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.

The ISM-CV Regional Conference will be rescheduled for Fall 2024.

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.

Thomas Derry, Bindiya Vakil


Member Only

Complying with a Time-Sensitive Canadian Supply Chain Act

Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labor and Child Labor in Supply Chains Act (S-211) went into effect January 1, 2024. If you sell products into Canada, your company may be required to comply and submit comprehensive supply chain reports by May 31, 2024. Join this interactive webinar with a live Q&A led by international trade and ESG leaders from BDO to build your understanding of what companies are subject to the Act, reporting requirements, and what this could mean for supply chain due diligence requirements in other countries.



Member Only

Optimizing Your Shoring Strategy

Over the last few years, manufacturers have considered making significant changes to their network footprints in response to global disruptions and an uncertain geopolitical landscape. While some companies are starting to put those plans into action, many are still evaluating whether and how to change their manufacturing locations.

Register to join us in this interactive webinar where we will explore

  • Trends in nearshoring and reshoring
  • Considerations for leading companies when deciding on shoring strategy changes
  • Credits and incentives that can help fund strategic investments
  • A practical framework to help your company optimize its shoring strategy



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.


Dupre Jones, CPSM CPSD

ISM—CV Board President

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