member to attend and support our Chapter.  This is an opportunity to meet old friends and new members.

Mary Walker, Chapter President

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Supply Management News & Reports

Is It Time to Decouple Your Supply Chain from China?

May 10, 2022

The economic, business and moral costs of sourcing from China continue to accelerate, as integrating the nation into the global economic order hasn’t improved its human rights record or advanced the cause of democracy.

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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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Women’s Supply Management Community

This is an inclusive and welcoming group, and all who wish to celebrate and empower women practicing within the supply management profession are invited. This group is for creating connections, networking, celebrating successes, sharing news, tips, stories, job opportunities, ideas and empowerment for women within the supply management field.

We encourage you to share your supply chain questions, thoughts, ideas, and comments with ISM and other group members.

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