ISM—Carolinas-Virginia, Inc.

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

Carolina-Virginia's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

Welcome to the ISM—Carolinas-Virginia website. ISM—CV was established in 1920 and for over 100 years has provided an organization for procurement and supply management professionals across North & South Carolina and Virginia. With a focus on our members and profession, ISM—CV is committed to offering world-class educational training and development programs, networking conferences, and opportunities for members to get involved and contribute to the members of our great profession.

The enhanced website features vital Supply Chain contents, news section, dynamic events calendar, and ISM—CV satellite’s content. It will make keeping track of events easier and will give our membership valuable content for ISM and ISM—CV.

Preparing members and professionals to serve their respective organizations and the profession is the goal of ISM—CV. If you are not a member of ISM—CV, we encourage you to join us and bring your skills and knowledge to ISM—CV leaning in and being part of this great organization.

For upcoming event details and registration hosted by ISM—CV, please visit the Education Calendar. 

For upcoming event details and registration with other chapters, please visit the Other Education Opportunites page.

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Upcoming Events

April

18

2024

Chapter Meeting

ISM-Carolinas-Virginia Pre-Conference Training: Polishing your Negotiation Skills

Join us for a highly interactive workshop to put some extra polish on your negotiation skills. 

Location: Fluor Enterprises, Inc., 100 Fluor Daniel Drive, Greenville, SC 29607

Are you a fulltime Student or Academic? Contact ISM Member Services for special pricing. 480.752.6276 option 8.

Sponsor: 060 ISM—Carolinas-Virginia, Inc.
Fluor Enterprises, Inc.
Wade C Ferguson, CPSM, C.P.M.

April

18-19

2024

Chapter Conference

ISM-Carolinas Virginia Regional Spring Conference: Public Policy and Supply Chain: Friend, Foe, Frenemy?

We welcome you to join us for the ISM-Carolinas Virgina Spring Regional Conference to be held at Fluor Enterprises in Greenville, South Carolina. Our Conference kickoff begins on Thursday afternoon with a half-day session and includes a welcome reception, keynote speaker, career panels and more. Friday will be a full day featuring a keynote speaker and presentations from the region’s leading thought leaders in supply management! We will also feature our Annual Student Case Competition, ISM-CV Awards and Exhibitor Showcase.         

Location: Fluor Enterprises, Inc., 100 Fluor Daniel Drive, Greenville, SC 29607      

Are you a Full-time Student, Academic or have an ISM Retired Membership. Contact ISM Member Services for special pricing. 480.752.6276 option eight.   

Sponsor: 060 ISM—Carolinas-Virginia, Inc.
Fluor Enterprises Greenville SC

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

 

 

President's Message

Data Analytics, Business Intelligence / Data Visualization, ESG / Sustainability, Risk, Diversity Equity and Inclusion… this is our world now in the Supply Management profession. Our profession’s value continues to be recognized as ever more critical by Wall Street, national governments and NGOs worldwide.

“ISM-Carolinas Virginia has done an outstanding job of revitalizing the Chapter” a member said recently. For perspective:

  1. Increased our student membership from 3 to 17 from colleges and universities throughout North Carolina and Virginia
  2. Engaged over 15 sponsors / corporate partners through our two conferences this year spanning recruiting, procurement technology, logistics, facilities management, security systems, promotional marketing, office equipment, and more.
  3. Student case competition with three (3) teams represented by NC State University, UNC-Wilmington and Virginia Commonwealth University; Fall conference included delegation of supply chain students from NC A&T University. One student from NC State attended ISM World 2023.
  4. Offered 2 events for job / professional branding at our conferences – professional headshots and resume reviews at deeply discounted rates as benefits of membership
  5. Partnered with Arkestro with 2 in person networking events in Greensboro and Raleigh with 10-12 attendees each
  6. Began work to launch an executive advisory board in 2024 with thought leaders and procurement executives
  7. In person speaking engagement to NC State’s Supply Chain Club to talk about the benefits of ISM membership and new APSM certification with additional event scheduled for February 2024 at NC A&T University.

As we reflect on our achievements in 2023 and our plans for 2024, I can confidently say that ISM-CV has ignited the interest and passion of our chapter board of directors and members across the region. Join our committees for conferences, marketing, membership and university partnerships.

Sincerely,

Dupre Jones, CPSM CPSD

ISM—CV Board President

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