ISM-Austin, Inc.

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

Austin's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

ISM—Austin, Inc. is a local chapter of Institute for Supply Management®. The mission of ISM—Austin is to serve as a center of excellence in establishing, promoting and maintaining a framework to support the personal growth, employment and professional advancement of its members.





Upcoming Events




Chapter Meeting

ISM-Austin Nearshore and Offshore Strategies

At the event, Anthony will speak on Nearshore and Offshore strategies, highlighting:

• Understanding differences in location, cost, and cultural alignment for effective outsourcing.

• Diversifying resources across regions to mitigate risk.

• Creating platforms for visibility and exposure to resources.

• Bringing innovation and cohesiveness with nearshore partners to enhance strategic capabilities.

• Harnessing an ecosystem to optimize work processes.


Location: Norris Conference Centers 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 365 Austin, Texas 78757

Are you a fulltime student? Contact ISM Member Services for free registration (limited to first 5 students) 480.752.6276 option 8


Sponsor: 035 ISM—Austin, Inc.
Norris Conference Centers
Anthony F. Porter




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.


Message from the President

Greetings from the ISM—Austin Board!

Texas summer is here again with scorching temperatures and high humidity. Just a friendly reminder to be careful when outside and make sure to stay hydrated. Despite the heat, the Board and Events committee continues to work hard planning new events and educational opportunities. As we finalize topics, speakers and dates, additional information will be available on our website. Please check the upcoming events section for more details and registration links. We hope to see you at an upcoming event.

There are a few Board and committee positions available so if interested in joining the Board, please contact any of the Board members. We are also available to answer any questions about membership or ISM-Austin activities. Speaking of membership, please ensure your membership is in good standing. This will guarantee you will receive all ISM-Austin communications and not miss out on any upcoming opportunities and activities.

If you have travel plans this summer, safe travels. Stay well and healthy.   

Supply Management News & Reports

The Intersection of X-Shoring and Logistics

May 01, 2024

Nearshoring and reshoring trends are inspiring supply management organizations to modify transportation networks to save on shipping costs and shorten lead times.


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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.

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ISM members will soon have a chance to access a new online community. This is another way members can connect, network, ask questions and share best practices to help them in their careers and strengthen the profession. Members will also have the opportunity to access the latest news, participate in polls and surveys, and more.

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