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.

Upcoming Events




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




Chapter Webinar

ISM-New Jersey Calling All Relationships Series: Tying It All Together for Better Value

Please join us for part 4 in our "Call All Relationships Series" as we will be tying the sessions together for better value in your SRM program.
Sponsor: 020 ISM—Arizona, Inc., 265 ISM—Atlanta, Inc., 060 ISM—Carolinas-Virginia, Inc., 070 ISM—Central Florida, Inc., 065 ISM—Charlotte, 150 ISM—Dallas, Inc., 165 ISM—Denver, Inc., 670 ISM—Eastern Virginia, Inc., 410 ISM—New Jersey, Inc., 530 ISM—Rochester, Inc., 563 ISM—San Fernando Valley, Inc., 605 ISM—South Florida, Inc.
David Johnson, Sheldon Mydat




Chapter Webinar

ISM-New Jersey The Voice of ERP with special guest Anna McGovern

Join us for our next Voice of ERP with special guest Anna McGovern, Founder and Managing Director, Pondview Consulting, LLC
Sponsor: 020 ISM—Arizona, Inc., 265 ISM—Atlanta, Inc., 060 ISM—Carolinas-Virginia, Inc., 070 ISM—Central Florida, Inc., 065 ISM—Charlotte, 150 ISM—Dallas, Inc., 165 ISM—Denver, Inc., 670 ISM—Eastern Virginia, Inc., 410 ISM—New Jersey, Inc., 530 ISM—Rochester, Inc., 605 ISM—South Florida, Inc.
Sam Gupta, Anna McGovern



President's Message

I attended Institute of Supply Management’s ISM World Conference in May 2023 and experienced firsthand why we tout ourselves about being the premier supply management organization.

  • We bring together some of the greatest minds in sourcing, sustainability, supply chain risk, data analytics, innovation and public policy
  • Technologies such as ChatGPT, Generative AI, data science, carbon accounting, sustainable procurement, sourcing technology (P2P, Spend Analytics, RFx, Supplier screening / qualification, RPA) are here and revolutionizing supply chains worldwide
  • The next generation of procurement / supply chain talent is challenging CPOs and procurement leaders like never before with skills many of us yet to understand
  • ISM Chapters like ISM Carolinas-Virginia are integral to growing our member base, upskilling members and students and furthering the mission of ISM

2023 marks for me 20 years in the procurement / supply management profession – from US Government contracting, Global Disaster Relief, Corporate Post Merger / Divestitures, Procurement BPO Consulting, IT Vendor Management, Data Analytics and Supply Chain Transformation. It’s been an amazing journey and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Now in this new chapter of my career, I am honored to be elected as President of ISM CV. We achieved a lot through our Spring 2023 Regional Conference in March and our monthly webinar series – these brought new life and energy within our region and we’re just starting. That is where you come in. WE are the future of Procurement. ISM and ISM-CV does not succeed without our members, their skills, passion and investment.

In 2023-2024, I challenge you to:

  • join our ISM-CV committees to ensure our chapter’s success and growth
  • influence your colleagues and company leaders to see ISM as the way to upscale your workforce
  • consider sharing your passion for ISM’s mission through volunteering to speak during our webinars, host a networking event, support our satellite chapters and partnering with local community colleges and universities

As with most volunteer endeavors, you get more from the experience than you believe you give. On behalf of ISM-CV’s Board of Directors, thank you for your membership and investment in the profession.


Dupre Jones, CPSM CPSD

ISM—CV Board President

Supply Management News & Reports

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December 05, 2023

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