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

Aligning, Redefining, and Thriving in the Era of Disruptions

This session will cover positioning your supply chain operations to quickly adjust to the dynamic forces surrounding supply chain, procurement, and logistics. Strategizing through today’s market and economic ups and downs are key to staying competitive – assessing realignment and redefining it.





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

ISM Member Meetup and Networking

Space is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis. 


Join us for an exclusive ISM community membership meetup event in the greater area of Boston! Dive into a dynamic evening featuring insights and discussion of trending topics presented by local leaders, and dedicated networking reception. This local event is part of an exciting series of meetups tailored specifically for our community of members.


Forge new connections and strengthen existing ones as you engage with fellow ISM members who share your passion for procurement, supply chain, and professional development. This meetup is your opportunity to explore, learn, and thrive within our vibrant community and experience a prominent local organization. Our host for the evening is Blount Fine Foods.

Fall River, MA



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

Supply Management News & Reports

Logistics Transformation Targets People and Technologies

June 10, 2024

Transportation, freight and logistics companies have had to manage myriad disruptions over the past few years, from labor issues, challenges in delivery and supply, the coronavirus pandemic, new technologies, and changing consumer and customer preferences.

At last month’s Supply Chain USA 2024 event in Atlanta, two freight companies talked about transformation in the logistics space.

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