ISM-Western Washington, Inc.

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

Western Washington's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

Education. Leadership. Networking.

ISM—Western Washington has been proudly affiliated with Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) for 100 years. We are one of many global chapters representing ISM and our membership consists of a wide variety of supply management professionals in different industries and at all levels in their careers.

ISM—Western Washington remains dedicated to promoting educational and networking events for supply management professionals in the Pacific Northwest region. We support the professional certifications through ISM, including Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®).

Photo: ISM—Western Washington accepting 2019 ISM Chapter of the Year.  Pictured : Kathleen Allen, CPSM, CPSD, Melinda Stewart, CPSM, CPSD, John Juan, CPSM, Lorie Day, C.P.M., Kellen Betts, CPSM, and Alex Galbraith, CPSM

Upcoming Events




Chapter Webinar

ISM-Western Washington Addressing Unconscious Bias as a Business Priority

Unconscious bias is real and exists in every one of us. Studies show that unconscious bias continues to be a potential blind spot for most companies. Participants will learn about the various ways that unconscious bias shows-up in the workplace, and meaningful steps leaders can take to consciously address unconscious bias and build a more inclusive culture. A brief exercise will be conducted with participants to drive self-awareness that each of us carries biases.

Sponsor: 730 ISM-Western Washington, Inc.
Shami Anand

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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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Message from the President

Dear Members and Fellow Supply Chain Professionals,

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For many of us, the past two years have been some of the most grueling and difficult of both our professional and personal lives. Never in our lives has there been such uncertainty of both worldwide health and worldwide supply chains. Simultaneously, this combination has stretched each of us and the world beyond what we could have imagined. Through the past two years, Supply Chain professionals have learned to adapt, persevere, and succeed.  What lies within us is the power to succeed.

Our odds for success in any situation increase with education, leadership, and networking. ISM- Western Washington provides opportunities for all three.

Members receive at least eight hours of free training every program year (September through May). Last year we offered 14 hours of free training.

I would like to invite anyone who has thought of taking the first step to advance their career to consider one or more of the following:

  1. Education - Working towards one or both of the ISM certifications (CPSM® and/or CPSD®)
  2. Leadership - Volunteering for either a committee or Board position at ISM Western Washington
  3. Networking - Attend events and connect with other supply chain professionals

Whichever steps you take, ISM- Western Washington will be supporting you.

Virtual education will continue for those who are more comfortable in their own environments and we plan to add several in-person events over the next year, as people feel comfortable and safe with larger gatherings.

Please watch the website and your email for announcements!

Rick McGuire, CPSM
ISM- Western Washington