ISM-Buffalo, Inc.

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

ISM—Buffalo's Leading Supply Management Professionals 

Since its inception in 1904, ISM—Buffalo, Inc. has strived to provide opportunities for the professional development of our membership through educational and networking opportunities designed to increase knowledge within the supply management profession.

As one of over 65 chapters of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), ISM—Buffalo's membership is comprised of Supply Management Professionals who are at different points in their careers from many different industries in Western New York.

Upcoming Events

February

22

2023

Chapter Webinar

ISM-Buffalo Dealing with Shortages & Disruptions

Supply chain professionals know shortages and other disruptions are challenges they will deal with. They come in many forms, and many sizes, but are always lurking and can happen at any moment, for a myriad of reasons. The challenge is not if they will happen, but when and in what magnitude, and the real skill is in preparing for them and managing through them. In this talk you will learn:

• Common types of disruptions
• Factors that contribute to impacts from disruptions
• Impacts and ways to measure / assess
• Actions to take – prevention, short-term and longer-term management

Sponsor: 050 ISM—Buffalo, Inc.
Online
Jane E Tierney, CPSM, CPSD

April

13

2023

MEMBER WEBINAR
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.

Online

May

07-10

2023

EVENT

ISM World 2023 (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

Grapevine, TX

Message from the President

Welcome! On behalf of the ISM-Buffalo Board of Directors, I encourage you to explore our newly launched website and learn more about all we have to offer the supply chain profession!

ISM-Buffalo is a non-profit association, run primarily by volunteers. Our focus is on education, professional development, and networking for those in all aspects of supply chain management. Our chapter has monthly educational dinner meetings where we discuss topics relevant to today’s SCM professional and, of course, networking opportunities with your peers. Our education team has planned webinars on a variety of topics that are offered monthly via Zoom. Full-Day seminars are offered twice a year and we are again able to add plant tours to our schedule of events.

Not a member of ISM-Buffalo, Inc.?
Although you don’t need to be a member to attend our events, you should consider joining us. Becoming an ISM member offers many benefits at both the local and global level.

Interested in staying in touch and learning about our activities as they are announced? Sign up to receive our newsletter “Buffalo Buylines” and updates on events.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our office.  We are always looking for volunteers to be involved in planning and organizing our chapter activities. Contact us at ismbuf@ismbuffalo.com or call 716.648.0972.

Sincerely,
Jayson DeGolier, CPSM, CPSD, CPIM, ICBB

President, ISM-Buffalo, Inc.

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ISM World 2023 Registration Open

Join your peers in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas May 7-10, 2023. The ISM World Annual Conference is a world-class event with the mission of providing an educational environment and experience that brings together thought leaders, supply chain and procurement professionals and the solution-driven suppliers that support them.

You'll walk away with new connections, fresh perspectives, and the support of your community.

Register today!